Marvel Studios is at Disney, DC Comics is at Warners, and in August came word that Mark Millar’s Millarworld comic banner was setting up its home at Netflix with a major deal that will see the “Kingsman,” “Kick-Ass” and “Wanted” creator adapting some of his other comic properties for the streaming service.
Millar hasn’t talked much about the specifics of the deal up until this point. Now though, in a sit down interview with ComicBook.com, he has discussed it some more and said one of the big draws of going to Netflix is the ability for multiple properties of his to be serviced:
“A big movie studio makes around 30 or 40 hours of original material every year. Netflix has over 1,000 hours of original content this year alone and growing. Had we sold Millarworld to a typical studio we’d have seen some of these franchises trickle out over the course of the next decade.
When I walked into my first Netflix meeting the guys were buzzing about the first four or five they want to get moving on as soon as possible. There’s just a completely different way of doing business here and it’s tremendously exciting. I compare it to how Hollywood must have felt in the 1920s. It’s fearless and they’re just charging ahead, which as a creator has the kind of energy I love.”
Millar confirms he’s now creating stories directly for Netflix to be used as movies or TV shows, some of which will become comics as well. He adds that what excites him right now is there’s no limit to what they can do with his work:
“Honestly, right now there’s just nothing off the table. That’s what so exciting about these guys. There’s no limit and all the various departments are poring through our back-catalogue. It’s really just a matter of what excites us as we sit around the table and the best possible screen-writers and directors available to us…
[W]e’re also going to be doing a lot of brand new stuff too on top of the franchises you’ve already seen. I’ve made a major commitment here and the first of the brand new franchises is the one announced tomorrow. They bought seventeen franchises when they bought our company and I’d like to create that many again too for Netflix.”
No word on when the first Millarworld Netflix production might make its way to screens.