Roles for 'The Pride' locked, in adaptation of popular Marvel comic

Marvel Television announced today the group of actors set to portray The Pride (a.k.a the parental characters) in “Marvel’s Runaways,” the highly anticipated project with popular streaming service, Hulu.

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? “Marvel’s Runaways” is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.

Meet the Pride:

Ryan Sands as Geoffrey Wilder

Ryan Sands (“Hat Hair,” “The Wire”) as Geoffrey Wilder – is a man defined by the grueling path he’s taken to achieve his self-made success. A hulking presence, Geoffrey can effortlessly shift from approachable father to intimidating strategist with his son Alex.

Angel Parker as Catherine Wilder

Angel Parker (“The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story,” “The Strain”) as Catherine Wilder – a successful lawyer, is deliberate and calculating in both her words and actions. But when it comes to her family, she’s fiercely loyal and a loving mother to her son Alex.

Brittany Ishibashi as Tina Minoru

Brittany Ishibashi (“This Is Us,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”) as Tina Minoru – a perfectionist “tiger mom.” In her professional life, she is a brilliant innovator and ruthless CEO. Emotionally, she is less confident, often shying away from difficult conversations with her daughter Nico and careful to avoid explicit displays of her feelings.

James Yaegashi as Robert Minoru

James Yaegashi (“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” on Broadway, “Madame Secretary”) as Robert Minoru – a gentle and brilliant beta, the Woz to his wife’s Jobs. Warm and feeling, Robert sometimes struggles with being married to a woman who so forcefully barricades her emotions while caring about Nico.

Kevin Weisman as Dale Yorkes

Kevin Weisman (“Hello Ladies,” “Alias”) as Dale Yorkes – a beardy, dad-core bioengineer. Incredibly science-minded, he has a deep love for his family but oftentimes falls short at knowing the right things to say to Gert.

Brigid Brannagh as Stacey Yorkes

Brigid Brannagh (“Army Wives,” “True Colors”) as Stacey Yorkes – an absent-minded and professorial bioengineer. Perpetually dawning Birkenstocks and a messy bun, Stacey utilizes a progressive approach to her parenting style to Gert.

Annie Wersching as Leslie Dean

Annie Wersching (“Timeless,” “The Vampire Diaries”) as Leslie Dean – a complicated beauty, is a poised and skilled leader. Clear-minded, focused, and charismatic, Leslie draws in devoted allies and followers who are taken by her success and charm, particularly with her daughter Karolina.

Kip Pardue as Frank Dean

Kip Pardue (“Remember the Titans,” “Ray Donovan”) as Frank Dean – a former teen star who rode a short-lived movie career and is now teeming with insecurity. Floundering in his professional career as an actor, Frank is seeking to renew purpose in his life while being a father to Karolina.

James Marsters as Victor Stein

James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) as Victor Stein – an engineering genius who may just save the word from itself. Electric cars, space travel; the military and NASA both look to him for answers. As a father to Chase, Victor has lofty expectations for his son, and when they aren’t met, his retribution can be fierce.

Ever Carradine as Janet Stein

Ever Carradine (“The Handmaids Tale,” “Goliath”) as Janet Stein – a perfect PTA mom. Harboring a brilliant mind of her own, she has made deep sacrifices for her husband’s world-changing career. Though she hides it for the wellbeing of her son Chase, Janet longs for more from her life.

“This cast is an abundance of riches. We are so excited to have assembled our PRIDE, though for the fate of humanity we should be very concerned…,” said Executive Producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. “

“’Marvel’s Runaways’ has enough great actors to support two shows, but I love that this project contains multiple generations of incredible talent all in one story,” added Runaways comic co-creator and series executive consultant Brian K. Vaughn

“This cast has come together in ways we couldn’t have imagined and we are thrilled to work with this outstanding group,” said Executive Producer, Jeph Loeb.

Marvel previously announced Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin and Allegra Acosta were locked to play the title roles in the series.

“Marvel’s Runaways” is executive produced by series showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“THE O.C.,” “GOSSIP GIRL”) along with Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”) Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will produce as well. Marvel’s Runaways is a co-production with ABC Signature Studios.

“Marvel’s Runaways” for Hulu is based on the Marvel comics created by the award- team of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. The book series has won an Eisner, a Harvey and was featured as one of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s best books for young adults.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Marvel’s Runaways” and Marvel Television!

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Nadji Jeter talks about the newest spider-family member in a brand new episode this weekend!

The animated series “Marvel’s Spider-Man” is one big, happy, spider-family. This new original series on Disney XD features Peter Parker and friends coming into their powers while also navigating the life of a typical teen.

We spoke with Nadji Jeter about the impact of voicing the newest Spider-Man team member, Miles Morales. Jeter talked about how Miles’s new powers come with new responsibilities. Now why does that phrase sound so familiar?

Marvel.com: What’s it like being a part of the Marvel’s Spider-Man team?

Nadji Jeter: It is such an honor and such a blessing to be a part of Marvel because Marvel has such an impact on kids. So when I got cast, I was speechless. To be a part of this family is such an honor.

Marvel.com: What does the character of Miles Morales mean to you?

Nadji Jeter: I love this kid because he’s one of the smartest kids at Horizon High—but the youngest. And that gave me the opportunity to channel my inner kid, to really go back into that mindset of being a young boy again. At the same time, the difference between me and Miles is he has a great responsibility—to grow with him and watch him learn—and to see the world that he’s in, is crazy.

Marvel.com: In the episode, you get to see how Miles realizes his powers as they’re happening, how do you think he feels about this new responsibility?

Nadji Jeter: He’s definitely handling it, he has a lot of mentors around in his school that are teaching him the ways of growing up and being a teenager. But with this responsibility he has the blessing of being Peter Parker’s friend, and Peter’s gone through the same exact thing. I just love seeing the growth of Miles.

Marvel.com: Miles gets a lot of super hero advice from Peter, how do you think that dynamic works for someone just coming into their powers?

Nadji Jeter: With Peter having these powers prior to Miles, I think it’s going to make Miles ten times better than who he is as a super hero and a person. Peter is teaching Miles the mistakes that he made, so it’s a blessing because Miles is going to learn so much more, with having the knowledge and wisdom from a legend and veteran in the world already.

Marvel.com: Miles seems a little reckless—in that he can’t wait to tell his friends, he wants to avoid tests to make sure he’s ok—do you think Peter is jealous of Miles impulsiveness?

Nadji Jeter: I don’t think he’s jealous; I just think he’s trying to have more control. In telling Miles with great power comes great responsibility—that is Peter’s main message to Miles—he really wants to get that through to his head. I mean he is 13-years-old, with a lot of superpowers—more than Peter has endured—so the world is going to see a lot.

He’s taking matters into his own hands and learning and growing. We’re going to see the impact it has on little kids now—with Miles being an African-American Spider-Man—we’re going to see a lot of diversity and change, and it’s going to be amazing.

Marvel.com: It’s nice to see Miles interact with his dad, it’s a funny dynamic as well since the father doesn’t know who he’s a super hero. How do you think their relationship factors into Miles developing his powers?

Nadji Jeter: Eventually Miles’s dad is going to see the effect that Miles has on the world. You’re going to see their connection—how he actually reveals to people who he is—at the same time he’ll have some struggles.

Marvel.com: Miles was throwing out names for his super hero, like Spider-Kid and Kid Arachnid. If you could choose a name for a new team member of the Spider-Man family, what would it be?

Nadji Jeter: That’s a really good question. I would want to say…well, there’s already a Black Widow. That’s ironic! Maybe she should just hop in because she’s already in the spider-family!

Be sure to check out Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales in a brand-new episode of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” titled ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ this Saturday, September 23, 8:00 – 8:30 AM EDT on Disney XD!

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The series debuts on Netflix later in 2017.

“Marvel’s The Punisher” is launching later this year on Netflix, and the new trailer for the series reminds us that Frank Castle is not to be trifled with.

Check out the trailer above to get a look at the Punisher in action, as Jon Bernthal reprises the role he originated in “Marvel’s Daredevil.”

Steve Lightfoot (“Hannibal”) wrote the first two episodes of “Marvel’s The Punisher,” in addition to serving as showrunner and Executive Producer. Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) will also serve as Executive Producer along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage”), Marvel’s Head of Television.

“Marvel’s The Punisher” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. The series will debut later in 2017.

Keep your eyes right here on Marvel.com for more on “Marvel’s The Punisher”!

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Hear from the stars of “Marvel's Inhumans!"

Serinda Swan and Anson Mount, from “Marvel’s Inhumans,” stop by Marvel HQ to talk about the show and more!

“Marvel’s Inhumans” premieres Friday, Sept 29 on ABC!

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This Week in Marvel focuses on delivering all the Marvel info on news and new releases–from comics to video games to toys to TV to film and beyond! New episodes will be released every Tuesday and Thursday (or so) and TWiM is co-hosted by Marvel VP Executive Editor of Digital Media Ryan “Agent M” Penagos and Editorial Director of Marvel Digital Media Ben Morse with Manager, Video & Content Production: Blake Garris, Editor Marc Strom, and Assistant Editor Christine Dinh. We also want your feedback, as well as questions for us to answer on future episodes! Tweet your questions, comments and thoughts about TWiM to @AgentM, @BenJMorse, @blakegarris or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

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Jon Bernthal stars in the new series, debuting later this year on Netflix.

New key art for “Marvel’s The Punisher” has been revealed, featuring the ever-imposing Punisher skull logo the character has made famous. Here, within the skull, we see glimpses of text — including the word “Confidential” in large red type — as we wait to learn what’s next for Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) in the new Netflix series.

Check out the poster below!

Steve Lightfoot (“Hannibal”) wrote the first two episodes of “Marvel’s The Punisher,” in addition to serving as showrunner and Executive Producer. Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) will also serve as Executive Producer along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage”), Marvel’s Head of Television.

“Marvel’s The Punisher” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. The series will debut later in 2017.

Keep your eyes right here on Marvel.com for more on “Marvel’s The Punisher”!

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Stunt coordinator James Lew awarded for his work on the show.

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” picked up an Emmy on Sunday, as the series was awarded in the category of Stunt Coordination For a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie. Congratulations to James Lew, who won at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for his work as stunt coordinator on the Netflix series!

“We’re very proud of James and his incredible stunt team on ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Season One. Well-deserved, and looking forward to further adventures with him,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television.

“The Crispus Attucks Raid, set to The Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Bring Da Ruckus,’ is one of the most electrifying moments in television history,” said series Executive Producer and showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker. “The sheer logistics and the smack-fu of it all could not have been pulled off without someone of James Lew’s considerable experience and frankly genius. Our backs were against the wall and he came up with something that people still talk about and will always talk about,” he continued. “I’m so happy and thrilled the world is recognizing what I already know.”

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“The thrill and honor of this prestigious Emmy Award is shared with my Luke Cage stunt family, crew and cast,” said Lew. “It really is about ‘coordinating’ the entire production to create meaningful and exciting action that moves the story of Luke Cage forward. The honor of being a part of this breakthrough hit series is personal to me because of my upbringing with people of color – and, being able to hire so many stunt performers that are people of color is a career highlight for me,” he added.

The Creative Arts Emmys were presented this past weekend in Los Angeles and will air September 16th on FXX Network.

Want to see Lew’s Emmy-winning work on “Marvel’s Luke Cage” again? You can watch (or re-watch!) the entire first season on Netflix!

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The ABC series will return later this season.

Nick Blood will reprise his role as former S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lance Hunter when “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns to ABC for Season 5.

We’ll have more details on Blood’s return and in what capacity at a later date.

As you wait for Season 5 of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for the latest!

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Carson's episode will air on Disney XD September 16!

Disney Channel “Descendants 2” star Sofia Carson will take on another super villain’s offspring role when she guest stars on “Marvel’s Spider-Man.” Carson will voice Keemia, the estranged daughter of Flint Marko aka Sandman. The episode will premiere next Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 AM ET on Disney XD!

Keemia meets Spider-Man in Marvel’s Spider-Man

In addition to possessing super powers like her father, Keemia can be best described as smart, cunning and vengeful. In the episode appropriately titled “Sandman,” Spidey meets the powerful, yet uncontrollable Sandman and helps him reunite with his estranged daughter with the help of the Venom symbiote.

Tune in to brand-new episodes of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” next Saturday, September 16, beginning at 7:00 AM ET/PT on Disney XD! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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Program includes animated shorts, chapter books and expanded line of merchandise debuting this Fall!

Little True Belivers, this one’s for you! Starting this Fall, we’re gearing up for the brand new school year with “Marvel Super Hero Adventures” – a multi-platform content program targeting Marvel’s youngest fans through animation and publishing. Through stories that touch upon aspirational themes of friendship, helping others, and heroism, preschool kids and young readers will have a gateway into the Marvel Universe. This new program will be supported by new offerings across comic books, graphic novels and merchandise including toys, lifestyle and apparel.

Marvel Animation will launch a season of 10 short-form episodes for the pre-school audience. The 3.5 minute animated episodes will feature Spidey in an epic team-up with other inspiring and brave Marvel heroes like Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Wasp, Ms. Marvel and more. Platforms and launch date for this short-form series will be announced at a later date.

Debuting in September will be a series of early-reader chapter books joining the existing line of popular Marvel Super Hero Adventures activity books and storybooks from Marvel Press. The first chapter book, “Deck the Malls!,” written by MacKenzie Cadenhead and Sean Ryan, illustrated by Derek Laufman, features Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen in a fully illustrated adventured with a bonus one-page comic. Three more chapter books and an expanding publishing program will continue through 2018 and beyond.

The Super Hero Adventures merchandise is led by a toy collaboration with Hasbro, featuring new character tie-ins and play experiences inspired by Marvel Animation. They’re a perfect way for preschoolers to celebrate their young passion for Marvel in their daily lives. Further merchandise rollouts include wide offerings across toys and apparel with supportive collaborations from Mad Engine, Jay Fanco, GBG, Jakks Pacific and others–all representative of the major categories for Marvel preschoolers. Additional Marvel Super Hero Adventures products will debut throughout October during Marvel Mania, Marvel’s celebratory campaign spanning marquee retailers including Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and more.

Parents and fans around the world can share the Marvel Super Heroes Adventure program with young fans as it expands even more in Spring 2018.

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Watch brand new episodes of 'Marvel's Spider-Man' this weekend on Disney XD!

This weekend on Disney XD, Spider-Man must stop Black Cat from committing a spree of thefts while still keeping his school obligations. Check out a new clip above!

Tune in to brand-new episodes of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” this Saturday beginning at 7:00 AM ET/PT on Disney XD! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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