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Marvel Studios continues to look ahead past The Avengers. Having already hired Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist director Pete Sollett to helm the studio’s adaptation of Runaways, they’ve now selected writer Drew Pearce to tackle the film’s screenplay.
Pearce is best known as the creator of No Heroics, the 2008 British comedy series about a group of superhero friends who have to deal with everyday tasks including grocery shopping and enduring traffic jams. I’m curious to see how Pearce handles the script, especially because I was very much hoping that Runaways creator Brian K. Vaughan would have control over the film’s story.
Marvel’s Runaways focuses on a group of children who run away from home after finding out that their parents form the inner circle of a deadly crime syndicate. These heroic children include sorceress Nico Minoru, alien Karolina Dean, mutant Molly Hayes, arrogant Chase Stein and dinosaur-wielding Gertie Yorkes.