Netflix's 1st acquisition: Comic book maker Millarworld


Netflix's 1st acquisition: Comic book maker Millarworld

The brainchild of comic book creator Mark Millar, Millarworld has been responsible for characters and storylines like Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, all of which have been made into major studio films in recent years. Netflix knows this fact first-hand from its various, exclusive Marvel shows, but now the streaming video giant has gone a step further, actually popping off to the shop and picking up a comic book company to call its own. He developed the comic books and story arcs that inspired the first "Avengers" movie, "Captain America: Civil War", and "Logan". Kingsman, Kick-Ass and Wanted have already been turned into feature films (the second Kingsman movie releases on September 22), so it's unclear how the deal will treat these existing properties.

For Netflix, buying Millarworld seems logical given the SVOD's deep ties to Marvel, where Millar spent eight years.

Terms of the deal between Netflix and the comics world guru weren't announced.

According to a statement released by the two companies, Netflix will bring Millarworld's characters into its quickly growing content library through films, television series and even kids' shows.

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Millar said in the statement: "I'm so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans". "It instantly felt like home, and the team around that table felt like people who would help us take Millarworld's characters and turn them into global powerhouses".

"We can't wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling".

Sarandos said new super-hero, anti-hero, sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories will be created.

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