Millar is a well-known and successful comic book creator who is the creative force behind a number of iconic characters including Kingsman and Kick-Ass. Millar is also the creative mind behind some of Marvel’s most well-known storylines, including Old Man Logan and The Ultimates.
Along with his wife Lucy, who is also a highly talented comic book artist in her own right, Millar created Millarworld as a way to publish the couples’ original creations, and also to create licensed products from their series, including toys, video games, clothes and more. Needless to say, devout fans of TV and film are following this announcement quite closely, along with the implications for what may hit the small screen next via Netflix.
What the Acquisition
The first "Kick-Ass" feature released in 2010 on a budget of $30 million, earned $100 million world-wide, then sold over 1 million DVDs, scoring an additional $24 million.
"Kick-Ass 2" on a budget of $28 million, released in 2013, earned $63 million world-wide plus an additional $15 million in DVD sales.
There is a dedicated fan-base including director Quentin Tarantino, who placed "Kick-Ass 2" as one of his top 10 fave films of 2013 ...
...and supports Chloë Grace Moretz' ongoing portrayal as crime-fighter 'Mindy Macready', aka 'Hit-Girl'.
"I'd always planned it as three books and three movies," said Millar about "Kick-Ass 3".
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Buy "Kick-ass" And "Hit-girl" Comic Books Here
“We wanted to make a splash with our first book for Netflix and this is it,” said Millar. “I love dark fantasy and there’s an enormous gap in the market for something like this. Netflix hiring Olivier has also made me the happiest guy alive. I’ve been after him for almost ten years so to finally have our names in the same book is an absolute honor.”
The Magic Order will be the first comic published by the streaming giant, which purchased Millar’s Millarworld imprint back in August. It is described as “a new generational drama in which five families of magicians attempt to keep the world safe from unknown threats while living amongst humanity in secret.
Right, this brilliance won't write itself. Time to help get a press release together for the big Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl news next week… pic.twitter.com/Z2hxrTgt4B
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) November 9, 2017
Naturally, the assumption here is that we could be getting a third instalment of the movie series, which was originally planned before Kick-Ass 2 opened to mixed reviews and an underwhelming box office back in 2013.
Millar has recently sold his company Millarworld to Netflix, so it’s possible that the streaming giant could be looking to produce a new movie or TV adaptation. However, as Millar states, we should get an official announcement this coming week.
Would you like to see a third Kick-Ass movie?
Original director Matthew Vaughn has been keen on more follow-ups though and even spoke about doing a prequel focused on Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit-Girl and Nicolas Cage’s Big Daddy, but additional tales about the hyper-violent street-level superheroes have hardly seemed likely, especially with stars Grace Moretz and Aaron Taylor-Johnson growing older and moving on to other film properties.
However, there still may be hope. Chalk this up as speculation for now, but we do have reason to believe that both a Kick-Ass 3 and a spinoff movie featuring Hit-Girl may be on their way to Netflix. Why do we think that? Well, as you surely know by now, Mark Millar (who created
When the announcement that Millarworld and all of its properties had been sold to Netflix, it was pretty clear that Kingsman and Kick-Ass weren't part of the deal. Or, at least it seemed that way. Fox seems to be pretty happy with Kingsman, but Lionsgate has been sitting on Kick-Ass ever since Kick-Ass 2 failed to meet expectations at the box office in 2013. Could it be that Netflix and
The creator of Kick-Ass, Wanted and Kingsman has announced that his first comic book project for Netflix will be The Magic Order, a new generational drama in which five families of magicians attempt to keep the world safe from unknown threats while living amongst humanity in secret. The series will be illustrated by Olivier Coipel.
"We wanted to make a splash with our first book for Netflix and this is it," Millar said in a statement. "I love dark fantasy and there’s an enormous gap in the market for something like this....
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Screen will release Curvature in North America, with a bow planned for early 2018. The company is also handling international sales on the feature and will be shopping the project to foreign buyers at Afm.
“Diego and Julio have crafted a really smart and tense film that audiences will really respond to,” said Seth Needle, senior vp worldwide acquisitions at Screen Media Films, who negotiated the deal with Scott Freije at Xyz Films on behalf of the filmmakers. “We can’t wait to bring...
"I'm so free now," said the 18-year old former child actress.
"I don’t know what happened, but when I turned 17, this huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.
"I'm so open. I have a good time.
"I don’t worry about what people say about me.
"I know who I am, who I want to be, what I want to portray myself as and what I want people to think of me..."
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It's been a big year for British films, it seems. But just how British are they?
How indeed is the British film industry? Fire off this particular question into the vastness of cyberspace and you’d be forgiven for thinking that things have never been rosier. A great sprawl of articles tumble forth, spewing forth hugely impressive numbers, whilst also celebrating the talent of our actors and our crews. Unsurprisingly, the runaway success of franchises such as Bond, Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings also dominate most search-engine results.
In a nutshell then, the British film industry is in a state of rude health and we should all congratulate ourselves by heading down to our local cinema to watch a British film, you know, to bask in that lovely glow of pride that naturally occurs when the place that you’re from becomes relatively good at something important.
We salute the 10th anniversary of Matthew Vaughn's wonderful Stardust...
“A philosopher once asked, 'Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?' Pointless, really. Do the stars gaze back? Now, that's a question.”
Comic book movies are Matthew Vaughn's speciality. Between Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and the Kingsman franchise, he's been a constant and eclectic presence as these films have boomed, and if reports are to be believed, his next film could be about either Flash Gordon or Superman.
But going back even further than Mark Millar or Marvel, Vaughn's first comic book movie was his adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Stardust, which arrived in UK cinemas ten years ago this week. Before it was published as a novel in 1999, Gaiman conceived the postmodern fairy tale as a 'prestige' comic; the four-issue mini-series
Cage returns to his beloved superhero genre once more and this time he brings a wicked Adam West impression to the table.
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