Main Characters Of Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern Corps Film Revealed?

Earlier today, we dropped the news that Geoff Johns was changing his position with DC, moving from President and CCO, to writer/producer, and noted his first project would be Green Lantern Corps. This afternoon, we find out even more details as his new production banner, Mad Ghost Productions lists an interesting line in regards to the movie.

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That’s right – it lists both Hal Jordan and John Stewart as the main characters, and the rumor is that it will be largely based off Johns run on the comic series, which would make sense. He spent a long time on the series, so we expect a solid story. Don’t doubt that we’ll see an expansion of the Lantern universe. The site itself also offers up more clues as to what exactly Johns plans to focus on with his change of title, so make sure to check it out in full. Your thoughts on not only Johns’ change of pace, but this direction for Green Lantern Corps? Let us know!

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Geoff Johns Done As DC Entertainment President and CCO!

We knew that changes were necessary if the world of DC live-action films were going to get better, but this was not the move we expected, as DC Entertainment President, CCO and all-around core of the DC universe, Geoff Johns is dropping the roles from his title and focusing on writing and producing for DC Comics and the studio.

The first thing on Johns plate in his restructured role? The long-talked about Green Lantern Corps film. Ryan Reynolds played the last film incarnation of Hal Jordan, and the new movie is expected to expand the story of the intergalactic space police to a number of well-known characters.

As those very interested in DC business may now, fellow DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson left the organization after 22 years. Nothing has been said as to whether these moves are connected at all, but considering Johns is still staying on to write and produce, which is really where he shines, we’d say no, for now.

Jim Lee will slide over to take on Johns’ responsibilities, and Thomas Gewecke will take Nelson’s place, presiding over Lee, Dan DiDio and Amit Desai. We’d like to believe these are signs of DC making real moves designed for progress, but we fear that they may be reactionary. Only time will tell. What are your thoughts? Let us know!

The Trusty Sidekick Podcast – Episode 83

The summer is barely slowing down for the live-action world’s of both Marvel and DC, and comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back with everything you need to know, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week, we have show recaps of Legion, Supergirl, Flash, and Krypton, plus the latest news on Wonder Woman, Batman, Birds Of Prey, a few Joker movies, Legends Of Tomorrow, Doom Patrol, Avengers 4, Doctor Doom, Silver & Black, Ant Man & The Wasp, The Gifted, and Inhumans!

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The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 82

The return of the ‘Merc’ with a Mouth’ brings about a super funny 82nd episode from comedians, Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. In this episode, we give you a spoiler-full review Deadpool 2, and get you the latest info on X-Force, Dark Phoenix, Spider-Man 2, Avengers 4, The Eternals, Daredevil, The Flash (movie,) Shazam, and Pennyworth; plus recaps of Agents Of Shield, Legion, Supergirl, Flash, Arrow, Krypton, Gotham, and more!

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Jake Gyllenhaal To Be Mysterio In The Spider-Man Sequel

After almost a year of speculation and suspicion that Jake Gyllenhaal would be next up to wear the cape and cowl of the Dark Knight after Ben Affleck, news comes from the MCU that the former Prince Of Persia has instead decided on making his superhero movie debut in a giant fishbowl helmet. That’s right, Gyllenhaal is all but a lock to take on the role of Spider-Man villain, Mysterio, in next year’s sequel to last year’s “Homecoming.” At one point, nearly 15 years ago, when Tobey Maguire’s negotiations to come back for the original Spider-Man 2 were in limbo, Gyllenhaal almost became Spider-Man. Now he will play the main villain in the 3rd version of a Spider-Man sequel.

The original Mysterio was Quentin Beck, a failed Hollywood stuntman and effects wizard who used his skills to start a life of crime. Often his tricks were capable of throwing off Peter’s abilities, like his “Spidey-sense,” which will possibly play in the sequel, considering we just started seeing it in Infinity War. These threads usually lead somewhere. There have been a few other incantations of Mysterio over the years, but if there’s a Sinister Six team-up going on, he’s usually a part of it. Considering that Michael Keaton (who played Vulture, often a Sinister Six member, in “Homecoming”) is returning, along with already getting an early incantation of both the Shocker, and the Scorpion, we could be witnessing the second in a march towards a similar run, here, as that would give us 4 of 6. Sony has long wanted a Sinister Six movie, and with Disney’s (and Feige’s) help, putting something together that’s cohesive, is far more likely. Of course, we also have to make sure Spider-Man comes back from the damage inflicted by Thanos in Infinity War (*wink* *wink*.)

While I’m more than excited to see Gyllenhaal in the MCU, and as a Spider-Man villain, no less, it’s an interesting choice, considering all the buzz about him being the favorite to take over as the next Bruce Wayne. Again, I’m at a loss with the difficulty Warner and DC have had at landing an actor that really WANTS to be Batman for an extended period. More importantly, does this mean that the rumors about Ben Affleck expressing an interest to continue as the Caped Crusader are true? What do you think? Hit us up on our socials, or here, and let us know!

*The as yet unnamed Spider-Man sequel is scheduled for June 5, 2019

Television Upfronts Bring Big Changes To Arrowverse, Patience For Agents Of Shield

With this year’s television upfronts having just concluded, we are now getting info on where and when we’ll see the return of some of our favorites from both DC and Marvel, and boy are there some surprises.

As you may know if you’re following us on the podcast (here,) the fates of the CW shows weren’t determined until about a month ago. Despite a lot of people questioning whether Supergirl, Flash or even Arrow should return, all are back, possibly aided by the fact that the network is expanding to a sixth night of programming (Sunday.)

While Flash’s fifth season will continue to be the lead-in to the very strong and entertaining, Black Lightning, remaining in the Tuesday night spot it’s held since it’s inception, Supergirl will move from the Monday night spot it had for it’s first three seasons (one on CBS, two on CW,) to Sunday’s at 8pm, 7 CST. Legends Of Tomorrow will now be locked in the Monday 8pm/7 CST slot it thrived in this year, and it will now be followed by Arrow! Oliver and crew had a very strong comeback season, really a second in a row, after everyone freaked out over too much magic being involved in season 4. Supergirl, Legends, Arrow, Flash and closing with Black Lightning makes for a much stronger lineup and wraps everything up by Tuesday night each week.

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been given a 13-episode 6th season, which almost no one would’ve guessed, after last year’s story about Disney needing to “strongly urge” ABC to bring the show back. To no surprise of the actual fans of the show, we were treated to another fabulous season, which tied up so many loose ends and has us eager for another. The twist is when we will actually get to see them. As you may know if you’re watching, they explicitly connected Thanos attacking Earth in Infinity War, to the show. The concern many had upon the announcement of the 6th season, was that we’d see AoS come back before the issues stemming from Thanos snapping his fingers, had played out. The good news is, that won’t be a problem. The bad news, is the reason why. We won’t get the premiere of season 6 until the summer of 2019, meaning after the events of Avengers 4 play out. As a fan, this is bittersweet. Happy for another season, sad you have to wait.

I think the positives outweigh the negatives all the way around here. What about you? Let us know what you think!

Marvel Hires Writers For “Eternals,” So You Know They’re Serious

If you caught our latest podcast (here,) you will have heard about Marvel’s plans to move away from it’s earthly heroes for an otherworldly, highly super-powered Eternals movie. Many are somewhat unfamiliar with the Eternals, and in in keeping with that, Marvel has hired an unfamiliar writing duo as well.

Matthew and Ryan Firpo have been given the go-ahead to take the first crack at turning out a viable script. To date, the brothers are largely unknown, with their main claim to fame being a script for a movie called “Ruin,” which made the Black List and has attracted the attention of Gal Gadot and MadRiver Productions.

As we all know, those who start on a Marvel script may not be the ones who end up with the credit for it by the time the film arrives, and creating an entirely alien world where everyone seemingly has powers is no easy undertaking. We will know whether they’ve got the goods, soon enough. What are your thoughts on Marvel bringing in untested talent for their next step? Let us know!