The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 73

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Your favorite Marvel and DC loving stand-up comics are at it again, as Jay Washington and Bobby Hill bring you an action packed, informative and super funny episode on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week we recap and review the Infinity War Trailer, Agents Of Shield season 5 premiere, Runaways, The CW crossover – Crisis On Earth-X, as well as news, casting and production info on Ant-Man & The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Agents Of Shield, Daredevil, Punisher, Legion, Gambit, Venom, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Titans, Black Lightning, Arrow, and The Flash.

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Is Disney About To Steal Away The Fantastic Four And X-Men From Fox?

See all the characters in the blue picture? Those characters are Marvel comic book characters who’s live-action versions are currently under control of 21st Century Fox, meaning the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the universe that is currently in the midst of the greatest run of intertwined filmmaking ever created has not had access to the Fantastic Four, the X-Men or even the word, ‘mutant.’

Well, that may be about to change as CNBC reported this morning that 21st Century Fox is in the midst of very serious talks to sell it’s film and television business to Disney, the parent of Marvel Studios and the aforementioned, MCU. While there is no certainty that there will be a deal, and even if there was, it would take quite a while to fully complete. The senior management of Fox is apparently interested in tightening the companies focus on news and sports.

Such a merger would not include any of Fox’s actual networks, as Disney already owns ABC, and owning two networks is a no-no, but with characters like Legion and shows like The Gifted, as well as Deadpool, Wolverine, the entire X-Men universe and the Fantastic Four (meaning Dr Doom and Galactus,) actually owning the Fox television networks wouldn’t even matter. Of course, if you’ve listened to our swapcasts with Thom Tran, you’ll know that a FF appearance in Avengers 3 or 4 means Jay and I have to dress up like Eddie Murphy from Raw and Delirious, respectively, and re-enact each entire special. Looks like we’ve got the opening story for our next podcast! Make sure you don’t miss Episode 71, dropping soon!

The Trusty Sidekick – Arrowverse Swapcast, ft. Thom Tran!

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Your favorite live-action superhero loving stand-up comics, Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back with another outstanding swapcast, with Thom Tran of Sex, Jokes and Rock & Roll. This time, we’re breaking down the premiere episodes of this season’s Arrowverse. We take the hour to review, recap, argue and crack jokes about the first episodes of Supergirl, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow and of course, Arrow for the 2017-18 season, all on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

You can find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/SwapArrowverse2.mp3, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab, here. Please rate and review us!

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
You can find it at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5803591, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab, on this site. Please rate and review us!

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

You can find it at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5770847, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the “podcast” tab on this site. Please rate and review us!

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.

What Does Casey Affleck Know About The Batman?

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The running rumor has been that, despite the fact Ben Affleck has been saying nice things about Matt Reeves and being Batman, that he’ll find some way to worm out of the role fairly quickly. Dissatisfaction with the overwhelming amount of attention to his turn as Bruce Wayne over his other projects reportedly had him unhappy, ditching writing, then directing duties, and eventually, wanting out. This has led to some crazy call-outs of the current Caped Crusader on the podcast (which you should definitely check out.)

His brother, Casey, recently made an appearance on WEEI, a sports radio network in Boston, claiming that Ben was, “not going to do that movie, I don’t think. Sorry to say.” It is important to add that Casey is not on contract to Warner Brothers, and isn’t involved with any of their current DCEU operations The younger Affleck brother quickly backpedaled, saying he made that up, but it certainly fueled the already pretty lit fire.

Today, Ben’s reps felt it necessary to address the situation, saying, “He’ll continue to be Batman as long as the studio will have him.” Maybe this is all window dressing. Maybe Joss Whedon has changed Affleck’s opinion of the role and the character. So much of the statements leading up to a major tentpole film are manufactured, so it’s hard to tell if the rumors themselves aren’t just for media hype. Time will obviously tell, but we’ll keep breaking it down on the show – you just keep listening.