I’ve described the RUNAWAYS movie as being like Marvel Studios’ “stealth sub” because, even though the project’s been steadily coming together, the announcements haven’t (so to speak) been trumpeted from the top of the mountain. I wasn’t sure how this flick was going to fit into the greater latticework of the Marvel movie world, and it seems like the involved personnel are still trying to figure that out, too. The project seemed locked for a start date early next year and, now, Bleeding Cool and Deadline are saying that said “inception” has been pushed back; likely to sometime in 2012. The reason seems to be that Marvel’s just too busy with AVENGERS and all its related solo movies at the moment to give this film the proper attention it needs. It’s still going to happen, but Peter Sollett will probably have enough time to squeeze in another movie before he starts this one.
While I was looking forward to seeing these kids get their shot, I’m actually glad that this delay’s happened. Would prefer they take a little longer to do this thing properly instead of hurrying while everybody’s spread thin? Fans always ask how bad movies can be made with big budgets and it’s usually for these kind of reasons. If the studio needs to have a movie out for an already-advertised release date, then they have to keep the train moving along even if the tracks haven't all been laid down properly. Thus, a movie might start shooting a script even when it isn’t ready or go with a star even if she might not be right for the role. == TEASER ==I can already picture the "making of" documentary on the RUNAWAYS special edition Blu-Ray where Sollett and all the crew are going to be talking about this delay and saying how grateful they are that the extra time was taken to do things correctly.