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Star Movies Action to show superhero movies on 11 May

MUMBAI: Star Movies Action, the action-focused English movie channel from Star India, is going to treat viewers with a line up of superhero flicks this Sunday, including ‘Spiderman’ 1 & 2, ‘Ghost Rider’ and ‘Iron Man 3’.

The event called ‘Superhero Sunday’ will have the superhero franchise converging on one platform with super-human action.

Star India GM – English channels Kevin Vaz said, “We have always seen a demand of superhero movies every summer. This year we have a selection of all- time favourite superhero movies on one day consecutively so that our audience can engage with their favourite characters all day long.”

The channel has also initiated superhero contest for the viewers, to win original Marvel merchandise during the movie broadcasts.

The superhero line up begins at 1 pm with ‘Ghost Rider’, with Nicholas Cage, a motorcycle-riding stuntman, offering his soul to Mephistopheles in order to save the life of the one he loves most. He is forced to play host to a powerful supernatural entity whose flaming skull visage strikes fear into the heart of his enemies in this feature-film version of the long-running comic series.

This will be followed by American superhero film Spider Man (2002) at 3 pm. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film is based on the Marvel comics character of the same name. It stars Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, a high-school student who, when bitten by a genetically modified spider, gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Spider Man 2, the sequel to the 2002 film, will air at 6 pm. Set two years after the events of ‘Spider Man’, the film focuses on Peter Parker struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, while Dr. Otto Octavius (Doctor Octopus) becomes diabolical following a failed experiment and his wife’s death.

At 8 pm, the channel will showcase ‘Iron Man 3’ featuring Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible.