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The Umbrella Academy Trailer Promises Misfit Superhero Strangeness

'The Umbrella Academy' Trailer Promises Misfit Superhero Strangeness

'The Umbrella Academy' Trailer Promises Misfit Superhero Strangeness

And Ellen Page. It also promises Ellen Page.

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The great thing about the superhero genre going strong in the mainstream is that we get all these strange little offshoots, and that’s absolutely what we’re signing up for with Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, which finally released its first teaser trailer this weekend.

The Umbrella Academy is an adaptation of a comic book by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, which should tell you right off the bat that it’s not going to be your average all-American superhero story.

“In October 1989, 43 women around the world gave birth,” the trailer explains. “None of these women had been pregnant when the day began.”

A billionaire adopted six of these children, gifted with superpowers ranging from strength to communicating with the dead to just being really good at not breathing. As adults, those remaining reunite after their father’s death to determine the circumstances surrounding it as well as, you know, stop the end of the world. It is a superhero story, after all.

The Umbrella Academy will see our girl Ellen Page returning to the world of supers, something she’s all too familiar with from her time spent in both the X-Men movies and literally the film Super. This time, though, she plays Vanya, the only child without superpowers.

As bad ass as the trailer looks, the bad news is that we’ll still have to wait until February for the show’s Netflix debut. (Though in the meantime, at least you can always check out the comics!)

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.