Has The Focus Of The DC Universe Shifted

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There has been no secret that the DC Extended Universe has had its ups and downs. Now with its biggest team up to date Justice League approaching it’s release in theaters in November and the constant rumors swirling around Ben Affleck.and his involvement many have come to wonder what direction is the DCEU headed.

The BEST way to break it down and explain it would be to have you go check out this very informative and in depth article at Vulture.com by Abraham Riesman

Check out the VULTURE article HERE 

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The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 68

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It’s another wild episode as comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill cover all the latest news and reviews of all the live-action coming out of the Marvel and DC universes, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

This week we cover: Punisher, Daredevil, The Defenders, Avengers, New Mutants, Inhumans, Agents Of Shield, Captain Marvel, Runaways, Power Pack, Stan Lee, Justice League, Flashpoint, Wonder Woman 2, Man Of Steel 2, Nightwing, Shazam, Young Joker, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow, Flash, and Titans

You can find it at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5770847, 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!

DC’s Titans has its Hawk and Dove

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The upcoming Greg Berlanti series, Titans, is adding more cast members to its lineup. Brenton Thwaites (Gods Of Egypt) was recently cast as Dick Grayson, the original Robin, and he’ll be joined by 24: Legacy’s Anna Diop as Starfire and Home And Away’s Teagan Croft as Raven. The latest news from Deadline says Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly have been cast as Hawk and Dove.

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Minka Kelly is likely best known from Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. You might remember Ritchson from the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, but he was also Aquaman on Smallville. Hawk and Dove were originally brothers in the comics, but after Dove’s death, he was replaced by Dawn Granger, which sets up what the new series is going for here. The way these characters got their powers have always been a little sketchy, but I’m sure the series or the rumored potential spin-off will give us more information.

 

Suicide Squad 2 Finds It’s Writer/Director!

After a search that even included the “kind of” controversial Mel Gibson, the sequel to the *ahem* Academy Award winning, Suicide Squad has found it’s writer and likely director. Variety reports that Gavin O’Connor has been tabbed to helm the film.

Originally expected to begin sooner, shooting should begin in the second half of 2018, thanks to a very busy Will Smith, who has both Aladdin and Gemini to film, before he can climb back into his role as Deadshot, one of the only bright spots from the original.

If you are unfamiliar with O’Connor, you may recognize his work as the director of the very good Ben Affleck vehicle, The Accountant, the sequel to which, O’Connor will direct before he lenses the second Squad movie. Will his getting the job entice Affleck, whom he obviously seemed to work well with, to make another appearance against the team of bad guys drawn together to fight a bigger evil? We’ll have to discuss that on the next podcast!

-Bobby

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 67

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Hard to believe we got this all stuffed into a single hour, but comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill deliver everything, from a review of The Defenders to the latest on this season’s Arrow, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! There is news, reviews, spoilers and funny the whole way through as we cover:
The Defenders, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Punisher, Avengers, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Inhumans, Runaways, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Titans, Justice League, Batman, Joker And HarleyQuinn, Gotham City Sirens, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad, Shazam, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Nightwing, Batgirl, Lobo And Deadshot, Arrow, and Legends Of Tomorrow…

You can find it at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5706001, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab, here. Please rate and review us!

Brenton Thwaites To Be The Titans’ Robin!

Looking probably a little more swarthy in this picture than he will as the other half of the Dynamic Duo, Brenton Thwaites has signed on to play Robin in the DC  series, Titans, coming to the Warner Brothers new DC-branded streaming service, in 2018.

Thwaites may be recognized from his roles in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales or Gods Of Egypt, where he had smaller roles, but will definitely be taking the lead here, in his first U.S.-based series. The series is another Berlanti project with Sarah Schecter, this time written by Akiva Goldsman, and of course, with Geoff Johns involved in producing.

Of course, as previously posted, Thwaites’ Robin will be joined by Teagan Croft as Raven and Anna Diop as Starfire. This is starting to look better and better!

Anna Diop casted as Starfire for “Titans” series

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The upcoming Titans series is getting more of its heroes and stars. 24: Legacy alumna Anna Diop has landed one of the leads, the series-regular role of Starfire. The new live-action series Titans, from Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV. She joins Australian newcomer Teagan Croft, who was cast as another lead, Raven, in the series that’s slated to premiere in 2018 as part of the inaugural slate of a new DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service.

Written by Goldsman, DC Entertainment’s Johns and Berlanti, Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others. Dick Grayson who is Robin in the Teen Titans series has not yet been cast or maybe he has and it has not been announced.

Now a bit of backstory on Starfire (aka Koriand’r), she is an alien princess from a warrior planet who seeks asylum on Earth. A no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners stranger on our world, she has the ability to shoot energy bolts and fly. Searching for her place on Earth, she’ll come into contact with the Titans.

Many people have been curious as to whom the full team will be given that Cyborg, who is seen in the current Teen Titans Go series will be a prominent member of the DC Justice League movie in November.