The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 79

 

Fresh off of C2E2 in Chicago, comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back to load you up with everything going on in the live-action worlds of Marvel and DC, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week, we get you the latest info on The Avengers, Eternals, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, New Mutants, Jessica Jones, Titans, Batgirl, Batman, Black Adam, Aquaman, Legends Of Tomorrow, Flash, Black Lightning, Arrow, Gotham, Krypton, Agents Of Shield, and Legion.

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The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 78

 

It’s the week before stand-up comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill head to Chicago for C2E2 and they have everything you need to know about what’s happening in the Marvel and DC live-action universes, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week, we cover rumors, production news, casting info, spoilers, and reviews of New Gods, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Batman, Titans, Avengers, Captain Marvel, Venom, Deadpool, New Mutants, X-Men, Dr Doom, Nightwatch, Cloak and Dagger, Luke Cage, Legends Of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Gotham, Krypton, and Agents Of Shield!

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/Ep78Final.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

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!

 

Gambit Flips The Fox Schedule

In what has surely become an even bigger catastrophe than previously expected, Gambit losing its director, Gore Verbinski has now created additional problems for the rest of the upcoming Fox mutant universe.

With no director, Gambit is leaving it’s Feb 14, 2019 date, paving the way for probably another 50 Shades sequel, and Deadpool is going to slide up from June 1st to May 18th, of this year. Gambit will fall four months back (for now,) to June 7th.

Here’s where it gets ridiculous: the much anticipated New Mutants film, originally expected to arrive on April 13 of this year all the way to February 22 of 2019! The obvious reason is that when it comes to showing year over year, having both New Mutants and Deadpool drop this year and only the Gambit disaster next year would cost everyone their jobs. This way, New Mutants will cushion the failure that follows and Deadpool can be the only kid on the sandbox this year (well, with Cable and Domino. And Negasonic – oh boy they are in trouble!)

Is Fox doomed? Should they cut their Gambit losses or is there hope? Tell us what you think!

James Fraco To Play James Franco To Play James Franco In X-Men Universe’s Multiple Man

It seems that the X-Men universe is the best at finding busy actors for one off projects. Multiple sources today report that James Franco is in talks to play the mutant, Multiple Man, existing in the same world as Gambit, New Mutants, Deadpool, X-Force and of course, the X-Men. Cue the Eric Dane (played the role in X-Men: Last Stand) cameo in 3, 2, 1…

Multiple Man (real name, Jamie Madrox,) has the ability to not only clone himself instantly, but also send those clones of to be in different places, doing different things, with different people, all at the same time. His powers are usually controlled by a suit he wears to contain the kinetic energy that causes the instant cloning to happen. Franco and X-Men producer Simon Kinberg apparently created the idea while working on the Hardy Men, in which James and Dave Franco play the grown-up Hardy Boys. Yes, that already sounds perfect. Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman) would write the script.

James Franco may need one of these suits as well. Along with the Hardy Men project, he just finished doing just about everything to make The Disaster Artist, played identical twins on HBO’s The Deuce (with a second season already confirmed,) and has no less than 12 other projects currently in some form of production. Are we sure he isn’t the Multiple Man already? Let’s hope he finds the time to send a clone over to get this done! Tell us what you think – comment or tweet us!

Casting Is Still Happening for NEW MUTANTS Movie

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Josh Boone and the production crew behind the upcoming NEW MUTANTS movie are beefing up their casting and adding more to the already anticipated cast.

The Main cast has already been assembled for New Mutants, with Magik, Sunspot, Mirage, Cannonball, Wolfsbane and Warlock making up the roster of young heroes. But now an casting announcement may open up the idea of another founding team member being added to the film.

A casting call has surfaced over at Project Casting (via Omega Underground), and in addition to what is almost certainly a call for an actress to play a younger version of Illyana Rasputin, AKA Magik, it may also suggest that Boone is seeking someone to portray Xi’an Coy Manh, aka Karma:

SEEKING: [These are principal roles…]

YOUNG ANNA – Female, 9 – 12; preferably blonde, or willing to temporary color; Russian accent or Russian language skills.

YOUNG FEMALE – 18 to 22 years old; Asian Scheduled to shoot in MA for one or more days between 7/20 and 8/16.

Of course, Karma is not the only possibility – there’s potential that it could be Hisako Ichiki/Armor, for example – but nonetheless the fact that it’s a “principal role” does make it a pretty good bet.

Fox Is Giving You All The Movies

1280x720-c7CWith Bill O’Reilly finally out, Fox was finally free to reveal a giant slate of movie release dates. On top of setting out the future of the Avatar franchise, and firming up the Predator date, New Mutants, directed by Josh Boone will open, April 13, 2018. Following that, the much anticipated, Deadpool 2 (directed by David Leitch) will drop on June 1st of the same year, and they’ll close out the year with the likely less anticipated, hopefully second time’s the charmk story, Dark Phoenix, coming November 2nd.

As expected, this means we’ll probably get X-Force in 2019, and following that, yet another stab at trying to tell a good, original X-Men story. Of course, there’s still that little Channing Tatum/Doug Liman project out there. Gambit, anyone?