Following a successful summer Marvel are now in a comfortable position with their properties. The Avengers hits next year and sequels to Iron Man, Thor and Captain America are in various stages of development.
Marvel have also been looking to develop characters outside of The Avengers, and last year they were working on a Runaways movie with director Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), however it was put on hold because they felt they had too much going on. Well in a recent interview screenwriter Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) gave an update on Runaways, and said he hope it moves forward sometime next year.
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“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 to go,” Pearce said. “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.”
The comic follows a group of six kids whose parents are a criminal group of mob bosses, time-travelers, dark wizards, mad scientists, alien invaders and telepathic mutants. The kids steal weapons and resources from their parents, and learn they themselves inherited their parents’ powers. With a mix between Twilight and X-Men Marvel could have had a hit with Runaways, but I guess it will have to wait.