It may very well be the case that the popular child superhero title could be making its way to the silver screen. According to That Hashtag Show, Marvel Studios is reportedly entertaining the idea of a Power Pack film. Apparently, executive oversight has been handed off to Johnathan Schwartz (Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2). But what is the Power Pack? And could it fit well into the MCU?
First of all, we’re talking about a movie universes with a sentient tree; a talking, bipedal raccoon; and a nine foot tall, green man. Children with superpowers really aren’t that far fetched. But for clarity’s sake, Power Pack is a series in which four siblings are given superhuman abilities. Each one has a power based around a scientific concept – gravity, velocity, mass, and energy. They’re given these powers by a dying alien so they can stop evil aliens from stealing their father’s work, which involves antimatter. Why entrust children with this power? Because shut up. After that? Other superhero adventures, of course. Guest starring in other heroes’ books, and getting others to appear in theirs, all for fun little adventures. It’s silly, but that’s entirely the point, really. And it looks like the studio very well knows this.
Thus the idea for the movie is to make it sort of the Spy Kids of the MCU. They’re going for family-friendly, and fun. That obviously makes sense. These are children. They’re not likely to be at the helm of a political thriller, like Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And stop angrily typing a reply to bring up Stranger Things and IT. Stories about kids can make for some exceptional drama. But, again, this is a universe with a talking, bipedal raccoon… that carries around guns bigger than his entire body. However serious the Marvel movies get, that undercurrent of bombastic fun is never going away. The Power Pack will likely fit right in, provided the movie is good. Heck, it’s possible they could fill in the void of the Fantastic Four not being in the MCU, no matter how many people desire to get it away from Fox.
Nothing is really confirmed, at this time. No films are greenlit, and nothing indicates that the project is in active development. It’s merely an idea that Marvel is thinking about. Will it bear fruit? Possibly. Marvel has two unclaimed 2020 release dates set. While one will inevitably go to Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, maybe one will go to Power Pack. Only time will tell.
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