Netflix Just Acquired MILLARWORLD, Y’all

The streaming giant enters the comics game.

You probably know Mark Millar's work even if you don't know Mark Millar. He wrote Civil War and Old Man Logan for Marvel, the basis for some pretty big recent films, and his original Millarworld creations like Kick-Ass, Wanted and Kingsman didn't do too badly on the film stage either. Love him or hate him, the dude has been massively influential in the world of pop culture (Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury? His idea), and he isn't quite done yet.

God damn. This is no small deal, given the amount of stuff that could come out of it. Per the press release:

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. Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label

No, you didn't misread that. Not only will existing Millarworld stories be adapted, presumably en masse, but Netflix has also essentially entered the comicbook publishing industry. 

This probably means we'll finally get a Nemesis adaptation in some form, but it also means the likes of Superior, Jupiter's Legacy and Super Crooks could make it to global TV screens, not to mention more of properties like Kick-Ass if the film rights aren't tied up elsewhere. A comics-accurate Wanted sure would be something.

Me personally? I'm still bummed we never got a follow-up to American Jesus, which has so much storytelling potential. For all we know, it could now continue in print or on screen, or even both. What do you folks think?

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