We know so little about what we can expect from Phase 4. A sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming has its release date locked down and James Gunn is teasing when we can expect Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. We can expect some of their successful new IPs to make a return like Doctor Strange, but many wonder what new franchises we can expect.
With Marvel being a movie studio that has shown they’re not afraid to touch riskier properties, the House of Ideas seems they may be returning to a property they have not touched in a while. Our friends over at That Hashtag Show have heard that the studio might be working on a Power Pack film.
This is not the first time that a film about Jack, Julie, Katie and Alex Power has been in development as the four siblings were part of a deal with Merrill Lynch back in 2005. Marvel Studios’ first foray into the film industry meant the studio had to put up ten of their films as collateral, which included a potential Power Pack film. According to That Hashtag Show, long-time Marvel Studios veteran Jonathan Schwartz will be overseeing the project. Schwartz has a long history working as Kevin Feige‘s assistant, and also served as an executive producer on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
That Hashtag Show highlights that this is not a confirmation that the film will be made anytime soon. Like any studio, Marvel Studios prepares a variety of projects far in advance and remain in pre-production for quite some time. (On this week’s Marvel News Desk Podcast, our own Caleb Borchers listed the amount of time between the announcement and premiere for Marvel projects.)
For those MCU fans not familiar with the fan-favorite comic property, it is about a dying alien named Aelfyre Whitemane granting unique abilities each of the Power siblings. With Captain Marvel on the horizon, a movie that features an alien passing on abilities to future superheros may seem a bit redundant if the movies debut in close proximity.
They could also take a different approach with the story and as the Power Pack is a property about children a Pixar-like approach to storytelling might be appropriate here. This could even be Marvel Studios first foray into a film made for young kids. Once the film is released sometime in the distant future, many fans of the MCU might have their own children and want to share the experience with them.
Would you be excited about a Power Pack film? Any storylines you want to see be on the big screen?
Source: That Hashtag Show