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Marvel's Runaways gets a writer who knows Heroics

05.27.2010
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Everyone seems to be squeezing in their comic-related movie announcements before the long weekend. Now it's about Marvel's RUNAWAYS, their team of superpowered teens who don't wear X uniforms.

The project, which recently brought in Peter Sollett (NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST) to direct, now has a writer: Drew Pearce, creator of the UK superhero sitcom "No Heroics". The show was set in a world where such comic book archetypes were real, and followed the exploits of several off-duty hard-drinking C-list heroes. (An American remake with Freddy Prinze Jr. never made it past the pilot episode.) You can get a sample of "No Heroics" below.

The RUNAWAYS comic was created by "Lost" writer and "Y: The Last Man" creator Brian K. Vaughan, and follows a group of youngsters who discover their parents are a secret supervillain group known as The Pride. When the kids discover they inherited their parents' various abilities, they refuse to take after their evil folks and go on the run, using their new powers for good.

Joss Whedon also scripted an arc of the comic, but both he and Vaughan are obviously too busy to do the screenplay themselves. 

Extra Tidbit: R.I.P., Thundermonkey.

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1:11AM on 05/29/2010
Sounds like what HEROES should have been, except [hopefully] with more action.

One of the worst moments in my time watching TV series was when Sylar, Peter, and Nathan all went into a room to have a conclusive fight and all they showed was Hayden watching the fight through a crack in the door...
Sounds like what HEROES should have been, except [hopefully] with more action.

One of the worst moments in my time watching TV series was when Sylar, Peter, and Nathan all went into a room to have a conclusive fight and all they showed was Hayden watching the fight through a crack in the door...
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1:59PM on 05/28/2010

Hmmm...

Is it just me, or does that cover look like it was drawn by the same guy who created the default Yahoo display pics?
Is it just me, or does that cover look like it was drawn by the same guy who created the default Yahoo display pics?
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12:09PM on 05/28/2010
as long as Marvel has the rights.
as long as Marvel has the rights.
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7:12AM on 05/28/2010
Hurry up, before Chloe Moretz gets too big to play Molly.
Hurry up, before Chloe Moretz gets too big to play Molly.
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12:43AM on 05/28/2010
That's cool, I really liked No Heroics. My problem with the Runaways comic book is that it always killed of the more interesting characters and kept the weaker ones. I hope they switch some stuff up for the movie.
That's cool, I really liked No Heroics. My problem with the Runaways comic book is that it always killed of the more interesting characters and kept the weaker ones. I hope they switch some stuff up for the movie.
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11:49PM on 05/27/2010

I actually prefer the Avengers.

with the xmen you're pretty much confining yourself to mutants but with the Avengers you can throw in mutatns, super humans, immortals, Gods and on occasion reformed villains.
with the xmen you're pretty much confining yourself to mutants but with the Avengers you can throw in mutatns, super humans, immortals, Gods and on occasion reformed villains.
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2:23AM on 05/28/2010
We need to see a cosmic Marvel movie...maybe more Silver Surfer, some Thanos, Beta Ray Bill, and the REAL Galactus!
We need to see a cosmic Marvel movie...maybe more Silver Surfer, some Thanos, Beta Ray Bill, and the REAL Galactus!
11:28PM on 05/27/2010
Would love to see this made into a movie. Also, no team in comics tops the X-Men. They're the ultimate team.
Would love to see this made into a movie. Also, no team in comics tops the X-Men. They're the ultimate team.
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