With the premiere of Runaways
ATTENTION: Spoilers ahead for the second season of Runaways. If you have not yet watched the Hulu program, proceed with caution.
Earlier in the season, Jonah (Julian McMahon) takes Karolina (Ginny Gardner) into the huge hole we were introduced to for the first time last season. There, we see his bio-organic space vessel trapped on the ground. Karolina instantly makes a connection with the ship and Jonah informs that some of her Gibborim family members have been trapped in it since they fell.
Advance one or two episodes and the Runaways group – and their parents in The Pride – are determined to destroy the ship so it does not cause the earthquake they feared leveling the entire west coast.
They are capable of destroying the ship and its inhabitants are originally considered dead. It's not until the season finale that we discover that those on board actually survived and found the way to the new bodies of the hosts.
Suffice it to say that one of the members on board was none other than an alien named Xavin, a superhero who was a member of The Runaways in the myths of the comic book Marvel. Appearing for the first time Runaways vol. 2 # 7 – created by series creators Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona – Xavin was originally a Super Skrull in training.
And that's when the big change comes on the scene. While Xavin is a member of the Skrull race that changes form in the comics, the fluid genre hero has been transformed into a Xartan for live-action. Runaways exhibition. Still, a shape-shifter on the show, the character's Xartan lineage is a big difference from the more popular Skrull race, which is making its MCU debut Captain Marvel next spring
Coming from the Xarta planet, the Xartans actually have a history with the Eternals, a property that is said to be in development for a potential launch in 2020.
If the show gets a season three of Hulu and they decide to adopt more of the background of the character, Xavin – who is played by Clarissa Thibeaux on the show – would be the first gendered character in the MCU.
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