First Trailer for Netflix's Adaptation of The Umbrella Academy

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By Bayani Miguel Acebedo | More Articles Star Wars nerd. Toy collector. Occasional Cosplayer.
December 09, 2018  11:28 AM


It’s finally here. After years of teasers and slow updates, Netflix has finally given us out first look at their adaptation of The Umbrella Academy.

Here’s the official description:

A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of the apocalypse and more. Adapted from the comic created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.

If anything, the film looks like a mix of the X-Men and A Series of Unfortunate Events, what with the superhero elements mixed with the gothic look of the film. Just in case you didn’t know, the Gerard Way who created these characters is the very same on who leads the band My Chemical Romance.

With the comic having some crazy visuals, I think the series actually holds up quite a bit when you look at the effects. Of course, there are still some elements from the comic that they have to “cheat” in the show. For example, in the comics, Spaceboy (No. 1) is supposed to  be a human with his body attached to a gorilla’s; here in the show, they give him the bulky body, but it’s covered mostly in his suit. I’ll admit, it’s actually a clever way to go around it compared to a mo-cap body suit.

The series looks amazing, and hopefully it gets some people interested in reading the actual comic. Hopefully this is one superhero adaptation that Netflix doesn’t end up cancelling too soon.

Catch The Umbrella Academy when it hits Netflix Feb. 15.

See Also: Gerard Way Reveals First Look at Live-Action Cast for Umbrella Academy

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.