Jupiter’s legacy comes in May on Netflix and we already have the first trailer. On Wednesday, Netflix gave us the first correct look at its next superhero series, adapted from the eponymous comic book series by writer Mark Millar and illustrator Frank Kuwait. In Jupiter’s Legacy, second-generation superheroes struggle to fulfill the legendary ideals established by their superpowered parents. Stephen C. Decaitte (Spartacus, A daredevil) created the Netflix series, but then left due to creative differences, and Sang Kyu Kim (Altered Carbon) took on the duties of a showrunner in Jupiter’s Legacy.
“Don’t you remember the island and what we had to do to gain that strength?” An unseen character says at the beginning of the Jupiter Legacy trailer as a group of adults and their very old versions are shown. “Ninety years and what do we have to show for that?” Sheldon asks Shell Sampson / The Utopian (Josh Duhamel). To which his older brother Walter Sampson / Brainwave (Ben Daniels) replies, “We made a difference, Shell.”
Shell’s son Brandon Sampson / Paragon (Andrew Horton) later asks Walter what his father was like when he was younger. “Nothing ever shook the b-tard,” Watler said. Brandon notes that “the man I knew was never home when I was a child. Too busy to save the world. “Later, Dad told Brandon and his daughter Chloe Sampson (Elena Camporis) that everything they do affects the family.” You have to be the ideal, “he added.
“No one can handle the ideal, not even Dad,” Chloe replies in frustration as we see her launch a yellow Lamborghini Huracán, a $ 200,000 / Rs supercar. 3 crores or more – in anger. Elsewhere, Shell complains that “they” (a young superhero team he’s building) aren’t even close to being ready, and that he’s doing his best not to break up the family. We see a bunch of superpowers on display, from superspeed, super reflexes and energy manipulation.
It is the legacy of Jupiter first project this stems from 2017 on Netflix acquisition of Millarworld, the comic book brand founded by Millar. Millar is a veteran of the industry and has written some of the most famous comics, including Civil War and Elder Logan for a miraclewhich were adapted to the films Captain America: Civil War and Logan, respectively. His work in Millarworld has also been adapted into films, including “Wanted” by Angelina Jolie, The I kick my ass series and Kingsman franchise.
In addition to Duhamel, Daniels, Horton, and Camporis, Jupiter’s Legacy also stars Leslie Bibb as the wife of Shell Grace Sampson / Lady Liberty, Matt Lanter as Shell’s closest ally George Hutchene / Skyfox, and Mike Wade. Flair, who is a core member of the superhero team of Shel The Union, David Julian Hirsch as Dr. Richard Conrad / Son Bolt, who is also the founder, Ian Quinlan as the son of George Hatch, Tenica Davis as the daughter of Fitz Petra Small / The Flare II, Grace Jenny as Ruby Red, and Tyler Mane as Blackstar. Anna Akana has a recurring role as Raiko with the sword.
Millar, Qu Quite, DeKnight, Kyu Kim, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott and James Middleton were executive producers of Jupiter’s Legacy. DeKnight directed the first two episodes; he also wrote the first and last episode. Kyu Kim wrote the sixth episode. There are a total of eight episodes in Jupiter’s Legacy.
Here is the official synopsis of Jupiter’s Legacy from Netflix:
After nearly a century of keeping humanity safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must turn to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions escalate as young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to meet their parents’ legendary public reputation – and demand personal standards. Based on the graphic novels of Mark Millar and Frank Kuitit, The Legacy of Jupiter is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and focuses on the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.
Jupiter’s legacy will be released on May 7 on Netflix in India and around the world.
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