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Marvel Just Announced Who Will Play The Role Of Molly Hernandez In Upcoming “Runaways” Series

Last year, Marvel announced they were bringing a live-action version of Brian K. Vaughn’s “Runaways” comic book series to Hulu. Fans were excited, but one piece of the puzzle was still missing: which characters would make the cut?

This week, Marvel and Hulu finally spilled the beans on the characters and the actors who will play them.

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According to Marvel, Rhenzy Feliz will play Alex Wilder, “a loud-and-proud nerd.” Lyrica Okano plays Nico Minoru, the model of toughness, independence, and gothness. Virginia Gardner will be Karolina Dean, the seemingly perfect girl, but deeply conflicted. And Gregg Sulkin will try his hand at portraying the brilliant Chase Stein.

But the best news is that Ariela Barer will play Gert Yorkes.

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Gert Yorkes is endowed with some low-key telepathy, and her parents are accomplished time travelers. The official Marvel page describes her as the “contemporary riot grrrl” of the group.

You may recognize Barer from her role as Carmen on “One Day At A Time.”


Ariela Barer has also appeared in “Weeds”, “Modern Family” and has done voice work on “Yo Gabba Gabba!”

But that’s not all. Molly Hernandez (Molly Hayes as she’s known in the comics) will be played by Allegra Acosta.


The official Marvel website describes Molly Hernandez as “the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group, [known] for her peppy positivity and a deep yearning to belong.” In the comics, Molly is about 11 years old and endowed with superhuman strength. One other difference between the comic and the live-action series: Acosta‘s IMDB lists her age as 14 years old IRL.

No official reason has been given for why Molly’s last name was changed to Hernandez.


Also unknown, Wired points out, is whether or not Molly Hernandez’s backstory will be updated to reflect the name change.

This won’t be Acosta’s first role, but it’s arguably her biggest role yet.

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Acosta’s career has slowly been on the rise over the last few years, with supporting roles in “100 Things To Do Before High School“, “Just Add Magic” and Gabriel Cowan’s short film “Los“.

No date has yet been given for the premiere of “Runaways” on Hulu, but we’re excited.


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Watch Oscar Isaac Pretend To Lick Blood Off a Knife In This Training Montage For His Marvel Series, ‘Moon Knight’

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Watch Oscar Isaac Pretend To Lick Blood Off a Knife In This Training Montage For His Marvel Series, ‘Moon Knight’

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Oscar Isaac is showing us that acting involves a lot more than just sitting around and looking pretty. Last week, Marvel Studios shared an exciting new video of the Guatemalan-American actor training for his new Disney+ superhero series, “Moon Knight“.

In the fight choreography video, we get a glimpse into how brutal and violent Isaac’s “Moon Knight” will be.

From the first few seconds of the training montage, it’s obvious how much work Isaac has put into training for the upcoming series. The fight choreography is very martial-arts heavy. As he fights various stunt men around him, he employs various fancy tricks like flipping his opponents’ bodies onto the ground.

It appears that his “Moon Knight” character’s primary weapon of choice will be a knife. Throughout the video, Isaac trains with prop knife. At one point, he plunges the knife into his opponent’s body. Afterward, Oscar Isaac jokingly licks the knife while looking at the camera.

This will be the first Marvel production featuring a Latino actor in the lead role. However, Oscar Issac’s character, Marc Spector, was never written as Latino in the comic books.

In the comic books, Moon Knight/Marc Spector is a Jewish man. Instead, he is the son of a rabbi. He is also a heavyweight boxer, a US Marine, and finally, a mercenary for the CIA. So, it’s safe to assume that Disney+’s “Moon Knight” series will have a lot of action.

According to Marvel, “Moon Knight” will be about “Moon Knight features a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities who live inside him are distinct characters who appear against a backdrop of Egyptian iconography.”

This isn’t the first Oscar Isaac training montage that Marvel has released ahead of “Moon Knight’s” premiere.

In March, Marvel also offered fans a sneak peak of “Moon Knight”‘s upcoming fight choreography. They posted a video to their YouTube channel of Oscar Isaac engaged in some acrobatic-heavy fight stunts.

In that video, the 42-year-old actor practically dances around the gym mat, rolling on the ground, flipping himself over, and using tons of energy to go through the action sequences. It’s obvious that Isaac (ever the committed actor) is putting his heart and soul into preparing for this role.

We can’t wait to see it!

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This 8-Year-Old Ran Away From Home When His Mom Told Him The Three Kings Forgot Him But His Story Has A Happy Ending

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This 8-Year-Old Ran Away From Home When His Mom Told Him The Three Kings Forgot Him But His Story Has A Happy Ending

From a young age we’ve been told, “It’s the thought that counts,” and to accept any gift with a smile. But this little boy was not about to take the disrespect. An eight-year-old boy from Guanajuato woke up on January 7 to find that his letter to the three kings was left unanswered—so naturally, he ran away from home.

Juan Daniel was found wandering the streets by police in Santa Teresa, Guanajuato. 

Police said the boy told them that he had found his unanswered letter to the three kings inside his shoes where he had left it the night before.

His mom told him los Reyes forgot about him.

When he asked his mother why the three kings hadn’t brought him the talking robot he had asked for, she told him that they had forgotten about him. Upset at the oversight, Juan Daniel ran away.

Juan Daniel was found holding the letter he wrote to los Reyes Magos

The 8-year-old had asked for a robot that says the words “Love me, hug me.”

The police picked him up and called his family

The minor was taken to Social Services where his uncles came to the rescue —his mom arrived moments later, she had reported her son missing just a few hours prior. 

The officers were touched by the boy’s disappointment

Moved by the story, officers and administrative staff at the police station raised money to buy him the gifts that had not appeared.

An officer even played the role of the Kings’ emissary

Soon after, a police officer carrying a bag of toys came to the station pretending to be an emissary of the three kings. He told Juan Daniel the kings had been busy so they had asked him to help pass out toys to children.

Juan Daniel got his presents in the end.

The boy opened the bag to find the robot he had asked for, as well as a train, a ball, notebooks and a box of crayons. Meanwhile, social workers provided support to the boy’s mother for problems with addiction.

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