Earth’s Mightiest Heroes derailed plans for Drew Pearce’s adaptation of Runaways, but the Iron Man 3 screenwriter holds out hope that the film could be revived as part of Marvel’s Phase Three.
A new report indicates that, in addition to the previously mentioned Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Black Panther and Runaway projects, Marvel has scripts for a Blade reboot and a Captain Marvel feature.
Screenwriter Drew Pearce reveals that Marvel’s Runaways was put on hold so the studio could focus on The Avengers. Now he says, “fingers crossed,” the movie could begin production in 2012.
If Kevin Feige’s recent interview is to be believed, Marvel Studios is already hard at work on their fourth wave of movies – After the first wave of Iron Man and Incredible Hulk, second wave of Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and Avengers and the mysterious third wave of Runaways, Ant Man and whatever else may be in the pipeline. The problem? Well, the size of this new range, for one thing.
Add another name to the list of possible cast members for Marvel’s Runaways: YouTube sensation Lucas Cruikshank, who rose to Internet fame with his Fred Figglehorn videos, says he auditioned for a role in the adaptation of the comic series created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona.
Keke Palmer, star of Akeelah and the Bee and True Jackson, VP, revealed she’s been asked to join the cast of Marvel’s Runaways. With production set to begin in January, has the studio found its Nico or its Karolina?
When an open casting call for Runaways began circulating earlier this month, many fans were alarmed that the apparent description for Nico Minoru didn’t indicate that the role was for an Asian-American actress. But Marvel isn’t planning to shy away from Nico’s ethnicity, according to the studio.
An open call has gone out for the six lead roles in Runaways, the Marvel Studios adaptation of the comic created in 2003 by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. Filming is set to begin in January, with Peter Sollett (Nick And Nora’s Infinite Playlist) directing.
Production Weekly reports that Marvel Studios will begin filming Runaways in January. When last we heard about the adaptation, Peter Sollett (Nick And Nora’s Infinite Playlist) was negotiating to direct, while Drew Pearce (No Heroics) had been hired to write the screenplay.