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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A Show About Superman’s Planet,Where No One Has Superpowers (Krypton Teaser Trailer)

Oh yeah, and it’s set 2 generations before Kal-El is born. Today we got the trailer for Krypton and we have to ask the question: why? The series is set to cover the life and times of Superman’s grandfather, a character people were just dying to know about (sarcasm, intended.)

Of course, the powers that Superman has on Earth are largely due to the effect of the sun’s rays and Earths’ gravity, which means the Kryptonians on Krypton are essentially no more powered than the average earthling. Are we sensing another Caprica-type bomb for SyFy? David Goyer is behind this, so we’d hope not, but we’ll have to wait and see, when it premieres later this year.

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“Batgirl” is making her way into the DCEU

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One of the members of the caped crusaders squad is coming to the big screen and it’s being done by a man who helped assembled the Avengers together on screen.

Barbara Gordon aka BATGIRL is set to make her arrival to the DCEU and it’s expected to be written, directed and produced by Joss Whedon as an untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe.

No other producers are currently attached. Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, is overseeing with Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The new project originated in the past month.

Batgirl is one of the most popular superheroes in the world, but has never gotten her own movie. The project will also feature other characters from the world of Gotham.

Batgirl first appeared in DC Comics in 1967 as Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon in “The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!” by writer Gardner Fox and artist Carmine Infantino.

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The Batgirl project will be the second movie from DC Films to star a female lead after Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman,” which opens June 2. Extensive footage of the film was shown Wednesday at CinemaCon.

Whedon would be making a big move from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to its DC counterpart, having written and directed “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” for Disney-Marvel. He also created the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly,” “Dollhouse,” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe launched with 2013’s “Man of Steel,” followed by last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad.” Its upcoming films, which have already been dated, include “Wonder Woman”; “Justice League,” debuting Nov. 17; and “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa and hitting theaters in December of 2018.

The studio is also developing a “Suicide Squad” sequel and “Gotham City Sirens,” a spinoff to “Suicide Squad” with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn character; “The Batman,” starring Ben Affleck with Matt Reeves directing; a “Shazam” film and a Black Adam spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson; and projects based on the Flash and Cyborg characters

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 56

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After a short hiatus due to some technical glitches, comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back with the latest on everything in the Marvel and DC live-action universes. This week for DC, we congratulate an unlikely superhero movie Oscar winner, Bobby loses it over Ben Affleck wanting out of Batman, we have info on the Nightwing movie, a heated discussion over the initial reviews of Wonder Woman and who the new star of Black Lightning is. For Marvel, we preview Logan, drop a ton of news on a new X-Men series, the X-Men Supernova movie and X-Force, as well as slipping in a little more info on Guardians Of The Galaxy. Plus reviews of Supergirl, Flash, Legends, Arrow, Powerless, Agents Of Shield and Legion!

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The Batman officially has its new director

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Well thank God it isn’t who our worst fears thought it could have been and yet it is someone who was on the high regard list to potentially direct it.

It looks like the solo Batman film has its new director and it is Matt Reeves.

Reeves who directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the upcoming War of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield and more is finalizing talks to helm the caped crusaders solo film after ben Affleck, who will still star in the movie, stepped down as its director in January.

Affleck is said to still has some say so in the direction of the film as he is still writing the script with DC exec Geoff Johns. This has once again hyped the anticipation of this film. Cant wait to see how it all plays out.

Academy Award Nominee in talks to join Aquaman

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Well the DCEU is ever expanding and in this situation it may now be picking up an Academy Award Nominee.

Nicole Kidman is in early negotiations to join Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” as the mother of the titular superhero, played by Jason Momoa.

Warner Bros. has set an Oct. 5, 2018, release date for “Aquaman.” James Wan is directing the superhero film with Peter Safran producing. Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, and Rob Cowan are executive producing.

“Aquaman” is based on the DC Comics character who’s king of Atlantis, born half-human as Arthur Curry and half-Atlantean. Aquaman’s mother is Atlanna, who has escaped the underwater kingdom and had a son with a lighthouse keeper.

Kidman was nominated for an Academy Award in the best supporting actress category for her work in “Lion.” She’s also starring in and executive producing HBO’s series “Big Little Lies.”

The studio is planning to start production in April in Australia. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who starred on Netflix’s “The Get Down, has been tapped to play the villain Black Manta.

Amber Heard is playing Mera, Aquaman’s love interest, and Willem Dafoe will portray Aquaman’s science advisor, Dr. Vulko.

Could Comedic Icon be heading to the DCEU

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So more and more is this unstable universe ever potentially expanding. Now I know that it comes off as if that we here at The Trusty Sidekick are just anti-DC, in which we are not. We want for them to put out the best possible product of the use of iconic characters.

Well recently it was noticed that Monty Python star John Cleese started following Ben Affleck and Zack Snyder on Twitter. He was also followed by the Batman v Superman UK Twitter account and set photographer Clay Enos. This lead fans to believe that Cleese may have a role in Justice League, and now, more fuel has been added to the fire.

Now its popped up that a tweet from Cleese from last week where he posted a picture of himself getting ready for a live event in his dressing room, but included in front of him was a stack of comic books!

Look at the photo in and you’ll see that Cleese has “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”, “Justice League: Origin”, and “Batman Noir: Black Mirror”.

While this doesn’t 100% confirm anything, it certainly adds fuel to the rumors that Cleese has a role in the DC Extended Universe. Let us know what you think and who could he possibly be.