Netflix Buys Comic Book Publisher Millarworld

Netflix Buys Comic Book Publisher Millarworld

Netflix Buys Comic Book Publisher Millarworld

Though all those have already seen adaptations, there's plenty more material for Netflix to mine at Millarworld, which they plan to do as Netflix continues to bolster its original content, along with creating brand new properties.

Three of Millarworld's franchises - "Wanted", "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman" - have been adapted into films that have taken in almost $913 million combined at global box offices.

Netflix and Millar are now teaming up to bring his characters and new content to the service in the form of Netflix-exclusive projects.

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Netflix is delving deeper into the comic book world with its first acquisition, comic book publisher Millarworld. In a sense, Netflix is using this as a jumping point into the comic book arena, where the likes of DC and Marvel have made billions capitalizing on their superheroes.

Once an industry outsider, Netflix has emerged as one of the TV industry's most powerful forces and is devoting more attention to movies as rival media companies increasingly withhold their own content because the streaming service's popularity threatens their TV networks. His 2002 comic book "The Ultimates" was named best comic book of the decade by Time's Techland.com and was described by "Avengers" screenwriter Zak Penn as the blueprint for the Marvel cinematic universe.

The terms of the deal haven't yet been disclosed, but presumably Millar and his wife, Lucy Millar (who co-runs Millarworld), will be involved in production. "Netflix is the future and we couldn't be more thrilled to sell the business to them and buckle up for all the unbelievable movies and television shows we plan to do together", he said.

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Millar previously spent eight years at Marvel, where he developed comic books and story lines that resulted in movies such as "Logan, ' "Captain America: Civil War" and Disney's first 'Avengers" film.

Millar now runs Millarworld with his wife, Lucy Millar. Over the years, Millarworld has amassed twenty different franchises working with the world's greatest artists and now Millarworld has been bought by the hottest, most exciting entertainment company on the planet.

"These guys are going to take Millarworld to the next level", he added.

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