Marvel’s Runaways actor Gregg Sulkin, who will be playing Chase, recently appeared at Wizard World Philadelphia. The actor had a panel where he discussed how he got the part of Chase, when the Runaways will start filming, and in what ways Chase will be different than his comic book counterpart.
Thanks to Pop-Culturalist, here’s a break down of Sulkin’s panel.
How He Learned He Got the Part
Jeph Loeb, the Head of Marvel TV, called Gregg and told him that he was about to hear three words that would change his life forever: “Welcome to Marvel”. Gregg played it cool on the phone but geeked out afterwards.
The Cast Didn’t Know If the Series Would Be Picked Up
They shot the pilot back in February, but with the potential writers’ strike looming, they had no idea what their fate would be.
When Will They Start Shooting?
The cast is heading to Los Angeles in three weeks to begin filming the first season of Runaways. Gregg joked that he was excited to be able to sleep in his own bed.
Leap of Faith
When Gregg signed onto the show, he wasn’t given the script. He knew Josh Schwartz was involved with the project and that was enough for him to sign on for seven years.
How Faithful will the Adaptation be?
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the showrunners of Runaways, plan to stay true to the comics but will also make it their own. Gregg acknowledged how much Chase means to a lot of people and feels the responsibility to do a good job. He says out of all the characters, Chase probably changed the most. In the comics, he’s stereotyped as a dumb jock, but they hope to make Chase more layered in the television series.
Marvel’s Runaways will be airing on Hulu, but there’s no set date yet, but since the show will begin filming in three weeks, we’re sure to get more information soon.
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.