Hulu has granted us a newer, more revealing trailer for Runaways that shows off all the kids’ powers and, more importantly, gives us a better look at Gert’s pet dinosaur. Not enough of a look for me, but enough for a screenshot or two.
What the trailer lacks in Old Lace it makes up for in many glamour shots of the Staff of One, Nico’s weapon. It’s by far the Runaways’ most valuable asset, but it’s hampered in a few ways…it gets its name because it can do anything, but only once. In the hands of a teenager, that’s a problem….one of the first things Nico does in the comics is waste “Teleport” simply because she’s upset with a guy.
Also in the comics Nico’s staff is part of her body and can only come out when she cuts herself…it’s been confirmed that this will be changed for the show (for obvious reasons), but we don’t know in what way. Once summoned, it can do precisely two things before it absorbs itself back into Nico again. If she could use it all the time the battles would be too easy.
Things that are now confirmed by sight: Chase’s Fistigons, Molly’s adorable hat, Alex’s weird hair. They have kept the hair surprisingly faithful on these kids, up to keeping Gert’s locks purple.
Now we just have to hope the show will be as good as the trailers suggest. Marvel’s Runaways premieres its first three episodes on Hulu November 21.