EXCLUSIVE: 'Runaways' Eyeing Lucas Cruikshank

The creator behind Youtube sensation Fred Figglehorn hopes to join this team of super villain offspring turned good.

Lucas Cruikshank hopes to join this team of super villain offspring turned good
Lucas Cruikshank hopes to join this team of super villain offspring turned good
Casting is starting to heat up on the Marvel Comic Book adaptation Runaways, which centers on a group of teenagers who discover that their parents are super villains. Last week, we reported that True Jackson, VP star Keke Palmer is wanted for a role. Now we can confirm that Lucas Cruikshank has auditioned for a part in the movie as well.

Lucas Cruikshank is the creator and face behind Fred Figglehorn, the high-pitched character he made famous on a number of Youtube videos. This week sees the DVD release of Figglehorn's first feature length comedy Fred: The Movie, and while discussing his work on that project, Cruikshank let it be known that he is looking to branch into other avenues of acting. And that he is up for a part in Runaways. About the role, he stated:

"Oh, my gosh! I want to be in that! Yeah. Those comic books are awesome. So that would be sweet. I auditioned for that a couple months ago, but I don't know. It was a really fun audition. So I will just wait and see what happens.

It isn't clear which role Lucas is up for just yet, but its speculated that if cast, he will play Chase Stein, the son of mad scientists, who steals his father's flame generating/manipulating gauntlets called "the Fistigons", and uses them for good instead of evil.

Official casting announcements for Runaways are expected to be made soon, as the production is eyeing a March start date.

Runaways is in development . The film is directed by Peter Sollett.



Sources: Paulington James Christensen III

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  1. Kittykat526

    I hope most of you know, that Fred is a FICTIONAL CHARACTER. Lucas is nothing like Fred, in fact, he is a super sweet guy and he will be really big some day ;)

    3 years agoby @kittykat526Flag

  2. Emmytt

    why?

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  3. DoubleR0522

    cool, i hope he gets it

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  4. OhTheFilmNerd

    will not like MARVEl if the cast this douche

    4 years agoby @ohthefilmnerdFlag

  5. The Boondock Saint

    i will not see this film if he is in it, i will just want to rip out my eyes for 90-120 minutes. and i dont like doing that...i need my eyes.

    4 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  6. Goodbye

    This is a joke right?Movieweb has a sence of humor,nice to see that.But no.Even if this is joke I'm forget I ever saw this.

    4 years agoby @drifter49Flag

  7. ChuChi

    I CANT TAKE THIS KID SERIOUS.... THEM FRED VIDEO ARE STUPID... WELL ITS MEANT TO BE FOR KIDS SO YEA....

    4 years agoby @josedrosaFlag

  8. TheSymbiote

    ...........................F*CK NO

    4 years agoby @thesymbioteFlag

  9. TheSymbiote

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO F*CK NO SUPER F*CK NO JUST NO!!!!

    4 years agoby @thesymbioteFlag

  10. Bane5000

    this kids character annoys the hell out of me, i dont care if the voise is fake or not, do not give him a role Marvel, it would be like giving justin bieber a role in the film, dont start screwing up already...

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  11. Papa_Panda

    F*CK THAT SH*T!

    4 years agoby @papa-pandaFlag

  12. K.Guy

    saw it coming

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  13. The Boondock Saint

    ............................ ya f*ck that

    4 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  14. Blackout760

    omfg. hahaha your funny movieweb

    4 years agoby @blackout760Flag

  15. ejk1

    I'm going to support this project no matter what, but the fact that they are eyeing a 2011 release date when they haven't cast it yet worries me. There's no reason to rush this, so do it right.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  16. Mmm_mmm

    That's so skinny. So. Skinny.

    4 years agoby @mmm-mmmFlag

  17. WiseGuy

    Oh GOD No!

    4 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  18. TheNewDrug89

    That would be the single worst idea....ever.

    4 years agoby @thenewdrug89Flag

  19. Diaigma

    Do it

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag