Marvel's Next Generation on Redefining What It Means to be a Female Superhero on TV

TVGuide.com | 3/22/2019 | Krutika Mallikarjuna
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What better way to celebrate Women's History Month than taking a deep dive into the franchise that gave us some of the most complex leading ladies of the modern era? There really isn't one, which is why CBS Interactive, which TV Guide is a part of, teamed up to give Marvel fans an in-depth look at women dominating the extended Marvel universe from cinema to TV to comics and more.

TV Guide checked in on the future of Marvel and talked to all the reigning teen queens of TV. From Runaways to Cloak and Dagger to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to Marvel Rising, Marvel's next generation of heroes are tackling problems bigger than their silver screen counterparts: navigating not only their newfound powers but also wild emotional roller coaster that is being a young adult. Everyone from Chloe Bennett to Olivia Holt dished on what it really takes to be a superhero and why playing a Marvel teen means so much to them.

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"As we get older, we sort of have a harder time believing in ourselves and what we can achieve," said Olivia Holt, one half of Cloak and Dagger, when asked what drew her to the role. "But when we're younger, we still sort of hold on to it and have a tighter grasp as to what we believe in."

Tandy, as played by Holt, is a teen superhero unlike any we've seen on screen before. Growing up in a broken home in a poor, post-Katrina New Orleans, she isn't just dealing with normal teenage upheavals, but also being the primary caretaker of her household as her mom tries to overcome addiction. When we meet her, petty crime is her game, and she's squatting in an abandoned building, and no one in her life is guaranteed to show up when she needs...
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