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Marvel and Hulu release details of the cast of the Runaways TV Series

February 2nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

Only days after we got the news that Marvel and Freeform had cast the leads in Cloak and Dagger, we now have the cast for Marvel’s upcoming Runaways with Hulu.

The series focuses on a group of kids who find out their parents are part of a villainous organisation: “Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.”

Anyway, the cast is here, so expect to hear more soon. We’re guessing this won’t be part of the ongoing MCU but we’ll let you know if that’s confirmed.

The cast:

Rhenzy Felix (Teen Wolf, Casual) as Alex Wilder, “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. “[She]–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.”
Virginia Gardner (Goat, Little Bitches) as Karolina Dean, described as “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. “[Gert] 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, 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.”

Co-creator of the comic Brian K. Vaughanhad this to say: “I’m so excited for fans of the comic to watch this perfect cast of amazing actors, all of whom embody the spirit of their characters more than I ever could have imagined.”

So there you have it, more Marvel coming to the small screen? Fine by us… what say you all?

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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