Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets A Sixth Season!

After rumors surfaced that Disney “compelled” ABC to give Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. this, their 5th season, we were all pretty sure it would be the original MCU tie-in show’s last. All year long, people involved in the show kept saying they wrote this season as if it would be the last. Expectations were minimum. Thank goodness the fans showed up.

Announced just a minutes ago, AoS will be returning for a 6th season! Next year will bring back Coulson (we hope) and his crew for another 13 episodes. Thirteen is a far cry from the massive 24 episode run they had just a season ago, but at this point, we’ll take what we can get. Will we get more tie-ins to the half-genocided larger MCU? Will events of Avengers 4 play a role? Contact us and share your thoughts! Also, don’t forget to tune into the podcast we’ll be releasing later today to discuss it – we may bring up your question or opinion!

 

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The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 79

 

Fresh off of C2E2 in Chicago, comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back to load you up with everything going on in the live-action worlds of Marvel and DC, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week, we get you the latest info on The Avengers, Eternals, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, New Mutants, Jessica Jones, Titans, Batgirl, Batman, Black Adam, Aquaman, Legends Of Tomorrow, Flash, Black Lightning, Arrow, Gotham, Krypton, Agents Of Shield, and Legion.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/Ep79Final.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

OF COURSE Fans are petitioning for INHUMANS to be renewed

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We are clearly in the day and age where everyone is pretty much petitioning for everything. Well even though nobody thought that this would even have to be a conversation piece, it is now.  Fans have actually started a petition to bring back Marvel’s Inhumans. Yes, that’s right the same Inhumans that opened in IMAX to extremely negative reviews and subsequent ones that followed during its run on ABC.

Now it needs to be noted that the series isn’t OFFICIALLY cancelled as of yet. it has however been removed from the ABC website which people are pretty certain it means the end for them.

But that was enough to mobilize the troops. In a petition on Change.org fans are calling  for Inhumans to receive a second chance. It acknowledges the series’ faults, asks that a potential second season receive both a larger budget as well as a showrunner who better understands the property’s mythology.  The showrunner was  Scott Buck, who oversaw the first season if you recall, faced a lot of criticism before Inhumans in his previous Marvel work, the first season of Iron Fist. Which makes us wonder why was he put on another project in the first place?

According to the petition, the series never really was given a fair shot, and should be handled by  its dedicated cast should deserve a second go at the characters.

While ABC has not officially canceled Inhumans, many have assumed its demise to be a foregone conclusion. But, until an official announcement is made, Inhumans could still have a bit of life left in it….but is more than likely doesn’t right?????

The Trusty Sidekick – Best & Worst TV Shows Of 2017

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Stand-up comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are recapping the best and the worst Marvel and DC television shows of 2017, on the Laugh Factory podcast network. Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Powerless, Punisher, Iron Fist, Defenders, The Gifted, Legion, The Runaways, Inhumans and Agents of Shield. Fourteen shows, we watched every episode and we discuss and rank them all!

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

Agents Of Shield Season 5 Promo Drops!

In what we considered to be one of the best action-based shows on television last season, and easily our favorite full-slate superhero TV show last year, Agents Of Shield has dropped their first promos for it’s upcoming 5th season!

We’ve talked about the show almost not getting renewed, save for Disney intervening, an issue mired in cost of production and not quality of entertainment. While it’s interesting that they follow that with a season set in space, the promo looks like the team is back, the writing is on point, and there are a few interesting characters showing up as well.

Agents Of Shield returns on December 1st, a move to Friday, but we’re looking forward to returning it to our regular sessions of recaps and reviews! Make sure you don’t miss them on our podcasts!

Is Disney About To Steal Away The Fantastic Four And X-Men From Fox?

See all the characters in the blue picture? Those characters are Marvel comic book characters who’s live-action versions are currently under control of 21st Century Fox, meaning the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the universe that is currently in the midst of the greatest run of intertwined filmmaking ever created has not had access to the Fantastic Four, the X-Men or even the word, ‘mutant.’

Well, that may be about to change as CNBC reported this morning that 21st Century Fox is in the midst of very serious talks to sell it’s film and television business to Disney, the parent of Marvel Studios and the aforementioned, MCU. While there is no certainty that there will be a deal, and even if there was, it would take quite a while to fully complete. The senior management of Fox is apparently interested in tightening the companies focus on news and sports.

Such a merger would not include any of Fox’s actual networks, as Disney already owns ABC, and owning two networks is a no-no, but with characters like Legion and shows like The Gifted, as well as Deadpool, Wolverine, the entire X-Men universe and the Fantastic Four (meaning Dr Doom and Galactus,) actually owning the Fox television networks wouldn’t even matter. Of course, if you’ve listened to our swapcasts with Thom Tran, you’ll know that a FF appearance in Avengers 3 or 4 means Jay and I have to dress up like Eddie Murphy from Raw and Delirious, respectively, and re-enact each entire special. Looks like we’ve got the opening story for our next podcast! Make sure you don’t miss Episode 71, dropping soon!

The Runaways Has A Hot New Trailer And An Upcoming Release Date For Hulu!

Freshly released – a new trailer for the upcoming Marvel series, Runaways. This one really ups the drama and effects, as we see not only the full compliment of kids and parents, but a couple of glimpses of Old Lace, a dinosaur that’s psychically connected to Gertrude. The series also announced it’s release date for Hulu’s first Marvel project, as we’ll get to see the first 3 episodes of the 10 episode season on November 21.

Runaways is about 6 very different teenagers who don’t really like each other, but are forced together by the friendship of their parents, whom they find comprise an evil cabal called The Pride. The series is executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, of course Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are highly involved. This will be the first of ABC Signature Studio’s live-action Marvel efforts to air, which will be followed by next year’s Cloak & Dagger, and New Warriors series, both coming to Freeform next year. They additionally are producing an animated Deadpool series with Donald and Stephen Glover, also slated for 2018.