For years it’s been rumored that Marvel Studios has been developing a movie based on Power Pack. A story of four children given extraordinary powers by a humanoid, alien horse. Created by Louise Simonson, Power Pack was Marvel’s first pre-teen team up book targeting a younger audience. Over its initial run, they would appear alongside other Marvel heroes, including the Fantastic Four with Franklin Richards, young son of Susan Storm and Reed Richards, becoming a member.
Kevin Feige just last year expressed interest in the small heroes and expanding into younger audiences. Which makes sense, considering that the team is comprised of only children who have to fend for themselves with no adult supervision.
“Power Pack is a property that we’ve been interested in for a long time. For many years because we wanted to do something for families, something that’s a little younger, Ant-Man has kind of become that franchise, certainly with Ant-Man and the Wasp, but Power Pack still is one of the many things that we discuss, wouldn’t it be fun to do someday?”
However, new rumors indicate that the property is now in active development again. What is interesting is that it may not be in the form of a theatrical release. Since the announcement of Disney’s new streaming service, it opens new avenues for the property that weren’t available before. No longer restricted to theaters or broadcast television, Power Pack can now be developed into a limited series or even a movie exclusively for the service.
It could also just as easily be adapted onto the big screen. What matters is that Marvel Studios has far more options and flexibility now. Whichever way Alex, Julie, Jack, and Katie Power are introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it will be long overdue.
How about you? How would you like to see Power Pack introduced?
Source: MCU Cosmic