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!

ARROW adds Black Panther and GLOW actress

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After watching this past season of GLOW and the excitement for the upcoming Marvel Studios Black Panther, hearing this latest casting announcement news is AMAZING.

According to Variety, Sydelle Noel (GLOW) has joined the cast of Arrow: Season 6; she will play an FBI agent named Samanda Watson, who will be investigating Oliver Queen’s connection to the masked vigilante known as the Green Arrow. She will appear on the CW’s DC Comics-based series in a recurring capacity.

The show’s producers describe Noel’s character as an intelligent and no-nonsense investigator who will not rest until the truth about Green Arrow is revealed.

This announcement comes just after series producer Marc Guggenheim mentioned his desire to add more women to DCTV shows. Diversity and representation has become a key element to the Arrowverse, and Noel’s casting is just the latest example of that.

She will also join new season six regulars Juliana Harkavy and Katie Cassidy, who have portrayed the new and former Black Canary, respectively.

Noel has most recently appeared on Netflix’s GLOW, which was released in June. She is also set to appear in Marvel’s Black Panther movie as a member of the Dora Milaje. Introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, the Dora Milaje are the all-female bodyguards of the Wakandan royal family.

With its recaptured momentum that ARROW gained in Season 5, this is setting Season 6 to be another thrill ride.

Let us know what you think.

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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!

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 62!

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The boys are back with another hot installment of the best news, info and reviews going on in the live-action Marvel and DC universes. Comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill go deep, late-night, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week we review Guardians Of The Galaxy, cover teasers and trailers for The Gifted, Defenders and Inhumans, give production updates on Runaways, New Mutants, and Gambit, along with recapping Agents Of Shield for Marvel. For DC, we preview Wonder Woman, talk Justice League reshoots, get series updates for Teen Titans, Krypton and Black Lightning, plus recaps of Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow!

You can download it directly at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSEp62Final.mp3, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab at here. Please rate and review us!

Arrow’s Season 5 Sizzle Reel Further Proves Jay Was Right!

We talked about how right Jay was about the return of Deathstroke and how it was going to happen, and the season 5 sizzle reel for Arrow proves it. There’s a ton of new action in the featurette, including more Black Siren, a showdown between the al-Ghul sisters and Manu Bennett, back as Slade Wilson! We’ll keep bringing you more from C2E2 all weekend!

— Bobby

Slade Wilson is coming back to Arrow

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Not just Slade Wilson, but more specifically Manu Bennett? Could this be a setup to a potentially action packed season finale of Arrow?

Stephen Amell who portrays Oliver Queen, tweeted a pic featuring the Infamous Deathstroke mask with the caption “Desperate times call for desperate measures. Welcome back @manubennett”. Could this mean that Oliver Queen will go to the A.R.G.U.S. maximum security prison on Lian Yu and recruit Slade Wilson (played by Bennett) to help him deal with the homicidal Adrian Chase/Simon Morrison/Promethius?

This season has been loaded with action and I for one would love to see Slade both suited and mirakuru’ed up.