Superheroes are being replaced by biblical figures in a series of Hollywood blockbusters to be released next year. 

The films mark a U-turn by movie-makers who appear to be reaching out to America’s evangelical
heartland. 

Releases include Mary Mother of Christ starring 16-year-old Israeli-born actress Odeya Rush.

A synopsis of the film reads: ‘It is a part of Mary, Joseph and Jesus’s life that has not been shown before. 

‘Under the reign of terror of Herod the Great and against all odds, they survive as young parents
in one of the most trecherous times in history.’

In March, the blockbuster Noah starring Russell Crowe and Emma Watson will be released.

The film will see Crowe build an ark and rescue mankind from the Great Flood while Watson plays his adopted daughter.

The film has cost $150million and promises to be jam-packed with special effects.

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