The final trailer for Marvel's Cloak & Dagger has arrived, teasing the struggle of the show's heroes and the dark destiny awaiting them. Marvel has had a busy (and successful) year already with the continuation of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the season 2 premiere of Jessica Jones and the record-breaking Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. With more than half of 2018 still left, Marvel isn't slowing down on the film or TV side of things, either.
This June will finally see the premiere of Cloak & Dagger on Freeform. Marvel originally had plans to bring Cloak & Dagger to the big screen but ultimately wound up adapting the comics series for television instead. It's not clear yet exactly how much the Clock & Dagger TV show will tie into other Marvel TV series, but its teen-centric storyline makes a crossover with Marvel's Runaways seem like a good idea. If nothing else, the final trailer for Cloak & Dagger suggest that it will be even darker than similar MCU TV shows have been in the past.
Marvel has released a final trailer for Cloak & Dagger that further teases the connections between the titular superheroes. The trailer also offers the best look yet at Cloak's namesake and familiar vertical stripes from the comics. On top of that, the show's main threat is hinted at, and a somewhat religious angle is thrown into the mix. The new concept paints a more mythical picture for the young heroes, while also promising tragedy - as Cloak and Dagger are told that one of them will die.
There's been nothing to suggest that Cloak & Dagger is only going to run for a single season, so it seems safe to assume that there will be more to this "one must die" prophecy than meets the eye. It further stands to reason that the show's first season will be all about the eponymous superheroes finding a way to avoid their so-called destiny. Of course, it's also possible this storyline will ultimately be carried over across multiple seasons, should the show last that long.
As is to be expected, Cloak & Dagger will change some things from the comics while remaining faithful to other elements. Perhaps most importantly, the show aims to be more thoughtful and sensitive than its source material, when it comes to dealing with the issue of race. The final trailer also suggests the minds behind the show are incorporating overtly Christian imagery into the mix, to better reflect how its protagonists can manifest (literal) light and darkness.
We will have to wait and see if these changes work for fans of the comics, but those who have seen the show's pilot episode seem pleased thus far. Reactions to the Cloak & Dagger pilot screened at SXSW 2018 earlier this year were positive, so there's certainly plenty of anticipation heading into the series' proper premiere.
Cloak & Dagger premieres Thursday, June 7 on Freeform.