“Cloak & Dagger” star Olivia Holt says she expects fans will want to see the two title superheroes get together, but she doesn’t make any promises.
“I think we sort of fall in love with them as friends first, we start to ship their friendship before we ship it any further,” Holt told TheWrap ahead of the show’s premiere. “And then I think we also fall in love with them as individuals, and as people before we fall in love with them as superheroes.”
Fans of the “Cloak & Dagger” Marvel comic books know that the two superheroes are intertwined with one another, starting with a tragic accident in their childhood that killed Tandy’s dad and Tyrone’s older brother. The two go on to lead very different lives that are a bit swapped in the show: in the comics, Tandy is the affluent one and Tyrone is more down and out.
“I personally love the changes,” Holt said, adding that the comics were written decades ago, so the updates add a “more current twist” to make the characters “a lot more relatable.”
“I think there’s this incredible relationship that they have,” Holt said of Tandy and Tyrone, who start out distrustful of one another.
“It starts off on the wrong foot, and then it sort of transforms into this beautiful, complicated, complex relationship,” the 20-year-old actress said. “They are on the same side one day, hating each other the next, and I think that that’s what makes their relationship so interesting. There’s not just one layer of it, there’s so many different layers.”
“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” premieres on Freeform Thursday, June 7 at 8 p.m.