‘Runaways’ Set In Same Universe As Netflix’s Marvel Series

Marvel Runaways

#ItsAllConnected will be taking on additional meaning when Marvel’s Runaways premieres on Hulu this fall. According to ComicBook.com, at TCA 2017, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb confirmed Runaways will live “in the same world as Netflix’s Marvel shows.”

Loeb was unable to specify exactly how the shows will fit together, but as with most Marvel entries, it is safe to assume characters and events from other series will be mentioned. Easter egg hunters will have to keep a sharp eye out.

It was also mentioned at TCA 2017 that the tone of Runaways will be similar to that of another famous young adult drama: The O.C. ScreenRant is reporting that Loeb mentioned that the show will combine elements of a soap through the lens of teens and their problems. Here is his quote:

“We didn’t view it as a superhero show. We viewed it as a coming-of-age drama, family show inside Marvel.”

It is also worth mentioning that the co-showrunner of Runaways, Josh Schwartz, who also was the mind behind fellow coming-of-age drama The O.C.

What do you think, are you excited that this new show will be related to the other Marvel programming? Comment below!

“Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? “Marvel’s Runaways” is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.”

Marvel’s Runaways stars Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf, Casual) as Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as Nico Minoru, Virginia Gardner (Little Bitches) as Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, Gregg Sulkin (Faking It) as Chase Stein and Allegra Acosta (100 Things to do Before High School) as Molly Hernandez.

The series also stars the villainous group The Pride which consists of Kip Pardue (ER) as Frank Dean, Ryan Sands (The Wire) as Geoffrey Wilder, Angel Parker (The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story) as Catherine Wilder, Brittany Ishibashi (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) as Tina Minoru, James Yaegashi (Madame Secretary) as Robert Minoru, Kevin Weisman (Alias) as Dale Yorkes, Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives) as Stacey Yorkes, Annie Wersching (The Vampire Diaries) as Leslie Dean, James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Victor Stein and Ever Carradine (The Handmaids Tale) as Janet Stein.

Sources: ComicBook.comScreenRant

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