Comic book movies and TV shows are quite popular in the entertainment industry today. So, it makes sense for Netflix to get involved in a bid to have its own comic book movies and series up and running for subscribers.
The Marvel comic book TV shows are fascinating, and also, they are some of the best exclusive content available on Netflix. However, they are not owned by the company, and as such, it’s not outside the realm of possibilities for Marvel to release these shows on other platforms.
Netflix acquires Millarworld
The popular streaming giant wants to have its own comic book content, and the best way to do that is through the acquisition of a well—known publisher. This publisher is no other than Millarworld, the folks behind the likes of “Wanted,” “Kickass,” and “Kingsman.” Each of these franchises has become a hit on the big screen and would do well on the small screen.
Having compelling comic book content as part of Netflix Originals could give Marvel a run for its money. If these shows do well and are very consistent, we believe Marvel will take its shows elsewhere out fear it might lose fans to Millarworld’s content.
Ted Sarandos, chief of content at Netflix, made it clear in a statement that his company wants to adapt Millarworld’s existing franchises along with new ones in the pipeline from Mark Millar and the creative team behind the comics.
“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,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “We can’t wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling.”
“This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level,” said Millar. “I’m so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn’t have a better home.”
For those who are unaware, Mark Millar was one of the hot talents at Marvel. He worked on several comic book stories that went on to inspire the creation of “Logan,” “Avengers,” and “Captain America: Civil War.” He’s clearly a man of talent who will no doubt work wonders for Netflix in the future.
When will the first Millarworld shows arrive?
That’s difficult to answer right now seeing as the deal is recent. Still, we wouldn’t be surprised if Netflix announces a 2019 date for the first Millarworld content on its platform. It will likely be the beginning of the Netflix cinematic universe.