With both Marvel Studios and Marvel Television moving forward full steam ahead, it’s no secret that continual expansion is a constant goal for both entertainment branches from the House of Ideas. Since the MCU first kicked off just under a decade ago, we’ve seen 16 movies and almost a dozen seasons worth of material through Marvel TV.
One of the newest entries into the MCU is Joe Pokaski‘s Cloak and Dagger. The production for the show’s first season is well underway and as of now, we know that Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph will be portraying Tandy Bowen/Dagger and Tyrone Johnson/Cloak, respectively.
Now, thanks to our friends over at That Hashtag Show, we have a glimpse at a pair of casting breakdowns that have revealed that once the show rolls around, we may be seeing a few more characters straight from the comics. According to THS, we could be seeing the live action versions of Father Francis Delgado and Detective Brigid O’Reilly.
First, the casting breakdown for “Pastor Francis Diaz,” the alleged role of Father Delgado:
Pastor Diaz didn’t always intend to become a man of the cloth. Struggling with many demons, Francis Diaz joined the military looking for guidance and stability. But he found himself in religion, becoming a chaplain and pursuing advanced degrees in theology and education to try to discover his own humanity. Still without answers but armed with a position at a prestigious prep school, Pastor Diaz is now helping sculpt young minds. As a school counselor and priest, Diaz is a rock to Travis and sees a lot more in the boy that he would be comfortable admitting. Oppressed by the collar, he leads more through words than example as he still struggles daily with the chaste life he has chosen. Try as he may, Francis still finds himself slipping. He can’t escape his own deep shame. To pay penance, he forces himself to witness the life he could have had, seeing the love that got away. Pastor Diaz is constantly seeking redemption in spite of the fact that he’s not sure he deserves it. But it is in his raw humanity that we see the hand of God. RECURRING
And the breakdown for “Detective Bailey Callahan:”
A self-possessed woman in her 3os, Detective Bailey Callahan comes off as cold or unfriendly upon first impression. Her New York sensibilities have hardened her from being too friendly or open, setting her apart from her Louisiana counter parts. Accustomed to working in a man’s world, Callahan isn’t looking to be “one of the guys.” She isn’t going to let a room full of men dictate how often she changes the color of her fingernails (almost daily). She won’t meet expectations of women cops as ball busting bitches. The rest of the station need to find their way to her impression of the world, not the other way around. Callahan believes in justice and doesn’t thing that anyone should be above it, including other cops. Especially other cops…RECURRING
When casting breakdowns for television shows surface, the respective studios typically use name placeholders. You know, probably to keep people like us obsessing over who will be in the show. However, with breakdowns that include as much information as the two you see here, it only takes a quick second to dive into the Cloak & Dagger comic mythos to discover the true identity of the characters.
Both Father Delgado and Detective O’Reilly first debuted in Cloak & Dagger #1 (1983), a comic run by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Rick Leonardi. In the comics, Father Delgado is a priest who often times provided the teenage vigilantes with shelter and food as they worked to rid their city of evil. Unfortunately for everyone involved, Delgado eventually developed a romantic interest in Tandy Bown and had to be institutionalized because of the infatuation.
Likewise, Detective O’Reilly also suffered a grim fate. Before dying at the hands of corrupt police officers, Brigid O’Reilly was a close ally of Cloak and Dagger, often times helping them on the streets or by helping investigate the pharmaceutical company that experimented on the two of them, which ultimately gave them their powers. In true comic book fashion, O’Reilly was resurrected in Cloak and Dagger (Vol. 2) #5 (1986) as the vigilante known as Mayhem.
Cloak and Dagger, which is set in New Orleans, has been ordered to series by Freeform — the network formerly known as ABC Family — and will show its ten-episode first season sometime in the early part of 2018.
While you’ll have to wait a few months to see Tandy and Tyrone on your television, get a head start on reading some potential storylines you might see in live action by picking up one of their iconic comic runs.
Source: That Hashtag Show.