'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger' season 2: Joe Pokaski talks fate of the vigilantes after the finale showdown
On Thursday, 'Cloak & Dagger' wrapped up season 1 - a jampacked one as the titular characters came to terms with their destiny - with episode 10 titled 'Colony Collapse'.
After catering to the creed of the adult comic book audience, this time around Marvel turned their attention to the YA crowd with Freeform's latest show 'Cloak & Dagger'. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and based on the comic series of the same name, the superhero show created by Joe Pokaski ( of fame 'Heroes' and 'Underground') has not only captured fans' imagination with the dramatic story of his teenage leading duo but also managed to spark a curiosity until season 2.
On Thursday night, 'Cloak & Dagger' wrapped up its first season - undoubtedly a jampacked one as the titular characters came to terms with their destiny as vigilantes - with episode 10 titled "Colony Collapse". Without spoiling much, the action mostly revolved around New Orleans and its growing crime scenes. As teased in the synopsis, in the season 1 finale, "Everything comes to a head for Tyrone and Tandy as New Orleans is thrown into chaos; the two realize that it is time they face their destiny and test their powers as "The Divine Pairing" to save the city."
While the first season thrust the duo into their role as the heroic Cloak and Dagger, it still is just the beginning of an uphill journey for the pair. Real action sets in the upcoming season, where the vigilantes would hopefully develop a deeper understanding of their powers and responsibilities and most importantly - "what kind of vigilantes they want to be".
"If season one was about thrusting Tandy and Tyrone into the role of heroes, season two is about them making the choice to become heroes themselves," teased showrunner Pokaski in a recent interview with Vulture. "Not only understanding how you could be a vigilante but what kind of vigilantes they want to be."
With the first season wrapped up and season 2 on the brink, it is only natural that questions of other possibilities (read crossovers) surrounding the Marvel show begins surfacing. One such popular idea that has been floated around, even by Pokaski, is the potential for a 'Cloak & Dagger' and 'Marvel's Luke Cage' crossover, especially with the character of Brigid O’Reilly in the mix.
Interestingly enough, Pokaski isn't shooting down the idea either, as he explained how it came up in the first place.
"I’m a big fan of Simone [Missick, Misty Knight actor], so I’ve always been like, 'What can we do? How can we get Misty Knight? She’s the coolest'. Somebody had come up with the facts, like, since the Brigid character was from New York, we should reference it. Perhaps she has been friends or ridden with Misty at some point. And all parties seemed cool with it. It was one of those little things where if you don’t know what they are talking about, it doesn’t really affect your experience."