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Jupiter’s Legacy: Matt Lanter Talks Becoming Skyfox for Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

Jupiter’s Legacy: Matt Lanter Talks Becoming Skyfox for Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

Whether you are a comic books lover or just a movie addict, there’s a great chance you already came across at least one of Mark Millar’s fictions. The writer created for Marvel, some of the biggest-selling comic books: Civil War and Wolverine: Old Man Logan. In 2004, Millar formed his own company, Millarworld, which allowed him to publish his own stories and comic books. Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman, to name a few, have all been adapted for the big screen. In 2018, the giant streaming platform Netflix announced that Steven S. DeKnight was going to develop the first show based on Millar’s books, Jupiter’s Legacy. 

We spoke with Matt Lanter, aka George Hutchence aka Skyfox, aka the world’s biggest supervillain. George used to be best friend with the world’s greatest superhero, Sheldon Sampson (Josh Duhamel). However, his convictions and ideals soon turned him into The Union’s biggest threat. 

Mixing sarcasm, charm, good hair, and fancy suits, Matt Lanter brings to life a very complex and yet weirdly endearing character. According to the actor, during his audition, he did “a little bit of combination of Tony Stark, and Captain Jack Sparrow and a little Paul Newman”. He added the following:

“It’s exciting to be bringing a superhero on screen that we’ve never seen before, that most of us have never met these people before, I think that’s cool.”

The actor also declared that the whole casting process felt extremely fast and as though he was cast way before he actually knew it. He said the following:

“I got the call basically right when I left their office, and they just said ‘Yeah, we want to get you onboard, we need you to go to a body scan, like tomorrow, to get the suit built.”

You can listen to the full interview down below:

Starring Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter, Jupiter’s Legacy shows the breech between two generations of superheroes: the popular, beloved parents, who created “The Union”’ allowing them to keep the world safe for almost a century, and who now have to let their kids take on the legacy. But the mission appears to be more complicated than expected, as the young superheroes struggle to find their places in the world and to deal with everyone’s expectations.

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Written by Maëlle Beauget-Uhl

Reporter and news writer with an educational background in broadcast journalism at the New York Film Academy and a professional background in entertainment reporting and news writing.