Netflix, Mark Millar's Millarworld Label Join Forces

Netflix will see plenty more comic adaptations in the coming months, especially if you're a fan of films like Kick-Ass, Logan and Kingsman: The Secret Service or any from Mark Millar's catalogue.

Netflix has hailed first-ever acquisition of comic book creator Mark Millar's eponymous staple, Millarworld, marking the first step to bringing Millar's critically-acclaimed library to film and TV audiences. Millar's brand will also continue to create more IPs in association with the streaming giant from here on out, as announced on Monday.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed and it is also not yet known which will be up first. The fact is that it could be any number of titles from Millar's label such as Empress, Jupiter Legacy or Reborn. Another possibility could be the 2010 4-issue comic, Nemesis, which last reportedly sat with ambitious prospects at Twentieth Century Fox with Joe and Matthew Michael Carnahan scripting back in late 2013.

Per the press release:
"As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel's The Avengers to Millarworld's Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. "We can't wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling." 
"This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level," said Millar. "I'm so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn't have a better home." 
Millar, who runs Millarworld with his wife Lucy Millar, is one of the most consistent hitmakers in the graphic novel and comics world. In his eight years at Marvel, he developed the comic books and story arcs that inspired the first Avengers movie, Captain America: Civil War, and Logan (Wolverine), which collectively grossed over $3 billion in worldwide box office. Since Millarworld was started, the company and its co-creators have given birth to eighteen published character worlds, of which three, Wanted, Kick-Assand Kingsman, have yielded theatrical films that together have grossed nearly $1 billion in global box office. 
"Mark has created a next-generation comics universe, full of indelible characters living in situations people around the world can identify easily with," added Sarandos. "We look forward to creating new Netflix Originals from several existing franchises as well as new super-hero, anti-hero, fantasy, sci-fi and horror stories Mark and his team will continue to create and publish."

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