Word out of H’wood this morning has Bryan K. Vaughan’s Runaways getting the treatment for the big screen. This makes perfect sense as the first series was pretty much self contained from the rest of the M616 making it a tale that can be told without needing appearances by Brad Pitt, Robert Downey, Jr. Sam Jackson, etc.

The good news is Vaughan is penning the adaptation, but the bad news is the film is in pre-production hell with Ant Man as Marvel Studios has yet to announce a start of production or release date. If Marvel wanted to get as much money from the tweeners as possible, they’d ramp this production up quickly and get a team movie out before the Avengers so the company can test the waters, and to rub it in the face of DC/Warner Bros. who have yet to get Justice League out of the starting gate.

So the question is, “Who would you cast in the roles of the Runaways?”

via THR


  1. hermit
    May 22, 2008 at 8:55 am — Reply

    about time gosh dang it!!!

  2. The Ninja Charro
    May 22, 2008 at 10:39 am — Reply

    Trying to explain how the Runaways come from will be a very hard job.

    Actually, Marvel should put all his effort in the Avengers movie.

    NOTE: the stupid Justice League Mortal Movie was cancelled, thanks to God.

  3. Jim
    May 22, 2008 at 11:24 am — Reply

    I’ve heard Vaughan say that he personally has also written script drafts of both “Y The Last Man” and “Ex Machina,” which had been optioned, and I’m not sure those films are going anywhere. So the treatment doesn’t really mean we’ll see “Runaways – The Movie” any time soon. Personally, I would settle for maybe getting some “Runaways” comics. What is the giant holdup? There have been, like, 2 issues released in the past six months.

  4. Rodrigo
    May 22, 2008 at 11:34 am — Reply

    I’d cast a bunch of kids no one’s ever heard of

  5. Mark I.
    May 22, 2008 at 11:40 am — Reply

    Make it like the Goonies, except the finale takes place on a Helicarrier instead of a pirate ship. Oh, and Sloth replaced by the Hulk.

  6. Rodrigo
    May 22, 2008 at 11:47 am — Reply

    “truffle shuffle” would be a great thing for sister grim to shout out, although I don’t know what that spell would do.

  7. May 22, 2008 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    I think it would look something like this

    But you know…with a hot Asian girl instead of a chubby kid.

  8. James
    May 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm — Reply

    Definitely cast unknowns in the roles of the kids, but maybe some good actors who normally play good guys as the parents.

  9. hermit
    May 22, 2008 at 5:23 pm — Reply

    y: the last man is in production if i remember correctly

  10. Nice
    January 16, 2009 at 11:01 am — Reply

    I’m a huuuge fan of the Runaways!! If they really make a Runaways moive and get it done, they should be a young Avengers moive too since they both have worked together twice so far in the marvel world. Whick also means that there will have to be a New Avengers Moive…

  11. Wesley Clark
    June 11, 2009 at 11:12 pm — Reply

    im a huge Runaways fan…I do agree that they should foucus on putting this Avenger movie out first then work on the Runaways. How about this Kristen Stewart as Nicole,Dakota Fanning as Karoline…that’s perfect for those two=) there both gorgeous and I can picture them in playing those roles=).

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