Monday, November 29, 2021

A Breakdown of the Heroic ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ Trailer

The first real look at Jupiter’s Legacy in the form of a trailer was finally released ahead of its premiere next month on Netflix. Tons of epic footage from both the prequel Jupiter’s Circle as well as Jupiter’s Legacy.

After the show drops its eight-episode season, Image Comics will release Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem in June which will act as a conclusion to the series. It will see Chloe (Elena Kampouris) and Hutch (Ian Quinlan) now married with more children and are working with mankind to live in tandem. In one of the posters released yesterday, an image of Hutch can be seen in a frame in the background seemingly teasing what’s to come. It will also reveal secrets about the alluring island where the first generation of superheroes received their powers.

So with all that being said let’s break down that action-packed trailer, shall we?

There are major spoilers for the comic series below, read at your own discretion.
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The trailer opens with the original heroes visiting the island at the height of The Great Depression where they received their powers. It switches back and forth between then and now, “Don’t you remember the island? And what we had to do to earn these powers?” They never explicitly stated what happened to them on the island and all anyone knew was that when they returned they had fancy costumes and powers. Their sole duty was to serve and protect. We later find out that the island is made up of alien software in issue #4.

Speaking of their costumes, the same symbols that appear in the cave are etched into them.

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Before the trailer released, there were only a few photos that gave us the first look into some of the characters. The trailer expanded on that giving us a complete view of The Union Grace/Lady Liberty (Leslie Bibb), George/Skyfox (Matt Lanter, Sheldon/The Utopian (Josh Duhamel), Walter (Ben Daniels), Fitz Small (Mike Wade), and Richard/Blue Bolt (David Julian Hirsh). Richard for the most part is shown via photos and a hologram.

A moment that really stuck out was Brandon (Andrew Horton) and Walter talking to each other on a roof where Brandon inquires about what his dad was like when he was younger. Walter proclaims nothing ever rattled him and Brandon expresses that the man he knew was never at home, he was too busy saving the world. This conversation doesn’t seem like it was included for no reason — it could be part of the greater picture when Walter conspires with Brandon to take down Sheldon.

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The shot shown at a funeral features three caskets — we can rule out Sheldon and Grace Sampson who were killed at the hands of Walter in Jupiter’s Legacy #3 being among them because at the bottom of the photo they are in frame. Whose in the caskets, you ask? We’re wondering the same thing.

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Towards the end of Jupiter’s Legacy Volume 2, a gigantic fight ensues, and Walter thinks he has the upper hand — until he doesn’t. Skyfox shows up and tries his best to keep him down. In lieu of spoilers, the scene in the trailer seems to be a reflection of that, but we’ll just have to wait and see! After all, they have been each other’s greatest competition for literally ever. This in part is due to George’s ex-girlfriend Sunny who he had proposed to — and she refused — stating she needed someone more mature, and began a relationship with Walter who she later married.

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The Union weren’t the only heroes and villains we got a good look at. Tyler Mane’s Blackstar was heavily present, as he’s one of the main antagonists in the series. The first glimpse was a moment flickering between Brandon and Walter’s chat, where it looks like Utopian could be preventing Blackstar from escaping prison, judging by the environment. The next time we see him, Brandon, Petra (Tenika Davis), Ruby Red (Gracie Dzienny), Utopian, and Lady Liberty are all taking a swing at him. Aside from Blackstar, we get quick glimpses at the mysterious Raikou (Anna Akana), Neutrino (Humberly Gonzalez), and Jack Frost (Morgan David Jones).

Jupiter’s Legacy premieres May 7 on Netflix. Check out the trailer here.

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Haley
Haley joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2019 and is a writer, editor, and Instagram manager. Her main fandoms are Criminal Minds, Wrestling, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, and her favorite Chris in the debate is Chris Pine. You can find her on Twitter @haleyannemiller.

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