‘Runaways’ Season 2 Hints At ‘Doctor Strange’ Connection

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In the latest trailer for the second season of Marvel’s Hulu show Runaways, the series dropped a fairly big connection to Doctor Strange.

The trailer in question shows us a bit of what became of the characters from the first season. They are all still on the run from their super villain parents who are determined to get them back. In addition it also hints at a conflict between the kinds and their parents and a possible greater adversary for them all to unite against. Most interestingly, however, the trailer seemed to drop a major connection to Doctor Strange.

Towards the end of the trailer, Nico Minoru, (Lyrica Okano), seemed to be loosing control of her power and afraid of what she might do. During the final shot of the trailer we see her with cracked skin under her eyes revealing a dark, purple layer beneath. She then yells towards the camera as what appears to be a layer of dark magic shoots from her staff.

You can see the full trailer below:


This particular look is identical to the appearance that Doctor Strange antagonist, Kaecilius, (Mads Mikkelsen), took on after accessing power from the dark dimension and swearing loyalty to its master, Dormammu. During the film, he and his followers attempted to bring Dormammu to Earth with the promise for greater power and eternal life. They were ultimately thwarted by Doctor Strange, (Benedict Cumberbatch) who more or less annoyed Dormammu to stay away from the Earth. If, however, Nico is accessing power from the Dark Dimension, it will not bode well for the Runaways.

What do you make of this particular shot? Are you hoping for the show to have more connections to the main films or should the series try and remained self contained? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is a synopsis for the latest season:

The Runaways have left their homes (and evil parents) behind and now have to learn to live on their own. As they scavenge for food, search for shelter, and take care of one another, our kids begin to realize that, for better or worse, they’re stuck with each other. And it’s up to them to take down PRIDE once and for all. But someone sent a mysterious message to Jonah… Is there a mole in the Runaways? Meanwhile PRIDE is focused on finding their children, and Jonah has his own dangerous plan in mind.

Marvel’s Runaways is executive produced by series showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C. and Gossip Girl) along with Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s The Defenders). Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will produce as well. Marvel’s Runaways is a co-production with ABC Signature Studios.

The second season premieres on December 21, 2018, on Hulu.

‘Captain Marvel’ Funko Toys Confirm Carol Danvers’ Cat Will Appear

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Captain Marvel Brie Larson Carol Danvers Kevin FeigeWith just about four months away from the release of Captain Marvel, Funko has now revealed its upcoming line of Pop! Vinyl Figures that are tied-in to the highly-anticipated film that features Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the titular heroine and perhaps the most powerful character in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The reveal of this new line of Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures show off some of the characters set to appear in the film, one of which includes Carol Danvers' feline companion Goose the Cat.

The name of our heroine's cat may come as a surprise to fans of the comics because in previous incarnations, Captain Marvel's cat is named Chewie and is actually part of the Flerken species.

You can check out two collectible Funko figures of Goose the Cat in the gallery down below. You can start viewing the images by clicking "Next".

Are you excited to see Carol Danvers' Goose the Cat in the film? What do you make of the new name choice instead of Chewie? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the MCU.

Here is the synopsis for the film:

Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.  Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.

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Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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