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Marvel Puts Runaways On Hold

As Marvel ramps up development on television shows like The Incredible Hulk and Cloak & Dagger, it’s slowing down production on the Runaways movie.

Deadline reports the studio “simply has too much going on at the moment,” and plans to take its time with the live-action adaptation of the acclaimed comic created in 2003 by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. The news likely will be received with mixed emotion by fans, some of whom have suggested Runaways would work better as a television series than as a feature film.

The comic centers on six kids who discover their parents are super-villains known as the Pride. Fleeing from their homes, the kids band together to learn about their inherited powers, defeat the Pride and make up for the evil committed by their parents.

The adaptation, directed by Peter Sollett (Nick And Nora’s Infinite Playlist) from a script by Drew Pearce (No Heroics), appeared to be moving forward fairly quickly, with the studio issuing a casting calla controversial one, at that — in August, and scheduling filming to begin in January. Sollett reportedly is still attached to direct, but has been invited to take another project first.


  • demoncat_4

    figured with with all Marvel now has going from the cartoons and now hulk and Cloak and dagger kicking off their conquest of tv. that something would have to give and be delayed. sad to see its the runaways film . though this way they can take time to do it right.

  • Personamanx

    Eh, Delay or no delay I don’t forsee a “Runaways” film being made well.

  • Koolio Blanco

    It never should have been a movie to begin with. It would work much better as a TV show.

  • Personamanx

    I really don’t think there’s enough material to really make a good “Runaways” TV show. They could have one season I suppose, and basically just translate Volume 1 but after that you risk the cast aging too much and while that problem is not too major for most of them it might be a tough sell for whoever plays Molly. So I figure there could only be two seasons tops.