Marvel Studios has been in the pre-production stage for a film adaptation of its title Runaways, about a group of teens who find out that not only are their parents part of a criminal group called the Pride, but that they also have various super powers. Dunno if you’ve been following, but there hasn’t been much talk about the project since it was first announced months ago. What gives?
Well, Thor, X-Men: First Class, and Captain America: The First Avenger was what put production in limbo; Marvel didn’t want their A-Listers drowning out this middle of the road superhero film.
As of right now, much of the Runaways film is good to go, including a script by Drew Pearce and a director, Peter Sollett (Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist). Apparently, we just have to wait for The Avengers to get the hell out of the way before Marvel gives the green light, says Pearce:
“Basically, ‘The Avengers’ came along and everything else at Marvel got put on hold for a year. But the script is there, we’re good go. It’s kind of like [being] at the airport when you’re waiting for your slot to take off with Marvel, and we’re hoping we get a slot next year. Fingers crossed. They’re very happy with it, so hopefully it happens.”
While fans are certainly amped for The Avengers, there is certainly a lot of interest in Runaways. It was created by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona, and at one point, an arc was written by nerd god Joss Whedon. Honestly, it’s one of the better comic series of the last decade. It’s like the breakfast club of superheroes. I would love for more people to discover the characters and the story. Alas, we have to wait.
Source: Screen Rant