Netflix Acquires Comics Publisher

Netflix Acquires Comics Publisher
By Isaac E

Millarworld is a comic book company whose origin dates back to 2004. The company founder Mark Millar is the legendary creator of Kick-A**, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan. The comic book industry considers Millar one of their most prominent voices. The companies plan to turn the characters and stories created by Millar into film and television production. Netflix will produce films, series and kids’ shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally.

Comic Book Takeover

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos commented, “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-A**, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day, Stan Lee.” The company is no stranger to bring comic-book adaptations to the small screen. The company partners with Disney’s Marvel and produces “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist,” “Jessica Jones,” and “Luke Cage.” Their newest project is “The Defenders” that will bring these characters together as part of one series.

Millar stated, “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 operates Millarworld alongside his wife, Lucy Millar. Millar previously wrote for Marvel and developed the comic books and story arcs that inspired the first “Avengers” movie. In addition to other blockbuster films, “Captain America: Civil War,” and “Logan (Wolverine).”

The comic book adaptations are currently the engine that is driving Hollywood. Four of the top eight films in 2017 so far are based on comic books according to IMDB.  Every major television station has at least one comic book adaptation as part of their television lineup in the past three years.

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