I love the idea of kids banding together, discovering this thing, which I think all kids secretly wonder at one time or another whether their parents are good or evil. Well, these guys find out, unfortunately, that their parents happen to be supervillains... I loved, when I was a kid, movies like 'Goonies' and 'Explorers' — and a non-genre example of that is 'Stand by Me' — the idea that when I came home from school, I could go on an adventure anywhere.Obviously, the studio has realized that it was Vaughan's writing that made the series the success that it was, originally... and luckily, Vaughan's Lost experience means that he knows how to do screenplays, as well:
In our discussions with Brian, we wanted him to be the person to bring it to life. I think it won't be a precise story line of any [of his comics], but certainly it will be most similar to the tone or origins of his structure in its initial run.
If it fits a dramatic moment that we want to get across in the film, we would be able to do that — but I wouldn't want to rely on having Iron Man come in and wave every five minutes so we can put that in the commercial and sell more... I really want to build movies to stand on their own, and there's no reason that 'Runaways' — with the right script and the right cast — couldn't fit that on its own.So, post-Avengers, it may be a brand new start for Marvel's movies - and one that doesn't require you to pay attention to four at once. Could 'Runaways' Movie Be The New 'Goonies'? Marvel President Hopes So [MTV]