Jupiter’s Legacy is coming in May to Netflix and we currently have the first trailer. On Wednesday, Netflix gave us the first legitimate glance at its next superhero series, adjusted from the comic book series of the same name from author Mark Millar and illustrator Frank Quitely.
In Jupiter’s Legacy, the second era of superheroes struggles to live to up the incredible ideals established by their superpowered parents. Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Daredevil) made the Netflix series yet then quit because of inventive differences, and Sang Kyu Kim (Altered Carbon, Designated Survivor) took over showrunner duties on Jupiter’s Legacy.
“Don’t you recall the island, and what we needed to do to acquire these powers?” an unseen character says toward the start of the Jupiter’s Legacy trailer, while we’re shown a gathering of adults and their extremely old versions. “Ninety years, and what do we need to show for it?” Sheldon “Shel” Sampson/The Utopian (Josh Duhamel) asks. To which his more established sibling Walter Sampson/Brainwave (Ben Daniels) replies: “We’ve had an effect, Shel.”
Afterward, Shel’s son Brandon Sampson/Paragon (Andrew Horton) asks Walter what his father resembled when he was more youthful. “Nothing at any point shook the b—tard,” Watler says. Brandon notes that “the man I knew was never at home when I was a child. Excessively busy saving the world.” The father later tells Brandon and his little girl Chloe Sampson (Elena Kampouris) that all that they do reflects on the family.
Jupiter’s Legacy is the first venture that stems from Netflix’s 2017 acquisition of Millarworld, the comic book brand established by Millar.
Millar is an industry veteran and has kept in touch with some of the most notable comic books including Civil War and Old Man Logan for Marvel, which were adjusted into the movies Captain America: Civil War and Logan, respectively. His work at Millarworld has been adjusted into movies as well, including the Angelina Jolie-drove Wanted, the Kick-Ass series, and the Kingsman franchise.
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