Brian K. Vaughan, the creator of Runaways comic is excited and gets nostalgic talking about his work being brought to life in the form of Marvel’s TV show Runaways, which premiered today on Hulu.
While some creators and authors like to get involved in the process of bringing their story into life, some prefer to remain in the background and merely watch the process unfold. Brian K. Vaughan belongs to the latter category and says that the experience watching his comic Runaways come into life was a very emotional one.
Speaking to Hollywood Reporter, Vaughan said, “I cannot begin to describe it. When I helped create the book, I was much closer in age to these actors playing the Runaways. Now, I’m much closer in age to their parents. It’s surreal to meet my fictional children when I’ve brought my actual children to the set, to meet my fictional kids. It couldn’t have been cooler. They’re all so nice. It feels like they’re ripped right out of the pages of the book. It’s fantastic.”
Though Vaughan was offered the opportunity to involve himself in the making of the Runaways show, he decided to step back and watch the works of those involved with adapting the show. “I have to say, they have been so generous — they give me a lot of credit — but in reality, this is very much [co-creators] Josh [Schwartz] and Stephanie’s [Savage] show,” Vaughan confessed. “They have assembled an incredible group of writers that I have been lucky enough to sit in with. I have a consultant title. They certainly consulted with me at every stage,” said Vaughan, who thought that they are very capable of handling the show on their own.
Elaborating on his decision to keep himself away from developing the Runaways show, Brian K. Vaughan added, “The reality is, they didn’t really need my help all that much. It was a lot of asking questions about, ‘How the hell do we do this? How do you pronounce this character’s name? What do you think about us changing this?. I feel my job was to give them the cloud cover, the freedom I guess, to make it their own. If this is going to succeed in 2017 as a television show, you can’t treat the 2003 comic book as storyboards to be adapted exactly. It needs to evolve. It needs to change. I was hopeful that they would make it their own, and they very much have.”
Marvel’s Runaways makes its debut on Tuesday, November 21st on Hulu.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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