MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS has still yet to confirm when they’re going to look back at the draft since 2010?
That got me thinking… when Marvel Studios are going to review the adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan‘s Runaways?
In case you don’t know who they are, Runaways is a group of six teenagers in Vol.1 who discovered their parents are part of the secret club called ‘The Pride.’ The six teenagers who also have powers and codenames (except for Alex Wilder).
I bought the comic book which I’m still reading at the moment and it’s a good story. I read the information on Wikipedia and it said they started the casting calls preliminary in 2010. However, it said “the casting call was released, a significant amount of fan controversy arose due to the fact the casting call hadn’t specified an Asian-American actress to play Nico Minoru, despite the fact that the casting call specified an African-American to play Alex Wilder.”
In October 2010, the production was halted in favour for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and there was rumours that Marvel’s Runaways has the release date in 2014 but it did not happen as Captain America: The Winter Solider and Guardians of the Galaxy was already released in 2014. Plus that’s not all, it was suggested Runaways was in the release dates between 2016 and 2019 for Phase Three. In October 2014 however, Runaways was not included in the list from 2016 to 2019. Kevin Feige commented the project was “still an awesome script that exists in our script vault”, adding, “We’d love to do something with Runaways some day. In our television and future film discussions, it’s always one that we talk about, because we have a solid draft there. But again, we can’t make them all.”
But again, I still don’t see why Marvel Studios just look at the draft script and plan out how many people would like to get involved to set their long-term plan sometime in the future (I would say somewhere in 2020s or so etc.).
I want to hear from you, can Marvel Studios look back at Runaways and convince them harder to set the release date in 2020s? Leave comments below and let me know who’s your favourite character from Runaways and why you chose it.
Published by Johnny Hourigan