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EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Studios Back To Work Developing ‘POWER PACK’

Back in 2005 when Marvel Studios was born, they used 10 of their film properties as collateral in a mega-deal with Merrill Lynch. Among them were Captain America, the Avengers, Hawkeye, Cloak and Dagger and Power Pack. That deal, though risky at the time, has paid massive dividends for Marvel who has turned some of those properties (and even some lesser known ones like Guardians of the Galaxy) into a series of connected films unlike anything before them. With the risk of losing their properties in the rear-view mirror and Avengers 4 representing the culmination of years of work, Marvel Studios has turned to developing the projects that will anchor their future and it seems they may have settled on one of the properties from the original deal to be among them!

According to a source, Marvel Studios has revisited bringing Power Pack to the screen as a feature film within the last year. To be clear, we’re not telling you to expect Power Pack on August 7, 2020 or that it has even been given the green light, but that the studio HAS reinvested some effort in the developing the property. Part of those efforts has been giving Jonathan Schwartz executive oversight on the film and that’s a move that we can’t help but be a little excited about. Schwartz has been working at Marvel Studios since 2009 when he worked closely alongside Kevin Feige during the production of Iron Man 2. He continued work as Feige’s assistant during the productions of Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor before joining James Gunn’s crew as a co-producer on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and an executive producer on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It’s his work with Gunn that excites us the most. We know Gunn has the keys to the kingdom when it comes to the future of Marvel’s Cosmic films so it’s possible that he and Schwartz could collaborate on how to best bring the Power family to the big screen!

We’re told the studio is looking to develop the film as a “Spy Kids-like story” that follows the Power family. If you’re unfamiliar with the property, it tells the story of Jack, Julie, Katie and Alex Power, four siblings who are granted incredible abilities by a dying Kymellian (an alien race) named Aelfyre Whitemane. Kymellians may be somewhat familiar to readers of any number of Inhumans comics as they have appeared in them as well, but if you’ve never heard of them just imagine a humanoid horse. The kids meet Whitemane (or Whitey, as they call him) when he comes to Earth to stop their father, Dr. James Power, a physicist who has discovered a way to convert antimatter into energy, from accidentally destroying the Earth with his experiment. Whitey is followed to Earth by the evil, power stealing Snarks and is mortally wounded by them in battle. Before dying, Whitey gives each of the children access to a power that would help them stop the Snarks from stealing the antimatter equation and access to his interstellar ship, “Friday.” While the children originally possess one ability each (Alex can manipulate gravity, Julie can fly at incredible speeds, Jack can manipulate the mass of an object and change its density and Katie can manipulate and use energy fields), over the years their powers have been traded back and forth during times of need.

The Power siblings foil the Snarks plans and go on to use their powers to solve problems both big and small and were seen all across the Marvel universe a couple of decades. Though they’ve been absent from much of the mainstream titles lately, they are about to appear in a one-shot and their original enemies, the reptilian Snarks, recently reappeared in the pages of the current Inhumans spin-off series, Royals. The reemergence of both parties does add a little fuel to the fire and give us hope that Marvel Studios is preparing to once again roll the dice on a lesser known property. Given the alien nature of their powers, we can only hope that James Gunn would be a part of the creative process as this film could continue to expand Marvel’s cosmos! With Marvel Studios continuing to hold their post-Avengers 4 plans so close to the vest, it may be some time before we get any official word on this or any other future films, but with 2 unclaimed release dates in 2020 (Vol.3 is going to be one of those films), news should begin to break about some projects over the next year.

Stay tuned to That Hashtag Show as we continue to bring you news you aren’t getting anywhere else!.

Dal sito Comic Book:

Evidence Mounts In Favor Of Fox's Kid-Friendly Fantastic Four Reboot


When it comes to the Fantastic Four, Fox is really hoping the third time is the charm. Over the years, the studio has rolled out two lackluster attempts to turn Marvel’s first superhero family into box office royalty, and Fox may be getting ready to give the team another go.

Recently, reports surfaced about Fox and its plans to develop a family-centric Fantastic Four reboot. The rumor purports that the studio wants to make a film starring Franklin and Valeria Richards, the children of Reed Richards and Sue Storm. And, now, it looks like The Hollywood Reporter is adding coal to the reboot’s fire.[…]

Dal sito ScreenRant:

Marvel Studios Is Still Interested In A Power Pack Movie

Speaking exclusively to Screen Rant, Kevin Feige revealed that Marvel Studios is still interested in doing a Power Pack movie. In 2004, Marvel Studios began to work on the idea of self-financing their own films. It took Marvel a year to get their plans in order, and in 2005 the as-yet-untested studio announced plans for what would become the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The first wave of properties Marvel looked to develop included characters like Black Panther, Cloak & Dagger, and Power Pack. That lineup changed over time, and Marvel soon focused on the idea of building a shared cinematic universe that would climax with The Avengers. Power Pack was put on the backburner, but last year we learned that Marvel was still interested in this potential franchise. Producer Jonathan Schwartz was given executive oversight on the project.

There have been no updates since September 2017. Speaking to Marvel's Kevin Feige at the press junket for Ant-Man & the Wasp, we took the opportunity to ask if he could tell us if there was any progress on this potential film. He explained that Schwartz is attached to Marvel Studios, and is currently focused on Captain Marvel. But the studio remains interested in Power Pack.

"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?"

It sounds as though development on Power Pack has essentially stalled. Feige's comment suggests that the studio wanted to do Power Pack because they believed it was different to anything else in the MCU, centered upon the idea of families and accessible to children. That particular niche is currently filled by the Ant-Man franchise, and so the idea of Power Pack has been shelved for now. At the same time, it's clear Feige still believes Power Pack could be a winner. Like Blade, it's a property that Marvel will probably use at some point, but seems to have no immediate plans for.

Power Pack was a unique and innovative concept, created by Louise Simonson in the early '80s. The comic starred the four Power children - Alex, Julie, Jack, and Katie. These children were exposed to alien energies, and were granted tremendous power. Although only kids - the youngest, Katie, was a 5-year-old - the Powers decided to use these new abilities for good. The characters were children, but Simonson used the book to explore a wide range of adult themes, ranging from pollution, drug abuse, kidnapping, gun violence, and homelessness. In 1984, the Power Pack kids actually teamed up with Spider-Man in a one-shot designed to fight sexual abuse. They've always been one of the most socially aware Marvel properties, and in the 2000s an older Julie became one of Marvel's flagship lesbian characters.

It's great to hear Marvel still wants to do something with Power Pack, but a little disappointing that they're unlikely to be part of the Phase 4 plans. It will probably be a while before we get any more news.
Il progetto dovrebbe diventare una serie tv per Disney +.

Dal sito CBR:

REPORT: Marvel Planning Power Pack Show for Disney+

A series based on Marvel's Power Pack is reportedly in development for Disney+.

After teasing confirmation of a rumored project earlier in the day, Daniel Richtman -- who has previously been correct about unannounced projects from various studios -- wrote on Twitter, "Welp looks like not today after all but I'll tell u what it is - Power Pack show for Disney+." At this time this is unconfirmed, and should thus be taken with a grain of salt until such time as Marvel Studios or Disney officially announces the project.

Created by Louise Simonson and June Brigman, the titular team first appeared in 1984's Power Pack #1. The group is made up of Alex Power/Zero-G, Julie Power/Lightspeed, Jack Power/Mass Master and Katie Power/Energizer. They've been occasionally joined by Franklin Richards, son of Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic and Sue Storm/Invisible Woman. It's unclear how the series might relate to the Fantastic Four, who are set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future.

If true, Power Pack would be one of many shows based on Marvel characters coming to Disney+ in the future. Those other series include Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, WandaVision, Falcon and Winter Soldier and several more. Although how much is known about those shows varies, there's a lot of indication they'll connect to the films much more explicitly than Netflix's Marvel TV series did, with WandaVision said to be leading into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

No potential release date was given for a Power Pack series on Disney+.
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