A trailer of Marvel’s Runaways leaked today from a Hulu Upfront event in New York City, and I. Am. Freaking. OUT.
Based on the comics created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, the series gave us a first look at the characters (Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes, Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru, Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder, Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein, Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean, and Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez), and they could not be more perfect.
I am over-the-moon excited that this is actually real footage from the series and that it looks amazing. For those of you who don’t know, Runaways is the story of six teenagers who come together to fight a common enemy: their parents. The comic book series had its faults here and there, but it gave me some of my favorite Marvel characters, specifically Gert, Chase, Molly, and Victor Mancha.
I know I’m jumping ahead here, but if the series is successful, I truly hope they expand it further to include Victor and Xavin, the Super-Skrull character who ends up falling in love with—well, I guess I’ll leave it to you to find out by either reading the comics or patiently waiting to see if the series will touch on it! Knowing my luck, Marvel probably isn’t planning on it, but a girl can dream, right?
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