5 Millarworld Comics Netflix Should Adapt RIGHT NOW!
The news dropped earlier today, and we are so excited. Netflix has purchased the comic book “company” Millarworld, in a deal that enriches the online streaming and production company in amazing ways. Writer Mark Millar himself is comparing the Netflix purchase of Millarworld to Disney buying Marvel, so this is a really big deal. Millarworld is full of so many unique and entertaining comic book stories, it will be interesting to see where Netflix goes first, and what direction they will take. We’re running down a list of 5 Millarworld Comics Netflix Should Adapt RIGHT NOW!
Reborn is a relatively new comic book series from Mark Millar and artist Greg Capullo, but it hit the ground running and didn’t quit. The story revolves around an afterlife that is less angels & harps clouds in the sky, and more Dungeons & Dragons good vs evil fantasy army war epoch. Full of great family moments, awesome action, and a macabre yet oddly fun premise, this would make for truly entertaining television.
It’s difficult to explain Huck in a way that makes it sound cool, but it IS very cool. Also from writer Mark Millar with Raphael Albuquerque, Huck revolves around a very ordinary man with very extraordinary powers. Huck lives in a small town and uses his near Superman level powers to just help his neighbors and be a nice guy. But when he’s outed to the world by a self-serving reporter, his life takes a complex turn. Huck flips the superhero story on its head in very good ways, and with the Capes & Tights genre so popular right now, this could be an easy hit.
Time travel, a buddy adventure, and adventurous hi-jinks. This is Chrononauts. Two long time friends working on time travel for the military, but when their mission is a success, they go rogue, seizing the power of time travel to meet their own selfish ends. And having a whole lot of fun. The military, of course, sends trained soldiers to retrieve them, and that’s the show. It’s like Quantum Leap with dirtbags; Doctor Who with Frat Boys.
This one is a stretch at the very least for very many reasons. First, it’s already been set up for a major motion picture. Now, this new deal may put everything currently in any part of the development stages on hold indefinitely. But the biggest reason for this property to never to the light of day in another medium is its premise. A 12 year old boy realizes that he is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. He’s turning water into wine, healing people, even raising the dead. I’m not sure Netflix would touch this type of story, but they live on the bleeding edge, and they’ve taken risks before. This is certainly the easiest one to do in terms of production budget.
What if Batman was really The Joker? Flipping Capes & Tights tropes on their heads again, Nemesis is about a tough, smart costumed bad ass who is completely evil. This is just an outright fun take on the superhero story, and with Netflix’s current success with series in that genre, it just makes good sense for them to take advantage of that popularity. This happens to be a personal favorite of mine, and I really want to see it adapted to the screen.
While both Kingsman and Kick-Ass are reportedly not a part of this deal (which is sad), there are so many more Millarworld properties that could be adapted. Empress, Jupiter’s Legacy, et al, MPH, Superior… The list goes on and on.