The Forgotten Team-Up Action Movie On Netflix With Marvel And DC Stars

By Steven Nelson | Published

Dive into a world of action, wit, and a sprinkle of humor with the ensemble cast of The Losers, now streaming on Netflix. Assembled from an array of talents, including the charismatic Jeffrey Dean Morgan and the effervescent Zoe Saldana, this film promises a rollercoaster ride packed with thrill and suspense.

Get ready to witness a team of elite operatives navigating through a high-stakes landscape where friendship and camaraderie become their strongest weapons. Strap in for an adventure where vengeance, strategy, and a bit of cheeky humor collide to deliver a movie experience that’s anything but ‘loser’-like!

The Losers stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, and Zoe Saldana

In the exhilarating action-packed film, The Losers, viewers are introduced to a special forces team serving the United States military. The skilled team is led by the astute and brave Clay, portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. His trusty counterparts include Roque (played by Idris Elba), Jensen (played by Chris Evans), Cougar (Óscar Jaenada), and Pooch (Columbus Short).

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The Losers plot unfolds dramatically when the team is betrayed by their handler, Max, a dark and enigmatic figure with a web of sinister plans, played by Jason Patric. Left for dead in the Bolivian jungle, the group manages to survive against all odds. Fuelled by betrayal and in pursuit of justice, they hatch a plan to track down the elusive Max, who is hell-bent on igniting a global war. 

With revenge in their hearts, The Losers team embarks on a vengeful journey, only to find an ally in the feisty Aisha, portrayed by Zoe Saldana, who has her own scores to settle with Max.

Through a series of electrifying action sequences, clever strategies, and a sprinkle of comedic moments, largely from Jensen’s quirky personality, The Losers engage in a cat-and-mouse game with Max, navigating a world brimming with covert operations and deceit.

The story is a whirlwind of vengeance, camaraderie, and bravery, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats as they cheer for the underdogs in their pursuit of justice. Prepare to be entwined in a narrative where loyalty is tested, and alliances are forged in the face of adversity.

The Losers Has Marvel And DC Stars Before They Became Heroes

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In the grand arena of superhero cinematic universes, the casting of The Losers boasts quite an impressive line-up of stars who have made significant impacts in both Marvel and DC landscapes.

Starting with the resplendent Zoe Saldana, her portrayal of Gamora, a fierce warrior and a key member of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), has become iconic. Saldana’s Gamora is a character of depth and complexity, one who navigates a path of redemption from her earlier days as an assassin, making her a vital component in the grand tapestry of the MCU.

And of course, Chris Evans has become synonymous with the role of Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America in the MCU. Evans’ portrayal of the steadfast and noble super-soldier has garnered immense praise, defining a generation of superhero films with a character that embodies the spirit of leadership, bravery, and sacrifice. 

It’s interesting to note that before taking up the shield, Evans also portrayed Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four films, a separate entity from the MCU at that time.

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Idris Elba, another powerhouse talent, graced the MCU with his portrayal of Heimdall, the all-seeing, all-hearing Asgardian sentry of the Bifrost Bridge in the Thor series. Heimdall, with his stoic presence and majestic demeanor, added a layer of gravitas to the Asgardian chapters of the MCU saga. 

Moreover, Elba ventured into the DC universe with his role as Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad (2021), a mercenary with a lethal expertise in weaponry, adding another vibrant character to his portfolio of superhero roles.

Finally, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is no stranger to the superhero genre. He portrayed the complex character of The Comedian, also known as Edward Morgan Blake, in Zack Snyder’s 2009 film Watchmen, which is based on the DC Comics limited series of the same name. 

And in a brief yet significant appearance, Morgan also graced the DC Extended Universe as Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne (Batman), in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Although his screen time was limited, his role as Thomas Wayne is a critical element in Batman’s backstory, a role reprised again, albeit briefly, in Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021).

In a whirlwind of action and sharp one-liners, The Losers packs a punch that is both entertaining and a testament to the early screen charisma of stars who would soon become household names. Whether you’re a fan of superhero blockbusters or just in for a good action flick, this movie serves as a fun pit stop in the filmographies of its now star-studded cast.

It might not have reinvented the wheel, but The Losers undeniably holds a spot in the timeline of modern action cinema, offering an enjoyable ride for anyone ready to take it. Don’t miss it streaming now on Netflix.

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