Umbrella Academy is officially in stores now
It’s the follow up to 2009’s conclusion of the second series, The Umbrella Academy: Dallas. Although The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion was originally announced for release at San-Diego Comic-Con in 2009, it’s taken almost nine years for the instalment to appear.
Speaking about the new trailer on Instagram, Way said: “I’m having a hard time containing my excitement over the fact that something named ‘oblivion’ is actually the start of so many new things! It’s a story about time and age and mistakes and redemption.”
Way also posted some snippets of the book to his Instagram page.
Discussing the project with The Hollywood Reporter, Way said: “It is intentional in its differences to the previously published material. It was what we had to do to keep it fresh for ourselves. We weren’t interested in telling the same kind of story as we had done before; we had evolved and changed as people and as creators, and I think we wanted to show that.”
Speaking about his work with co-creator Gabriel Ba, Way said: “I think it was fairly easy for the two of us to ease back into these characters. It felt right. But we were able to bring how we changed into the world, which really appealed to us.”
He added: “These characters really are a part of us — or there are parts of us in these characters. I do feel differently about the characters, and I think that is one of the most exciting things about this series. I discovered new things about them, and reprocessed old things about them, saw them through a different lens. So there wasn’t so much relearning as there was further exploration.”
Earlier this year, it was announced that Mary J Blige would star in the Netflix adaptation of the The Umbrella Academy. The 10-episode series is set to launch on the streaming service at some point in 2018.
Other stars confirmed for the role include Ellen Page, Misfits star Robert Sheehan and Game Of Thrones actor Tom Hopper. Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, and Aidan Gallagher are also set to appear.
My Chemical Romance split in 2013, and last year Way spoke about the band’s recent informal public reunion, and revealed that they didn’t discuss the band or the possibility of getting back together – but he didn’t deny that it could happen.