The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 68

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It’s another wild episode as comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill cover all the latest news and reviews of all the live-action coming out of the Marvel and DC universes, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

This week we cover: Punisher, Daredevil, The Defenders, Avengers, New Mutants, Inhumans, Agents Of Shield, Captain Marvel, Runaways, Power Pack, Stan Lee, Justice League, Flashpoint, Wonder Woman 2, Man Of Steel 2, Nightwing, Shazam, Young Joker, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow, Flash, and Titans

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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

A live-action, Joker origin story by Martin Scorcese. This. Is. Real.

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Filed away under “Dreams I Didn’t Even Know I Wanted To Come True,” comes this amazing gem from the DC Extended Universe today. Not only are they going to do a hard-boiled Joker origin story. Not only are Todd Phillips of Hangover fame and Scott Silver of 8 Mile going to write the film. Not only is Phillips going to direct it, but he and none other than Martin Scorcese are going to produce it.

If you asked us to pick a team to tell the story of how Batman’s greatest enemy came to be, while we may not have jumped on Phillips and Silver, they are strong choices. We would’ve definitely suggested Scorcese pretty quickly, but that was pure big-dreaming. Not any more. The movie will not be using Leto’s Joker and will likely be a classic, ’80’s era Scorcese-styled crime film

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is doing this through spinning off a new, as yet unnamed, umbrella from under which this film will come from. We would assume this is the same umbrella that will likely give us Justice League Dark and some of the other alternate/off-the-main DC universe ideas that Warner Bros. has in store. No release date or timetable of any sort has been given, although it was reported that Phillips is already working on a script. We look forward to see what comes of this.

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 52

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There’s a lot of great news popping up all over the Marvel and DC live action universes. Stand-up comics, Jay Washington and Bobby Hill will keep you laughing as they get you up to speed on every rumor and spoiler, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week for Marvel, we give you the studio synopsis for Thor, discuss whether James McAvoy is joining New Mutants, laud praise on Deadpool’s award nominations, and get you some insight on Spiderman’s suit. From DC, we have more detail on Powerless, dive deep on what’s coming for The Flash, as well as it’s fellow renewed CW shows (Arrow, Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow,) highlight the return of Constantine and finish it up with some news on Gotham!

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