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Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of Kong: Skull Island, is looking to direct a Marvel movie. There’s a caveat, however. Vogt-Roberts wants to create a film that utilizes no superheroes.

I want to direct a Marvel movie that features no superheroes. It would be an absurdist dramedy that follows a group of random humans who deal with that magic and aliens exist.

Although his pitch isn’t likely something I see Disney pursuing any time soon, it’s quite a creative idea. The perspective of regular people within the Marvel cinematic universe isn’t something we’ve seen much of, but Marvel has put the spotlight one non-superheroes in the past.

Item 47 is a one-shot, direct-to-video short film that follows a couple who stumble upon some alien technology left behind from The Avengers and proceed to rob banks. After a few robberies, S.H.I.E.L.D. is tasked to take the duo down. The film turned out great, which certainly gives credence for the idea of a feature film revolving around normal people among superpowered beings.

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What do you make of Vogt-Roberts’ idea? Would it serve as a unique take within the Marvel cinematic universe, or would it feel out of place? Comment below, let us know your thoughts.

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