In a move out of left field, Mark Millar has announced that his comic book storyboard publisher MillarWorld has been purchased by the streaming service Netflix leaving everyone scratching their heads. Netflix will develop Millar's titles as films, series and kids' shows, because when I think Mark Millar, I think kids shows. Millar will continue to create and publish new storyboards under the Netflix label.
"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."
Millar's previous storyboards have been adapted by Universal Studios (Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, Wanted) and 20th Century Fox (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kingsman: The Golden Circle). With the addition of The Golden Circle, these films will have collectively made over $1 billion at the box office. While details haven't been revealed, Netflix must have shilled out a pretty penny for the publisher.
In an Outhouse EXXXCLUSIVE, Millar said, "Aam sae canty tae hae bin booght by Netflix. It validates me by puttin' me shoolder tae shoolder wi' Marvel an' DC. It shows anyain can dae it. Aw ye hae tae dae is gie ghost-written by Grant Morrison fur years an' start thinkin' ay them less as comics an' mair as storyboards."