The series based on the comics by Mark Millar (‘Kick-Ass’, ‘Kingsman’) opens on May 7.
It’s a fact: every platform or TV network needs its unpredictable header superheroes, capable of competing with Marvel or DC with their twists and turns to the capes and tights genre. Although Netflix had already signed up to this trend with The Umbrella Academy, now it adds to its catalog another super-powerful gang in Jupiter’s Legacy, which already smells like a phenomenon.
Based on the graphic novels of Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman) and Frank Quitely (signed as producers), the series stars Josh Duhamel (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) as lead Sheldon Sampson and Leslie. Bibb (Iron Man) as his wife, Grace.
Netflix just released the first trailer for Jupiter’s Legacy
after a century of protecting humanity must pass the baton on to their children to continue their legacy. However, tensions will rise when young people, eager to prove their worth, fail to measure up to their parents.
In the comics, the main character and leader of The Union is the aforementioned Sheldon Sampson. It is about a convinced American patriot who, after losing everything in the Crash of 1929, goes to a mysterious island near Cape Verde with his brother Walter and a group of five college friends, including his future wife Grace.
There thanks to his encounter with some aliens, he becomes The Utopian, a kind of Superman, and the same happens with the rest of his fellow adventurers, who also acquire powers.
As for the villains, in the comics, the main antagonists are Dr. Jack Hobbs (first generation), who seeks to eradicate superheroes, and Barnabas Wolfe (second generation), who hunts them using his power to transform substances.
We will see how much of the cartoons they have collected in the series, which promises to delve into the aforementioned generational dispute caused by the expectations and pressure of being ‘children of …’.