MCU Easter Eggs in 'Runaways' confirmed: Season 2 synopsis, premiere date, and first image
While teasing the upcoming season of the Hulu series, showrunners Schwartz and Savage went on to dish a little extra for fans, dropping the grand revelation about MCU connection.
On one hand, there is the ever-expansive and all-encompassing Marvel's movie universe, and on the other hand, the franchise has churned up a similar, inter-connected cinematic universe for the small screen. Now with Marvel adding to its roster comic book-based adaptation every year, it has almost become natural to find some or the other MCU connection in every Marvel movie/series.
The latest one to follow in these footsteps is none other than Freeform's 'Cloak & Dagger,' which not only referenced Tony Stark and Danny Rand (using it's corrupt Roxxon Gulf corporation) in season 1 but also laid out a pretty evident connection with another Marvel TV show, 'Luke Cage.' Thanks to Detective Brigid O'Reilly and her history with Harlem.
Emulating 'Cloak & Dagger's' style of MCU reference, however, would be yet another Marvel series - Hulu's 'Runaways' - created by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz and starring Gregg Sulkin, Ariela Barer, Lyrica Okano, Allegra Acosta, Virginia Gardner, and Rhenzy Feliz. After wrapping up season 1 to quite a positive response, 'Runaways' is currently in a work-in-progress mode as it prepares for a sophomore run on Hulu. Most recently, a December 21 premiere date was also announced along with a first-look glimpse of season 2 episode 1 titled 'Gimme Shelter.'
While teasing the upcoming season of the Hulu superhero series, showrunners Schwartz and Savage went on to dish a little extra for fans, dropping the grand revelation about the MCU Easter Egg. "We'll have a reference, late in the season, that will probably be our first real breadcrumb that connects us to the MCU in some way," Savage said, confirming that 'Runaways' is indeed set in the same universe as many other Marvel shows.
In addition, the second season will also introduce some fresh faces, whose roots are steeped in comics history. "There's some characters who appear in the book who will be appearing this season in the show and we're very excited about, which I assume we cannot talk about at all," teased Schwartz.
Marvel's 'Runaways' returns with fresh episodes and more drama and conflicts later in the year. In the meantime, fans can binge watch season 1, streaming now on Hulu.
"In Season 2, the Runaways have left their homes (and evil parents) behind and now have to learn to live on their own. As they scavenge for food, search for shelter, and take care of one another, our kids begin to realize, for better or worse, they’re stuck with each other. And it’s up to them to take down The Pride once and for all. But someone sent a mysterious message to Jonah… Is there a mole in the Runaways? Meanwhile, The Pride is focused on finding their children, and Jonah has his own dangerous plan in mind."