The two young adult Marvel shows may have a crossover in the future. Cloak and Dagger, the first Marvel series on Freeform, starts its first season this summer. Apparently, the duo exists within the same universe as the gritty Netflix heroes, like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. But the show runner’s plans for a potential crossover involve Hulu’s Runaways.
Joe Pokaski, the showrunner, talked about his plans at WonderCon this weekend. He’s already thinking about season two, and those ideas involve Marvel’s Runaways.
“I mean, it was really important for the first season to really establish Tandy and Tyrone, even as people before they become superheroes. But I’m a big fan of what Josh [Schwartz] and Stephanie [Savage] did on Runaways and we’re always talking about when do we get to do our crossover. There’s probably 400 lawyers in the way… I’m excited for however Cloak & Dagger can play in the universe.”
So obviously, this planned crossover is far from set in stone. But this potential team-up is definitely exciting. Fans of Marvel comics know that the two teams crossed paths back in the day. The teams could have their own Defenders-style team-up event. Runaways has been picked up for a second season, so the blueprint for success exists. Maybe this team-up could incorporate the currently network-less New Warriors in the future.
Cloak and Dagger premieres on June 7th. Marvel’s Runaways first season is all available on Hulu. The second season will probably come out late 2018.