The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 69

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It’s an amazing 69th episode from comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, with everything live-action Marvel and DC, on the Laugh Factory Network! This week, along with getting you hyped for our appearance at the Chicago Podcast Festival on October 7th, we cover:

Warner Bros/DC Movie News
CW Crossover Info
Supergirl Casting Info
Justice League Updates
Flashpoint Script/Director News
Gotham Episode 1 & 2 Recap
Inhumans Episode 1 & 2 Recap
Black Panther Plot News
Gambit Production/Story Info
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Black Panther Action Scenes May Parallel Another Amazing Action Film

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It’s no secret that the MCU’S most anticipated film leading into the giant team up Avengers:Infinity War is possibly the Ryan Coogler helmed Black Panther set to hit theaters in February.

The footage that was seen at this year’s San Diego Comic Con was both a treat and a tease. A treat being It was the first footage screened to both the fans and cast. It was a tease because all we could do was hear about it as the footage has not released worldwide and all we have are recalls and depictions. Well here’s more of a tease in post from ScreenRant.com that talks how many of the action sequences could parallel the amazing Kingsman films.

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The Congressional Black Caucus were recently shown exclusive footage from next year’s Black Panther, and it looks to be even more action-packed than previously imagined. While Marvel fans and general audiences all have the film they’re most looking forward to in the next few years, a large portion of the Internet has been goings nuts for Black Panther.

With its predominately black cast, setting in Africa, and mix of real-world culture and sci-fi tech, Black Panther looks like nothing we’ve seen before. Add in the prestige actors and exciting first trailer, and it’s no wonder most moviegoers are looking forward to February. In the coming months, marketing for the movie will start gearing up in earnest, meaning more images, plot details, and likely another trailer. Until then, however, the latest footage descriptions for the film offer fans plenty to pour over.

The Root was on hand during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference where a special presentation on Black Panther was included. Thanks to Florida Congresswoman Val Demmings hosting the event, she was able to use her Disney contacts to curate the panel “Imagining a Bigger World—Marvel’s Black Panther, Cultural Heritage and STEM,” which tied in footage from Black Panther with a push for bringing more black youth into the world of science and technology. For audiences, it was also a chance to see exclusive scenes from Black Panther and get a taste of the kinetic fight scenes.

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All told, four scenes were shown. Three seem to be similar to the ones shown at Comic-Con, with T’Challa and the Dora Milaje heading to a casino before Klaue arrives with his goons. A fight breaks out, and T’Challa activates his nano-suit. From there, the action heads to the streets where a car chase leads to the scene that ends the trailer, with the Panther flipping over a car that’s just slammed into a spear in the road.

Next, the action cuts to T’Challa and Killmonger squaring off in the sacred waters (also seen in the trailer) before both call up their nano suits. Though we’ve previously heard Killmonger’s suit described as gold (and seen a version of it in a toy for the film), here it’s said to be red.

Following that battle, the Caucus were shown a new scene where M’Baku challenges T’Challa in the same spot. His size advantage is noticeable, and he also dons a white gorilla mask. While we know M’Baku won’t be called Man-Ape in the film, it looks as if his comic book costume will still be homaged.

As far as how all of those fight scenes look, it seems they’ll draw from Ryan Coogler’s past experience while mirroring the work of Matthew Vaughn in some ways.

“The action is kinetic, like a mixture of Coogler’s fight scenes from Creed and the manic bullet ballets from Kingsman movies.”

Considering how much praise Coogler received for the action sequences in Creed and how the fights in both Kingsman movies are some of the most consistently appreciated moments, the comparison bodes well for Black Panther. Marvel has always had a strong voice when it comes to fight scenes, and it looks as if Black Panther may be joining films like The Winter Soldier as some of the studio’s best yet

 

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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No Powers, No Magic, Just Murdering: The Full Punisher Trailer!

 

We’ve had small clip after small clip, but today the full official Punisher trailer hit the internet, and we have it for you! We knew this one was going to be violent and it looks like they’ve gone all out to give Frank Castle a modern, gritty look that’s consistent with the current Marvel-Netflix universe. Look forward to our breakdown of this on our next episode, coming out this weekend!

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Brings Back Nick Blood!

Last seen making a tearful exit from the team in season 3, Nick Blood and his character, Lance Hunter, will be back for season 5 of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Originally joining the show as Mockingbird’s (Adrianne Palicki) ex-husband, the mercenary became a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and a show favorite. At the time of his and Palicki’s exit, they were supposed to star in a spin-off called Most Wanted, however ABC never greenlit the property.

Palicki won’t be returning, as she is currently working on the new Seth McFarlane sci-fi satire, The Orville, so Lance Hunter will be coming back alone, which should surely require some explanation. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns later this year and now I’m even more ready for it to come back!

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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 67

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Hard to believe we got this all stuffed into a single hour, but comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill deliver everything, from a review of The Defenders to the latest on this season’s Arrow, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! There is news, reviews, spoilers and funny the whole way through as we cover:
The Defenders, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Punisher, Avengers, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Inhumans, Runaways, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Titans, Justice League, Batman, Joker And HarleyQuinn, Gotham City Sirens, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad, Shazam, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Nightwing, Batgirl, Lobo And Deadshot, Arrow, and Legends Of Tomorrow…

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