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Rob Liefeld’s ‘Extreme Universe’ To Be Brought To Life By A Media Giant

The 90s were arguably home to some of the greatest creations in comicbook history. You can typically pick one comicbook out of any stack and tell from the style exactly which decade it came from. Especially in the case of Rob Liefeld, bigger and more was always a better thing. Liefeld spent some time with D.C. as well as with Marvel before moving on to Image Comics to create Extreme Studios within it. He’s also known greatly as the co-creator of everyone’s favorite “Merc with a Mouth” you know as Deadpool.

 

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After moving over to Image, Liefeld created the Extreme Universe series that featured dozens of super-powered, gun-toting, sword-swingin’ heroes, villains, and otherwise, all with a style so “90s” it hurt. Now nearly two decades after its heyday, a big name media monster just snatched up the rights to about 50 characters from this universe to spread out amongst about 6 or so conjoined films within its network. Ever hear of Netflix?

 

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Netflix’s superhero game is pretty strong when you look at Marvel’s contributions such as The Defenders, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist, and The Punisher. That’s no soft roster, but Netflix really wants to be able to have more of a stake and say so when it comes to launching superhero titles in the future. This is why they contracted a seven-figure pile of money to use Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Universe as Originals for their network.

 

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What this gets them is access to characters like Brigade, Bloodstrike, Cybrid, Re-Gex, Bloodwulf, and Kaboom. However, it looks like after further examination that characters like Youngblood, Supreme, Glory, and Prophet are not part of the deal.

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