Today Netflix announced that they had acquired exclusive rights for all Mark Millar comic book adaptions “Millarworld” moving forward. They are expected to help produce future films, shows and a kids show based on his comics. His comics included such popular titles as Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service. All of which have already been made into films at Fox. However, his other comics like Nemesis, Superior, Supercrooks and American Jesus have been in-development for years at Fox and Waypoint Entertainment. It’s unknown if Fox is still involved with these properties or Netflix is completely taking over. Noted that when Disney acquired Marvel; Paramount still produced their Phase I films that were already in-development.
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos added:
“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-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee. We can’t wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling.”
Read the full press release HERE.
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