Things have been quiet recently on the release front for new material from Netflix‘s Millarworld though it has been revealed that the next original comic that is coming out is ‘Sharkey the Bounty Hunter.’ The book will arrive at your local comic shop in February of 2019 with Mark Millar writing it, and artist Simone Bianchi attached to bring the character to page. Currently, Image Comics is slated to distribute the new book. It should also be noted that we’ll see the character come to life as well with a feature film based on the concept already in development!
In the book, we’ll see a sci-fi universe which focuses on a blue-collar bounty-hunter who uses his rocket-powered ice-cream ruck to track down bad guys throughout the galaxy. He and his ten-year-old partner are looking to bring in their biggest bounty yet.
My question is where do I get a rocket-powered ice-cream truck and does it still have room for the ice-cream outside of whatever technology allows it to fly through space?
It had previously been announced that a film based on this idea was in development by screenwriter Michael Bacall. This release is the third comic which Netflix and Millar will be releasing together.
As to the series, Millar stated:
“When I joined Netflix on staff last year we had this crazy plan of a big sci-fi universe of movies, and Sharkey is the first of these. The Magic Order is our fantasy/ horror franchise, Prodigy is our big adventure movies, and Sharkey kicks off a whole world of sci-fi that’s just a great action comedy in the style of all the movies I grew up with. I love blue-collar heroes, and I like the parent/ kid dynamic from movies like Paper Moon or Leon The Professional and, of course, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl. This is all the things Star Wars or Marvel can’t get away with.”
I’m curious as to what other properties he has in mind which will be attached to this universe!
Are you excited for ‘Sharkey the Bounty Hunter’? What do you think of Mark Millar’s idea for the series? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter