Jupiter’s Legacy and Timeless star Matt Lanter will star in the thriller “13 Steps”, directed by Nathan D. Nearman.
A buried dark past that has riddled our world with fear and divisiveness. A group with different backgrounds must overcome their respective “demons” and beliefs, right the wrongs of the past and save the world from an ultimate evil.
Netflix has cancelled Jupiter’s Legacy after just one eight-episode season that only just premiered on May 7, but the streaming service isn’t giving up on Mark Millar‘s Millarworld just yet. Jupiter’s Legacy will now be reworked into into an anthology, with Supercrooks coming to live-action as the next Mark Millar adaptation.
The entire principal cast of Jupiter’s Legacy and their terrible wigs have been released from their contracts, and you get the distinct impression that pivoting towards an anthology model so soon was never the platform’s plan having initially shelled out over $30 million to acquire Millarworld in the first place, of which Jupiter’s Legacy was the very first project. Indeed, THR’s Borys Kit reports that the first season of Jupiter’s Legacy as a whole cost a whopping $200 million, but the show failed to pick up the kind of buzz the streaming service was hoping for.
While the generational saga managed to spend some time hovering around the upper echelons of the Netflix most-watched charts, reviews were generally mixed across the board. Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger setting up the next batch of episodes, but subscribers won’t be getting the chance to see how it all plays out.
Supercrooks does take place in the same mythology as Jupiter’s Legacy, so it’s a lateral move in storytelling terms, with Millar releasing a statement shortly after the news broke expressing his excitement about bringing the comic into live-action, with an animated version already in the works for Netflix as part of the Millarworld deal.
“I’m really proud of what the team achieved with Jupiter’s Legacy and the amazing work everyone did on that origin season. I’ve been asked a lot about what we’re planning next with this world, and the answer is to see what the supervillains are getting up to. I’ve always loved crime stories, from Scorsese to Tarantino, and supervillains are always the most fun part of any superhero story. To do something exclusively focused on the villains they fight just feels incredibly fresh as we explore what it’s like to be a bad guy in a world crawling with good guys who want to put you in jail.”
Jupiter’s Legacy star Matt Lanter on suiting up for Netflix’s brand new superhero show as Skyfox.
Failing to win the Manhunt: The Search for America’s Most Gorgeous Male Modelreality show competition in 2004 may have been the best thing that could have happened to Matt Lanter, because between that year and 2006 he had recurring or starring roles in the series Point Pleasant, Commander in Chief, Heroes, and Shark. Besides guest roles, he’d star in a number of films, voiced the character of Aquaman in a variety of animated productions from Warner Bros/DC Comics and was a series regular on the cult favorite Timeless.
All of that was eclipsed, however, by his voicing the character of Anakin Skywalker on the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars,which he began doing in 2008 and continues to do periodically. Now he is taking on the role of George Hutchence, aka Skyfox, on Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy, which will elevate him even higher insofar as genre fans are concerned. That possibility, as well as his view of Hutchence as a character, are among the things discussed in the following exclusive interview.
Who is Skyfox?
NAME: George Hutchence
POWERS AND ABILITIES:Flight; super strength; can survive a mile above Earth; uses engineering skills to create tech to use against villains
NEED TO KNOW:Another founding member of The Union and Sheldon’s former best friend before they had a falling out. Now considered the greatest supervillain in the world, George hasn’t been seen for years—his whereabouts and loyalties remain a mystery.
What appealed to you about George?
I remember seeing a bit of Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark in that character. I also kind of saw a little bit of flair, like a Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean.
I also wanted a bit of Paul Newman, who’s one of my favorites. Paul Newman to me always looks like he has a secret just in every movie. If you go back and watch, you’ll see what I’m talking about. He just always feels like he has a secret and I really love that about him. I think it makes him interesting… It felt like I could be a part of something really huge that could be just loved by a lot of fans here in the next several years and just had a chance to be a part of an epic superhero show. Of course, to put on a superhero costume is not something that many of us get a chance to do. So, here I am.
This question would have come later, but I might as well ask it now since you brought it up. What is it like to be strutting around in a superhero costume?
It’s amazing…. but the stylization of our suits are a little different. They’re angular, a lot of straight lines versus kind of rounded pecs. But yeah, the suits are incredible. Lizz Wolf, the costume designer, did just an amazing job. There’s been so much thought and so much detail put into these suits. It’s really a wild thing to see and I think fans are really going to have a heyday with this because each costume has individual characteristics. The costumes have so much intricate detail in them. Every costume is made of different materials, different fabrics, different stitching… It’s a really cool thing so kudos to the design of the suits. They are the highest of quality… they definitely did not shortchange us in that area at all.
You can’t ignore the fact that you put the thing on and you’re a superhero. It’s meant to accentuate the physique that we’ve already been training to build at the gym, and it’s very empowering. It’s just a really cool experience that I feel so honored to be doing.
How do you view George as a person? I know the show jumps in and out of the past and present, but how would you chart his evolution through the course of this first season?
The course of the first season is really different from the overall arc that we see in the graphic novels. We don’t hang with George very much in the “present day” of the first season [but] we see a lot of him during the origin.
George is such an interesting guy. He is sort of our Batman in a way. He’s kind of our Bruce Wayne. He’s this multimillionaire playboy. He appears to have everything. He’s great with women, he’s got tons of money in his pocket, he’s got everything in the world.
But I think very quickly, we see as an audience that George is very empty inside. I think he’s dealt with a lot of pain and loss in his life. I think because of that, George sees Sheldon [Sampson, the Utopian] and even maybe Walter [Sampson, Brainwave] as his family. They were buddies growing up. George’s loyalty is probably, I believe, one of his strongest assets. He’s a great friend and family member. So in an emotional respect, I think that Sheldon and Walter and the acceptance into the Sampson family is everything to George.
I think it’s also fun to play him because everything is big and grand and a performance for George, because why not? What else does he have to do? There’s a lot of layers there and I love that he has fun and he’s sharp-tongued and quick-witted, but I think he feels deeply.
Given your success with The Clone Wars, you’ve had a taste of the scrutiny that fandom can put you under. Is that tough to cope with or have you gotten used to it at this point?
Well, it’s funny you’re asking that, because just a couple of days ago, I did a panel with my Clone Wars pals and I actually talked about the level of scrutiny I did not realize that came with the job when I had originally booked the job of Anakin, but that’s one of the things that I’ve enjoyed most. Mostly, I feel like it’s been positive from the fans on my portrayal of Anakin, so I’ve not really been hammered too hard, but there is a scrutiny there. I think, as long as you keep in check in your own head that scrutiny, whether it be positive or obviously negative, comes from a place of passion with the fans and it comes from a place of things wanting to be good. I mean, of course, you’re going to have a couple of trolls here and there for anything you might do.
But I think sci-fi audiences are really, really smart. I think they want good storytelling. They want characters with depth, so that’s going to come I think with whatever you’re doing. But I can tell you, this is a character driven show first and foremost, and it’s a relationship driven show and they happen to be superheroes with incredible powers. I think when your characters are there and your relationships are solid and established and you understand why people are doing what they’re doing, I think it really helps the story overall.
This is such a great time for fans of superheroes, with the Justice League, Avengers, The Boys, and now, Jupiter’s Legacy, and they’re all so unique.
They are, and I think in a few years people are going to realize how big this actually is in terms of being the first show that’s opening up “Millarworld.” People are going to realize that it’s DC, Marvel, and Millarworld, and it’s exciting to be a part of that.How cool is it that I get to be the first guy to ever play George Hutchence, Skyfox? There’s so much to fanboy about.
This show focuses on the relationship between the parents and their kids and the journeys they all go on.
Which is what makes this story so unique. We’ve seen the guy in the suit and he’s saving the world, but this multi-generational family dynamic is so interesting that Mark Millar has created. And it’s such a basic idea, in a way. What if Superman had a kid and he’s a jerk and can’t live up to being Superman? And the world Millar’s built has the kids of these six superheroes signing contracts with big companies like modern day influencers.
It’s just a wild, cool idea. It’s something that seems so grounded. I think I heard Mark say this, that these guys can have everything and they can do everything and everything’s perfect in their world if they want it to be, except for matters of the heart. It’s just an extra level of detail on these characters that I don’t think we’ve ever seen before in other shows or movies.
(2021) Role: George Hutchence / Skyfox Status: Filming
The first generation of superheroes have kept the world safe for nearly a century. Now their children must live up to their legacy in an epic drama that spans decades and navigates the dynamics of family, power and loyalty.
Passing Through (2021) Role: Unknown Status: Pre-production
A young homeless boy, Daniel, turns into a soldier and becomes a hero. He turns to his mentor and caregiver for strength and advice. Faces many challenges in the service and looses most of his close friends. Daniel comes home and the roles are reversed. He is now the caregiver to his mentor who is dying but even in a bad situation good things can happen.
Url: matt-lanter.net Maintained by: Abel Contact:here Established on: July, 2020 Hits:
Matt Lanter Web is a unofficial fansite made by fans for share the latest images, videos and news of Matt Lanter, so we have no contact with Matt or someone in his environment. The images, videos, news, etc, posted on the site belong to their respective owners, except for our graphics, desings, etc, that only belong to matt-lanter.net. If you copy/take something ours, please give us credit.