Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger: How it ties into two other Marvel network shows


Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger may have just premiered this past week, but it already has a tie-in to some of Marvel’s other shows. Here’s how.

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger premiered on Freeform last week with two back-to-back episodes. Despite being so new, it already has a great tie-in to two other Marvel shows.

Marvel has always bragged how it’s “all connected.” Except, you know, television show characters never show up in any of the movies. The movies just affect the shows.

But Marvel’s taken a step toward tying together a fair amount of their television shows. Even if we may not realize it right away.

I’m sure many of you also noticed that Tandy’s father worked for the Roxxon Corporation. That name showed up on several different occasions in the premiere. You may remember it from season 2 of Marvel’s Agent Carter.

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – ABC’s “Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

Here’s a quick refresher: season 2 of Agent Carter had our big baddie in the form of Whitney Frost, a famous actress who had an encounter with the Darkforce. The Darkforce was initially in the custody of Isodyne, who attempted to perform experiments on it to extract its power.

There’s a particular episode — “The Atomic Job” — that has someone trying to steal the Darkforce from Isodyne. Unfortunately it gets dropped, shatters, and lets out a massive energy blast as it escapes. That energy blast is not unlike the one at the Roxxon oil rig that gave Tandy and Tyrone their powers.

But wait! It gets even better! In season 4 of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Fitz explains the past with the Darkforce, Isodyne, and their experiments. But Isodyne ceased to exist in the middle of the 20th century and its remaining parts were bought up by… you guessed it, Roxxon Corp!

It’s really just a wink more than anything actually important — a fun Easter egg for us crazy fans who watch every Marvel show. But it could always pan out to be something more as Cloak and Dagger continues.

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Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger may have just started, but it’s already weaving its way into the MCU television universe.