Friday, 18 August, 2017

Netflix Is Becoming A Superhero Powerhouse Thanks To A New Acquisition

5 Millarworld Projects Netflix Should Develop First Netflix snaps up comic book company Millarworld
Marlene Weaver | 09 August, 2017, 04:23

"Together, Netflix and Millar will bring Millarworld's portfolio of critically and fan-acclaimed character franchises to life through films, series and kids' shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally".

Characters from the stable of Millar's Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service, all of which have been adapted into Hollywood blockbusters, will now be owned by Netflix - which will stream any of the author's new creations. The deal allows Netflix to build on the already successful films based on the books, and produce its own series and movies with Millar.

The brainchild of comic book creator Mark Millar, Millarworld has been responsible for characters and storylines like Kick-Arse, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, all of which have been made into major studio films in recent years.

One analyst said that comic book adaptations have been drawing large audiences on Netflix. It also now produces original series with Marvel tie-ins, such as Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Ironfist, which attract millions of viewers.

"When you have an opportunity to buy Millar, you do it". Some of his books can work as movies, but some will work better as mature television programs, so I'm happy that Millarworld teamed up with Netflix instead of a traditional media company like Lionsgate or Sony. "I'm so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans". It noted in a Monday blog post that the acquisition was a natural progression as it moved to create more "compelling characters and timeless, interwoven fictional worlds".

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"Comics have been my passion my entire life". Since Millarworld was started, the company and its co-creators have given birth to 18 published character worlds, of which three, Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman, have become films which have grossed almost $1 billion in global box office sales, according to Netflix.

"The moment Lucy and I walked into Netflix's headquarters in California last Christmas we knew this was where we wanted to be", he said. "This feels like joining the Justice League and I can't wait to start working with them". Some Marvel shows run on Netflix.

Millar was equally mum on which of his comics will become Netflix originals.

Netflix has added 5.2 million users in its latest quarter - the most since the second quarter of 2011.

Netflix had net income of $187 million on $8.83 billion in revenue in 2016, according to its financial filing.

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