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Autbot_Benz
08-07-2017, 10:20 AM
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/NFLX/4951433034x0x952713/155017DE-F0EF-47FA-972C-F9B002997979/PDF_Netflix_Acquires_Millarworld_-_Final_1_.pdf

Long story Short looks like Mark Millar and Netflix will be working together

NinjaPug
08-07-2017, 10:53 AM
Lol at Millar comparing this to DC or Marvel's acquisitions. Dude's ego couldn't be any bigger.

This is interesting to me though. Will Netflix be releasing comics now too or will Millar continue to release new books through Image, etc? The press release was a little vague in that regard.

Millar is a terrible writer but I think some of his high level ideas are pretty good. They just need a good director like Matthew Vaughn to adapt them into good stories. Millar pretty much only creates things that can be pitched as movies anyway.

I guess we'll finally get that Nemesis adaptation now.

AquaParade
08-07-2017, 12:45 PM
Yeah, I think Miller's reaction to Netflix buying Millarworld is pretty interesting. He seems to be deeming this as one of the greatest moments in life, and I'm curious as to why. He's already rolling in money and praise for his artistic endeavors.
Is he just doing some heavy promotion for Netflix or does he really see this as being the thing that propels him to being a name like "Stan Lee"...which isn't realistic.

I don't mean to cut down his success. I think Netflix is a great place for his properties to end up, but how can that be more exciting than the first time seeing your creator-owned comic book break through a dying market and than be adapted to the big screen to great success?

TigerClaw
08-07-2017, 01:06 PM
Yeah, I think Miller's reaction to Netflix buying Millarworld is pretty interesting. He seems to be deeming this as one of the greatest moments in life, and I'm curious as to why. He's already rolling in money and praise for his artistic endeavors.
Is he just doing some heavy promotion for Netflix or does he really see this as being the thing that propels him to being a name like "Stan Lee"...which isn't realistic.

I don't mean to cut down his success. I think Netflix is a great place for his properties to end up, but how can that be more exciting than the first time seeing your creator-owned comic book break through a dying market and than be adapted to the big screen to great success?
Given the amount of time Hollywood takes in making the movies based on his comics, having Netflix involve, give him more creative control of them, and with Netflix, he can push the boundaries even further then he could with Hollywood.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle I bet will be the last thing coming out from Hollywood for him, I wouldn't be surprise if more Kingsman movies come out exclusively on Netflix in the foreseeable future.

dl316bh
08-07-2017, 03:55 PM
Lol at Millar comparing this to DC or Marvel's acquisitions. Dude's ego couldn't be any bigger.
I'm not surprised. Dude's a huckster. I mean, far be it from me to hate on a guy for keeping on top of his hustle, but he's always been more than a little obnoxious with it.

NinjaPug
08-07-2017, 04:38 PM
Given the amount of time Hollywood takes in making the movies based on his comics, having Netflix involve, give him more creative control of them, and with Netflix, he can push the boundaries even further then he could with Hollywood.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle I bet will be the last thing coming out from Hollywood for him, I wouldn't be surprise if more Kingsman movies come out exclusively on Netflix in the foreseeable future.

Eh, Millar doesn't need full (or any) creative control. I think that would be a bad idea. This deal will definitely get these adaptations out quicker though. Seems like every book he's done has been in some form of development hell.

Kingsman is at Fox and not included in the Netflix deal.

TigerClaw
08-07-2017, 04:40 PM
Eh, Millar doesn't need full (or any) creative control. I think that would be a bad idea. This deal will definitely get these adaptations out quicker though. Seems like every book he's done has been in some form of development hell.

Kingsman is at Fox and not included in the Netflix deal.
What about Kick-Ass?

NinjaPug
08-07-2017, 05:08 PM
What about Kick-Ass?

Kick-Ass is the other title not included in the Netflix deal. I'm sure the rights will revert back to Millar at some point though because I doubt they (I don't remember which studio has the rights) will make another movie after the sequel bombed.

TigerClaw
08-07-2017, 05:21 PM
Kick-Ass is the other title not included in the Netflix deal. I'm sure the rights will revert back to Millar at some point though because I doubt they (I don't remember which studio has the rights) will make another movie after the sequel bombed.
The studio that owns Kick-Ass hasn't really done a 3rd movie since then, so if they wanna keep those rights, they need to do a 3rd Kick-Ass movie.

chrisdude
08-07-2017, 06:36 PM
I'm a big fan of Millar's stuff, but waiting on the 100 movies he's said were in the works is tiresome. If only Superior makes it to some sort of screen, I'll be satisfied. I love that story so much, it pains me that I can only share it with friends that read comics.

EDIT:
It's also worth nothing that Millar has tied a ton of his books together. The Millarworld is a connected universe. Kick-Ass coexists with Wanted, Nemesis, MPH etc, while several other books share a fictional universe that exists within the main universe, as comics and movies that Kick-Ass characters might be fans of. What seemed like Easter eggs, Millar has explicitly stated are legit ties. It's all cobbled together and confusing. I only mean to point out that this could be a cinematic universe play by Netflix.

NinjaPug
08-23-2017, 11:15 AM
According to this Netflix spent between $30 - $50 million to acquire Millarworld.

Also in addition to Kick-Ass and Kingsman, it doesn't look like Netflix has the rights to Starlight, Superior, Wanted or Chrononauts. Weird that the video announcement would include those titles if they didn't acquire them. I thought that's why K-A and KM weren't included in the video. Millar also only referenced those two titles in his post about the acquisition.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/behind-netflixs-bold-bet-comics-king-mark-millar-1031336