“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” Stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph on the Superhero Present’s Relevancy to Right now’s World


Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is bound to be the newest superhero present Marvel followers can be completely obsessive about.

Set to debut on Freeform on June 7, it is primarily based on the comedian of the identical identify. Olivia Holt stars as Tandy Bowen (Dagger) and Aubrey Joseph as Tyrone Johnson (Cloak) within the upcoming sequence, two youngsters who understand they’ve superpowers who additionally had an opportunity encounter years earlier than once they had been youthful. Tandy has the power to conjure up gentle daggers whereas Tyrone is ready to teleport.

Whereas the official trailer got here out final 12 months, Teen Vogue has an unique first have a look at some stills from the present. We additionally obtained to speak to Olivia and Aubrey who informed us about their expertise working with one another and what the present will imply to audiences watching.

“I feel like these characters are so complicated,” Olivia informed Teen Vogue. “And the issues they’re going by means of are the issues which are occurring nowadays. It actually tells the story of what a white feminine goes by means of in 2018 and what a black young male is going through in 2018. We see these characters unfold into themselves in essentially the most complicated methods, and I really feel as people we hook up with that.”

With reference to her character’s superpowers, Oliva added, “I’m stoked to have a light dagger come out of my hand whenever I feel like it. It’s such a powerful, feminine and badass thing.”

Olivia went on to elucidate how nice it was engaged on set with Aubrey. “I don’t use these phrases frivolously, however I really feel like he’s a literal superhuman,” she stated. “He is such a delight to work with, and so talented in a raw way. He’s naturally a person you gravitate towards, and I’m so lucky to have a partner on a show who just wants to create something that is special and important.”

Aubrey spoke about how Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger can be thrilling to all audiences, whether or not they’re within the likes of superheroes or not. “You fall in love with the characters before you fall in love with them as superheroes,” he informed Teen Vogue. “I think a lot of young people will see themselves in these characters, especially if they’ve been through traumatic experiences themselves.”

The actor additionally touched on the significance of the illustration to the present, saying: “I’m excited for individuals to not solely see the youngsters and their superpowers, however seeing a feminine superhero and black male superhero on display. Younger persons are rising up seeing that Black Panther is the norm, and that Cloak & Dagger would be the norm.”

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