Let’s be real: Marvel Entertainment has produced some pretty damn cheesy television over the past few years. They’re not necessarily bad shows, mind you, but many of them have dipped into super cheesy territory: overly dramatic, seemingly lacking any sense of self-awareness, the works. I don’t need to name names because you know it when you see it.
Today, Freeform (formerly ABC Family) released a trailer for Marvel’s new teen-centric series Cloak and Dagger, and it could just be the editing in this trailer, but man, this show looks like Chester Cheetah: dangerously cheesy.
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Which new ladies from the DC Comics universe have been confirmed for Injustice 2? What’s the title of the season finale of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? When might Captain Marvel start production? Which Riverdale star wants to play Nightwing? Who has been added to the cast of Cloak and Dagger? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Angie Han
Marvel Studios is ready to introduce its latest small-screen superheroes. First announced last year, Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger has just set Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt to star as Cloak and Dagger, respectively. The YA-ish comic book series centers around two very different teenagers who strike up a romance, drawn together by their strange powers. Read More »
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Marvel has previously had a presence with the Television Critics Association by presenting panels of their ABC and Netflix series among the networks’ other shows. This year, Marvel held their own TCA event with a host of their talent and showrunners. Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, gave a speech to say thank you and “welcome to Marvel” to all of his creatives. Afterward, he spoke with reporters about a few projects not represented that night.
Marvel’s Most Wanted was designed to be a spin-off of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. Since ABC passed, would Loeb shop it around to other networks? “I never say never, but we designed that show to do a very specific thing,” Loeb said. “The network decided that that thing was not something that they wanted to do. I love everybody that’s involved with it. It’s an extraordinary piece of writing and execution and performances, but for whatever reason it didn’t work for the network. I can’t comment on what they do.”
Read on for Loeb’s comments on Cloak and Dagger, Legion, and Fox Untitled Project (formerly Hellfire Club).
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Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Marvel Cinematic Universe had its big bang on the big screen in 2008, but over the past couple of years it’s been spreading out over the small screen as well — first with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter on ABC, then with Daredevil and Jessica Jones on Netflix. Now it’s branching out into the world of basic cable, as Freeform (the channel formerly known as ABC Family) gives a straight-to-series order to Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger. Read More »
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Even though audiences are very well acquainted with the Marvel cinematic universe at this point, the television side of Marvel Studios is still in its early stages. So far only Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter and Daredevil have hit this small screen, and while the first series left something to be desired, they’ve certainly gotten better with each new show. But what does the future of Marvel television have in store, and how will it effect the cinematic universe?
If some new rumors are to be believed, we’ll see plenty of new characters end up in Marvel Studios TV shows, and that includes the likes of Black Widow, Hawkeye, The Punisher, Blade, Ghost Rider and maybe even The Hulk. Find out more after the jump! Read More »