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Marvel and Hulu Reveal RUNAWAYS Cast

Marvel and Hulu Reveal RUNAWAYS Cast

Marvel Studios continues to dive deep into their wellspring of characters for television adaptations, as Runaways is finally coming to Hulu. First announced in August, Runaways is one step closer to becoming a reality as Marvel.com has officially announced the cast of the upcoming series, which is based on Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona’s beloved cult classic comic about a group of kids who discover their parents are really supervillains who are part of a group known as “the Pride.”

Upon this discovery, they learn that many among them have also inherited their parents’ super powers too. Deciding to forge their own, non-villainous path in life, the kids begin to form something of a family unit while on the run from their nefarious parents. You can check out the main cast of Runaways, along with their respective characters, below:

Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) will play Alex Wilder, a child prodigy with no actual powers, but with a brilliant mind, whose parents were members of the mob.

Lyrica Okano (The Affair) is Nico Minoru is the team’s resident witch, who can cast spells with her powerful staff. She’s also the team’s resident goth girl.

Virginia Gardner plays Karolina Dean, who discovers that not only is she an alien, but her parents were actually evil alien invaders.

Ariela Barer (New Girl) is Gert Yorkes is a modern day riot grrl who happens to have a telepathic link to a dinosaur.

Gregg Sulkin plays Chase Stein, whose parents are mad scientists. He steals one of his dad’s inventions and makes a new family with the Runaways

Allegra Acosta is Molly Hernandez (known as Molly Hayes in the comics), who in the original book is a mutant with super strength. Given the Fox/X-Men deal, expect her to be one of the Inhumans instead, or some other kind of experiment. HYDRA maybe?

Y: The Last Man and Saga creator Brian K. Vaughn is serving as executive consultant to the series, and said in a statement, “I’m so excited for fans of the comic to watch this perfect cast of amazing actors, all of whom embody the spirit of their characters more than I ever could have imagined.” The show is being made together with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb, along with Josh Schwartz (The OC), and Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl).

Marvel has had a lot of success with their series on Netflix, starting with Daredevil, and continuing on to Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the upcoming Iron Fist and Defenders series. Cloak and Dagger is heading to Freeform, but Runaways will be the first Marvel Studios show made for Hulu. No release date has yet been given for the series, nor has there been a confirmation that this show takes place within the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. But if I were a betting man, I’d say it will be; after all, in a world of supervillains, there need to be superheroes to fight.

What do you think of the cast of Runaways so far? Are they how you envisioned the characters? Let us know down below in the comments.

Learn all about the Runaways comic book origins!

Images: Marvel Studios / Marvel Comics 

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