Marvel's ‘Runaways’ Gets Delayed

The ‘Breakfast Club’ of superhero adaptations takes a backseat to ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Iron Man 3’.
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Marvel's ‘Runaways’ Gets Delayed

Marvel's Runaways gets delayed As Disney acquires the rights to Iron Man 3 and The Avengers, it has become apparent that Marvel Studios is slowing down with its intentions to bring the teenage superhero franchise Runaways to the big screen. That doesn't mean we won't see it in the future. We just won't see it anytime soon.

Some speculated the film was being cancelled altogether, as sources report that Marvel was uneasy moving ahead with their project after Kick-Ass, which contains similar themes, faltered at the box office. According to Deadline, this is in no way true, and that the delay comes from Marvel Studios having too much on its plate at the moment.

Marvel plans to take their time bringing Runaways to the big screen so they can do it right. The live action adaptation was written by Lost's Brian K. Vaughan, and it is apparently being called the The Breakfast Club of teenage superhero flicks. The story revolves around a group of high schoolers that discover their parents are super villains. They band together to use their super powers for good, and build a secret base under the La Brea tar pits.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist's Peter Sollett is still attached to direct Runaways, but he is being invited to take on another project first.

Runaways is in development .

Sources: Deadline

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  • shuabert • 5 years ago

    Ick. Kristen Kruek is DREADFUL.

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    • narrator • 5 years ago

      Lol, @ejk. Kreuk is a bit young for Pearce. Eh?

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      • narrator • 5 years ago

        Lol, Guy and Scarlett? Sounds pretty awesome.

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        • dan1 • 5 years ago

          Oh. Well in that case, for continuity's sake, if they went that route, they'd need to get my girl ScarJo. In which case, I'd be extremely satisfied :D

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          • ejk1 • 5 years ago

            Well, that's the thing. Elektra doesn't necessarily have to be in the movie. Black Widow was as much a part of Murdock's life, perhaps more. In the seventies, Murdock and BW fell in love, moved to San Francisco together, and starred in a comic series for a few years together, "Daredevil and Black Widow." I have the comics where Matt defended her for murdering Mac Gargan, aka Scorpion(it wasn't really him, but a cyborg from the future). Their relationship lasted for close to seven or eight years. I'm just telling you this to let everyone know that DD doesn't always need Elektra.

            That being said, if they wanted Elektra, which I'm not opposed to in any way, I'd go with either Emmanuelle Vaugier, Minka Kelly, or my favorite girl Kristin Kreuk. Yeah, I know, I'm hoping against hope, but you never know.

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            • dan1 • 5 years ago

              I haven't seen much of Guy Pearce, outside of the excellent Memento, but I did love him in that. Could be down for him as Daredevil. Who would play Elektra?

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              • ejk1 • 5 years ago

                What would make up for the poor Daredevil run lately is bringing back Brubaker, but he's busy writing for Cap, and the new Incognito, which comes out Wednesday. If you haven't read the first one, you've missed out on something great.

                Guy Pearce as Matt Murdock? I'm down with that. It's about time Pearce fully steps into the limelight, and Daredevil could be the way to get him there.

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                • narrator • 5 years ago

                  Thanks guys.

                  @ejk, I completely agree with you about mainstream comics/GN's. I mean hell, Y: The Last Man; my favorite guilty pleasure (in a form of literature) ever. Such a fantastic idea, and so many different ways you can go about doing it, but no one does anything with it. Instead, as @REAL says, we end up with another 20 Saws. I honestly say f*ck DJ Caruso for doing I am Number 4 and a other projects before Y. Let someone else take over already.

                  As for Daredevil, @ejk, no worries. The film reboot will hopefully get it back on track (and make up for the poor comic run lately). As they said, they are waiting for the right director, willing to bring both scope and depth to the film, similar to Nolan with Batman. I'm surprised Fox is being patient enough. I am still rooting for Guy Pearce to play Mr. Murdock.

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                  • rojodiablo • 5 years ago

                    I hope it does get made though. Maybe the film will benefit from the studio taking their time and getting it done right!

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                    • bane5000 • 5 years ago

                      damn, i was hoping this movie would get going, itll be agreat way to kick off the plan Marvel studios has for theyre low budget films they want to begin doing on lesser known characters, i also like the idea of placing short films of characters before full length features so that people can get a look how it would be and maybe give them their own films later on...but still a big no to the damn kid from fred the movie being in any Marvel movie...

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                      • doubler0522 • 5 years ago

                        man thats messed up 4real

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                        • ejk1 • 5 years ago

                          @Skywise, only if they decide to go ahead with the movie.

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                          • emmytt • 5 years ago

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                            • skywise • 5 years ago

                              This is not surprising to me and if they wait then that can only make the movie better right? RIGHT? The Runaways have a cool story and its really nothing like Kick Ass.

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                              • diaigma • 5 years ago

                                Infamous Disney strikes again . . . I was really looking forward to this.

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                                • instead8909 • 5 years ago

                                  I usually avoid newer superheroes and I stick to the ones I know, but sometimes I branch out. I just might watch this when it comes out.

                                  I just wish Joss would direct an X-Men film as well.

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                                  • drifter49 • 5 years ago

                                    I to applaud Narrator.That idea is far past brilliant.Seriously.Also.Here's their chance to stop eying Lucas Cruikshank to play in this.

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                                    • dan1 • 5 years ago

                                      I also applaud @Narrator, that would be a great way to help stoke interest about the Runaways.

                                      I wish these studios would be bold and and adventure outside of the 'big big' names. My hat is still off that were getting a what I hope to be 'proper' live action treatment of Green Lantern. That's a huge step in the right direction for DC. Now we just need for that to do really well, and Avengers to do well, and maybe we can start seeing some branching off into lesser knowns with some faith.

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                                      • ejk1 • 5 years ago

                                        @Narrator, that was absolutely brilliant. Tying Runaways the The Avengers? You can't see it but I'm applauding your idea, my friend.

                                        On the downside, this news sucks. I know @Narrator is right when he says The Runaways aren't a mainstream story, but that's what bothers me. It's better than some of the mainstream stories out there(listen, I'm one of the biggest Daredevil fans you'll ever encounter, but I can tell you right now that this Shadowland arc that's going on right now is putrid garbage. Shame on Marvel for putting one of its better heroes through this junk). Also, this just makes it harder for owner-created books to be made into movies. Incognito, Y:The Last Man, Ex Machina, Chew, The Sandman, all would make interesting films(although Chew may be hard to stomach, for some), but as Marvel seems to be pulling away from the idea ever so slightly, it seems like we are going to be given a Spider-Man reboot every three movies simply because of the name recognition. And that's BS.

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                                        • emmytt • 5 years ago

                                          @dan1 if there is that many Saws i wonder which ones James Cameron will direct and make worse lol

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