The Trusty Sidekick Podcast – Episode 83

The summer is barely slowing down for the live-action world’s of both Marvel and DC, and comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back with everything you need to know, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week, we have show recaps of Legion, Supergirl, Flash, and Krypton, plus the latest news on Wonder Woman, Batman, Birds Of Prey, a few Joker movies, Legends Of Tomorrow, Doom Patrol, Avengers 4, Doctor Doom, Silver & Black, Ant Man & The Wasp, The Gifted, and Inhumans!

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DC’s Streaming Service Is Picking Up Steam

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As all we know, DC is expanding with its own online streaming service. A couple of the main focuses have been the debut of the live action Titans series and well as the return of the immensely popular Young Justice animated series. Well logos for those two series as well as the animated Harley Quinn series. Also heading to the platform is the superman prequel Metropolis But check out the logos for the aforementioned below.

More news has also surfaced about the new streaming service, as it was announced that Swamp Thing is being developed with director James Wan (Aquaman) set to become the executive producer.  It will also have Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Netflix’s Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It and its forthcoming sequel) who are attached to co-write the script and serve as showrunners on the live-action drama.

Swamp Thing follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus and in the process develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. Abby later discovers that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.

 

The property has been adapted multiple times over the years, that includes two feature films in the 1980s  In 1990, a  live-action TV series on the USA Network which ran for three seasons, and Fox producing a short-lived animated series in the early 1990s that aired in Canada after it was pulled from the schedule. (Syfy later aired it in syndication.)

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

‘Gotham City Sirens’ is headed to the Big Screen

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Well Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is getting her spin-off movie but it wont be a solo flick. It looks like this time she will have some company.

The Spin-off the hit movie “Suicide Squad” with be a female trio known as “Gotham City Sirens” as is set to be directed by the director of Suicide Squad “David Ayer. Along with the psychopathic psychiatrist will be Catwoman and Poison Ivy.

Margot Robbie will serve as Executive Producer on this film and the screenplay is set to be written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, a top female writer in the action sphere who also has penned scripts for the Tomb Raider remake and Sherlock Holmes 3.

Let us know if you are looking forward to this newest addition to the DCEU