I was a big fan of the Marvel Comics series Runaways. Created by Brian K. Vaughan, the series focused on a group of teenagers who runaway when they discover that their parents are a group of supervillains known as “The Pride”. As the kids try to find their way, they stumble upon surprising aspects of their birthrights. It’s a great story about adolescence intertwined with Marvel Universe staples such as aliens, mutants, and magic. Over three years ago, Drew Pearce was hired to write the screenplay based on the success of his superhero parody series, No Heroics. The project seemed like it was gearing up for production, but then it went into stasis as The Avengers became the studio’s big “team” movie.