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.

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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.)

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 76

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Your resident super villain, Jay Washington, is back from life-threatening throat surgery, and reunited with fellow stand-up comic, Bobby Hill to deliver the full rundown on everything happening in the live-action worlds for Marvel and DC, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week, we cover Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Ant Man & The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Deadpool 2, X-Force, Kitty Pryde, New Mutants, X-Men: The Dark Phoenix, Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, Gambit, Venom, Jessica Jones, Punisher, Agents Of Shield, Cloak & Dagger, Legion, The Gifted, Shazam, Batgirl, Wonder Woman 2, the solo Joker film, Flashpoint, Lobo, Metropolis, Gotham, Titans, Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, and Arrow!

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Here’s a First Look at The CW’s Black Lightning

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More like here is the first look of the upgraded Black Lightning.  Many people have been wondering what Cress Williams will look like after he dons the mask of the latest DC Comics hero to join the CW and it’s not bad at all.

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If you’re unfamiliar, Black Lightning, aka Jefferson Pierce, was the first Black superhero to headline his own book at DC, after one of In the single worst ideas DC ever tossed around the bullpen was thankfully filed away. A gold medal Olympian and educator, he returned to Metropolis’ South Side (better known as Suicide Slum) with his family to run the local high school, and quickly discovers a need to beat up crooks at night. On the show, Lightning (played by Cress Williams) retired years ago, in part because he did more good during school hours than spending his nights punching gangsters, only to find his daughter is following in his footsteps. And if that weren’t enough, one of his students is being forcibly recruited by a gang, so out comes the power armor.

In theory, Pierce won’t be hanging out with Barry, Ollie, and the gang, but considering how often Kara pops in to say hi, we don’t expect that to last. Hopefully not her cousin though.  We’ll find out once the pilot is shot and the CW decides to take it to series.