In an interview with Syfy Wire, Joe Pokaski, showrunner of Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger, teased that one of the duo’s greatest villains could be coming to the series.
Cloak and Dagger may not have a deep stable of villains, but Mr. Jip is a great one. The character has deep ties to Marvel lore, though is primarily a villain for Cloak and Dagger. The Freeform show has yet to introduce any superpowered bad guys, meaning that Mr. Jip could be the first. Although, Pokaski has implied that Jip may have already appeared:
“You didn’t see him in episode six? It’s possible you did. I’m not spoiling anything, I’m not committing to anything. But you should go back and look carefully at the scene where Tyrone goes into Kev’s dream and [sees] that kid with the backpack’s fears. I have a feeling if we’re lucky enough to have a season two, a lot of your favorites will be making appearances.”
Mr. Jip is a powerful wielder of black magic, having been trained by the Ancient One. He is centuries old an a serious threat to Cloak and Dagger. Hopefully, they’ll be ready for him when he appears.
“Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” is an adaptation of the beloved Marvel characters whose story is aimed squarely at young adults. This live-action interracial romance follows Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart — but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging. “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” is a co-production of Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, starring Aubrey Joseph, Olivia Holt, Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, James Saito, J.D. Evermore and Carl Lundstedt (Conviction) as Liam
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Freeform.
10 Marvel Shows We’d Like to See Made
As the “golden age of television” continues, one genre that has been on the uptick has been superhero TV shows. The CW almost has every day on lock with many DC Comics-centric TV shows like Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, as well as shows like iZombie, and the upcoming Riverdale. Other networks such as AMC and Fox (among others) have Preacher and The Walking Dead, Gotham, and Lucifer, respectively.
Marvel has been diversifying their portfolio as well. When they first introduced Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., they only slightly-connected their television universe with their cinematic universe. While recent corporate changes in their business structure have distanced their properties from each other, they still maintain a continuity. Shows like Agent Carter as well as the many Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, the upcoming Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders) all have events connected to their big screen counterparts. Currently, Marvel has Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Inhumans (coming next year) on ABC along with Damage Control (TBD) while Cloak and Dagger (airing on Freeform next year), and Runaways (developed for Hulu) are in development.
With such a large assortment of comic books and comic book characters, Marvel has barely scratched the surface. Here are a few comic book characters that could definitely use their own show…