The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 72 (2 Year Anniversary Episode!)

It’s our 2 year anniversary episode and comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill celebrate with one of our funniest episodes ever, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week, we cover production news, casting updates and more behind the scenes info on Justice League, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Superman, the Andrew Kreisberg suspension, Black Lightning, Crisis On Earth-X (the CW crossover,) Gambit, Multiple Man, Deadpool, The Gifted, Morbius, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ant Man & The Wasp, Daredevil, and Luke Cage, plus recaps of Supergirl, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gifted, and Gotham.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSEp72Final.mp3, subscribe 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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James Fraco To Play James Franco To Play James Franco In X-Men Universe’s Multiple Man

It seems that the X-Men universe is the best at finding busy actors for one off projects. Multiple sources today report that James Franco is in talks to play the mutant, Multiple Man, existing in the same world as Gambit, New Mutants, Deadpool, X-Force and of course, the X-Men. Cue the Eric Dane (played the role in X-Men: Last Stand) cameo in 3, 2, 1…

Multiple Man (real name, Jamie Madrox,) has the ability to not only clone himself instantly, but also send those clones of to be in different places, doing different things, with different people, all at the same time. His powers are usually controlled by a suit he wears to contain the kinetic energy that causes the instant cloning to happen. Franco and X-Men producer Simon Kinberg apparently created the idea while working on the Hardy Men, in which James and Dave Franco play the grown-up Hardy Boys. Yes, that already sounds perfect. Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman) would write the script.

James Franco may need one of these suits as well. Along with the Hardy Men project, he just finished doing just about everything to make The Disaster Artist, played identical twins on HBO’s The Deuce (with a second season already confirmed,) and has no less than 12 other projects currently in some form of production. Are we sure he isn’t the Multiple Man already? Let’s hope he finds the time to send a clone over to get this done! Tell us what you think – comment or tweet us!

Is Disney About To Steal Away The Fantastic Four And X-Men From Fox?

See all the characters in the blue picture? Those characters are Marvel comic book characters who’s live-action versions are currently under control of 21st Century Fox, meaning the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the universe that is currently in the midst of the greatest run of intertwined filmmaking ever created has not had access to the Fantastic Four, the X-Men or even the word, ‘mutant.’

Well, that may be about to change as CNBC reported this morning that 21st Century Fox is in the midst of very serious talks to sell it’s film and television business to Disney, the parent of Marvel Studios and the aforementioned, MCU. While there is no certainty that there will be a deal, and even if there was, it would take quite a while to fully complete. The senior management of Fox is apparently interested in tightening the companies focus on news and sports.

Such a merger would not include any of Fox’s actual networks, as Disney already owns ABC, and owning two networks is a no-no, but with characters like Legion and shows like The Gifted, as well as Deadpool, Wolverine, the entire X-Men universe and the Fantastic Four (meaning Dr Doom and Galactus,) actually owning the Fox television networks wouldn’t even matter. Of course, if you’ve listened to our swapcasts with Thom Tran, you’ll know that a FF appearance in Avengers 3 or 4 means Jay and I have to dress up like Eddie Murphy from Raw and Delirious, respectively, and re-enact each entire special. Looks like we’ve got the opening story for our next podcast! Make sure you don’t miss Episode 71, dropping soon!

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 70

Comedians Bobby Hill and Jay Washington are back with a fresh format and loads of information for you in this week’s podcast, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week we have trailer reviews of Black Panther, New Mutants, and Justice League; episode recaps of The Gifted, Inhumans, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, Arrow, and Gotham; as well as production, casting and other news from Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, Guardians 3, Punisher, Venom, Nightwatch, Silver & Black, Cloak & Dagger, Black Lightning, Project 13, Titans and Gotham City Sirens.

You can find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSEp70Final.mp3, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes, here. Please rate and review us!

Fox And Marvel Task Drew Goddard With X-Force

When the person responsible for helming the team-ups of the two major comic book live-action universes isn’t available, you go get the next best thing. Fox has made a huge splash by tabbing Drew Goddard as the writer and director of their upcoming X-Force movie. If you’re unfamiliar with Goddard, where have you been? He has been the underrated writing and producing teammate of Joss Whedon for years. The two worked on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Alias, where Goddard was a writer, as well as Cabin In The Woods, his directorial debut under Whedon’s steady hand as producer.

Other than that, what has Goddard been up to? Oh, just penning the original Cloverfield, World War Z and the Martian, as well as episodes of Lost, Daredevil and the Defenders, meaning he’s also spent plenty of time with JJ Abrams. He was also the executive producer of both Daredevil and Defenders, as well as the NBC hit, The Good Place. In other words, you should start getting pretty confident about the success of X-Force.

To prove he’s the person for the job, Goddard already has the script for X-Force completed and will be ready to go into production at the completion of his current gig, Bad Times at the El Royale, which he’s also writing and directing. Fox hasn’t set a date for the film yet, but has open spots announced for late winter, mid summer and late fall in 2019 and ’20. Look for it to land in there somewhere. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this pick and what it means for Fox and X-Force!

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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!

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 65

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This episode is a barnburner! From a preview of Spider-Man: Homecoming to a ton of info from Justice League, comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill have it all, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week we preview Spider-Man, review the Inhumans trailer, plus Marvel news on Infinity War, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Fantastic Four, Venom, Silver & Black, and The Gifted. At DC, we have info on Superman 2, Wonder Woman 2, Justice League, Batman, Aquaman, Superman: Red Son, Gotham, Black Lightning, Legends Of Tomorrow and The Flash!

You can find it at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5495289, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab at here. Please rate and review us!