HOOQ-ed On Marvel
For those who have been afflicted by Marvel-itis (an unfathomable need to consume Marvel shows and products), HOOQ is ready to answer, and be your proverbial ‘manna from Heaven’. As of late, beyond such shows as Inhumans, Runaways, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel has put out other TV series that pick up on other characters that have, over time, become favorites of Marvel comics fans all across the globe. The very latest is Cloak & Dagger, and it premiered on HOOQ this week, made available on the same day it shows in the United States. The first two episodes aired June 8th, with new episodes every Friday.
For diehard Marvel fans, they’ll know that Cloak & Dagger first made their appearance in Spider-Man comic books, and the two are Mutates —with Tandy Bowen/Dagger (Olivia Holt) a pretty, teenage petty thief, and Tyrone Johnson/Cloak (Aubrey Joseph) an underachieving athlete-student, who both possess strange superpowers, acquired when they were both chance victims of a Roxxon Corp. chemical accident. And again, those dyed in the wool Marvel fanatics will raise their eyebrows at The mention of Roxxon, which figured in the Iron Man films, and in the TV S.H.I.E.L.D series.
On the invitation of HOOQ Philippines Content & Programming Head Jeffrey Remigio, I had the chance to watch the two first episodes. With a very YA approach, the series is ripe with teenage angst, and actually has a lot of ‘teleserye’ elements. It’s suggestive, and heavy on the drama. So it should find favor with Filipino audiences.
HOOQ also has an arrangement whereby 90 days after being seen in theaters, blockbuster titles can be viewed on HOOQ on a Transactional Video On Demand basis (TVOD). And the very latest on offer on HOOQ is Marvel’s Black Panther. A runaway hit, the film grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, and is now available for rental.
HOOQ, ready to give us Marvel-lous news.