Runaways Movie Put on Hold for The Avengers
When I was first getting into comics, Runaways was a series I kept coming back to. For those of you that don’t know Runaways, created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, was about six kids from California who discover that their parents were a group of supervillains who called themselves The Pride. After discovering this, the kids got (or discovered) powers and equipment, plus one dinosaur, similar to their parents’ abilities and decide to use them for good to make up for their parents’ evil.
A few years ago we heard that Vaughan was working on a script for the movie adaptation. But that fell through. Last year, No Heroics creator Drew Pearce signed on to pen the script with Peter Sollett, who directed Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, to direct. But all that has been put on hold. Three guesses why.
At a screenwriter panel that indieWire attended, Pearce spoke up on the future of the Runaways film.
“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.”