Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger finds its actors

Looks like Freeform and Marvel have finally come to a conclusion on who will be playing Cloak and Dagger.

If you are unaware of this superhero duo, Tyrone Johnson (Cloak) has the ability to access the darkness dimension and engulf people in it. He also has the ability to teleport to different locations utilizing that dimension. With his ability also comes a hunger. Tyrone feeds on light and anyone he traps in the darkness dimension, he feeds on their light.

Tandy Bowen (Dagger) has an opposite ability to be able to create daggers of psionic light. These daggers can drain her targets of their vitality if they’re struck by them. She also has the ability to cure addictions and can feed Cloak’s hunger for light. Both Oliva Holt and Aubrey Joseph will be playing both these respective characters in order to bring them to life.

This series has been in the planning phase for quite some time, and it’s great to finally hear something about this. Joe Pokaski, the executive producer, had some choice words about these Marvel characters and actors who are about to portray them.

“The characters of Tandy and Tyrone have always stood out to me ever since I first met them in the pages of Marvel comics when I was a boy. When Olivia and Aubrey read for the roles, these characters leaped off the page. We’re so excited to see what these talented young actors bring to the Marvel Universe.”

I’m going to go out and say this right now: an interracial couple has always been questioned in the past. In our current social climate, a show of this magnitude that displays this kind of a bond between two human beings is always going to be beautiful. I’m not exactly sure what Freeform and ABC have in mind for the series as sometimes the characters and powers can be adjusted, but let’s hope that they show the difficulties of what an interracial couple experience, along with the bigotry some superheroes encounter as well. In a way, it’s double jeopardy for this superpowered couple as they not only have to combat some of society’s judgments but also have to face scrutiny for being superpowered.

In addition, if Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger is in the same Marvel Cinematic Universe as the rest of the other characters, this could become an interesting roll call if these two are somehow introduced early in Avenger’s Infinity War. This is just a guess, though! I’m not saying they’ll show up in there, but they do already have a ton of the other heroes set to appear onscreen. Let’s just see what ABC and Marvel Entertainment decide to choose!

Source: Deadline

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