One of the fastest growing online streaming services, Netflix, has expanded a bit more as it has acquired Millarworld, a popular comic company which developed comic books and stories which inspired movies like Kingsman, Avengers, Wanted, Logan, Kick-Ass and more.
This first of its kind acquisition for the company will add movie titles, series, children’s shows written by Millarworld to Netflix’s portfolio of series, documentaries and movies.
“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.
It’s been a decade since Netflix launched its streaming service and almost two since the company started out renting DVDs by mail.
The company’s successful transition onto the internet has changed the way people watch TV these days as they keep spoiling their subscribers with several choices and this acquisition will add several more to the list.
“We can’t wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling,” Sarandos added.
Netflix currently has over 104 million members in over 190 countries and serves over 125 million hours of video content.
“This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level,” said Mark 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.”
Millar worked with Marvel for eight years and created comics and stories that inspired movies like ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Logan’, and the first Avengers movie. These three went on to gross $3 billion at the box office globally.
After starting Millarworld alongwith his wife Lucy and other co-creators, Millar’s creations inspired movies like ‘Wanted’, ‘Kingsman’, ‘Kick-Ass’ which grossed over $1 billion.