Jupiter’s Legacy is coming to Netflix in May and we currently have the first trailer. On Wednesday, Netflix gave us the first legitimate look at its next superhero series, adapted to the comic book series of the same name by author Mark Millar and illustrator Frank Quitely.
In Jupiter’s Legacy, the second era of superheroes struggles to realize the incredible ideals of their superpowered parents. Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Daredevil) made the Netflix series and then gave it up because of inventive differences, and Sang Kyu Kim (Altered Carbon, Designated Survivor) took on the showrunner duties for Jupiter’s Legacy.
“Don’t you remember the island and what did we have to do to get these powers?” An invisible character says the launch of the Jupiter’s Legacy trailer as we see a gathering of adults and their extremely old versions. “Ninety years, and what do we have to show for it?” Sheldon “Shel” Sampson / The Utopian (Josh Duhamel) asks. His more established sibling, Walter Sampson / Brainwave (Ben Daniels), replies: “We made a difference, Shel.”
Shel’s son Brandon Sampson / Paragon (Andrew Horton) then asks Walter what his father looked like when he was younger. “Nothing rocked the B-Tard at any point,” says Watler. Brandon notes, “The man I knew was never home as a kid. Overly busy saving the world. “The father later tells Brandon and his little girl Chloe Sampson (Elena Kampouris) that everything they do affects the family.
Jupiter’s Legacy is the first to emerge from Netflix’s 2017 acquisition of Millarworld, the comic strip brand founded by Millar.
Millar is an industry veteran and has made contact with some of the most notable comics, including Civil War and Old Man Logan for Marvel, which were adapted in the films Captain America: Civil War and Logan, respectively. His work at Millarworld has also been turned into films, including Wanted, driven by Angelina Jolie, the Kick-Ass series, and the Kingsman franchise.
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