Netflix’s announced today at the New York Comic-Con that the live-action adaptation of The Umbrella Academy, starring Ellen Page will launch globally on February 15, 2019.
The Umbrella Academy is based on an Eisner-award winning comic book series created by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance and illustrated by the talented Gabriel Bá. For those less familiar with the graphic novels, here’s a quick synopsis of the series.
The Umbrella Academy is a live action series that follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) — The Monocle, Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror, and The White Violin — as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities. Published by Dark Horse Comics, the comic series garnered much praise from fans and critics alike for its alternate and twisted take on the superhero genre.
The series stars Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves/The White Violin, Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreaves/Spaceboy, David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves/The Kraken, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves/The Rumor, Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves/The Seance, Aiden Gallagher as The Boy, Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha, and Cameron Britton as Hazel.
Here are eight character posters for the upcoming series.
So, how familiar are you with Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy? Are you looking forward to the live-action adaptation? Let us know in the comments below.
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20 Underrated Comics That Deserve More Attention
Y: the Last Man
Published by Vertigo comics in 2002, Y: The Last Man is a post-apocalyptic comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan. The story follows the unlikely journey of Yorick Brown and his pet monkey (Ampersand), the only two mammals with a Y chromosome to survive an unknown global androcide. Unaware of how or why, Yorick hits the road in search of his girlfriend, but with the world in complete chaos, finding her becomes the least of his worries.
While some might not consider Y: The Last Man underrated, Vertigo isn’t as well known as the other publishing titans, so it’s worth mentioning to those that might have missed this gem.