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It’s been a busy couple of days for Marvel news. (They probably felt compelled to try and outdo Star Wars after Celebration.) Now a lot of that news is about Marvel Studios movies, but now there’s TV-related news too and it’s from an unusual source. Filming just began on the Freeform Marvel series Cloak and Dagger, and it’s not due on our TV screens for another year, but now, here today, is a trailer for the new series. If you like some of that YA flavour with your superhero films, this is your chance to indulge in teenage odd couples who are star-crossed.  (more…)

In the comic books, X-Men and Cloak and Dagger are kind of related because it was found out that Cloak and Dagger were actually latent mutants whose powers were activated when they were exposed to experimental drugs. So it’s appropriate then today that both should appear in the news together about their TV adaptations, even though Cloak and Dagger’s mutantness will likely never be discussed on their upcoming Freeform series because of rights issues. Still, we’ve got TV news for both X-Men and Cloak and Dagger, and while one has definitely found a director, the other might have found its two stars. (more…)

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In the larval days of Marvel Studios, Cloak and Dagger were two out of a list of numerous superheroes cited as potential movie properties that could be developed, but the movies now seem reserved for big guns like Captain America, Iron Man, and Doctor Strange, there’s not much room for street level heroes like two teens with messed up powers thanks to illegal experimentation. But then there’s TV, and if Marvel has proved anything, it’s that there’s plenty of room on the so-called boob-tube for players that aren’t quite ready for the big screen like Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. In keeping with that tradition, a person familiar with the Marvel/Netflix vibe will be showrunning Cloak and Dagger, but fans will have to wait a little longer to see it. (more…)

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As Marvel Studios continues to dominate the box office, they are also standing out on the small screen too with Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and soon spin-off series Most Wanted on ABC, plus the Netflix series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and soon enough Luke Cage and Iron Fist. With the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe now on two networks, the studio is making a play for a third by introducing new characters to a new audience. Marvel is now looking at launching a new series on the old ABC Family, home of such offerings as Pretty Little Liars, with a series about two misunderstood teen heroes that will be right at home there. (more…)

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The Marvel Comic Universe features a plethora of characters – some that would translate well off the colored pages and onto a movie or TV screen, and some that wouldn’t.  The Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently plugging away at full steam, and after a rocky start with the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Marvel’s TV offerings seem to be hitting their stride as well.  Of course, both the film and television productions are all part of the larger MCU, which begs the simple-sounding yet very-convoluted questions: what characters will be added, and how? (more…)

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