Netflix cancels Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2: okay problem or something else?
Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2 Updates: After having “freed from their contracts” the actors of the adaptation of the comic strip by Mark Millar, the platform announces its end.
The multi-million dollar collaboration between Netflix and comic book writer Mark Millar (Wanted, Kick-Ass) is off to a bad start. The Jupiter Legacy, the first series to come out of this deal, was canceled by the platform after just one season.
The news was anticipated by the announcement that Netflix had “released from their contracts” the actors of the series, led by Josh Duhamel. An understatement that was confirmed soon after, and that the producer and screenwriter of the series, Steven DeKnight commented on Twitter.
Netflix cancels season 2 of Jupiter’s Legacy: reasons
Sad to see the story end prematurely, but I wish @mrmarkmillar and @netflix the best to move forward. My sincere thanks to all the cast and crew who worked so hard on @JupiterLegacy. And to all the fans, I am eternally grateful. https://t.co/FJJXlkHPRX
– Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) June 2, 2021
“It’s sad how the story ends like this, but I wish Mark Millar and Netflix the best,” the writer said. “My sincere thanks to the team and cast of L’Héritage de Jupiter. And to the fans, I will always be grateful.
Some great news from us on what’s to come in live-action from Millarworld, peeps! pic.twitter.com/usEuwVNHei
– Millarworld (@mrmarkmillar) June 2, 2021
For his part, Mark Millar announced that Netflix is preparing the adaptation of another of its comics, Supercrooks, featuring a group of supervillains. “I’ve always loved crime stories, from Scorsese to Tarantino, and supervillains are always the funniest part of any superhero story,” he explained.
However, speaking of The Jupiter Legacy, he expressed his hope for a continuation of the series. “We hope to come back to it later,” he wrote.
Recall that The Jupiter Legacy was the first fruit of the agreement between Mark Millar and Netflix, in which the platform bought the rights to the publisher Millarworld for approximately $ 32 million.
Now that Jupiter’s Legacy, the first result of this transaction, arrives on the platform, it’s time to ask yourself these questions. We warn that the answers (or lack thereof) will leave us quite dazed.
Marvel’s offices would be a good starting point for the investigation: During its consolidation, the MCU gushed about Ultimate Continuity, a project from the screenwriter who reviewed the most iconic characters in the House of Las Vegas in a current (and cynical) tone. . Ideas. But the thing does not stay there.
In 2007, an already hardened Millar in DC and in British comics gave his first wonder chime with Civil War, a crossover that would reach the movies (2016) with remarkable results, but without the scale or moral ambiguities of an original that culminates in nothing less than the assassination of Captain America.
And, if we speak of mutants, his comic book Old Man Logan (2009) was the (otherwise distant) genesis of the best film by Hugh Jackman as the Canadian at the claws of Adamantium.
If we move on to indie content, Millar’s creations will also look familiar to you: Wanted came to theaters (2008) in an adaptation that didn’t look like the original or the whites of your eyes, while Kick-Ass and Kingsman had more respectful versions in which the screenwriter has put a spoonful.
It remains to be seen whether Jupiter’s Legacy transmits without cheating or cardboard the constants of its work (cynicism, the balances in the thread between good and evil) with this story of a first generation of costumed adventurers whose heirs (with Elena Kampouris and Andrew Horton at the helm) are more concerned with messing up the trendy clubs and maintaining their Instagram profiles than saving humanity.
We can only be sure of one thing: There will be slaps, and these will be epic, because when it comes time to write brutal fights, Millar has Scottish blood on them.
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