New Ant-man and The Wasp Posters Give Us A Look At Janet Van Dyne

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New posters from the upcoming Marvel Studios, Ant-Man and The Wasp have been released and for the first time we are seeing what Michelle Pfeiffer looks like in her role of Janet Van Dyne the mother to Hope Van Dyne “the Wasp” played by Evangeline Lily.

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In the look of Michelle Pfeiffer it should be noted that she seemingly has on a new suit, one that is more streamlined like the newer versions both Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne are wearing. Also Janet’s costume seems to have some green in it and not the same as the character was seen to have worn in the 1st Ant-Man film. Does this mean she joins the team full-time and does she take on a new moniker now that her daughter is The Wasp.

Let us know what you think about these new posters and what do you think about the look of Janet Van Dyne.

Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6,2018

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The “Suicide Squad” Joker Is Getting His Own Movie

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With the way everything else is happening in the DCEU this clearly seemed like the next step right? Well nonetheless The Joker from Suicide Squad will be getting his own film.

Warner Bros is looking to make a standalone of this version of the character that debuted in the 2016 Suicide Squad film. This film is set to have Jared Leto who portrayed the role to star and exec produce an untitled standalone film. This is set to pave the way for more future movies branching from off from Suicide Squad.

There currently is not a plot or any details for the film but the belief is that Warner Bros wants to further expand on  the “Suicide Squad” world with the different properties that lie within. It has already been announced that Margot Robbie’who portrayed Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad is getting her own film with Birds of Prey. 

Now this adds on to the “Joker” film catalog. As an origin film is on the way from Todd Phillips. Now this film is not set to be included within the current DCEU and the reason is to allow multiple actors as well as versions of characters to exist without any overlap. In that version Joaquin Phoenix has been tapped to play the clown prince of crime.

Let us know your thoughts on this. Are you excited? Are you looking forward to seeing a more expanded version than what we saw in the Suicide Squad film?

Cloak And Dagger Teleport Its Way To Success

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Marvel is at it once again on the television side, this time with super powered teenage drama Cloak and Dagger on Freeform. The story of Tyrone “Cloak” Johnson and Tandy “Dagger” Bowan, two teenagers from different we worlds who discover that they have amazing abilities when they come together and are just as strong when they are apart.

Our resident super villain, Jay Washington gives an official review of the series premiere episode and what can be expected of the latest edition to the Marvel Cinematic (television) universe. He discusses if the fact the show has landed on Freeform will be a gift or a curse.

Check out the review video below and be sure to like and share

Let us know your thoughts and expectations about this new series and be sure to check out the most recent episode of The Trusty Sidekick Podcast which is available on many platforms that you can get podcasts from.

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The Penguin The Main Villain For The Batman

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It is no secret that the DCEU has been under what many can consider to be a major overhaul. They are trying to get on track under new president of DC films Walter Hamada. This includes the upcoming James Wan directed, Aquaman starring Jason Momoa, the David Samberg helmed, SHAZAM starring Zachary Levi as well as the sequel to the blockbuster Wonder Woman directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot.

Included in this are many films that have been announced and have yet to go into production, some for some time now. One of those being the solo caped crusader film, The Batman directed by Matt Reeves. Now many are wondering with is going on with this project, will Ben Affleck stay on as the Dark Knight and also who will be the main villain. Now originally it was set to be the mercenary known as Deathstroke, played by Joe Manganiello but that has been since cancelled.  But now according to a series of tweets by Variety reporter Justin Kroll we may know who the main baddie will be.

Now it would seem almost obvious that the correct route would be to have the Penguin in the Birds of Prey film but for those who remember Danny Devito’s performance in Batman Returns, a darker and expanded route with the character than it could work. Let us know your thoughts on this. Do you want the Penguin, would you rather had Deathstroke or do you want another villain?

We May Know Who The “Big Bad” For Season 5 of The Flash Will Be

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The Season Four finale of The Flash left us open to some possiblities moving  forward. First we saw….oh yeah spoilers ahead, we saw the team defeat The Thinker and in the process getting Ralph Dibny back as part of the team. We also got the official confirmation that the mystery woman who turned out to be a speedster is actually Nora Allen, the daughter of Barry and Iris from the future.

Now thanks to a casting breakdown from ThatHashtagShow.com we may have an idea as to who will be the main foe for Team Flash as they head into their fifth season.

The show is casting for a character named Desmond Paull, which is more than likely a code name but check out the breakdown

“An open ethnicity role for a man in his 40s. “Desmond” is a meta-human who, after a mysterious interaction with dark matter, was given not only immortality but also the gift to disable other meta-human powers. He blames metas for everything that has gone wrong in his life and because of that, his mission is to wipe Central City free of them in order to silence his own anguish. Whoever gets cast as “Desmond”, he would be a one year fractional series regular.”

Now of course Desmond Paullis not the characters name. It seems as if the Flash’s foe will be David Hersch a.k.a. Cicada! Cicada was created by Geoff Johns, he first appeared in Flash #170 (volume 2) in March 2001, as he got his powers when being struck by a bolt of lightning while trying to end his own life. So we wont see him develop his abilities from a particle accelerator explosions as most of the meta-humans in Central City have. This is after having murdered his own wife. Cicada strongly believed that he and the scarlet speedster were somehow connected, due to the fact that they gained powers by similar events.

In the comics Hersch also forms the Cicada cult. The cult’s followers carried out the mission to kill anyone that The Flash had saved. To carry this mission out they would use daggers that would be shaped like lightning bolts to murder these people. Its kind of necessary to point out as well that Cicada is one of Wally West’s villains when he was carrying the mantle of the Flash. But the story line can work just as well with this version of the Flash, Barry Allen

The dampening of other meta-humans’ abilities definitely seems to be a creative choice  for the character as it does not directly mention the usage of the lightning bolts but that may change. Also having someone who wants to punish the meta-humans in Central City, is a great way to set up the big bad being Cicada….if it is indeed him.

Now that we have a clue as to who MIGHT be the main bad guy, let us know if you have any suggestions as to who you would like in the role.

 

 

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!

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/Ep82Final.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

Ryan Coogler Would Like Donald Glover in Black Panther 2

And to be quite honest this would bot be a bad idea by any means. As of now it is a hope by many of us who never quite thought about it at first but after director of the IMMENSELY successful, Black Panther, Ryan Coogler who is in the process of developing a sequel to the film information was released by the UK Metro, my hairs are standing on end as I type this.

Ryan Coogler is currently mapping out Black Panther’s sequel and has written in a number of new characters that movie-goers will be introduced to when it premieres. One of those characters, if he gets his wish, will be played by Childish Gambino. Nothing is set in stone but “informal talks” [are happening] between Ryan, Gambino and reps from Marvel and Disney to see if they can make it happen. They’re still yet to decide if Michael B Jordan will return in some capacity but if he doesn’t it’s likely Gambino may play some kind of villain.

Coogler did consult with Glover on the first movie, so this wouldn’t be too far-fetched – but there may be a slight issue – Glover is already in the MCU remember he portrayed Aaron Davis aka “The Prowler” in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  However it is not impossible for an actor to be more than one character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Alfre Woodard who portrays “Black Mariah” in the Netflix Luke Cage series also played the small role of Miriam, in Captain America: Civil War, the mother who lost her son to the destruction of Sokovia in Avengers: Age Of Ultron.  There is even Tony Curran who played Bor in Thor: The Dark World and Finn Cooley in Daredevil (Netflix). So it is possible. This is kind of contingent if they decide to expand Glover’s role within the Spider-Man universe.

The next is the possible return of Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger. Now (spoiler Alert) he dies in the first Black Panther film so many would wonder how could that happen. I have a theory…..are you ready for it? Even though Killmonger is dead, he was officially a Black Panther, the protector of Wakanda and he received an official burial so T’challa may potentially see him when he goes to the astral plane to speak with the ancestors and panthers past.

Now it is worth noting that NONE OF THIS is confirmed and may have to be taken with a grain of salt but at the same time can still make the hopes begin to rise. Let us know your thoughts. Would you like to see Donald Glover in Black Panther 2? I would like a Childish Gambino concert in Wakanda. How do you feel about a potential Michael B. Jordan return. Let us know your thoughts.