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April 05 2010

Marvel source say Joss Whedon linked to Runaways movie. That's what Access Hollywood report. Does Joss ever actually sleep? Is any of this true? Why am I still typing? Edit: and then Nikki Finke waded in to say that Peter Sollett is in talks for the gig.

[ edited by gossi on 2010-04-05 20:31 ]

Interesting,I actually can buy Joss being more interested in Runaways than The Avengers actually.He wrote Runaways for example.
Now THAT, I'd love to see.
Please make it so!!!
It's a better fit. A few months ago I decided I wanted Joss to direct a Scott Pilgrim movie, so I googled it to find out who owned the rights.

Then I found out Edgar Wright already directed one. That was a fine Google result, I'll have you know.
Joss directing Topher would be cool.
Here's hoping it doesn't use his storyline from Runaways. Woof, that stunk.
I've added the DHD link. Nikki, crushing hopes and dreams.
Would love to see Joss doing Runaways, I fell in love with those books. I was a little weary about him doing Avengers, I mean if it ended up doing extremely well, I don't know what would end up happening to our master.

But runaways seems like an excellent choice for our man.
[T]he youth oriented film that is being called The Breakfast Club with superheroes.


Really? Barf. Let's see, Ally Sheedy *is* Nico, Emilio Estevez *is* Chase, and, erm . . . yeah, that'll do. Hollywood's finest marketing minds spring into action once again.
If Joss did Avengers and it did well he'd live on an island called Mount Whedon. On it, he would live out his days releasing Buffy on Blu-Ray, where Spike is computer enhanced to sparkle. And Mal would both not shoot first, and aim badly. And it would have scratch and sniff cards for each scene, you too can smell Jayne's crotch.
You forgot Fruity Oaty Bar commercials in 3D.
To be fair, Nikki only says Peter Sollett is negotiating for the directors role. Seems like it's not set in stone?
For a minute I thought it meant the upcoming film about Joan Jett's old band. Why are people always linking Joss with projects that have the same name as something else?
Yeah, our mods reworded me and now I've reworded it again to make it clear nobody has it yet officially.
I'd love to see Whedon involved in a Runaways film adaptation. I don't think they'd adapt his arc, thought. There's too much important information that comes before it. I'd guess the film would cover the very first arc where the kids discover the truth about their parents - if they don't go into that, the title wouldn't make any sense.
Ya know while reading all this Avengers story stuff, all I could think about is that Joss would be PERFECT for a "Runaways" movie. This. Must. Happen. I demand it!
gossi wrote:
It's a better fit. A few months ago I decided I wanted Joss to direct a Scott Pilgrim movie, so I googled it to find out who owned the rights.

Then I found out Edgar Wright already directed one. That was a fine Google result, I'll have you know.

And here Chris Evans is in that movie as well.
Now you just have to want Joss to direct a Losers movie and it'd be...well, nothing actually.
Abigail Breslin- Molly; Dakota Fanning- Karolina Dean; Kristen Stewart- Nico Minoru; Noah Grey-Caby- Alex; Not sure about Chase or Gertie or Victor.
Ha! I don't know Dana, are you joking. Kristen Stewart? Nico is Asian after all.
He loves the characters, he loves the story, so this sounds like creative bliss.
I agree and add that Joss should be given creative control over anything he "wants" to do.
.He wrote Runaways for example.

Not well, though.
I didn't mind Joss' arc. It introduced Klara. She can grow plants... with her MIND! Beside's BKV, Joss has been the best writer of Runaways.

ETA: Hey maybe if this movie goes ahead Marvel will actually make more Runaway comics!

[ edited by Kaan on 2010-04-06 09:21 ]

[ edited by Kaan on 2010-04-06 09:21 ]
I uber-enjoyed Joss's Runaways arc as a history buff. Thrilling pop culture references of yesteryear! And story-wise, he was quite the little Dickens.
Kaan- I know, but that does not mean the movie has to play completely fair. And I have no love for Ms. Stewart, but I could see it happen.
They had Vaughan do at least one draft of the script, so if he actually did most (if not all) of the writing and Joss did the directing, this'd be just about the best property I could hope for Joss to work on outside of his own.

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