Netflix Purchases MillarWorld Publishing Company of Mark Millar (Kingsman, Kick-Ass)
It’s been quite clear for some time now, everybody wants in on the comic book craze. Warner Bros. has DC, and Disney has Marvel, and although Netflix is more than familiar with Marvel and DC, it has finally gone the next level, ascertaining its very own publishing company for what we all hope will be original content based on Mark Millar’s (Kick-Ass, Kingsman) publishing company Millarworld.
In an official post on Millarworld’s forums, Millar himself made the announcement:
“Warner Bros bought DC Comics in 1968. Disney bought Marvel in 2009. Today Netflix purchased Millarworld and I’m still blinking. This is only the third time in history a comic-book company purchase on this scale has ever happened.”
After a heartwarming display of gratitude for his business partner and wife Lucy Millar, and the various and incredible artists and writers that had made the creator-owned publisher what it is today, from the talents of Rafael Albuquerque to Greg Capullo, Millar did not make any specific project that Millarworld and Netflix will be working on:
“So what’s next? Well, we’ve been in these talks for many months and a lot of planning has been going on. We’re flying to LA to strategise the next steps and you’ll be hearing about each fascinating turn when I’m allowed to share it. Jupiter’s Legacy and Reborn both concluded in the last few weeks and I’m going undercover between now and Spring as I stockpile all the new projects we’re putting together, but you’ll hear about them very soon.”
Millar assured fans to keep an eye on Millarworld’s social media. This announcement is coming on the eve of a Kingsman film sequel as well as the recently successful end to an Image distributed comic series “Reborn,” which saw the collaboration between Mark Millar and Greg Capullo. Millarworld is no stranger to live action adaptions, from Kingsman and the cult favorite Kick-Ass, it is also a publishing company, much like Image Comics, that is known for violent and off the wall indie titles.
Its newfound home with Netflix, where unconventional and nearly uncensored content has always been welcomed, feels just right.