It seems that everyone wants a piece of Marvel at the moment! Not a week goes by without the announcement of another TV show in the works! It is a good time to be a Marvel fan.
Variety have confirmed that HULU will be streaming a show based on the Runaways comics.
The show will be aimed at a younger audience than that of the Marvel/Netflix shows and will focus on a group of teenagers who find out that their parents are part of an evil crime organisation. The group decide to go on the run and steal a lot of things from their parents in the process
You will be forgiven for not knowing much about the Runaways as they haven’t been in the spotlight since the first Civil War story line, but there are still some excellent stories and the team has possibly the strangest mix of characters!
They are very different to your traditional superhero, there are no costumes, there are aliens, mutants, super humans and sorcerers, and not to mention a dinosaur!
Let’s have a look at some of the main members of the Team;
Alex Wilder – An unpowered member of the group, he is a brilliant strategist and his skills with a computer are essential to the team, and works to discover their parents plans for the future.
Nico Minoru – She is able to use something called Blood Magic, and uses the Staff of One which enables her to access an infinite number of spells but at the cost of only being able to use each spell once! An extremely powerful skill but unpredictable!
Karolina Dean – The resident alien of the group, she is able to absorb and manipulate energy, can fly, has super strength and can erect forcefields among other skills. Only discovering her true powers after removing a bracelet, it looks like Karolina will be struggling with being different from the others.
Chase Stein – Again no super powers here but he does have in his possession a pair of “Fistigons” which enable him to shoot fire and other things from his hands! Pretty cool!
Gertrude Yorkes – Another “normal” person with no powers, except a telepathic link to raptor-like dinosaur, named Old Lace, from the future! That will be useful in a fight!
Molly Hayes -The youngest of the group, Molly is a mutant with a certain level invulnerability and super strength.
And there is the potential to have loads of different characters join the team as the role call has had numerous people over the years, like Hulkling and Cassie Young to name but a few!
I don’t think you could argue that this mix of characters could result in some interesting stories. Add on top of that stereotypical teenage problems like puberty, romance and entering the real world and this show stands to be great!
It looks like the teenage heroes are in good hands as the show is from the creators of Gossip Girl, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
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