With a stretched off week, there's a ton of great news out in both the Marvel and DC world, and we cover it all in Episode 31! DC info is up first as we've gotten the premiere dates for the CW season premieres and although Flash comes back first, Supergirl news takes center stage with their casting of both Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and a role for former Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter as well. Legends Of Tomorrow keeps announcing Justice Society heroes that are going to appear in season 2, and we have info on Tobias Harris role as the big bad in Arrow's fifth season, as well as some new sidekicks that are joining Ollie. We have Gotham's premiere date as well and we cover the arrival of Jamie Chung as well as the very odd possible reasons and explanations behind time jumping a single character with the recasting of Poison Ivy with a much older actor. There's some great tidbits in the DC movie universe with Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman coming, but the heat is on Zach Snyder's Justice League movie and we discuss how much attention he's paying to critics. News of Fox moving quickly on Deadpool 2 news shifts us over to Marvel as we discuss when they start shooting, along with where Ant-Man & The Wasp is going, creatively and why Jon Bernthal is so excited about how little you've actually seen of the Punisher so far. Spider-Man: Homecoming is casting some huge names and creating huge rumors, with the addition of Bokeem Woodbine and Michael Mando. With the expected success of the web-slinger, we get into the Sony-Marvel partnership, the additional Spidey-related movies that are edging closer to being greenlit and how Fox would benefit from a similar alliance to give access to the X-Men, Deadpool and more. Finally, we get into the topic of whitewashing in the Marvel universe and how that stands up in regards to the incredible job they do in so many areas to create diverse characters. The anticipation of what's coming is killing us! Join the excitement with your Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!
We celebrate episode number 30 with one of the funniest we've had yet! Still no new episodes or movies from our favorites, but we still get into DC news, starting with changes to Justice League that indicate Zack Snyder's future with the DCEU. Wonder Woman has some fresh pics and we talk about the potential power of what we've seen. Gotham is aging and the proof is in the new characters coming to the show along with an older Poison Ivy and is it possible Tom Welling is joining one of the CW powerhouses? Wolverine news dominates the Marvel world and we have concerns over storyline and how many times they're going to flip-flop Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy. Kevin Smith has interest in a Netflix project that's coming up - is it the same project Norman Reedus has an interest in? We discuss that, along with Brian Michael Bendis (Jessica Jones, Powers) getting another greenlight at HBO and Scott Derrickson and James Gunn give us hints about who might be coming to ComiCon. We close it out with in on Sharon Stone coming to Marvel along with Donald Glover. But in what way? So funny that only one of us can pull it together to close out the show, it's the Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!
There's plenty to cover in both live-action worlds without new shows or movies from Marvel or DC on another hilarious episode - Bobby and Jay are back together, directly from the Laugh Factory Chicago! We open with a revisit to the Apocalypse/Mystique billboard controversy and wonder what Jennifer Lawrence thinks of it. Staying on the Marvel side of things, Simon Kinberg has some thoughts about the Fantastic Four failure, Sebastian Stan gives some info on where you'll see him next, Brie Larson (Room,) Niki Caro (Whale Rider) and Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) may all be in on Captain Marvel and we wonder if Namor may finally get a live-action opportunity. Also, is Thor in Guardians Of The Galaxy? What say you, James Gunn? On DC's side of the street, there's some news on Justice League Dark that isn't what we expected, and tons of Aquaman info from director James Wan. New Flash (the movie) director Rick Famuyiwa is already creating a little controversy (besides the pronounciation of his name,) we discuss our feelings on Supergirl casting an adult Superman for a couple of episodes and we dig into the new big bad storyline coming to Arrow. It's summer break, which means a perfect time to catch up with your Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!
Apocalypse is here, it's Bobby's birthday, and this season's DC shows reach their finales, all on episode 28! We kick it off with a review of Marvel's Fox licensed (that's a mouthful) X-Men: Apocalypse and as usual, we come to different conclusions about the movie. From there, we jump into Gotham's season finale and profess how well this show has come together, with great performances from Camren Bicondova to David Mazouz to the return of Jada Pinkett Smith, it is on fire! We agree that Flash is the best of the current superhero TV bunch right now. Grant Gustin has really proven himself and we really like the growing relationship between Barry and Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale,) as well as the potential for Flashpoint - plus, John Wesley Shipp has a future in the universe! We struggle with the season finale of Arrow but have faith in the team of Guggenheim, Berlanti and Mericle for a better season 5. We'll miss Neal McDonough but Stephen Amell is so good as Ollie that we're in for another year. We close it out with a good amount of news from both Marvel and DC. Going live from the Laugh Factory in Chicago next week, it's the Trusty Sidekicks!