Runaways Movie Casting Call

Posted by No_name_here (1223 posts) - - Show Bio
 Perhaps this is just setting up the inevtiable Avengers/Runaways crossover movie.

Amidst all the THOR trailers, CAPTAIN AMERICA costume pics and AVENGERS logos, it’s easy to miss that Marvel Studios is also putting a RUNAWAYS movie together. Again, no… this isn’t about Joan Jett. This is the Brian K Vaughan/ Adrian Alphona series about a bunch of supervillains’ kids who’re rebelling against their parents in the most positive way - - by fighting for good!  It’s been something of a cinematic stealth submarine in that progress is being definitely made even though Marvel’s keeping it fairly low-key, on the DL, below the surface. The last announcement concerned NICK & NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST director Peter Collete taking the lead on this project and, now, Marvel/Disney is holding open auditions for the flick, which means that you - - yes, YOU! - - maniacs in the Comic Vine community just might have a shot at playing these underage heroes and heroines.  

If you go to this site, you’ll see instructions on how to audition for the open casting call. The roles are broken down below, so we can actually make this into a game. See if you can figure out which characters these numbered boys and girls correspond to. Whoever deduces the most gets a No-Prize.  Unfortunately, I don’t fit into either of the guys’ age brackets and, even if I got my braces back on, the breadth of my dramatic abilities wouldn’t allow me to play a 16-year-old convincingly. Hell, I wasn’t even a convincing-looking 16-year-old when I was 16! == TEASER ==

But I digress. Here are the breakdowns…

Boy 1: Very smart, natural leader, in need of a father figure.

Male, African American, must play 16-18

Boy 2: A rebel, ignores rules and authority, wounded inside.

Male, must play 16-18

Girl 1: Uniquely beautiful, nurturing but guarded

Female, must play 16-18

Girl 2: Chubby oddball, smart and verbal

Female, must play 16-18

Girl 3: Conventionally beautiful, with an unchecked ego

Female, must play 15-18

Girl 4: An innocent, wide-eyed and overprotected

Female, must play 8-10

The listing’s saying that the movie’s seven month shoot is supposed to start next January, so I imagine the RUNAWAYS announcements are going to start increasing in profile and frequency.

Thanks to Mr Hulk_Smasin'! for bringing this to our attention.

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of HYBRID BASTARDS! & UNIMAGINABLE. Order them on Amazon here & here.

#1 Edited by CaptainUseless (730 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally! More Runaways film activity.

#2 Posted by runaway97 (6 posts) - - Show Bio

yes

#3 Posted by sora_thekey (8175 posts) - - Show Bio

I should audition!!!

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#4 Posted by Namor1987 (1889 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds interesting good luck to all who audition

#5 Posted by biggkeem89 (1421 posts) - - Show Bio

If I shaved, I could probably pass for 16. Time for my big break

#6 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio

 
Wow, this is amazing!
I wanna be a Runaway  :( but I don't fit in ANY of the roles. 
 
I'm not blonde for Karolina.
I'm not chubby for Gert
I'm not Asian for Nico
and I'm too old for Molly. ¬_¬

#7 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

It's pretty obvious that Boy 1 is Alex. Boy 2 is Chase. I wonder if I can audition to play him...

#8 Edited by Jordanstine (907 posts) - - Show Bio

I could quality for Boy 1 but I'm not African American... sigh :( 
 
Oh, and I don't even look close to 16... sigh and sigh :(  :(  
 
Maybe I could audition for the "future" version of Boy 1... aka Man 1...  
 
SPOILER 
 

(considering they changed the ending where he didn't kick the ------)  

 
END SPOILER 
 
And just pull off a Michael Jackson.
#9 Posted by Joe Venom (1275 posts) - - Show Bio

This is good news! Now if only they can get the comic back up and running

#10 Posted by gambit987 (1275 posts) - - Show Bio

I could be boy 1 but I am not african- american

#11 Edited by MatKrenz (1233 posts) - - Show Bio

Im guessing girl 1 is Nico but why didn't they just say what ethnicity she is for the role? Does this mean we might get a white Nico? If thats the case then they are not taking this movie seriously.
#12 Posted by Mr.Hulk_Smashin'! (2569 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow! I didn't even think you guys would post this! Thanks for crediting me!

#13 Posted by Bobby X (1141 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb said:
" Wow, this is amazing! I wanna be a Runaway  :( but I don't fit in ANY of the roles.   I'm not blonde for Karolina. I'm not chubby for Gert I'm not Asian for Nico and I'm too old for Molly. ¬_¬ "

You wouldn't go blonde for the chance to play Karolina ;) 
 
I love this! Finally gettting this movie going.  
Makes me want to go home and reread all of my early Runaways stuff.  
I just hope it stays faithful to the books... 
#14 Posted by hoveeg (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Stoaked!!
#15 Posted by Sobe Cin (599 posts) - - Show Bio

Sophie Wu (from Kick-Ass)- Katie's friend. Would be great for Nico
#16 Posted by shawn87 (2095 posts) - - Show Bio

i cant wait for this movie...i like the Runaways a lot....i hope they do it justice

#17 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
@CaptainUseless said:
" Finally! More Runaways film activity. "
Points! 
#18 Posted by MemnochZERO (146 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a 6'6" 27 year old male. I'm soooooo not right for this movie. Still, best of luck for those that try out for it. I'm really looking forward to seeing these characters on the big screen.
#19 Posted by gambit987 (1275 posts) - - Show Bio

I could audition for Chase but I can't act.

#20 Posted by daken_2513 (416 posts) - - Show Bio
@MatKrenz said:
"Im guessing girl 1 is Nico but why didn't they just say what ethnicity she is for the role? Does this mean we might get a white Nico? If thats the case then they are not taking this movie seriously. "


I notice that too they didnt say her race
#21 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3815 posts) - - Show Bio

AWWWWWESOME!

#22 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9057 posts) - - Show Bio

This is one of my favorite series and I am glad that they are starting to do a casting call for the movie

#23 Edited by Technoman (133 posts) - - Show Bio

I look too young. *sigh*

#24 Posted by Mr.Hulk_Smashin'! (2569 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel important! YEAH! :p
I'm too young and don't know enough about acting/Runaways to apply anyways.

#25 Posted by Baddamdog (2223 posts) - - Show Bio

I would of actually done this, if I was only American :/ stupid Britain, stupid useless Drama GCSE, I'd be a sick Victor or Chase

#26 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr.Hulk_Smashin'! said:
"Wow! I didn't even think you guys would post this! Thanks for crediting me! "

yeah. i agree. Its weird that this was posted. Its not really newsworthy. But whatever. You do what you do.
#27 Posted by Sapphire Warlock (56 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm perfect for Chase. Too bad I just cut off all my blond hair. I had the perfect length and everything. Damnit.

#28 Posted by Tavai (69 posts) - - Show Bio

Ack I was really excited about this but then realized I was 16 like 5 years ago.
#29 Posted by Journey Into Chaos (323 posts) - - Show Bio

I only read the first issue but i'd see this for sure.

#30 Posted by RedK (2521 posts) - - Show Bio

thinks its awesome their making the film, and that their going with unknowns instead of getting kids from hollywood, but sort sucks that it's only open to U.S residents.

#31 Posted by Janetron (24 posts) - - Show Bio
@RedK:  I know! I was all ready to audition when I saw it was US Residents only... :(
#32 Posted by Thor's hammmer (7184 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmm I am young enough but last time somone acctually said I looked under 18 was 3 years ago
#33 Posted by zombietag (1494 posts) - - Show Bio

im gonna be chase. IM GONNA BE CHASE!!!

#34 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18854 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes!!!!!!!! :D I can't wait to find out who is in it :]

#35 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

i'm auditioning for gert!
#36 Edited by AVANTxGARDE (64 posts) - - Show Bio

YES!!!! About time they start putting this movie together! Damn I hope they get the parts right, the characters are really well balanced in the books, cant wait, im gonna try out for the OldLace part! hahahaha
#37 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18854 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a friend who looks a lot like Gert

#38 Posted by sifsclub (474 posts) - - Show Bio

I just hope they don't eff it up(uh-oh).

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