Jupiter’s Legacy is coming to Netflix in May, and now we have the first trailer. On Wednesday, Netflix gave us the first look at its upcoming superhero series, adapted from the comic book series of the same name by writer Mark Millar and illustrator Frank Quitely. In Jupiter’s Legacy, the second generation of superheroes struggle to live up to the legendary ideals established by their overpowered parents. Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Daredevil) created the Netflix series, but then quit due to creative differences, and Sang Kyu Kim (Altered Carbon, Designated Survivor) took over as showrunner on Jupiter’s Legacy.
“Don’t you remember the island and what we had to do to gain these powers?” says an unseen character at the start of the Jupiter’s Legacy trailer, as we are shown a group of adults and their very old versions. “Ninety years old, and what do we have to show for that?” Asks Sheldon “Shel” Sampson / The Utopian (Josh Duhamel). To which his older brother Walter Sampson / Brainwave (Ben Daniels) replies, “We made a difference, Shel.”
Later, Shel Brandon Sampson / Paragon’s son (Andrew Horton) asks Walter how his father was when he was younger. “Nothing ever rocked the b-tard,” Watler says. Brandon notes that “the man I knew was never home when I was a kid. Too busy saving the world. “The father later tells Brandon and his daughter Chloe Sampson (Elena Kampouris) that everything they do reflects on the family.“ You have to be the ideal, ”he adds.
“No one can live up to the ideal, not even dad,” Chloe replies in frustration, as we watch her launch a yellow Lamborghini Huracán – a supercar that costs $ 200,000 / Rs. 3 crore or more – in anger. Elsewhere, Shel complains that “they” (a young team of superheroes he’s building) aren’t even close to being ready and that he’s doing all he can to keep the family from breaking out. collapse. We see a bunch of superpowers on screen, superspeed, super reflexes, and energy manipulation.
Jupiter’s Legacy is the first project to emerge from Netflix’s 2017 acquisition of Millarworld, the comic book brand founded by Millar. Millar is an industry veteran and has written some of the best-known comics including Civil war and Old Man Logan for Marvel, which were adapted in the Captain America: Civil War films and Logan, respectively. Her work at Millarworld has also been adapted in films, most notably in Wanted, directed by Angelina Jolie, in the Kick-Ass series and in the Kingsman franchise.
In addition to Duhamel, Daniels, Horton and Kampouris, Jupiter’s Legacy also stars Leslie Bibb as Grace Sampson / Lady Liberty, Shel’s wife, Matt Lanter as Shel George Hutchene / Skyfox’s closest ally. , Mike Wade in Fitz Small / The Flare who is a core member of the Shel The Union superhero team, David Julian Hirsh as Dr Richard Conrad / Blue Bolt who is also a founding member, Ian Quinlan as son of George Hutch, Tenika Davis as daughter of Fitz Petra Small / The Flare II, Grace Dzienny as Ruby Red and Tyler Mane as Blackstar. Anna Akana has a recurring role as the sword-wielding Raikou.
Millar, Quitely, DeKnight, Kyu Kim, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott and James Middleton served as executive producers of Jupiter’s Legacy. DeKnight directed the first two episodes; he also wrote the first and the last episode. Kyu Kim wrote the sixth episode. There are eight episodes in total on Jupiter’s Legacy.
Here’s the official synopsis for Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy:
After nearly a century of protecting humanity, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to carry on the legacy. But tensions mount as young superheroes, eager to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputation – and demanding personal standards. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama spanning decades and navigating the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.
Jupiter’s Legacy releases May 7 on Netflix in India and globally.
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