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NETFLIX Acquires MARK MILLAR's MILLARWORLD

NETFLIX Acquires MARK MILLAR's MILLARWORLD

Millarworld is responsible for eighteen published character worlds which Netflix will bring to life through films, series and kids' shows. Three of those - Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman - have been adapted as theatrical films that together have grossed almost $1 billion at the global box office.

The streaming TV giant just acquired its very own comic book company with its purchase of Millarworld.

Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in more than 190 countries.

Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed. Millar has had a long career in comics, creating influential storylines for both DC and Marvel, including the best-selling Superman graphic novel of all time, Red Son, and the Marvel comics that would later be adapted into Captain America: Civil War and Logan. "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", said Sarandos.




A comic book company created by a Scottish artist has been bought by Netflix. Millarworld, which is run by Millar and his wife, Lucy Millar, is the first acquisition Netflix has ever made. Movie adaptations of Millar's work have grossed almost $1 billion so far, according to the company. He gets caught up with vigilantes Hit-Girl and Big Daddy who are on a mission to take down the gangster John Genovese.

Mark Millar grew up in Coatsbridge, Scotland, as a comic book obsessive, stalking the seven shops that sold comics in his town for the latest editions from D.C. and Marvel.

Millarworld's graphic novels, Kick-Ass, Wanted and Kingsman have already been turned into movies by major studios.

Millar said he is excited to be a part of Netflix, and thinks there isn't a "better home" for his comic book company.


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