runaways cast

Marvel’s Runaways has one of the greatest high concepts in modern superhero comics: what if a group of kids learned that their parents were all members of a super villain group known as The Pride? And what if they fled their homes and decided to use their inherited abilities for good? Originally created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona, the series was short-lived in its original incarnation but has only grown in popularity over the years as more people realize just how good it is. It was inevitable that it would become a television show and Hulu was lucky to get there first.

Now, shortly after the core cast of kids was announced, we know who will be playing their parents.

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Vin Diesel Fast and Furious

Today’s Sequel Bits includes a bunch of casting notices, plus some people talking about theoretical projects that don’t actually exist yet. After the jump:

  • TMNT2 casts Brittany Ishibashi as Karai
  • Barbershop 3 adds a Pitch Perfect actor
  • Duncan Jones would be up for Warcraft 2
  • Aunt Becky will return for Fuller House
  • Chuck Palahniuk talks Fight Club 2
  • Vin Diesel teases Fast & Furious 8

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While some of her Friday Night Lights co-stars have made the leap into big-screen adventures, Connie Britton‘s still shining on the small screen. Fresh off of a single-season stint on FX’s American Horror Story, Britton has now signed on for ABC’s musical family soap Nashville. And yes, the “musical” part of the description indicates that we’ll be hearing the former Mrs. Coach Taylor sing.

R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) is set to direct the pilot from a script by Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise), which centers around country star and married mom Rayna James (Britton). Unhappy with the weak sales of her latest record, her label forces Rayna to go on tour with a younger rising star (Hayden Panettiere). Eric Close, who guest-starred on Britton’s American Horror Story, will play Rayna’s husband. [Deadline]

After the jump, two leading ladies of sci-fi tackle television.

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