After “releasing from their contracts” the actors of the adaptation of the comic Mark Millar, the platform announces its ending.
The multi-million-dollar collaboration between Netflix and comic book writer Mark Millar (Desired, Kick-Ass) is off to a lousy start. The Jupiter Legacy, the initial series resulting from that arrangement, has been canceled by the stage after one season.
The news was likely by the announcement that Netflix had”released from their contracts” the actors of the show, headed by Josh Duhamel. A euphemism that was confirmed soon afterward, and that the producer and scriptwriter of this series, Steven DeKnight commented on Twitter.
Netflix Cancels Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2: Reasons
Sad to see the story come to a premature end, but I wish @mrmarkmillar and @netflix the best moving forward. My deepest thanks to all the cast and crew who worked so hard on @JupiterLegacy. And to all the all fans, I am forever grateful. https://t.co/FJJXlkHPRX
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) June 2, 2021
“It’s sad to find out how the story comes to a finish like this, but I want Mark Millar and Netflix the best,” said the author. “My deepest thanks to the crew and cast of The Legacy of Jupiter. And to the fans, I will always be grateful.”
Some big news from us on what's coming up next in live-action from Millarworld, peeps! pic.twitter.com/usEuwVNHei
— Millarworld (@mrmarkmillar) June 2, 2021
For his part, Mark Millar declared that Netflix is preparing the adaptation of another of his comic books, Supercrooks, starring a group of supervillains. “I have always loved crime tales, from Scorsese into Tarantino, and supervillains are always the funniest part of any superhero story,” he clarified.
However, talking of The Legacy of Jupiter, he expressed his hope in a continuation of this series. “We expect to return to it later,” he wrote.
Remember the Jupiter Legacy has been the first fruit of the agreement between Mark Millar and Netflix, where the platform purchased the rights to the publisher Millarworld for around $32 million.
Now that Jupiter’s Legacy, the very first result of that trade, hits the stage, it’s time to ask yourself those questions. We warn that the answers (or even the lack of these ) will render us fairly dizzy.
Marvel’s offices are a fantastic spot to start the poll: during its consolidation, the MCU drank at spurts of Ultimate continuity, a project by the scriptwriter who reviewed the most emblematic personalities of this House of Las Vegas at a recent (and cynical) key. Ideas. However, the thing Don”t stay there.
In 2007, a Millar already hardened in DC and at the British comic had awarded his initial marvel chime with Civil War, a crossover that would get to the cinema (2016) with remarkable results, but lacking the scale of ethical ambiguities of an original which culminated nothing Less compared to the assassination of Captain America.
If we talk about mutants, his comic book Old Man Logan (2009) was the genesis (otherwise remote ) of Hugh Jackman’s best film as the Canadian together with the claws of Adamantium.
If we proceed to indie content, Millar’s creations will also seem familiar to you: Wanted arriving into the cinema (2008) in an adaptation that didn’t resemble the original or the white of the eyes, while Kick-Ass and Kingsman had more respectful versions where the screenwriter set a spoonful.
It remains to be seen when Jupiter’s Legacy transmits without cheating or embraced the constants of his job (cynicism, the balances in the cable between good and evil) with this story of the first generation of costumed adventurers whose heirs (with Elena Kampouris and Andrew Horton in the helm) are more worried about screwing up at the trendy clubs and maintaining their own Instagram profiles than saving humanity.
We can only make sure of one thing: there’ll be smacks, and all these will be epic, as when it is time to compose brutal fights, Millar has Scottish blood on it.