TV News – Showrunner Joe Pokaski Discusses Cloak and Dagger Season 2

The first episodes in the second season of the Marvel superhero TV show Cloak and Dagger were recently released. This television series has received a lot of praise and it is considered to be a standout comic book show right now. The showrunner for Cloak and Dagger is Joe Pokaski and, in an interview with Collider, he had the chance to discuss Season 2 of Cloak and Dagger.

Cloak and Dagger Season 2

Here is what Joe Pokaski had to say on whether making Season 2 of Cloak and Dagger has been more or perhaps less challenging than the first season:

It’s a little of both. There are certainly easier parts. Going into the pilot, I did not know what Olivia and Aubrey could do. It was a crapshoot.”

We had hundreds of people read, and we cast the best two. But having a season under my belt, watching them always exceed my expectations made it easier, in Season 2, because I don’t think there was a moment in the writers’ room where we created a story and said, “Do you think they can pull this off?” It was never a question of whether it was something physically challenging or subtle, or whatever.”

Origin stories are tough, but you need to pull them off right. Now, we got to take the training wheels off.”

Joe Pokaski also spoke about when he felt the show hit its groove:

I think we had a really strong pilot. I feel like the big tent poles we always saw with the show were Episode 4 and Episode 7 of Season 1. Episode 4 was our transition […] Once Episodes 8, 9 and 10 came, that was our Act 3. I felt like that’s where I knew the show would always be. Once we got there, we always knew that was gonna be the pace of the series, from there on out.”

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Film News – Marc Maron On Joker

One of the movies coming out in 2019 that has a lot of buzz is Joker, a standalone DC film that stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker, Batman’s greatest enemy. Marc Maron has a supporting role in this comic book movie and, in an interview in NME, he had the chance to discuss Joker.

Joker

Here is what Marc Maron had to say on filming Joker, what the movie focuses on and working with Robert De Niro:

I finished that a while ago, we’d just finished wrapping the third season of Glow, I did a week in New York and did a scene with Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix. I couldn’t believe it was happening, but once I got there I was like ‘Here we go. Let’s do the job’.”

I think it’s a very interesting approach to this world, I’ve been somewhat judgemental when it comes to comic book movies and I’ve got a little pushback in the press for being a hypocrite. Whatever I think, if you get a call and someone says, ‘Hey do you wanna do a scene with Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix?’ your principals fall to the wayside.”

If it’s relative to what I think of Marvel movies then it’s like, ‘Yeah, of course I’m gonna do that’. Oddly, it’s not that kind of movie. The approach that Todd Phillips has taken is more of an origin story and a character study of a mentally ill person that becomes The Joker.”

It’s more of an intimate and gritty movie with a very specific scope. It’s going to be really interesting to see how it comes out.”

It was great to meet him [Robert De Niro] and it was great to see him work […] He’s a nice guy and kinda shy, but it was a great experience and not too much of a mindfuck.”

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