Legendary Entertainment is picking up exclusive content deals left and right these days as they’ve just signed on Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction’s Milkfed Criminal Masterminds Properties for a two-year overall deal. This is right after the news that the studio had inked a three-year deal with Brian K. Vaughan in one of the largest comic creator deals of all time. The deal which Legendary has created with Milkfed Criminal Masterminds will have the studio developing several of the creator-owned comics which these two have put out over the years for television.
Fraction is an Eisner Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author who has a ton of titles under his belt such as ‘Sex Criminals,’ ‘ODY-C,’ ‘Casanova,’ and ‘Satellite Sam.’
As for DeConnick, she has received an Eisner Award nomination and is best known for the extremely popular ‘Bitch Planet’ and ‘Pretty Deadly’ for creator-owned works while her run on ‘Captain Marvel‘ for Marvel comics has defined the character and is the iteration being used as inspiration for the upcoming feature film by Marvel Studios.
DeConnick and Fraction have shared that they “are thrilled to have a new home for Milkfed with our friends at Legendary who have assured us we can crash on their couches for as long as we want, which is really cool.”
As for Legendary, Nick Pepper, President of Legendary Television Studios has stated:
“From their brilliantly realized reinventions of established comic book canon to the most unique of original creations, Kelly Sue and Matt are the top of their field. It is an honor to partner with the Milkfed Criminal Masterminds to bring their work to a wider global audience.”
The absolute one and only thing that I don’t like about this announcement is that they’re making us wait to find out which works are going to be adapted! My money is on a push for seeing both ‘Bitch Planet’ and ‘Sex Criminals’ end up in production. Assuming that the Universal deal for ‘Sex Criminals’ fell through that is as we haven’t heard any movement on it in a couple of years.
Are you looking forward to seeing Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction have their works come to life at the hands of Legendary Entertainment? Which of their comics do you hope to end up on the small screen for us to enjoy? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Deadline Hollywood