Netflix announced today that it has acquired Millarworld, the comicbook publishing company that was founded by Mark Millar who created many iconic characters such as Kingsman, Kick-Ass, and Old Man Logan.
Millar is also a name you might recognize as a writer for the Civil War Marvel Comics, “Fantastic Four”, and the Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, and James McAvoy “Wanted” movie.
Netflix has stated that it plans to develop films, shows, and kids series based on the Millarworld portfolio. And Millarworld will continue to create and publish new stories and character franchies under the Netflix label.
“This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level. 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.” – Mark Millar
Not a bad acquisition for a company that just had reports putting its apparent debt on blast.