Jupiter’s Legacy, one of the most critically-acclaimed superhero series of the past decade, will have its trade paperbacks sent back to print this September. Image Comics said this will give readers a chance to catch up before the Netflix Originals TV adaptation streams later this year.
Written by Mark Millar (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass), Jupiter’s Legacy is set in mid-century America. It follows the world’s greatest superheroes as they face epic threats in public while battling private scandals behind closed doors.
The trade paperback collection will have four volumes, featuring cover art by the multiple Eisner Award-winning Frank Quitely.
Of all the different kinds of TV shows they could have turned “Snowpiercer” into, was cop drama on your wishlist? Then maybe you will enjoy the “Snowpiercer” Netflix series. As for me, it just makes my eyes glaze over.
In my review of Episode 1, I said maybe the show will get better. I will be giving more details about the show starting with this review, which some might consider spoilers. Episode 2 is called “Prepare to Brace”. And if you’re a fan of the 2013 movie like me, then you really should brace yourself because this TV series is going in a whole different direction.
To be fair, they did tell us from the start that this would reboot the movie. That it would also be based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige that Bong Joon-ho adapted. And that since it’s a TV series, they can now explore the larger world that was only hinted at in the movie.
Unfortunately, there’s a reason we have the saying: less is more.
“Resistance is never futile but Wilford’s train is a fortress to class.” This kind of dialogue is typical of the “Snowpiercer” Netflix series — at least based on Season 1 Episode 1: “First, the Weather Changed”.
“Snowpiercer” seems so desperate to be a “serious show” that it’s almost too painful to watch. It spells out everything and beats you over the head with an explanation of the important things it’s tackling.
The first episode of this reboot of Bong Joon-ho’s critically-acclaimed 2013 movie managed to do something I didn’t think was possible. It turned a haunting, thought-provoking film into a boring, generic TV show. Considering the lead actors are Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, who won an Oscar and a Tony, respectively, that’s a stunning feat.
A reboot of the film’s continuity, the “Snowpiercer” TV series starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs is airing in the US on TNT on May 17 and worldwide on Netflix on May 25.
Set in 2021, this post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller starts seven years after the world became a frozen wasteland. A gigantic train called Snowpiercer circles the globe, carrying the surviving humans. Even after the apocalypse, however, this train perpetuates social inequality, with the first-class passengers enjoying a decadent lifestyle while the lower-class passengers struggle.
This reboot is based on the 2013 South Korean-Czech movie directed by acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, which was his English-language debut. The TV series is also based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige that Bong adapted in his movie.
Can you smell what Netflix is cooking? The streaming giant has announced that it has acquired the superhero film “Ball and Chain” starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.
Johnson and Blunt play a troubled married couple. They receive superpowers, but there’s a catch. Their superpowers only work when they’re together. “Ball and Chain” is loosely based on Scott Lobdell’s 90s comic book of the same name.
“One of our main initiatives at Seven Bucks is to continue to find the best platforms to tell stories that entertain and inspire on a global scale. Netflix is the perfect partner to deliver this epic superhero/romantic comedy experience alongside us, and we’re excited to be back in business with the Netflix team. I’m also excited to not only reunite with dear friend Emily Blunt in front of the camera, but to also collaborate as producing partners as we bring Emily V. Gordon’s script to life,” said Johnson in a press statement.
Netflix has another hit with “I Am Not Okay With This“, which I binge-watched yesterday. It helps that it only has seven episodes, all of which are just 28 minutes or less. But mainly because this series is really good.
It’s been described as a John Hughes superhero movie. Like “Pretty in Pink” meets the X-Men. Or “Carrie” meets “Stranger Things” (and yeah, it comes from the producers of “Stranger Things). Or “Stranger Things” meets “Sex Education”.
So, yeah, this Netflix adaptation of Charles Forsman’s graphic novel of the same name is being compared to a lot of things. And it does wear its influences on its sleeve, and pays homage to a number of films. But the series still manages to become the kickass coming-of-age comedy-drama that we never knew we needed.