Actor Ian Quinlan sat down with The Knockturnal to talk starring as Hutch in the new superhero Netflix series Jupiter’s Legacy.
Ian described his character as the Han Solo of the ensemble cast in Jupiter’s Legacy.
“He’s the leader of a counter-culturist group who is completely against the union, who is sort of the Justice League of our universe. They’re a team of superheroes who have been around for 100 years and they are very much part of this establishment of saving the world with a code of no killing, we don’t do politics, we inspire – and I’m part of this crew that’s completely anti all of that,” Ian said.
“What I love about Jupiter’s Legacy and what makes it different is that it’s a show about a family of superheroes. It’s more of a drama where the family happens to be superheroes rather than a typical action superhero show,” he said.
Though his character doesn’t have a superpower – instead he has a magic power rod that allows him to teleport – Ian says he would love to have the superpower to be able to speak and understand any language.
And while his castmates went to superhero camp and had flight training, Ian said was doing muay Thai to prepare for the role – something he picked up even before he was cast.
“A guy with no powers has to be able to hold his own at least somewhat in the world and plus he grew up without having a father and having to fend for himself,” he said. “So I thought I want this guy to look like he grew up fighting his entire life. So I amped it up and started going to muy thai five times per week.
“I had an hour to learn the fight a couple of days before [shooting] and they give me a video of a one-on-six fight. And it was a two-day, 15-hours of straight-up MMA. It was great.”
Ian says he’s most excited for the viewers to get to know Hutch and his crew.
“I’m really excited for people to see Hutch and the whole Hutch crew. I have a gang of people I’m with. And we have a lot of heists and a lot of cool action sequences and I think people are really gonna be inspired seeing this crew of diverse people who are totally counter-cultural revolutionaries,” he said.
“It’s sort of like the Sex Pistols meets Guardians of the Galaxy!”
Jupiter’s Legacy, starring Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb premieres Friday, May 7 on Netflix.