Cloak & Dagger is introducing more Marvel characters


Freeform might have made a few changes to their Cloak & Dagger adaptation but the show will still have the iconic characters fans love.

The network confirmed the series will have at least two other faces appearing from the original comics. It will be interesting to see how they will fit into this world since this season has some big alterations.

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Entertainment Weekly revealed the news for the characters as well as two new photos from the show. The most exciting takeaway is the confirmation that Emma Lahana will be playing Brigid O’Reilly, a major recurring character from the comics.

Freeform released a description of the character, which could be the beginning of an exciting arc.

"“Detective Brigid O’Reilly is accustomed to working in a man’s world, but she isn’t looking to be ‘one of the guys.’ Her New York sensibilities have hardened her from being too friendly or open, setting her apart from her Louisiana counterparts. Brigid believes in justice and doesn’t think that anyone should be above it, including other cops. Especially other cops…”"

This sounds very familiar to O’Reilly’s origin story within the comics. It’s unclear if Cloak & Dagger has any intention of actually following her canon destiny, but she eventually becomes a vigilante named Mayhem.

She eventually teams up with the two super-teens and fights to clean up the streets of New York.

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Jaime Zevallos won’t be suiting up as his character anytime soon, but he’ll still play an important part of Cloak & Dagger. He’s a priest who ends up helping Tyrone through some difficult times and Tandy if the show follows the comics.

Father Delgado sounds like the kind of man who questions his faith but has always striven to do the right thing.

"“constantly seeking redemption in spite of the fact that he’s not sure that he deserves it. Oppressed by the collar, he leads more through words than example, as he still struggles daily with the life he has chosen.”"

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While he doesn’t get a name in the comics, there is a priest who ends up assisting the two heroes. When the kids take refuge at his church, he ends up helping them evade the police and offering shelter.

Even though Cloak & Dagger won’t have the titular leads on the run, there’s still chance they will need to find a safe haven throughout their fight.

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Despite some of the changes, it sounds like Cloak & Dagger is going to still try to incorporate its source material. Based off of the success of Marvel’s Runaways, this seems like a pretty good formula for a young adult adaptation.

The Freeform show has already received positive buzz at early screenings so fans will have a lot to look forward to when the show debuts in June.