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Cloak & Dagger...new Marvel show

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rob Helmerichs, Apr 8, 2016.

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    Rob Helmerichs

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    TonyD79

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    Oooooo. This could be rather cheesy.
     
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    justen_m

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    But the war on drugs is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool dude!
     
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    cheesesteak

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    I like her outfit.
     
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    TeddS

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    Cool, can't wait...

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    titular. yeah, that's a coincidence!
     
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    JYoung

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    Huh, the Cloak and Dagger rights aren't tied up with Sony?
    Or is this part of the same deal that allows Marvel to use Spider-Man in the MCU.

    (And is this an MCU show?)
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I don't think Sony's deal with Marvel for Spider-Man is the same as Fox's deal for the X-Men. The X-Men are a fairly ill-defined group, who for the sake of the deal consist of all Marvel mutants. Spider-Man is Spider-man, and apparently the deal does not include everybody who first appeared in a Spider-man comic (e.g., Punisher).

    And yes, it seems to be an MCU show...at least, Marvel is producing it.
     
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    I used to read that title back in the '80s and liked it quite a bit. Since it's on Freeform, née ABC Family, it's seems likely we won't see that particular costume shown in the Variety article.

    If it is in the MCU, perhaps they'll be Inhumans instead of Mutants, or perhaps they'll just use their pre-retconned origin story that their powers came from some drugs that were being tested on runaways.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, they didn't become mutants for years. And they won't (can't) be mutants now.

    In fact, now that I think of it, there should be a story in the comics any day now explaining that it was all just a big mistake, and they were never mutants at all!
     
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    So, Freeform used to be ABC Family. That means this show won't be as adult as the Marvel shows on Netflix I'll assume. :)

    I really like all these super hero TV shows and movies. Soon, I'll just stop watching all other types of shows, because I'll have too many super hero shows to watch.
     
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    They've already said they are targeting pre teens and young teens. So it won't be as adult.
     
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    It's confusing.
    For example, it was apparent in Daredevil that they were making great pains not to use the Spider-Man related newspaper characters and in fact, didn't use the name "Daily Bugle" even though Ben Urich works for the Bugle in the comics.

    But since this is on Freeform, I'm expecting the drug references to be at minimum, toned down.

    For Freeform, wouldn't Power Pack be a better fit?
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    Not really. They've gone up-age, which is why they've changed their name. They're more after the young-adult demo now.

    Think Shadowhunters and Stitchers.
     
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    I believe they refer to their demo as becomers (age 14-34).
     
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    I'll make a couple guesses...
    - With "Stitchers" and "Young and Hungry" filmed in So. Cal, I'll guess C&D will film in So Cal too.
    - Aiming for young teens, I'll guess casting hot 20-somethings to play late teens. And 30-somethings won't mind watching hot 20-somethings.
    - I wouldn't expect them to do her costume like the comics. I'll guess Disney bounding. Like her in something like White Canary in Legends of Tomorrow, him in something like Agents of SHIELD black tights, maybe with a hood like Arrow.

    I don't know how dark they'll go with the drugs and stuff. I watched an episode or two of Stitchers and it was pretty cheesy. Though I don't know if it was trying to be.
     
  18. Hoffer

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    Chances are I'll still watch it. I watch the Spider-Man, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy cartoons on Disney XD. This Cloak and Dagger will probably be more mature than those shows. :)
     
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    I will give it a shot. I am not against watching shows aimed at a younger audience as long as they are done well.
     
  20. Rob Helmerichs

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    And again, Freeform isn't kid stuff. They're aiming at an adultish audience, just not an OLD audience. Teens and 20s.

    Somebody else compared them to CW, and that's probably pretty apt.
     

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