Netflix has released a ‘from comic to screen’ promo for Jupiter’s Legacy which gives us our first look at characters from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Mark Millar’s superhero comic book series.
“It all ties into this big science-fiction concept,” Millar tells Entertainment Weekly. “But then you can knuckle it down to something even simpler: what if the world’s coolest guy, like Superman, married the world’s coolest woman, like Wonder Woman, and they had these fucking awful children who would be like the Kardashians?”
“After almost a century of superheroes just maintaining the status quo the smart ones start wondering what happens if they break the rules the older heroes have held onto their entire lives,” Millar continues. “What happens if they step out of this repetitive cycle? This is our starting point and it just goes nuts from here. Imagine The Incredibles, but the kids were a nightmare.”
Check out the first look promo here…
After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.
Jupiter’s Legacy stars Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter.
Jupiter’s Legacy arrives on Netflix on May 7th.