All about the man behind Millarworld
The 47-year-old is the youngest of five siblings and lost both his parents before adulthood.
He is married to Lucy, who is the CEO of his company, with whom he has two children aged three and five years old.
Mark lives in Glasgow’s west end, but travels to Los Angeles several times a month for meetings.
He dropped out of politics and economics at Glasgow University and turned to writing comic books. b
After working for a London publisher for four years he joined DC Comics in New York, leading to a job with Marvel.
He was inspired by a meeting with his idol, Stan Lee, who told him“you would be good at inventing your own things”.
Mark wrote the industry’s biggest selling comic c book of last decade, Marvel’s Civil War, which w was published in 2007.
In his eight years at Marvel, he developed the comic c books and story arcs that inspired the first Avengers movie, Captain America: Civil War, and Logan (Wolverine), which collectively grossed over o $3 billion in worldwide box office.
Actors such as Robert Downie Jr, Angelina Jolie, J James McAvoy and Samuel L Jackson have starred s in film adaptations of Millar’s work.
He left Marvel and founded Millarworld in 2013 2 and published books which have led to multi-million m pound movie deals.
Three creations – Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman – have grossed nearly $1bn in global box office.
He was awarded an MBE in 2013 for services to film f and literature.
Netflix acquired Millarworld in August this year y for what has been speculated to be a nine-figure n sum.
Netflix make more than 12 times the amount of profit of most movie studios, grossing around $1bn a month.
Millarworld will exclusively create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.