Wholl Be Running Runaways?

One site has Joss Whedon connected to the Marvel Comics movie adaptation. Another site names a different director entirely. But the two stories may not be mutually exclusive

According to Access Hollywood , “a Marvel source told Access Hollywood that the Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse creator is on a short-list for Runaways .

But according to Deadline New York , “ Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett is negotiating to direct the youth-oriented film that is being called The Breakfast Club with superheroes.”

So, which, if either, is true? Certainly The LA Times suggested last week that Joss Whedon is on a “short-list” for the director’s chair of the summer 2012 Marvel movie, though the inference was that could be The Avengers . On the other hand it is possible that Whedon could be writing a Runaways script for Sollett to direct. After all, Runaways may have been created by Brian K Vaughan, but Whedon did a stint on the title.

Which means he could still be in the running for The Avengers. Though don’t hold your breath… Either way, looks like we’re in for a Runaways movie.