What Does Casey Affleck Know About The Batman?

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The running rumor has been that, despite the fact Ben Affleck has been saying nice things about Matt Reeves and being Batman, that he’ll find some way to worm out of the role fairly quickly. Dissatisfaction with the overwhelming amount of attention to his turn as Bruce Wayne over his other projects reportedly had him unhappy, ditching writing, then directing duties, and eventually, wanting out. This has led to some crazy call-outs of the current Caped Crusader on the podcast (which you should definitely check out.)

His brother, Casey, recently made an appearance on WEEI, a sports radio network in Boston, claiming that Ben was, “not going to do that movie, I don’t think. Sorry to say.” It is important to add that Casey is not on contract to Warner Brothers, and isn’t involved with any of their current DCEU operations The younger Affleck brother quickly backpedaled, saying he made that up, but it certainly fueled the already pretty lit fire.

Today, Ben’s reps felt it necessary to address the situation, saying, “He’ll continue to be Batman as long as the studio will have him.” Maybe this is all window dressing. Maybe Joss Whedon has changed Affleck’s opinion of the role and the character. So much of the statements leading up to a major tentpole film are manufactured, so it’s hard to tell if the rumors themselves aren’t just for media hype. Time will obviously tell, but we’ll keep breaking it down on the show – you just keep listening.

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 66

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Comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill get down to the business of getting you all the info you need on your favorites in the Marvel and DC live-action universe. This week we cover spoilers, production info and casting news on Deadpool, Avengers 4, Thor, Legion, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, X-Men Dark Phoenix, Venom and the Inhumans for Marvel. For DC, we get you everything we know on The Flash (TV series,) Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow, the CW Crossover, Black Lightning, Titans, Shazam and Aquaman. We’ve got it all for you on the Laugh Factory Podcast network!

You can find it at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5642594, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab, here. Please rate and review us!

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Bobby Hill again for part 2 of our epic swapcast covering San Diego Comic Con 2017! We weigh in on some updates on the Justice League reshoots, cover the trailers and new info for Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow and Black Lightning and have a few updates from Marvel as well.

You can find it at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5611123, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab on this site. Please rate and review us!

CW Berlanti-verse Crossover Dates Set!

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A recent Television Critics Association that includes a number of executive producers from DC’s television division has delivered info on the fall crossover schedule for the CW Network. Network president, Mark Pedowitz shared that Supergirl and Arrow will take place on Monday, November 27th, while Flash and Legends will happen on Tuesday the 28th.

When asked why there would be a date change for Arrow, specific to the crossover, Pedowitz said, “We felt that it would be better and tighter in storytelling,” but also added, “Next year we may go back to four nights.” The event is still going on and a number of EPs have yet to speak on panels, so there still may be more info to come. We’re interested in your thoughts on a 2-day vs 4-day crossover. Let us know!

Dear Suicide Squad 2: Please Stop (Another Director Is Out)

Is there any more apt a name for a movie franchise right now? According to Deadline, Jaume Collet-Serra is going to be directing Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s, The Jungle Cruise, making him unavailable to helm the follow up to Warner Brothers money-making, but not so great bad-guy team-up. Collet-Serra had been seen as the front-runner for the film prior to this announcement.

At this point, they’ve lost Mel Gibson, Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad,) and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) and as studios usually like to announce release dates with the signed director, we’ll be waiting on when we should expect this film until they figure this one out. A better idea may be to take after the name of the movie itself, and cut their losses now. Your thoughts?

The Trusty Sidekick Swapcast! Ft. Thom Tran!

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Comedian and fellow live-action superhero fan, Thom Tran of the Sex, Jokes & Rock N Roll podcast, joins us as we cover everything revealed at San Diego Comic Con for Marvel and DC. This is part 1 of a 2 part podcast, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network.

This will probably not be up for long (AVENGERS INFINITY WAR TRAILER!!! ssssshhhh)

Looks like Bobby’s concerns about Peter’s Spidey-sense have been solved. This probably won’t last long, so enjoy it.

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You’re welcome…