Clipped from The Hollywood Reporter:
The Duo: Says Millar:
"These guys are the kids of the old couple. They're both in their
twenties and completely live in the shadows of their perfect parents. I
like the idea of exploring what it would be like to grow up as the kids
of the two most famous and beloved people on the planet. This side of
things has a very Postcards From The Edge feel and there's enormous tension between them all"
The Man in the Parka: This is the
brother of the lady in the red chaps. The two are B-list wannabees who
didn't make the A-list. "They'll do anything to get on the cover of the
magazines and only too happy to spread rumours and cause trouble as
rumblings in the community start to spread," says Millar.
The Oldest Living Superhero: "He's had his
powers since he discovered a mysterious island back in the Great
Depression, but he's a curiosity now," describes Millar. "His altruistic
ideals, like his costume, are just out of synch with all the young
The Hero's Brother: "He isn't as
strong or as handsome as his famous sibling and lacks charisma, but he's
thoughtful and very aware of his legacy as he hits old age," says
Millar. "He's looking around at the financial crash and wondering if he
can help in ways other than rescuing kittens from trees and all those
nice things superheroes do."
Eagle-crested super-heroine: The lady who
looks like she stepped out of a Legion of Super-Heroes story is "the old
hero's wife and they've had this perfect marriage for almost 80 years,"
says Millar. "They're the last two superheroes with secret identities.
They're old school and we love them for it, but they don't understand
The Cool Guy: Says Millar:
"This guy is our Han Solo. He's the son of the biggest super-villain in
the world and running drugs in from off-world. Incredibly funny, cool
and likeable and, to make things quite complicated, in a secret
relationship with the daughter of the world's greatest hero."
The lady in red: The lady in red,
along with the guy in the parka, are a sister-brother duo of B-list
wannabees who didn't make the A-list. "They'll do anything to get on the
cover of the magazines and are only too happy to spread rumors and
cause trouble as rumblings in the community start to spread," says