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!

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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!

The Longbow Hunters Are Coming to Arrow

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At the time of typing this we are getting prepared for the season 6 finale of Arrow on the CW. Team Arrow is once again back together to take on Ricardo Diaz and the soul of Star City hangs in the balance.

On top of the high stakes within this season finale that is titled “Life Sentence” it also marks the end of both Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle as showrunners as well as a farewell to Paul Blackthorne who for the past 6 years has portrayed Quentin Lance. Guggenheim while speaking with TV Line gave a bit of an easter egg as what fans can expect heading into season seven,  “I will say that the reference to the Longbow Hunters is us planting a flag, much the same way we referenced Damien Darhk in the Season 3 finale.”

The Longbow Hunters made their first appearance in the New 52’s Green Arrow#31, penned by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino. The team consist of the DC Comics version of Arrow’s Ricardo Diaz, Richard Dragon, and included Red Dart, Brick, Count Vertigo and Killer Moth.  Now we have seen a few of these characters in the show before, Brick or Danny Brickwell was portrayed by Vinny Jones and Count Vertigo has been “reborn” in the series.

How do you feel about this inclusion of a new super team of villains and are you looking forward to season seven.

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 80

It’s a massive 80th episode from comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, packed full of reviews, news and clues to everything in the live-action worlds of Marvel and DC. This week, we review InfinityWar, and get you the latest on Venom, Deadpool, LukeCage, BlackWidow, Moon Knight, Gambit, Cloak And Dagger, Punisher, Titans, SwampThing, Metropolis, BirdsOfPrey, Batgirl, Blackhawk, Supergirl, Flash, Arrow, Krypton, Gotham, AgentsOfShield and Legion.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/Ep80Finall.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

Arrow’s Father Figure Is Leaving The Show

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It seems as if Star City will once again be looking for a new mayor. Paul Blackthorne who plays Mayor Quentin Lance is leaving the DC superhero show Arrow at the end of its sixth season.

Blackthorne has been with Arrow since the very beginning and become an essential part in Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) traversing Star City as both the former billionaire and superhero vigilante known as The Green Arrow. He also initially despised Oliver’s vigilante alter ego the Hood before slowly coming to work in tandem with the Emerald Archer, eventually discovering Oliver and the Green Arrow were one and the same.This will be the second series original leaving the show since Willa Holland who played Oliver’s sister, Thea Quinn earlier this season.

Quentin Lance has gone through an array of emotions throughout the show. In the first season he dealt with the loss of his daughter Sara (played by Caity Lotz) only to find out later that she was indeed alive and had become a trained assassin…only to be killed again by Thea Queen only to be resurrected once again and become a LEGEND on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. He also battled alcoholism after both Sara’s death and later on his other daughter Laurel (Katie Cassidy) at the hands of Damien Dahrk.

Arrow was just recently renewed for its seventh season. Things are being kept very tight lip as to how exactly Blackthorne’s Quentin Lance will exit the show at the end of this season.

 

‘Arrow’ Gets A New Showrunner Heading Into Season Seven

Now we officially have word that all of the CW-DC television shows have officially been renewed for new seasons.  There is now a bit of a shake up happening at the helm of the eldest show, Arrow as well throughout a few of the other show.

Co-executive producer Beth Schwartz has been promoted to executive producer and sole showrunner for the upcoming seventh season. Now, current Arrow executive producer/co-showrunner Wendy Mericle is departing at the end of the current Season 6. Marc Guggenheim is taking a back seat on the two series he co-created and has been executive producing/co-showrunning, Arrow (alongside Mericle) and Legends of Tomorrow (alongside Phil Klemmer). He is transitioning to an executive consultant role on both shows. Current Legends co-showrunner Klemmer will become the sole showrunner in the upcoming fourth season.driving force behind all of the CW’s DC tv shows. Mericle has been on Arrow since after the pilot and a co-showrunner since Season 4.
“We are all so incredibly thrilled to announce Beth Schwartz as the new showrunner of Arrow,” Berlanti said. “She has been a source of some of the show’s most exciting and memorable moments from the beginning. Beth is a true leader and a captivating storyteller, and we all can’t wait for the audience to see what she and her team dream up as they take Arrow into its next big chapter.” Berlanti is the driving force behind the DC shows on the CW.

Guggenheim co-created Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow with Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV tweaked the leadership of two other DC series, co-created/co-showrun by Kreisberg, The Flash and Supergirl, earlier this season when he was fired over sexual harassment allegations. Berlanti stepped in for him, assuming additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he worked closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and Supergirl, where he partnered with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller.  Helbing will continue as showrunner on The Flash and Rovner and Queller as showrunners on Supergirl. Salim Akil is the showrunner of freshman Black Lightning, renewed for Season 2.

 

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!