Television Upfronts Bring Big Changes To Arrowverse, Patience For Agents Of Shield

With this year’s television upfronts having just concluded, we are now getting info on where and when we’ll see the return of some of our favorites from both DC and Marvel, and boy are there some surprises.

As you may know if you’re following us on the podcast (here,) the fates of the CW shows weren’t determined until about a month ago. Despite a lot of people questioning whether Supergirl, Flash or even Arrow should return, all are back, possibly aided by the fact that the network is expanding to a sixth night of programming (Sunday.)

While Flash’s fifth season will continue to be the lead-in to the very strong and entertaining, Black Lightning, remaining in the Tuesday night spot it’s held since it’s inception, Supergirl will move from the Monday night spot it had for it’s first three seasons (one on CBS, two on CW,) to Sunday’s at 8pm, 7 CST. Legends Of Tomorrow will now be locked in the Monday 8pm/7 CST slot it thrived in this year, and it will now be followed by Arrow! Oliver and crew had a very strong comeback season, really a second in a row, after everyone freaked out over too much magic being involved in season 4. Supergirl, Legends, Arrow, Flash and closing with Black Lightning makes for a much stronger lineup and wraps everything up by Tuesday night each week.

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been given a 13-episode 6th season, which almost no one would’ve guessed, after last year’s story about Disney needing to “strongly urge” ABC to bring the show back. To no surprise of the actual fans of the show, we were treated to another fabulous season, which tied up so many loose ends and has us eager for another. The twist is when we will actually get to see them. As you may know if you’re watching, they explicitly connected Thanos attacking Earth in Infinity War, to the show. The concern many had upon the announcement of the 6th season, was that we’d see AoS come back before the issues stemming from Thanos snapping his fingers, had played out. The good news is, that won’t be a problem. The bad news, is the reason why. We won’t get the premiere of season 6 until the summer of 2019, meaning after the events of Avengers 4 play out. As a fan, this is bittersweet. Happy for another season, sad you have to wait.

I think the positives outweigh the negatives all the way around here. What about you? Let us know what you think!

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The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 80

It’s a massive 80th episode from comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, packed full of reviews, news and clues to everything in the live-action worlds of Marvel and DC. This week, we review InfinityWar, and get you the latest on Venom, Deadpool, LukeCage, BlackWidow, Moon Knight, Gambit, Cloak And Dagger, Punisher, Titans, SwampThing, Metropolis, BirdsOfPrey, Batgirl, Blackhawk, Supergirl, Flash, Arrow, Krypton, Gotham, AgentsOfShield and Legion.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/Ep80Finall.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

Fans Think They May Have Spotted Ant-Man On The New Infinity War Poster

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We are officially three out from the massive superhero team up known as Avengers Infinity War. Fans all over have been waiting with bated breath to see all of the potential partnerships that include Black Panther, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider Man the Guardians of the Galaxy and more.

Notably missing from all of the promo have been Ant-Man and the Wasp…as well as Hawkeye but we’re going to focus on Ant-Man and Wasp for this one. Now there has been speculation that the two size shifting heroes will not be part of the massive fight due to their film being released in July.

But has not stopped some dedicated fans from doing some sleuthing on their own and they think that have found the wise cracking, insect riding hero. Someone with the eyes of an hawk (no pun intended) seems to have found him hiding if you would on the infinity gauntlet.

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Could he really be hiding? Could it be a potential spoiler? We dont know and will  find out on April 27th

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 77

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Coming to you on the Laugh Factory podcast network, this week’s episode, with comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, is on fire with the latest info on Marvel and DC, including Wonder Woman, Shazam, Joker, Flashpoint, Booster Gold, Infinity War, Silver Surfer, Captain Marvel, Spider Man, and Silver & Black, plus recaps on Legends Of Tomorrow, Flash, Black Lightning, Arrow, Gotham, and Agents Of Shield.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSEp77Final.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us! Also, get your free month of Stitcher Premium by going to http://stitcher.com/premium and using the promo code: TRUSTY. Check out Marvel’s new Wolverine podcast – out now!

This will probably not be up for long (AVENGERS INFINITY WAR TRAILER!!! ssssshhhh)

Looks like Bobby’s concerns about Peter’s Spidey-sense have been solved. This probably won’t last long, so enjoy it.

https://youtu.be/rQcslsUL2Q4

You’re welcome…

Infinity War may be adding The Collector

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This all star cast is loading up with more and more talent by the day

Marvel Studios is looking for Avengers: Infinity War and the subsequent followup Untitled Avengers to work as a closing for Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With 18 films due to be out by the time Infinity War rolls around, there is no shortage of characters at the disposal of directors Joe and Anthony Russo. They’ve already showed an ability to manage a large number of characters in Captain America: Civil War, but Infinity War will be a test on an entirely different level.

Not only will the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and other solo heroes be involved in the fight against Thanos, but secondary MCU characters from movies past have also been linked to Infinity War. While many may still be waiting for TV characters to crossover as well, one more cosmic entity may have just been confirmed to appear.

MCU Exchange is reporting that Josh Brolin posted (and has since deleted) an Instagram video discussing what scenes he will be shooting next for Infinity War and among the cast members he listed to be working with was Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), and the surprising reveal of Benicio Del Toro, who plays Taneleer Tivan aka The Collector. Del Toro made is debut as the character in the post-credit scene of Thor: The Dark World and later appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy, but no further appearances had been confirmed until now. To make this report even more believable, Del Toro was recently spotted in Atlanta – where Marvel is currently filming Infinity War.

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With so many other characters set to appear, it is none too surprising that The Collector will also be making an appearance in the film. After all, he does still have the Aether (the Reality Stone) and Thanos will have to retrieve this artifact in order to completely power the Infinity Gauntlet. What is interesting however, is that the scene mentioned by Brolin also involves Gamora and Star-Lord. Neither Thanos nor The Collector are set to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so this could indicate that the Guardians get involved with stopping Thanos well before he reaches Earth.

The Collector could also play a larger role depending on what other secrets he has stashed away in his massive collection. Even with one of his bases now destroyed, he does potentially have Adam Warlock’s cocoon in his grasp. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is laying the foundation for Warlock to appear; and if Peter Dinklage is playing his sidekick Pip the Troll (as his hair may have revealed), then having The Collector release Warlock later on in the movie could further make his appearance that much more important.

Do we officially have a new “Captain America”

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According to this picture we may have a new “Cap”.

Sebastian Stan who plays “Bucky” Barnes aka Winter Soldier posted this pic to his official instagram that shows him with his own version of the famous Captain America shield.

Now there’s has been much speculation as to whether it would be Bucky Barnes or Sam Wilson (Falcon) to pick up the mantle, now this raises even more questions and eyebrows.

However now the other question that must be answered is when will get our 1st In-Action shot of this. Will it be in the Black Panther movie or Avengers:Infinity War