The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 64 (ft. Thom Tran)

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This week, comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill bring you part 2 of our ‘Epic Crossover’ with comedian Thom Tran, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! We started on Sex, Jokes and Rock & Roll, and we finish up with everything from the live-action DC and Marvel universes. This week we answer Thom’s question about the DC universes from his podcast, review Wonder Woman, and bring you info on Justice League, Batman, Suicide Squad 2, Legends Of Tomorrow, The Flash, Krypton and a season review of Gotham. For Marvel we have news on who’s running the show, Ant-Man & The Wasp, X-Men, Luke Cage and the New Mutants movie. Get ready because this is loaded!

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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

Black Lightning is on the move

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Well it looks as if the CW’S superhero universe is about to get a little bit bigger.

Via Variety

Black Lightning” has nabbed an official pilot order at the CWVariety has learned.

The Greg Berlanti-produced series was originally was developed at Fox earlier this season, landing a hefty pilot production commitment from the get-go. Insiders tell Variety the network passed on the project earlier this week, so then it moved to the CW.

Should “Black Lightning” go to series, it would mark the fifth DC superhero show from Berlanti at the CW, which is currently home to “Arrow,” “The Flash,” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and Supergirl,” which have all been renewed for the 2017-2018 season.

If “Black Lightning” is greenlit for 2017-2018, sources close to the network explain that the shows would be staggered throughout the year, rather than scheduling five separate nights of superhero programming.

“Black Lightning” is the second Berlanti Productions series to move from another network to the CW. After “Supergirl’s” first season struggled to keep a big enough audience for CBS’ standards, the younger-skewing sister network picked it up for its sophomore season. While superhero programming may not be the best fit for the Big Four, the CW has had great success with its four series, including “Supergirl,” which is performing strongly in its second season at the CW, only behind the net’s top show, “The Flash.”

Back at the Television Critics Association press tour last summer, CW chief Mark Pedowitz was asked about the possibility of another superhero show. He said: “At the moment, we were only expecting to have four this season…At this time there’s no real discussions about any other superhero characters, but one of the things about the Arrowverse…we get to see all these characters. Now, if someone pops, then you reexamine the situation, but at this time, there are no discussions with anybody else.”

Based on the DC character, “Black Lightning” is about Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend, Black Lightning.

The original comic character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden. The TV pilot was written by Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, who will serve as executive producers with Berlanti and producing partner Sarah Schechter. Berlanti Prods. and Akil Prods. are producing with Warner Bros. Television

The “Arrow-verse”gets early renewal order

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Looks like your Trusty Sidekicks will be still be in business throughout this tv season and next.

Via Variety

The CW has renewed seven of its series for the 2017-18 season, Variety has learned.

The network has doled out early renewals to all its comic book franchises (“Arrow,” “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”) and to “Jane the Virgin,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and “Supernatural.” The CW will also resurrect DC’s “Constantine” as an animated series starring the voice of Matt Ryan on digital outlet CW Seed, produced by Greg Berlanti.

“Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long.”

 

 

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 41

DC news and recaps run roughshod over everything, but Marvel impresses as well on another episode from Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week:

0:00 – Intro and last week in our world
9:00 – Justice League – pics and info
12:00 – Gotham – New Day Rising recap (s03e04)
19:45 – Supergirl – The Adventrues Of Supergirl recap (s02e01)
27:45 – Flash – Paradox recap (s03e02)
36: 49 – Arrow – The Recruits recap (s05e02)
46:45 – Legends Of Tomorrow – Out Of Time recap (s02e01)
54:15 – Best DC show of the week discussion
59:10 – Agents Of Shield – Uprising recap (s04e03)
1:06:45 – Luke Cage – short recap
1:10:25 – Our upcoming week and outro

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Supergirl EP gives breakdown as how Arrowverse heroes will handle Kryptonian

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Denizens of the CW network’s Arrowverse — the fictional universe that encompasses the CW television shows “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and now “Supergirl” — have seen a lot in their time, but nothing quite like Kara Zor-El, Supergirl. The network is planning a massive crossover event for this fall, though, so some viewers are naturally curious about how the only bonafide alien in the crew is going to be received.

 

According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Supergirl — the orphan Kryptonian played by Melissa Benoist — is greeted with a mix of intrigue and uncertainty by her peers. And then she starts flying around.

“Some people, like Barry [Grant Gustin], already know her, so Barry’s completely cool with her,” said “Supergirl” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “Some people are instantly charmed by her; I think Sara’s [Caity Lotz] got a little crush on her. Diggle [David Ramsey], as always, just when he thinks he’s seen it all, there’s a moment in it where somebody says, ‘This is Supergirl,’ and they say, ‘What’s so super about her?’ and she just lifts off the ground. Dig’s like, ‘I’m convinced.’”

Despite “Supergirl” only recently making the jump from CBS to the CW, the character is already a known quantity to some in the Arrowverse. Last year Grant Gustin, who plays the lead speedster “The Flash,” guest starred on an episode of “Supergirl.” It was Supergirl’s induction into the CW’s Arrowverse.

Details surrounding the crossover remain scarce, although it is known that the villains of the event will be the Dominators. The crossover is expected to air in December.