'Cloak & Dagger' will have an artful crossover into MCU, says producer Joe Pokaski
Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt take on the roles of Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen as Marvel brings superhero action to the streets of New Orleans
The latest obsession taking over Marvel fans is Freeform's upcoming superhero series 'Cloak & Dagger' starring Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt at the center of all the action. The duo, absolutely fresh in the world of comic book adaptations, take on the roles of Tyrone Johnson (Joseph) and Tandy Bowen (Holt) as Marvel brings superhero action to the streets of New Orleans.
While all of this is pretty exciting, eventually, what every fan is looking forward to is that point when the show bosses finally introduce an MCU crossover for these two characters currently in Freeform's adaptation. Thankfully, executive producer Joe Pokaski has spilled the tea, and if his words are any proof, Cloak and Dagger will most certainly be fitting into the bigger timeline of Marvel's cinematic universe.
“We’ve had some exciting conversations about how we could artfully cross Tandy and Tyrone over [to other Marvel properties]. The beauty of these two is that they can show up anywhere [and it makes sense],” the show boss told TVLine, dropping huge clues about a possible MCU and Cloak & Dagger crossover ahead of the Freeform series premiere on June 7.
Expanding on this thought, Pokaski added, "There are at least a dozen Easter eggs in the first season that Marvel approved, and a few more that I snuck in there.” He was most probably referring to the Roxxon Corp, as he explained, "We’re excited to have Roxxon Gulf, our Louisiana version of Roxxon, represented.”
With 'Cloak & Dagger', Marvel will finally be adding to its teenage superhero roster — a version of which has already been introduced with a younger Peter Parker played by Tom Holland. However, there might be significant departures from the tradition comic arc, explained Pokaski. “In the comics, Tandy represented hope and Tyrone represented fear. For me, it was a little oversimplified and not entirely appropriate,” he said, stressing on the fact that, despite the eventuality of the show's romantic timeline, season one will be "more about finding your best friend".
Until then, it all rests on the show's young leads, Holt and Joseph, to steer their chemistry in the right direction. The pair, who came on board after that lucky call from Marvel TV president Jeph Loeb, swear to being massive Marvel fans and, hence, here's hoping that they would understand the nuances associated with their characters.
"Working with Marvel, is quite intense, but the tone of our show is way more dramatic. A lot of the days, I remember just feeling emotionally and physically exhausted," says Holt about her part. "It’s just crazy that we get to have so much fun, but still get to tell such a important story. It’s been a whirl," Joseph told Vulture.