Mark Millar talks about creating Jupiter’s Legacy and other projects as the superhero series arrives on Netflix
He starts with his ambition. The first sentence he wrote was this:
This has to be the greatest superhero story of all time
While you have to admire the ambition, it’s a crowded market with a lot of talented writers, time will tell how well he achieved this goal. He ties the creation of Jupiter’s Legacy to changes in his own life and particularly becoming a parent. We learn how the germ of an idea grew (via a see of Post-IT notes) and become a thirty year backstory. He then discusses coming to Netflix, Millarworld and priorities for various projects. Beyond today’s release, there’s a lot more to look forward to.
Other Mark Millar projects
There’s an unnamed six-part live action spy thriller (his first since Kingsman) and written by an also unnamed writer of whom Millar is a big fan.
Millar is also busy on The Magic Order series (delayed by the pandemic): as for the comic book, he has volume 2 launching in October by the legendary Stuart Immonen and volume 3 immediately afterwards by the sensational European artist Gigi Cavenago. There are updates on the series American Jesus, the anime Super Crooks and the film Reborn (with Sandra Bullock producing).