The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 74

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The mid-season finales are happening and comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill keep you on top of everything in the Marvel and DC universe, on the Laugh Factory Podcast network. This week we’ve got recaps of last week’s Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Gifted, and Agents Of Shield, plus info on Justice League, shake ups at Warner Bros, and news on Shazam, Titans, Supergirl, Legends, the potential sale of Fox to Disney, Spider-Man 2, The Gifted, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Punisher, Inhumans, Venom, Silver & Black, Morbius, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

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When Sony saw success coming from the joint venture with Marvel for Spider-Man, they quickly put the wheels in motion to revamp and re-up on their own Marvel-owned properties. Venom is currently in production as we speak with some mega watt signings, including Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, albeit in our least favorite, bio-suit version of the character.

Now, Sony has decided the next step will be to bring long-time Spidey villain Morbius, to the live-action world. Not only have they decided to make it, but Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Power Rangers, Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter) have written a script already!

For a long time, the Comics Code Authority didn’t allow supernatural characters to be used, which is silly in it’s own right. When the ban was lifted, Roy Thomas and Gil Kane created a character named Dr. Michael Morbius, who treats himself for a rare blood disease that he has, resulting in him obtaining vampire-like powers. He sustains himself by drinking blood, he’s got superhuman strength, flight, hypnotism, etc, plus none of the religious based, old school vampire weaknesses (garlic, holy water, crosses.) Although sunlight is a no-no, he just weakens in it, and he can’t shapeshift.

People have been clamoring to see this character in live-action for a while, but I’ve always found him to be one of the lesser villains, especially with plenty of Sinister Six baddies I’d much rather see (Kraven? Hello!) What are your thoughts? Hit us up here or elsewhere on social media and let us know!

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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Tom Hardy Continues To Look Like The Only Good Part Of Venom

New reports on the Venom movie are in and it looks like Tom Hardy is the only bright spot coming out of this mess. The Hashtag Show reported that instead of Eddie Brock coming into contact with the original alien symbiote (the Klyntarr,) a parasite that drove it’s connected human mad over time, this version will use the Ultimates Venom, a biosuit created by the parents of Eddie Brock and Peter Parker to help people with cancer. This is not one of our favorite iterations.

The movie is also looking to cast Ann Weying, a lawyer who is also Brock’s ex-wife in the comics. I’m all for that, but Weying does end up becoming She-Venom at some point, which we only oppose because the name is ridiculous. There’s still time, Tom. Run. Run away.

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 65

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This episode is a barnburner! From a preview of Spider-Man: Homecoming to a ton of info from Justice League, comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill have it all, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week we preview Spider-Man, review the Inhumans trailer, plus Marvel news on Infinity War, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Fantastic Four, Venom, Silver & Black, and The Gifted. At DC, we have info on Superman 2, Wonder Woman 2, Justice League, Batman, Aquaman, Superman: Red Son, Gotham, Black Lightning, Legends Of Tomorrow and The Flash!

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Spiderman Tells That He Is Slinging Into More Solo Films

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Well Spidey himself Tom Holland at one point had said who he would LIKE to go up against or team up with in future films but never really directly said if he would be back for solo sequels. Well now we have a definitive response and it’s YES Spiderman will have two more solo films after HOMECOMING.

During an interview with French site Allocine, Peter Parker actor Tom Holland appeared to let slip that there is indeed a third installment on the radar:

“There is still plenty of room to see Peter grow up Parker and especially Spider-Man in the next two movies, and at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the story is definitely not complete, I’m really looking forward to exploring how it will grow, [and to] see what will happen after puberty. Yes, [they’re] going to be exciting movies.”

Just to be certain, the site asked Holland to clarify his words, to which he responded: “Yes, there will be Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming 3. Now, you know, sorry, Marvel, oops!”

Though this has obviously yet to be made official, Holland’s comments do seem like pretty solid confirmation.

Not a huge surprise, perhaps, but there was always the possibility that the deal between Marvel and Sony was only going to allow for two solo movies, so it’s nice to know for sure that this won’t be the case.

Spider-Man Homecoming: Zendaya’s Character Revealed

At this point, you should know that “spoiler alert” is all over this one, so if you don’t want to know who Zendaya is going to be playing in the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, leave now!

…We’re serious!

…Last chance

…According to the novelization of the movie which is always released before the movie and often doles out a few spoilers, Zendaya’s character has been given a first and last name. That name is Michelle Toomes. Yes, Toomes, as in Adrian Toomes daughter. This adds even more of a spark of intrigue to the movie, as we’ve seen interactions between Peter and Michelle in trailers, so you can only assume her being the Vulture’s daughter is going to matter. Now we know why they hid who Zendaya was playing this whole time. Spider-Man: Homecoming premieres on July 7th, everywhere!