Drew Pearce Still Holding Out Hope That Marvel Will Make The RUNAWAYS
Before Drew Pearce started writing the script for Iron Man 3, he had completed a script for The Runaways (based on the Brian K. Vaughn series). Marvel actually got really close to making the film but then The Avengers came along. Pearce has been on the record about Marvel‘s big team-up film causing Runaways to get put on the shelf, but the writer recently talked a little more about the project and how he hopes Marvel will still follow through with the film. He hopes it could even be as soon as Phase 3.
During a Q&A following a special screening of Iron Man 3 at the Los Angeles Film School, Pearce explained how Avengers made Marvel put the breaks on the more obscure team film featuring youngster who discover their parents are part of an evil crime group:
We were really close to being made, and then this movie started to happen called The Avengers. Oddly, it pulled focus from the unheard-of-brand Runaways, and it really did kind of consume the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s there–maybe it’ll be a Phase Three movie. I really hope so. I’m really proud of it and I think it’ll be a brilliant film, but I think it all depends what Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel [Studios], master plan is.
The script was Pearce‘s first work for Marvel and when it got scrapped they decided to let him take a crack at Iron Man instead. Director and co-writer Shane Black called it “one of the better screenplays that’s sitting on a shelf somewhere.” The duo conceded that if anyone was hoping for the Runaways to get fast tracked due to their Iron Man success (financially at least) they would just have to keep waiting. With Marvel Studios only making two or three movies a year, they’re pretty well booked with several projects in various stages of development between now and 2018-ish. With Marvel getting more obscure with properties like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man, it’s not too wild to think they could take Runaways off the shelf. What do you think? Would you like to see Drew Pearce‘s Runaways get made?
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Source : Hollywood Reporter