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The Trusty Sidekick Podcast

A weekly comedic review, rumor and spoiler roundup of the current DC and Marvel television and movie properties. Hosted by stand-up comics, Jay Washington and Bobby Hill.
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Aug 29, 2016

The separation between Marvel and DC continues, Bobby finds some cool Marvel info and Jay has a theory about the Gambit curse on this week's episode! We open with some info on our upcoming live broadcasts that you'll find on Bidchat, then dive right into fresh news on Dr. Strange. We have info about how test screenings are going, along with the addition of Dan Harmon and how business impacts casting over all else. Captain Marvel narrows it's director search and we discuss what each brings to the table, and we are excited about our comedy brother and Chicago's very own, Hannibal Buress joining the Spider-Man cast. The Russo's have info on the future of Chris Evans and we cover how Doug Liman's new gig as director of Justice League Dark affects an already wobbly Gambit movie. We close out Marvel news with info on the exciting New Mutants movie.

On the DC side of things, the Arrowverse is teaming with news. We talk about the excitement over The Flash adding more and more speedsters, plus Wil Traval jumps from Marvel to a role on Arrow. Supergirl is getting Miss Martian but we don't know who it is yet. We're wondering just who may get the role in the human form! Finally, The Flash movie is getting a familiar set of villains, and we are not that excited about it. What we are excited about is you enjoying another great show, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Aug 19, 2016

Major announcements, juicy rumors and a lot of laughs fill up the latest episode with Bobby Hill and Jay Washington! The biggest announcement is that we've signed a deal to bring you a weekly live version of our show on a new streaming network that's in conjunction with MTV, called Bidchat. We give you the lowdown on that and of course how to make sure you can tune in. Next, we get into some news going the opposite direction as we talk Suicide Squad and how the impact of DC's troubles have to be the reason behind the control that Dwayne Johnson has been given on Shazam, along with how rumors of trouble have even caused Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins to speak out. The Flash movie pushes forward with confirmation of additional Justice League member appearances and Henry Cavill teases us. Or does he? We also express some concern for Aquaman, after some recent comments by James Wan. 

Powerless is in limbo as a their showrunner throws production into turmoil, but fortunately for DC, Arrow is bringing another seasoned vet on board, Dolph Lundgren, and we have news on Colton Haynes involvement in the show, while Bobby freaks out over whether Jay is going to inspire a million think-pieces with his suggestion on how to bring him back. Speaking of seasoned vets, Lance Henriksen joins Legends and we are excited about who he plays, Kevin Smith gets a proper Supergirl episode, and Flash (the Grant Gustin version) is going to be spending more time with Gorilla Grodd this season. 

On the Marvel end of the spectrum, the highly anticipated, long-awaited series, The Runaways, is going to be the first Marvel live-action show on Hulu, and it at least sounds like they want to do it right. Agents of Shield adds Parminder Nagra and Mallory Jansen and we get into how they and Gabriel Luna's Ghostrider will impact the show. Punisher on Netflix is starting to seek it's cast, Natalie Portman discusses her Thor involvement, we talk about the changes being made to Captain Marvel and is Robert Downey Jr taking over Samuel Jackson's role with the Avengers? We close with news of Bokeem Woodbine possibly being yet another villain in the new Spider-Man movie, and Kyle Chandler & Mackenzie Davis' possible involvement in the next Deadpool. Continuing to bring you the best in live-action superhero news and info, it's The Trusty Sidekicks, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! 

Aug 12, 2016

Ups and downs as expectations are missed and met, on another hilarious episode of the Trusty Sidekick podcast, recorded at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles! Suicide Squad kicks off the show and for once in a long time, Jay and Bobby are in complete agreement. Sadly for David Ayer, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and company, that is not a good thing. Tyler Hoechlin is on set as Superman and he doesn't look nearly as bad as the poor attempt at the first Melissa Benoist action figure. Thank goodness we like this show! Echo Kellum is ready to be terrific on Arrow and Grant Gustin teases some Back To The Future elements to this year's Flash and we speculate just how big the universe of speedsters will become. Legends of Tomorrow looks only better with the addition of Sarah Gray and Gotham is getting some Suicide Squad members, pre-Squad affiliation, plus we break down some of the wild potential of Morena Baccarin's tease for the new season. Luke Cage crashes through the Marvel side of things like the Kool-Aid Man, and Bobby has a stern belief and message about the inaugural season after watching the full trailer (10 times in a row.) We throw in some fresh news about the future of Daredevil and Jessica Jones along with Agent Carter's near Netflix pick-up. We break down why Marvel and DC differ when it comes to how shows get decided on or not on the heels of explaining why Marvel passed on Marvel's Most Wanted and Hellfire. Ghost Rider takes Daisy for a spin on Agents Of Shield, we have a plot summary for Black Panther and Marvel's newest star, Brie Larson is getting her prep on for Captain Marvel. That's not even close to everything we get to, so buckle up, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network, it's the Trusty Sidekicks!

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