X-Men: Dark Phoenix & New Mutants Both Delayed!

 

In a move that comes straight out of left field, Fox made an announcement tonight that multiple movies are changing dates, including both X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants (again!) The studio that may soon be falling into Disney’s hands has pushed up Bohemian Rhapsody (starring Rami Malek,) to November 2 of this year from it’s original, Christmas Day slot.

That was the original release date for Dark Phoenix, but it has now been moved back to February 14th of next year. If February of next year sounds familiar, that’s because New Mutants, which was initially scheduled to open next month, had been pushed to February 22nd, 2019. With Dark Phoenix taking over February, the Josh Boone directed hero/horror movie is sliding all the way back to August 2nd!

All of this, plus their other moves would give the appearance that Disney is far more involved with what’s going on at Fox than we might think. Rhapsody, a smaller scale, more Oscar worthy pic, clears the way for Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms to clean up on the opening weekend in November. Fox made a handful of other moves to it’s non-superhero slate as well.

There’s a large speculation that New Mutants may end up on Disney’s new streaming service, but considering they’re eschewing the darker material, Hulu would be the place it would likely land if it falls out of theatrical release. That would be a shame for such a daring concept. What do you think about all the moves? Let us know!

 

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The Cloak & Dagger Trailer Sets Up The Stakes

Ever since it’s been announced, there’s been a lot of speculation around what a YA series based around the classic Marvel characters, Cloak & Dagger, would look like. Especially on Freeform, the first superhero series to land there. There have been a few clips and teasers, but today we got the full introductory trailer as to who these kids are, and where we find them at the start of this show.

With DC somewhat dominating this age demo of the genre with it’s CW shows, this trailer positions Cloak & Dagger to be a solid second shot, after Runaways very successful run on Hulu. It also demonstrates Disney’s ability to spread Marvel’s content across several platforms, as Agents Of Shield is currently in season 5 on ABC, and Netflix carries several New York City based heroes, in Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher.

This version of Cloak & Dagger takes place in Louisiana and will obviously play heavily on both race and class, through an interracial relationship with a couple who are from different ends of the economic spectrum, and I for one, am all for it. What are your thoughts? Let us know!

Hulu is bringing the RUNAWAYS back for a second season

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The Marvel series that revolves around a group of teens who discover their parents are part of an evil organization will continue to tell its story for a second season.

Hulu has announced that it will renew the Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage hit series and will upgrade them to 13 episodes for its sophomore season. Much of this is thanks to positive reviews from fans and critics (90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and certified fresh at 83 percent among critics).

We are excited for the second season having hung along for the ride. We want to know what you all think about this. Are you excited? Do you want to see a second season?

The Trusty Sidekick – Best & Worst TV Shows Of 2017

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Stand-up comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are recapping the best and the worst Marvel and DC television shows of 2017, on the Laugh Factory podcast network. Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Powerless, Punisher, Iron Fist, Defenders, The Gifted, Legion, The Runaways, Inhumans and Agents of Shield. Fourteen shows, we watched every episode and we discuss and rank them all!

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/BestWorstTVShows.mp3, 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 MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS review

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Jay Washington and Bobby Hill of The Trusty Sidekick Podcast had the pleasure of attending the premiere of the upcoming Marvel’s Runaways first episode.

We break down the cast, the plot, visuals, what we liked or didn’t like and our thoughts on whether the series has a chance to grow.

The Runaways Has A Hot New Trailer And An Upcoming Release Date For Hulu!

Freshly released – a new trailer for the upcoming Marvel series, Runaways. This one really ups the drama and effects, as we see not only the full compliment of kids and parents, but a couple of glimpses of Old Lace, a dinosaur that’s psychically connected to Gertrude. The series also announced it’s release date for Hulu’s first Marvel project, as we’ll get to see the first 3 episodes of the 10 episode season on November 21.

Runaways is about 6 very different teenagers who don’t really like each other, but are forced together by the friendship of their parents, whom they find comprise an evil cabal called The Pride. The series is executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, of course Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are highly involved. This will be the first of ABC Signature Studio’s live-action Marvel efforts to air, which will be followed by next year’s Cloak & Dagger, and New Warriors series, both coming to Freeform next year. They additionally are producing an animated Deadpool series with Donald and Stephen Glover, also slated for 2018.