The streaming giant releases its adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's comic later this week, featuring Duhamel and Leslie Bibb as ageing members of an Avengers-esque hero team.
The members of The Union attempt to pass the responsibility for the world's safety down to their super-powered children, but their offspring struggle under pressure they never wanted.
In speaking to Digital Spy and other media, Duhamel admitted that he wasn't actually familiar with the original comic when he was first presented with playing The Union's leader The Utopian.
"Well, I had never heard of the story before this, to be perfectly honest. I don't read a lot of graphic novels, and I'm not a huge fan of the superhero genre. Of course, I see some of it. My son is a huge… he just loves this stuff," he explained to us.
"So there's many reasons I wanted to do it. One was, he loves superheroes. Two, I love the story. I love the family dysfunction of it all. And of course, after I'd heard about it, I read the script, and then I found these graphic novels, and I read them.
"I thought they did a really good job of portraying what this guy looked like, from the comics to now. I think that they did a pretty spot-on job of what old-man Sheldon looks like."
While Duhamel is new to the superhero genre, he's definitely no stranger to franchises. He has appeared as Colonel William Lennox in the Transformers film series and actually voiced the future Two-Face, Gotham City DA Harvey Dent, in the animated version of Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One.
Jupiter's Legacy will be streaming worldwide on Netflix from Friday (May 7).
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