All about the man be­hind Mil­lar­world

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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.

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