As part of a deal, Netflix will also adapt the other comics written by Mark Millar (writer of Kick-Ass, Wanted, and Kingsman)
The new adaptations include:
*Jupiter's Legacy - follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930’s. In present day they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.
*American Jesus - follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he’s returned as Jesus Christ.
*Empress - Queen Emporia is married to the worst dictator in the galaxy, King Morax. After escaping his palace with her children, Emporia and her family, must hide from Morax and his army at all costs
*Huck - In a quiet seaside town, Huck uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything. (Sidenote: Millar wrote this story after seeing DC's Man of Steel and was deeply troubled by that film's dark tone)
*Sharkey The Bounty Hunter - Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty-hunter tracking criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck.
*The Magic Order - five families of magicians sworn to protect our world must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. https://www.polygon.com/2018/7/17/17581986/netflix-mark-millar-shows-movies-millarworld https://deadline.com/2019/05/the-magic-order-james-wan-lindsey-beer-executive-produce-mark-millar-netflix-series-1202615995/
How is/was he with Jesus Christ Superstar? Or Godspell?
I recall at the time of each of their releases, a number of alleged Christians were outraged. It was a sad commentary, since in both cases, they were at least in part, meant as a positive way to introduce the younger generation to the word of God and life of Jesus.
Godspell movie was released in March 1973, Jesus Christ Superstar in August of the same year.
That sounds about right for him (and plenty of others).
It seems to me, there'd be at least some positive feedback from the religious community.
Sat 5 Sep, 2020 12:50 pm
I watched Jesus Christ Superstar the film on video with my dad when I was a kid. It was sacrilegious and blasphemous. It was a '70s rock opera that took place during the '70s that made a mockery of the Gospel message. I didn't like it and I still don't.