Marvel's Runaways Won't Have 'Cliched, Mustache-Twirling Bad Guys'

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When Marvel's Runaways premieres on Hulu, the show won't feature a typical villain. Speaking to IGN, showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage discussed their choice to include the villainous Pride and what sets the team apart from other supervillains.

"When we were talking to [series creator] Brian [K. Vaughan] about the run of the book and how they churned through so much story and how the parent characters had to be so evil, it's because, as he said, every issue they thought they were getting canceled. So I think there's an opportunity now to slow down and dig in," Schwartz explained. "It's something we want to take advantage of. Because the kid characters are so great in the book and they hold up so well, we just wanted to make sure the adults had the same opportunity."

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"Obviously the parents are the villains in some regard. That's the premise. But I think what we want to be able to do is delve into those characters and realize that everybody is kind of flawed, perhaps, but that there are no cliched mustache-twirling bad guys who are just out for world domination," he added.

Debuting on Hulu on November 21, Runaways was created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and stars Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Brittany Ishibashi, James Yaegashi, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannagh, Annie Wersching, Kip Pardue, James Marsters and Ever Carradine.

(via ScreenRant)

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