Freeform Releases First Trailer and Photo from 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger'
Published Apr 19, 2017
By Ben Morse
Take a sneak peek at the new live action series coming to television in early 2018!
“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. 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.The network has ordered ten one-hour episodes slated to debut early 2018. “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, James Saito and J.D. Evermore. The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Joe Pokaski (“Underground,” “Heroes”) serve as showrunner and executive producer; Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s The Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”), Marvel’s head of Television, and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s The Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”) also serve as executive producers. Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love & Basketball”) directed the first episode.
Freeform’s “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” stars Aubrey Joseph as Tyrone Johnson/Cloak and Olivia Holt as Tandy Bowen/Dagger. (Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani)
The veteran actor to appear in the upcoming Freeform series!
Fans of actor Keith David and Marvel have cause to celebrate today, as David has joined “Marvel’s New Warriors” coming to Freeform in 2018!
David plays Ernest Vigman, a caustic municipal employee who butts up against the hopeful energy of the new warriors.
With over 150 film, television and stage credits to his name, Keith David continues to exemplify the character of Hollywood’s greatest actors with a humble ability to remain in demand, both on and off screen. Keith has several high profile projects in the pipeline including “Future Man” for Hulu. He is simultaneously garnering accolades industry wide for his portrayal of the title role as Bishop James Greenleaf on Oprah Winfrey Network’s new hit drama, “Greenleaf.” This original series focuses on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis mega church. Season 2 of Greenleaf premiered in the Spring and the much anticipated second half is slated for August.
Not quite super, not yet heroes, “Marvel’s New Warriors” features six young people learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.
'Marvel's The Defenders' Unite in New Comic-Con Trailer
Published Jul 22, 2017
By Marc Strom
The battle for New York heats up!
The second action-packed trailer for “Marvel’s The Defenders” landed at the end of the show’s epic Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, but if you weren’t there fear not–we’ve got you covered.
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist unite for the very first time August 18 when the series comes only to Netflix, but you don’t have to wait that long for a taste of what’s coming with our new trailer directly above.
Marvel Head of Television Jeph Loeb brought some news to the “Marvel’s The Defenders” panel at San Diego Comic-Con with the announcement that “Marvel’s Iron Fist” will return for a second season!
The fourth original series in the partnership between Marvel Television and Netflix, “Marvel’s Iron Fist” follows the journey of Danny Rand as he fulfills his destiny as the Immortal Weapon. But fans of Iron Fist won’t have to wait much longer to see more of him in action when he teams up with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage in “Marvel’s The Defenders,” only on Netflix August 18.
Keep it tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on Marvel Television and San Diego Comic-Con 2017!
'The Gifted' Debuts Extended Trailer From Comic-Con
Published Jul 22, 2017
By Marc Strom
Get your best look yet at the upcoming series!
On Monday, October 2, “The Gifted” comes to Fox with a new series exploring the plight of mutantkind, and ahead of that the stars and creators came to San Diego Comic-Con 2017 with a brand new, extended trailer!
When the Strucker family learns their children carry the X-Gene, they must join forces with the mutant underground. See how their adventure begins directly above!
Premiere Date and Voice Cast for New Animated Series 'Marvel's Spider-Man' Announced at D23 Expo
Published Jul 15, 2017
By Christine Dinh
Plus 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout' returning for a third season on Disney XD!
The highly-anticipated new animated series “Marvel’s Spider-Man” will debut with a one-hour premiere on Saturday, August 19 (7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. EDT) on Disney XD, and on the Disney XD App and VOD (12:01 a.m. EDT), it was announced today by Cort Lane, Senior Vice President, Animation & Family Entertainment and Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, during the Marvel Animation panel at D23 Expo in Anaheim. During the packed panel, news was also shared about the “Marvel’s Spider-Man” voice cast, season three of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout” and an all-new animated special from The LEGO Group and Marvel. Take a look at “Marvel’s Spider-Man” in the video above!
The “Marvel’s Spider-Man” voice cast includes: Robbie Daymond (“Bread Winners,” “Get Blake”) as Spider-Man, Max Mittleman as Harry Osborn (“One-Punch Man,” “Transformers: Robots in Disguise”), Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales (“Jessie,” “Kirby Buckets”), Melanie Minichino (“Blaze and the Monster Machine,” “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”) as Anya Corazon, Fred Tatasciore (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”) as Max Modell, Laura Bailey (“DragonBall Z,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as Gwen Stacy, Nancy Linari (“The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest,” “The Addams Family”) as Aunt May, Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille,” “Pickle and Peanut”) as Uncle Ben, Scott Menville (“Teen Titans,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Doc Ock, John DiMaggio (“Clarence,” “Samurai Jack”) as The Jackal, Alastair Duncan (“The Batman,” “Final Fantasy XIV”) as Vulture, and Marvel’s very own Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, who is also executive producing the series, as the coffee shop owner Joe.
In the new series, “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” we will see a fresh take on Spider-Man, as Peter Parker is learning the responsibility that comes along with being a new, super-powered hero in New York City, just as he’s being accepted into Horizon High, a high school for brilliant young scientific minds. He struggles with the duality of his social life at school and hiding his secret identity from everyone including his best friend Harry Osborn, who attends the competing Osborn Academy for geniuses. As Peter embraces his alter-ego and takes on super villains such as Vulture, Lizard, Doctor Octopus and Sandman, he watches his hero lifestyle come between his personal relationships and struggles to keep Harry from landing on the wrong side of the law.
The creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (“Marvel’s The Avengers”), Dan Buckley (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Cort Lane (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”), and Eric Radomski (“Spawn,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”); co-executive producers Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) and Stephen Wacker (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”); supervising producers Kevin Shinick (“Robot Chicken,” “Mad”) and Marsha Griffin (“Transformers Prime”); consulting producers Dan Slott (“Spider-Man: Big Time,” “The Superior Spider-Man”), Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”); and supervising director Philip Pignotti (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”). Check out the link above for a new “Marvel’s Spider-Man” promo spot and voice cast images.
Series stars Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World”), Trevor Devall (“Johnny Test”), Vanessa Marshall (“Star Wars Rebels”), David Sobolov (“Transformers: Prime”) and Kevin Michael Richardson (“The Cleveland Show”), along with Lane and Quesada, announced that the Guardians will return for a brand-new third season on Disney XD titled “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout.” The third season will find the Guardians gaining fame and fortune, but quickly knocked back on their heels after being framed by the Collector. The Guardians will travel to new universes, stage a massive sting operation inside the Nova Corps, and expose a Secret Invasion years in the making. A little bad and a little good – all in a day’s work. Check out the link above for all-new artwork for “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout.”
The LEGO Group and Marvel will team-up once again for an all-new 22-minute animated special “LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat.” When Thanos, Ronan, Nebula and the Ravagers seek to possess the Build Stone – a powerful and creative relic – the fate of the universe depends on the Guardians of the Galaxy to protect it. The platform and release timing details are forthcoming.
Famed artist Jae Lee has brought the cast of “Marvel’s Inhumans” to life with his gorgeous San Diego Comic-Con-exclusive poster!
Available at the Marvel Booth (#2329) this year at SDCC, fans will be able to take this iconic poster home to get excited for the fall series.
Check out the full image below, featuring Karnak, Lockjaw, Crystal, Medusa, Black Bolt, Maximus, Gorgon, and Triton, and don’t miss the opening chapter of “Marvel’s Inhumans” in IMAX theatres September 1 ahead of the full series premiere September 29!
Plus, keep your eyes on Marvel.com for more SDCC-related reveals from Marvel Television!
Marvel’s Inhumans SDCC-exclusive poster by Jae Lee
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Lucy Liu Set to Direct Season 2 Premiere of 'Marvel's Luke Cage'
Published Jul 11, 2017
By Marc Strom
Series returns to Netflix in 2018!
Marvel Television and Netflix announced that multiple award-winning actress and director, Lucy Liu (“Elementary,” Graceland”) is directing the premiere episode of the second season of the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” set to premiere in 2018. All 13-episodes of the first season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” are now streaming on Netflix.
In addition to a slew of television and film credits, Liu made her directorial debut in 2011’s short film, Meena and also directed four episodes of the CBS series, “Elementary.”
“Lucy and I have been tight since our ‘SouthLAnd’ days and she’s a welcome addition to our Luke Cage family. She brings the same buoyant intensity, deft humor, and singular focus to her directing that she has always brought to her acting….not to mention the fact that the former ‘O’Ren Ishii’ certainly knows her way around an action sequence,” said series executive producer and showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker. “Her enthusiasm is infectious.”
“What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters,” remarked Lucy Liu. “It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.”
“When you’re dealing with a bulletproof man, it helps if you have a bulletproof Director,” said executive producer Jeph Loeb. “Lucy brings a keen eye, a superb sense of story, and an obvious love of actors. She is rocking Luke Cage 2.”
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a man trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City.