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Cloak & Dagger: the showrunner, the original comic is “racist and sexist”

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Published on Mar 27, 2018

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Joe Pokaski, hollywood Cloak & Dagger, spoke at WonderCon 2018, which was held last weekend in Anaheim, California, and has been interviewed by Cinema Blend. Pokaski has talked about the differences between the series and the original comic: “The original stories were fantastic, they were progressive for the time, but they were also a bit sexist and racist. People thought: ‘Tyrone embodies the fear and Tandy embodies the hope.’ I've never seen in this way. It seemed to me a distinction wrong between white and black. The nature of their powers, from an emotional point of view, is that Tandy live in the spectrum between cynicism and hope and Tyrone live in the spectrum between fear and courage. The first season will tell the story of how Tandy will try to move from his cynicism to be a person more optimistic and Tyrone will try to defeat the fear to become a hero.”

“Jeph Loeb (Head of the Department of Television of Marvel, has had the fantastic idea of moving the story from New York to New Orleans. New York already has too many superheroes. In Hell's Kitchen there are six. There are four blocks of a neighborhood. I decided to transfer everything to New Orleans, but also to take a little more time to tell the story of the origins, and understand who are these two guys and then put them together in a satisfying way.”

Cloak and Dagger will be interpreted by Aubrey Joseph, and Olivia Holt. The cast includes Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, James Saito, and J. D. Evermore.

Created by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan in the pages of Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Cloak and Dagger have fought on the side of the X-Men, Runaways, Doctor Strange and the Secret Avengers Captain America during Civil War.

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