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Marvel has announced the casting for their "Runaways" series which starts shooting this month for release on Hulu at some point in the futurs.

Rhenzy Feliz (“Teen Wolf,” “Casual”) as Alex Wilder is a loud-and-proud nerd. Admittedly a bit of a loner, Alex spends much of his free-time playing video games, but deep down, what he wants most is to reunite his childhood group of friends.

Lyrica Okano (“The Affair,” “Unforgettable”) as Nico Minoru–tough, intelligent, and independent–embodies teenage angst. A budding “Wiccan,” Nico’s carefully crafted goth appearance isolates her from her peers and family, but maybe what she really needs is someone to talk to.

(If I may just throw in, Lyrica is my new favourite name, it just sounds so neat when you say it out loud!!)

Virginia Gardner (“Goat,” “Little Bitches”) as Karolina Dean, model-perfect exterior with a lot going on behind her professionally whitened smile, is burdened by the lofty expectations and responsibilities put upon her by her parents. Underneath her veneer of privilege and perfection, Karolina is experiencing a newfound eagerness to explore her identity and pursue her own desires.

Ariela Barer (“New Girl,” “One Day at a Time”) as Gert Yorkes is a purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot grrrl. Never passing up a moment to stand on a soapbox, Gert sometimes wields her persona as a brash social justice warrior to mask her true feelings.

Gregg Sulkin (“Faking It,” “Don’t Hang Up,” “Anti Social”) as Chase Stein is a lacrosse-playing, high school heartthrob. While many write him off as a dumb jock, Chase exhibits flashes of untapped brilliance in engineering, not unlike his wildly successful father’s.

Allegra Acosta (“100 Things to do Before High School,” “Just Add Magic”) as Molly Hernandez, the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group, is known for her peppy positivity and a deep yearning to belong.

Date: 2017-02-02 11:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laughing_tree
How involved is Brian K. Vaughan with this?

Date: 2017-02-03 07:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] panelsarewindows
I believe he's an executive producer, who's said that fans of the comic will be very pleased with this adaptation. What an executive producer actually DOES varies alot depending on the project, but I have enough trust Marvel know's how popular this series is, and the audience for it, so that it'll remain faithful to his input at least.

Date: 2017-02-02 11:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ozaline
Hulu isn't in Canada... boo.

Date: 2017-02-03 12:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
Well, I don't know any of the actors, but they all look the part. I'm sure certain people have already started bitching about a non-white Molly, though.

Date: 2017-02-03 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
I'm impressed that they actually cast a Japanese-American as Nico, I remember the first time they released a casting call for Nico back in 2010 when they were trying to make a Runaways movie and they didn't even specify that the character was Asian.

Date: 2017-02-03 06:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lamashtar
I remember chatter about making the Minorus Asian during the Dr Strange movie among fans. There's an adult Minoru among the acolytes in the comic book.

Date: 2017-02-03 05:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yvonmukluk
Also they've made Molly Hispanic, which I think is cool. Dunno how they'll address her powers with the mutant embargo, though.

Date: 2017-02-03 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
Damn, I'm gonna have to stare at Gregg's lips again? I loved Faking It but I just could not deal with those lips

Date: 2017-02-03 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
Have you seen those swollen things in action, though? He looks like a Frank Quitely illustration brought to life

Date: 2017-02-03 01:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mistersandman
The only weird thing about this casting is that Alex looks younger than Molly.

Date: 2017-02-03 06:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lamashtar
Molly's actress is 14, which isn't bad. But this picture makes her look very adult. Almost Lolita-ish.

Date: 2017-02-03 03:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Wow, Alex looks so young! Maybe he's changed since that photo was taken. And surprise, surprise, TV Gert isn't allowed to be fat, not even slightly chubby.

Date: 2017-02-03 06:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
If I may just throw in, Lyrica is my new favourite name, it just sounds so neat when you say it out loud!!

Unfortunately, it's the name of a prescription drug (brand name for pregabalin), so...I kind of feel sorry for the poor kid. >_>

Date: 2017-02-03 11:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angelophile
Looks promising! Although Gert is... um... very... svelte for the role. Although they seem to have made the casting even more racially diverse than the original book, which is impressive, so kudos for that.

Date: 2017-02-03 05:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
Well, dang, I might have to get Hulu now. I was looking forward to this before, and I have to say that facially at least, everyone looks the part.

Date: 2017-02-03 10:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dustbunny105
Casting an Hispanic Molly is cool, but I'm not a fan of changing character names in this sort of adaptation.


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