Recent weeks have seen a strong push for Marvel to get its other TV projects off the ground, first casting its Freeform Cloak and Dagger, as well as progress on Hulu’s Runaways and ABC’s Inhumans, and that trend isn’t slowing down. Cloak and Dagger now fills out its full support cast, still likely eying a 2018 premiere.
Cloak and Dagger
At long last, Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger series at Freeform is pulling back the cloak. The superhero series has officially cast its title characters, landing The Night Of alum Aubrey Joseph and Disney Channel vet Olivia Holt as Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen.
Cloak and Dagger are two of the most-beloved C-List Marvel superheroes, and there's been a concerted effort to bring them to television in one form or another for the last few years. While casting and production is still in the rumors stages, we know that the runaway superheroes (lower-case "r") are gearing up for their own show on ABC's Freeform channel. If you don't know your Cloak from your Dagger, we've put together a Crash Course to get you up to speed.
There’s been some back and forth on the status of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger series over at Freeform; last reported to be delayed until 2018. That said, the rumor mill has been pushing hard in recent weeks, setting both a possible pilot director and some potential leads, but more likely an overall shape to casting.
It’s been some time since we’ve had any update on the status of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger series over at Freeform, and perhaps with good reason. Reports confirm that the series has been pushed back to 2018, as the series’ official writer reworks the script.
On November 9, 1951, one of the purest superhero comics writers of all time was born: William ‘Bill’ Mantlo. Best known for his work at Marvel, Mantlo was a talent whose persistence, hard work, and knack for character saw him rise up the ranks to take on a succession of Marvel’s most iconic superheroes --- and co-create several new icons in the process.
Cartoonist Kate Beaton, in her always insightful webcomic Hark, a Vagrant, recently published a page of comics about Marvel's Cloak and Dagger, and specifically about the obvious problems with the dagger-shaped cut-out in Dagger's costume. You should read the whole thing, much of which we can't post here because of the cartoon nipples.
Obviously Dagger's look is coming under increased scrutiny because a Cloak and Dagger television series is on its way to the Freeform Network. It says a lot about the weird standards of superhero comics that we don't even have to wonder if Dagger will be dressed similarly on television; there's simply no way the TV show will use the same costume. A plunging dagger-shaped cut-out that reveals cleavage and navel simply isn't something a television superhero might wear. But in comics, it's a costume that can last for thirty years.
Not content to launch new superhero properties on ABC or Netflix, Marvel is officially branching out to Freeform for a long-awaited debut. A Cloak and Dagger series is officially in the works, ordered to series at the former ABC Family for its title heroes.
Who are the greatest X-Men of all time? Over the coming weeks, as we anticipate the coming of Apocalypse, we’re going to try to answer that question, pairing up your votes with the opinions of our own panel of highly opinionated X-Men fans.
Starting from a list of over 300 characters who served in a Marvel Universe X-Men team or have been strongly affiliated with the Xavier School, our panelists have whittled the selection down to just a hundred or so prime candidates. We now need to place that list in order to determine the 100 Greatest X-Men --- and to do that, we need your help.
Costume design is one of the great strengths of the superhero genre, a way to establish distinctive visual shorthand for a character and reveal key details about concept, purpose, and personality. But which is the best superhero costume of all time? This month, we're asking you to decide, by voting up your favorites and voting down the rest. When we have your votes, we'll compile a list of the greatest super-costumes of all time.
This week we're looking at some quintessential costume designs decade-by-decade. Today it's five costumes from the 1980s, the decade that style forgot. But it wasn't all disco collars all the time; the era produced some great costumes as well. And maybe some of them even had disco collars. Right? Right?