The creator of the comic The Legacy of Jupiter and current producer of the Netflix series that adapts it, Mark Millar, spoke with RedGol in the middle of a meeting with the press before the premiere of the production this Friday, to project the challenges of a change of format of this caliber and from his own work.
The production is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and exposes the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty. After spending nearly a century protecting humanity, the first generation of superheroes must pass the baton on to their children to carry on their legacy.
But tensions mount when young people, eager to prove themselves, fail to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations or their demanding personal standards.
That is why when asked about the risk of making these adaptations, which implies the jump from the comic to the screen, Millar assured that “The risk with any project of superheroes, of comics, is that you disappoint the readers”.
“As a fan of comic book adaptations, I’ve always been in line for the cinema on day 1, even for the most terrible of the 90s, like Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. I was there waiting for day 1, desperate to see it, and I came out angry, really enraged, because you love these things so much. “
“With my friends we were furious when leaving the cinema, and I don’t want anyone who loves these books to feel that way. So I always start from there, as a producer.”, he stressed.
Along the same lines, Mark maintained that “now that i’m an executive producer at Netflix and i’m there i can take care of this, make sure everything is going to go well, that the best people are hired, and I can work with the scriptwriters on the script for each of these adaptations. “
“I’m really aware of that, because before I was a writer, I was a fan and I’m still a fan. So I want people who like books to get a good experience from all of this.”, he concluded.
Jupiter’s legacy debuts eight one-hour episodes on Netflix on Friday May 7th.