Marvel Studios to Adapt ‘Runaways’ on TV

By Kevyn Cortez | 2 years ago
Marvel Studios to Adapt ‘Runaways’ on TV

At last week’s Q&A which followed Marvel’s unveiling of their Phase 3 projects, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige reveals to fans that its “Runaways” title might see their adaptation into the Cinematic Universe. Read on for further details.

According to, Marvel’s “Runaways” might get a shot for a television adaptation. According to Feige, the script, which is still in development, has locked on to scribe Drew Pearce but was reassigned to "Iron Man 3" on the strength of his "Runaways" script. The film is currently shelved due to the success of "The Avengers" but is suggested to see a release at some point in the future.


"Runaways" is created by "Y: the Last Man" creator Brian K. Vaughan and "Ms. Marvel" artist Adrian Alphona. The series debuted in July 2003 as part of Marvel Comics' "Tsunami" imprint. The series had been canceled in September 2004 at its eighteenth issue but proved to be a cult favorite, which led to its revival in February 2005.

The “Runaways” follow a group of youngsters who are the children of "The Pride." It is a super-powered crime ring composed of mob bosses, time-travelers, dark wizards, mad scientists, alien invaders and telepathic mutants that had control of Los Angeles for many years. Discovering what their parents are doing, the young heroes band together to stop the activities of “The Pride."

Each member brings something unique to the group, such as unique powers or abilities. Alex Wilder is the leader and the only normal person among the bunch. Although possessing an incredibly gifted mind, Nico Minoru, who wields the staff of one, hugely powerful magical stave. It is activated by a voice command is able to cast amazing spells which can only be used once. They will be join by other unique individuals including the tech-savvy Chase Stein, who wields powerful gauntlets and X-ray goggles; Karolina Dean, who learns that she is in fact an alien; Molly Hayes, who discovers that she is a mutant with with extreme strength and invulnerability; and Gertrude "Gert" Yorkes, who  inherits a genetically engineered dinosaur under her mental control.  After the defeat of their parents, they attempt to make up for their parent's sins by fighting crime in Los Angeles, being the city's official protectors.

Ever since the original groups' introduction, the "Runaways" have been portrayed as a somewhat dysfunctional yet loving family.

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