One of the big things that Marvel Studios is doing on top of the Phase 4 and 5 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the big MCU TV shows they are producing for the Disney plus streaming site. Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige is developing a number of big budget TV shows for the Disney+ streaming service. But now it seems that may not be all because days after Hulu pulled the plug on GHOST RIDER, it’s now believed that all future live-action small screen productions will fall solely under Feige’s Marvel Studios banner.
A Marvel Television insider recently told Variety that they at HULU have “several” live-action projects in the works. But for know the only one that known is HELSTROM as the rest have either been scrapped or have uncertain futures. RUNAWAYS and CLOAK AND DAGGER (both which are set to air upcoming seasons) have yet to be renewed beyond their upcoming seasons.
It’s being reported that the plan now is for Marvel Studios to basically be in charge of everything to ensure that the stories put out there are of a consistent quality. With the Disney+ shows, “Marvel Studios execs and Feige held meetings early on to discuss how to maintain the visual standard fans have come to expect from Marvel’s films while still bringing their budgets more in line with other TV shows.”
Marvel Television has never really recovered from the embarrassment of THE INHUMANS, which many do not like to speak of. Along with the cancellations of the Marvel Netflix shows it is very understandable. But the animated projects which are set to hit HULU are still all set to go .
Now, it sounds like Marvel Television’s future projects will mostly be of the animated variety.
The wait is almost over. First, there was just a teaser poster to begin to get everyone hyped for the sophomore season of Marvel’s Cloak And Dagger on Freeform. Now we officially have the season two trailer and the action and intensity that made the first season a surprising hit.
In the trailer we see Tandy (Olivia Holt) having more control of her light abilities outside of making just daggers and we see Tyrone (Aubrey Joseph) being able to control his teleportation abilities as well as taking the vigilante approach in saving the city. Until him and Tandy team up to help stop a sex trafficking ring. Enter in Detective O’Reilly (Emma Lahana) brought back to life after being hit with Dark Matter now tows the line between Good and bad goes by the name of Mayhem.
Check out the trailer below and give your thoughts. The one hour season premiere of Marvel’s Cloak And Dagger airs April 4th on Freeform.
After a very popular and successful first season, the question of when would we finally get the second season of Marvel’s Cloak And Dagger on Freeform. Now we have an answer along with an official synopsis for the upcoming sequel.
The adventures of Tyrone (Cloak) and Tandy (Dagger) will return with a special 2-hour premiere on April 4th.
After receiving critical acclaim for its freshman season, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger will continue to follow the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph)—two teenagers from very different backgrounds who find themselves burdened with and awakened to newly acquired superpowers, which are mysteriously linked to one another. Season two turns the heat up on our young heroes as Tyrone and Tandy try to find their place as more active heroes in this world. As they learn and grow emotionally, so will their skills. In season one, we saw Tandy and Ty dip their toes into the world of hopes and fears; this season, they will dive deeper into this metaphysical pool. With enhanced powers and a decision to be the type of heroes they want to be, they make the choice to run into the danger, head first. They tackle a heartless vigilante and uncover an evil that’s been preying on the young women of the city, as the show takes on more serious topics like gang violence and human trafficking.
If you are wondering who the vigilante is that the synopsis is referring to, it is good cop gone rogue Detective Brigid O’Reilly (Emma Lahana), who has transformed into fan-favorite comics anti-hero Mayhem. Fans of the show will remember, O’Reilly was killed in the Season 1 finale and blasted with darkforce matter, only to reappear in a post credits scene fully revived.
Freeform shared this poster with the caption “Mayhem is Coming”
Something many fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been wanting more of is crossovers. The universe is quite large and outside The Defenders , the TV shows haven’t had too many crossovers. Never forget the first showAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the one which has the most potential to connect with both TV and films hasn’t crossed over with the any of the other TV shows. There is a possibility though of a couple of other Marvel properties meeting and teaming up. Hulu’s Runaways and Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger have the biggest connection of all. Both focus on teenagers with powers that are trying to escape their troubles. In the comics, they had many crossovers and the characters of Cloak and Dagger even were temporary members of the group. The biggest obstacle would be their geographical locations given Cloak and Dagger are in New Orleans and the Runaways are in Los Angeles (well some are after this recent season). But who knows what may happen.
The official Twitter page for Cloak and Dagger certainly knows that there is a want for the crossover and teased a special shoot between actors Aubrey Joseph who plays Tyrone (Cloak) Johnson and Gregg Sulkin who plays Chase Stein.
Now this doesn’t guarantee that a crossover is happening. This may be just a simple photoshoot for marketing purposes. Also along with the particulars of geographical locations there is also not knowing what the future may hold for any of the shows with the upcoming Disney+ (plus) network. Three of the Netflix shows (Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil) have already been cancelled and no plans have been announced when and if they will move. There is also the upcoming New Warriors that does not have a network home yet.
Only time will tell if we as the viewing public do in fact get the crossover we all are hoping for.
The adventures of Tyrone and Tandy will continue as Marvel’s teen drama series, Cloak and Dagger has been renewed for a second season on Freeform.
After debuting to rave reviews this summer. This past Friday during the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb announced that the show would be back for a 2nd season. The 10-episode Season 2 of the Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph led Freeform series will premiere in spring 2019.