Sometimes comic book movies don’t always pan out and meet expectations. There are entries in the genre that don’t really impress people enough to want a sequel or a follow-up. This is the case with a little movie conveniently named “The Losers” which failed to make waves at the box-office despite starring future stars who have moved on to bigger and better franchises. Any sequels that were being planned for this movie were scrapped when the box-office report came in and dashed any hope of meeting up with these characters again. Thankfully, film isn’t the only medium for comic book adaptations. The television landscape has changed to accommodate comic book geeks and audiences alike. Since film seems to no longer be an option, “The Losers” could have a place and a future on the small screen.
Here’s the plot synopsis for the movie:
On a mission deep in the Bolivian jungle, a team of elite commandos (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans) finds itself on the receiving end of a lethal betrayal. Now presumed dead, the men join forces with a mysterious operative named Aisha (Zoe Saldana) to hunt down their enemy and even the score.
“The Losers” has the potential to survive on television and become a weekly TV series that promises thrills and a few laughs here and there. The plot is pretty basic but can be altered or improved in order to make episodes and seasons more interesting. One of the problems with the movie is that no one really cared about the characters and may have hated them as much as they seem to hate the government that they feel left them for dead in a foreign country. The action and shootouts in the film were a bit over-the-top and could be more grounded in a TV series while still providing thrills and a sense of danger. There’s also the tone and the comparisons to the A-Team. This show would have to work hard to shake those comparisons, especially since an A-Team reboot TV series is in deep development. If a network played their cards right, “The Losers” could become a successful action-adventure tv series that keeps people tuning in week after week. There’s no guarantee a series will even happen, but the prospect definitely sounds enticing. Maybe TNT could do something with it after the series finale of the Last ship? Who knows?