NO THANKS. That 'Fred' kid auditioned for Marvel's 'Runaways'.

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10.05.10 31 Comments

One of Marvel’s projects we haven’t talked about much is Runaways, which, besides sharing a title with the Kristen Stewart/Dakota Fanning jailbait rock sluts movie, is based on a comic by Y: The Last Man’s Brian K. Vaughn (Joss Whedon also wrote installments), about a group of kids who are the children of super villains but use their powers for good.  It’s been called Breakfast Club with superheroes and is set to begin shooting in March, directed by Nick & Norah‘s Peter Sollett .

Phew, that was a lot of exposition.  What is this post, a Shyamalan movie?   Anyway, the news is that Marvel apparently auditioned Lucas Cruickshank, aka Fred Figglehorn for a part.  Because that seemed like a good idea to someone.

This week sees the [Straight-to-]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.”

…Which leads me to an important point.  Hey, adults.  When your kid decides he likes something obnoxious and moronic, you don’t just throw up your hands and say, “Well, I guess that’s what the kids are into these days, lol!”  NO. It is your duty as a parent to let it be known that this behavior is not encouraged. You must be prepared, if necessary, to chain your child to the radiator in the basement until he decides to stop acting like such a stupid idiot.  Because otherwise, we’re just going to get more stuff like this:

Six seconds.  I got through six seconds. I just know this dude’s going to be sharing needles with Lights Camera Jackson in five years.

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