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A weekly news recap and discussion about all things Marvel, DC and Star Wars Universes. Everything you need to know about the universes you love!

Matt Roembke & Liam Crowley


    • Jan 23, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    The State of Star Wars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 105:16


    Marvel is back in China, Gunn is already recruiting the Guardians for future DC projects, and a new Mandalorian Season 3 trailer to break down. Matt and David cover everything you need to know about the universes you love.Then, Star Wars correspondent Jack Pues is back to discuss to the state of A Galaxy Far, Far Away heading into 2023. Plus, the gang pitches their ideas for the next Star Wars movie! TIMECODES:4:20 - Marvel back in China, Gunn recruiting the Guardians, and a new Mandalorian Season 353:55 - The State of Star WarsThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!WE APOLOGIZE FOR SOME OF THE AUDIO ISSUES! We are working on our new recording system. Adversity builds champions. 

    The State of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 93:22


    Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania gives audiences their best look at Kang yet, Matt Reeves discusses The Batman 2, and Adam Driver is rumored to be cast as Reed Richards.Huge shoutout to Thomas Carter Rochester for joining David for the news segment of this episode.TIMECODES: 4:20 - Ant-Man 3 Trailer, Adam Driver Rumored for Reed Richards role, and The Batman 2 updates 53:55 - The State of the MCUThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    2023 Hype Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 107:23


    Welcome to Season 2 of The Direct Podcast!Matt and David are back to recap the 2022 box office, recap any new year news, and are joined by The Direct's Richard Nebens for the ultimate 2023 Movie Hype Draft.TIMECODES:0: 36- What's New With Season 2!12:41 - Jeremy Renner update, Marvel Release Concerns, 2022 Box Office recap, and more!44:55 - 2023 Hype DraftThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    The Direct Awards 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 167:26


    What year for the universes YOU love. It's time for the third annual awards show, presented by The Direct. Huge shoutout to Jack Pues, Richard Nebens, and Klein Felt of TheDirect.com.TIMECODES:3:42 - Best Trailer8:10 - Best Score12:36 - Best Suit18:53 - Cameo of the Year27:26 - MCU Moment33:00 - Star Wars Moment39:11 - Action Scene46:03 - Dramatic Scene53:51 - Director of the Year1:02:22 - MCU Disney+ Project1:13:15 - Non-Marvel Streaming Project1:26:09 - Expanding the Universe1:37:42 - Supporting Character OTY1:45:20 - Villain OTY1:52:30 - Marvel Rookie OTY1:58:50 - MVP2:07:40 - Best Comic Book Movie2:15:32 - Best Overall Project2:24:14 - Holy Trinity Award2:33:20 - Holy Shit Moment of the YearThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    Avatar 2 Review, Henry Cavill Out as Superman, Across the Spider-Verse Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 132:50


    Let's get wet. Avatar: The Way of Water is here, James Gunn is sending Henry Cavill back to the shadows, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.TIMECODES: 4:40 - Across the Spider-Verse trailer 31:15 - Henry Cavill is Out as Superman (Again) & New Superman film is in Pre-Production58:40 - Sony Signs Donald Glover in Spider-Man Movie1:00:55 - Avatar: The Way of Water Review1:10:14 - SPOILERSThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    The Future of the DCU

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 138:43


    It's time to reboot a DCEU reboot (maybe). We break down the latest report focusing on Wonder Woman 3 being canceled, Man of Steel 2 up in the air, and Jason Mamoa possibly out as Aquaman.With a DC reboot in mind, we recast the main DC Characters with The Direct's Sam Hargrave and Jack Pues.Finally, it's the holiday season and we are joined by The Direct's Klein Felt for a chaotic Christmas Draft!TIMECODES:6:14 - Possible DCU Reboot24:00 - DCU Fancast58:47 - Crazy Christmas DraftThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Trailer, Super Mario Movie Trailer, Superhero Suit Bracket

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 109:01


    Trailer week! The Direct's Klein Felt joins us to break down the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Super Mario Bros. Movie trailers. Two absolute bangers. Afterward, it's bracket time (joined by The Movie Podcast guys)! This time is finding out which superhero had the best suit of 2022. TIMECODES: 4:35 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer 16:25 - Super Mario Bros Movie Trailer 26:14 - Suit BracketThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special & Glass Onion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 99:07


    It's the holiday season and the GUARDIANS are here! We review The MCU Holiday Special, Rian Johnson's Glass Onion, and everything you need to know about TIMECODES:4:31 - Namor and Hulk Universal Rights19: 22 - Chris Hemsworth's Future Thor Plans29:05  - Wakanda Forever Box Office Update35:33 - Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Review44:10 - SPOILERS1:18:13 - Glass Onion ReviewThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    Andor Finale, Disney Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 147:43


    On today's episode, we give thanks to Andor and the return of Bob Iger. UPDATE: Starting next week (11/28) we will be releasing episodes on MONDAYS!TIMECODES: 3:32 - Bob Iger is back as Disney's CEO 24:05 - New Blade Director 28:02 - Henry Cavill Superman Update 40:45 - Andor Episode 12 Review 47:55 - SPOILERS 1:41:13 - Star Wars RankingsThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    Andor Episode 11, MCU Phase 4 Character Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022


    We have a LOOONG episode of The Direct Podcast Today. First, we recap the Box Office performance of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and cement the sequel in our official MCU Rankings. Then, we recap Episode 11 of Andor and get you ready for next week's season finale. Finally, our most significant draft of the year as we pick our favorite characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4. TIMECODES:2:27 - Forever Box Office & Ranking24:19 - Kevin Conroy Tribute30:42 - Andor Episode 1136:04 - SPOILERS1:30:16 - MCU Phase 4 DraftThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 97:12


    Today we review Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The 30th movie entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the last movie of Phase 4.Director: Ryan CooglerStarring: Letitia Wright, Angela Basset, Tenoch Huerta, Luptia Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, and Martin Freeman!

    Andor Episode 10, Wakanda Forever Reaction, DCU Plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 142:45


    It's Wakanda Forever week! Matt's got you covered with a SPOILER-FREE review. Disney+'s hit series Andor nears the end with an electric (no pun intended) prison break in episode 10. Across the universes you love, Agatha Coven of Chaos adds to its cast, James Gunn explains his future DCU plan and Shawn Levy is in talks for a new Star Wars movie. TIMECODES: 3:48 - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Spoiler-Free Review13:22 - Marvel News29:21 - DC News38:58 - Star Wars News43:59 - Andor Episode 10 Review51:23 - SPOILERS1:20:29 - Best MCU Supporting Cast Draft Thank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Primer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 95:03


    One of Marvel Studios' most anticipated films is less than a week away. From handling Chadwick Boseman's death to introducing Namor into the MCU: we've got you covered. Everything you need to know about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on today's special primer episode of The Direct Podcast.Thank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    Andor Episode 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 142:29


    Andor turns the corner heading towards the end of Season 1, Black Adam stumbles during its 2nd weekend at the box office, and a WandaVision spin-off series is in the works.TIMECODES:3:13 - Marvel News27:20 - DC News41:20 - Star Wars News50:05 - Andor Episode 91:31:59 - MailbagThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    MCU Disney+ Episode Bracket

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 89:22


    A very special bonus episode brings in familiar faces to do The Direct Podcast's first-ever bracket. Votes are cast and arguments are made to determine the very best MCU Episode to release on Disney+Huge shoutout to Liam Crowley, Jack Pues, and Thomas Carter Rochester.Thank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    James Gunn to Lead DC Studios, Ant-Man: 3 Trailer, Andor Episode 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 96:13


    James Gunn is taking over the DCU. LFG!Additionally, Kang the Conqueror is revealed in the Ant-Man: Quantumania trailer, Henry Cavill officially announces in return as the Man of Steel, and Andor Episode 8 welcomes back a familiar face.TIMECODES:2:17 - Guardians Holiday Special Trailer9:18 - Ant-Man: Quantunmania Trailer20:14 - James Gunn, Peter Safran to Lead DC Studios31:50 - Black Adam Box Office37:25 - Henry Cavill Back as Superman42:03 - New Star Wars Movie49:02 - Andor Episode 81:24:59 - House of Dragon FinaleThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    Black Adam Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022


    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has officially entered the DC Universe as Black Adam. Is it good? Did the hierarchy of power change (or even quiver)? What about THAT post-credits scene? Everything you need to know about the universe you love on a special Friday episode of The Direct Podcast.TIMECODES:3:30 - Black Adam Review10:27 - SPOILERS1:11:09 - DC Movie Rankings 1:42:42 - MCU Streaming RankingsThank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    Andor Episode 7, House of Dragon Episode 9, The Future of DC Films

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 141:13


    DC is back on the big screen with Black Adam and we've got a primer! Meanwhile, Andor pushes on in a Galaxy Far, Far Away and House of Dragon nears its end.Additionally, Harrison Ford joins the MCU and DC may finally have a plan.TIMECODES: 3:16 - Harrison Ford Cast as Thunderbolt Ross 8:19 - Warner Bros. Latest Plans for DC 25:00 - Andor Episode 71:12:00 - Black Adam Primer1:57:14 - House of Dragon Episode 9Thank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    She-Hulk Finale, Andor Episode 6, Werewolf by Night, House of the Dragon Episode 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 153:33


    An epic meta-ending in She-Hulk Episode 9, Andor turns into a heist movie in Episode 6, the Werewolf is out, and the end of a ruler in House of the Dragon Episode 8. Also, Marvel delays its slate... again!Thank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.TIMECODES: 4:30 - MCU Delays14:22 - Spider-Man 4 Rumors22:36 - She-Hulk Finale 1:02:27 - Werewolf by Night Spoiler Review 1:24:54 - Andor Episode 6 1:33:59 - SPOILERS2:01:00 - House of Dragon Episode 8Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    She-Hulk Episode 8, Andor Episode 5, House of the Dragon Episode 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 130:41


    Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil returns in She-Hulk Episode 8, Andor bridges the gap in Episode 5, and House of the Dragon gets feisty in Episode 7.Thank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend.TIMECODES:3:03 - Werewolf by Night SPOILER-FREE Review 10:10 - Black Panther 2 Trailer Reaction 32:10 - Armor Wars Changed from Series to Movie 42:40 - Michael Waldron Writing Secret Wars 47:41 - She-Hulk Episode 851:39 - SPOILERS1:14:14 - Andor Episode 51:17:28 - SPOILERS1:44:33 - Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon Episode 72:05:14 - Matt's She-Hulk Episode 8 ReviewVisit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    She-Hulk Episode 7, Andor Episode 4, House of the Dragon Episode 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 117:29


    She-Hulk: Attorney At Law heading towards the finish line with Episode 7, Andor picks up steam in Episode 4, and House of the Dragon catches audiences up during Episode 6.Thank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend. TIMECODES:3:02 - Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine for Deadpool 318:20 - Blade Director Leaves Project24:36 - Black Panther 2's Massive Runtime30:10 - Warner Bros. Being Sued37:43 - She-Hulk Episode 742:24 - SPOILERS1:08:28 - Andor Episode 41:11:26 - SPOILERS 1:47:09 - Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon Episode 6Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    She-Hulk Episode 6, Andor Episodes 1-3, House of the Dragon Episode 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 105:20


    She-Hulk: Attorney At Law  Episode 6 with the return of Savannah Sanders. The first 3 episodes of Andor brings the new era of the Galaxy Far, Far Away. Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon Episode 5 gets REAL!Thank you all for hanging around and please be a friend, tell a friend. Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!TIMECODES5:23 - She-Hulk Episode 631:38 - Andor Epsidoes 1-31:24:59 - Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon Episdoe 5

    She-Hulk Episode 5, House of the Dragon Episode 4, Andor Primer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    She-Hulk: Attorney At Law flies by the halfway point with Episode 5. Additionally, our Andor Primer with Jack Pues, Ryan Coogler in talks for Secret Wars, and the best MCU Debuts Draft with Richard Nebens and Ethan Simmie (15 Minutes of Marvel).Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!TIMECODES0:31 - Intro3:46 - Andor Primer35:20 - Blade Not in Halloween Special & Ryan Coogler rumored for Secret Wars45:38 - Black Adam Trailer 2 54:59 - She-Hulk Episode 5 1:01:51 - SPOILERS1:29:22 - Best MCU Debuts Draft 2:29:02 - Closing with House of the Dragon

    The Future of the MCU (D23)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 65:20


    The Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios panels dominated the D23 convention. Mandalorian Season 3, Thunderbolts, Daredevil, Secret Invasion, and Captain America's next big bad. Everything you need to know about the universes you love!Huge shoutout to The Direct's own Jack Pues for joining today's special episode.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!

    She-Hulk Episode 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 124:50


    She-Hulk: Attorney At Law continues with Episode 4 on Disney+ Day. Additionally, Dan Lin is out as DC Film's leader, Florence Pugh is set to lead the Thunderbolts, and we enter the MCU Time Machine back to 2020.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!TIMECODES0:29 - Intro and 'Spider-Man No Way' Home Re-Release20:49 - Florence Pugh Leading 'Thunderbolts' & Sue Storm Rumor27:26 - Dan Lin is Out at DC36:18 - She-Hulk Episode 444:48  - SPOILERS1:15:47 - MCU Time Machine1:50:24 - Closing with House of the Dragon

    She-Hulk Twerks in Episode 3, D23 Predictions, and DC's New Kevin Feige

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 129:38


    She-Hulk: Attorney At Law continues with Episode 3 twerking its way onto Disney+. Meanwhile, DC may have found its next Kevin Feige, Ben Kingsley is returning in Wonder Man, and our top D23 predictions. A huge shoutout to guests Sam Hargrave and Savannah Sanders of TheDirect.com joining today's show! Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!TIMECODES0:30 - Intro4:20 - Quick Question20:59 - Trevor Slattery Return and Phase 5 Star Players27:24 - Producer Dan Lin Reportedly Signing with DC Films35:25 - Rogue One Re-Visit38:25 - She-Hulk Episode 3 with Savannah Sanders43:03  - SPOILERS1:13:31 - D23 Predictions with Sam Hargrave1:56:58 - Closing with House of the Dragon

    She-Hulk Episode 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 113:05


    She-Hulk: Attorney At Law continues with Episode 2 smashing its way through Disney+. Meanwhile, Aquaman 2 gets delayed nine months, MoviePass is making a comeback, and Spider-Man: No Way Home is swinging back into theaters with 11 more minutes of content.BONUS: Westeros is back and we've got a mini House of the Dragon review.  Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!TIMECODES0:27 - Intro3:05 - David Explains MoviePass 2.0 12:07 - No Way Home Re-Release and Fantastic Four Report22:23 - Matt Reeves Given the DC Keys32:50 - She-Hulk Episode 2 Review35:27 - SPOILERS 1:14:20  - Mailbag1:35:35 - Emergency Aquaman News 1:41:43 - Closing with House of the Dragon

    She-Hulk Episode 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 144:23


    The new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has begun with She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. We break down and review everything you need to know about Episode 1. And what might be the greatest post-credits scene of all time? Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show, leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!TIMECODES2:44 - Wheel of the Fantastic16:28 - Madame Web Updates29:50 - Ezra Miller Update40:11 - She-Hulk Episode 11:21:34 - MCU CGI Draft

    The Future of DC Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 105:09


    Trying to understand the future of DC at Warner Bros Discovery, Marvel actors tease future projects, and we get you ready for She-Hulk. All on today's episode of The Direct Podcast.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!TIMECODES0:34 - Opening & Housekeeping7:12 - The Future of DC Movies30:15 - Marvel News40:21 - She-Hulk Primer1:28:38 - Closing with Box Office Rant

    Batgirl Cancelled, MCU Phase 6, Andor Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 106:17


    A look into a Galaxy Far, Far Away, a new segment, and the return of Batfleck (again). All on today's episode of The Direct Podcast.We begin with a segment where David Explains something relevant to the movie business world. Then we dive into everything you need to know about the universes you love, followed by a dedicated Mailbag segment.Finally, we predict which projects will fill the eight empty slots currently slated for Phase 6 in the MCU.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeIf you want to be featured on the show leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and write us a question!TIMECODES0:29 - Opening & Housekeeping2:40 - David Explains (Alan Horn joins Warner Bros. Discovery)19:10 - New Andor Trailer35:47 - Secret Invasion and Fantastic Four Update42:10 - Ben Affleck returns in Aquaman 245:31 - Mailbag1:09:54 - MCU Phase 6 Predictions1:40:59 - Closing with Colts Talk

    The Future of the MCU

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 135:53


    Marvel Studios dominated San Diego Comic-Con's Hall H and we brought in the big guns to break it all down.Kinda Funny's Tim Gettys joins us to discuss the imminent 2022 superhero projects displayed at SDCC and draft our most anticipated Phase 5 MCU projects. That's right, the Hype Draft is back.Then, we dive into the (not so) far away future of Marvel's Phase 6.  Kang is ready to conquer and The Multiverse Saga is officially upon us.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembke(Apologies for any less-than-perfect audio. Promise to do better.)TIMECODES2022 Projects From SDCC - 2:16MCU Phase 5 Hype Draft - 35:57The Future of the MCU (Phase 6) - 1:22:44 NOPE Review - 2:04:07

    Fantastic Four Fancast, Ms. Marvel Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah Interview, and Sony Spider-Man Updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 115:30


    The Direct Podcast is here leading up to San Diego Comic Con's 2022 Convention!We kick things off by checking in on all the top news from Marvel, DC, and Star Wars. Tom Holland is reportedly not returning to voice Peter Parker, the new Zack Snyder controversy, and Star Wars' Skeleton Crew production budget. After the news, The Direct's Richard Nebens interviews Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. In preparation for SDCC, we are joined by Klein Felt to fan-cast the Fantastic Four and more! Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODES4:08 - Quick Question17:10 - Spider-Man News26:55 - Ms. Marvel Powers connected to X-Men32:00 - Zack Snyder Controversy 38:15 - Skeleton Crew Massive Budget43:45 - Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah interview with Richard Nebens53:53 - Fantastic Four Fancast with Klein Felt1:52:16 - Final SDCC Predictions

    Ms. Marvel Finale Review, Sam Wilson is Captain America, and Updated MCU Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 122:05


    Summer is flying by and we've got another packed episode of The Direct Podcast.We kick things off by checking in on the 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Box Office Report. Followed by all the top news from Marvel, DC, and Star Wars. Sam Wilson questioned as Captain America, The Rock joining San Diego Comic-Con, and 'Ironheart' goin' Solo. After the news, we have our 'Ms. Marvel' Episode 6 review, the finale of Marvel's latest Disney+ series. Did it stick the landing? We discuss. Followed by adding 'Ms. Marvel' and 'Thor: Love and Thunder' to our overall MCU rankings.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODESSchedule Update - 2:47Thor 4 Box Office Report - 4:53Emmy Nominations - 16:09Sam Wilson is Captain America - 20:14Alden Ehrenreich cast in Ironheart - 23:39Black Adam at SDCC - 28:00Ms. Marvel Season Finale Review - 32:30SPOILERS - 35:21MCU Rankings Update - 1:18:09Closing with Reading Recommendations - 1:53:22

    Thor: Love and Thunder Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 135:14


    It's our 100th Episode and Thor: Love and Thunder is officially storming theaters worldwide!Chris Hemsworth returns as the God of Thunder in the first MCU franchise with a fourth solo movie. Natalie Portman returns as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor and the previously heroic Christian Bale enters the fold as the villainous Gorr the God Butcher. Where there's lighting, there's thunder, and who better to help us breakdown Taika Waititi's second MCU film than The Machine Richard Nebens.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODESQuick Question - 2:44Thor: Love and Thunder Review - 8:30SPOILERS - 14:051:32:34 - Mid-Year Superhero All-Star Draft2:08:42 - Stranger Things 4 Chat

    Ms. Marvel Episode 5 Review, Thor: Love & Thunder Spoiler-Free Thoughts and Namor's Appearance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 133:31


    Another week of following a trail of stars here at The Direct Podcast!We kick things off with all the top news from Marvel, DC, and Star Wars. Namor has an unexpected look in Black Panther Wakanda Forever, Andor is spread out over four years, and another faceless Superman may appear in The Rock's Black Adam.After the news we have our Ms. Marvel Episode 5 review, the penultimate installment of Marvel's latest Disney+ series. Additionally, discuss what should happen next to the Marvel Netflix characters, and breakdown the box office report along with our Thor: Love & Thunder opening weekend predictions.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODES1:49 - Spoiler-Free Thor: Love & Thunder Review5:45 - The Wheel of the Fantastic21:23 - Taron Egerton in talks with Marvel Studios about Wolverine27:24 - First Look at Namor and Riri Williams in Black Panther 238:03 - Faceless Superman in Black Adam?44:48 - Andor Producer Spoils Season 2 Plot Structure51:25 - Ms. Marvel Episode 5 Review1:29:30 - Movie, Series, or Cameo (Marvel Netflix Characters)1:48:54 - Box Office Report2:04:57 - Thor Love & Thunder Box Office Predictions

    BONUS: Thor Love & Thunder Primer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 46:08


    Let me tell you a story about a space Viking...Here is your Thor: Love & Thunder Primer episode with everything you need to know about Thor: Love & Thunder.The Direct Podcast breaks down everything leading into the 4th installment of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What are we looking for in this cast of characters? What will this classic Thor adventure be all about? And what are our predictions for the movie, the future of Thor, and the post-credits scene?Thank you all for rocking with us and please let us know what your predictions are for Thor: Love & Thunder. Matt on Twitter: twitter.com/mattroembkeDavid on Twitter: twitter.com/@daavidthompson

    Ms. Marvel Episode 4 Review, Best Thor Moments Draft, and Marvel Studios Returning to SDCC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 141:11


    A fresh look at The Direct Podcast is here!We kick things off with all the top news from Marvel, DC, and Star Wars. Marvel is returning to San Diego Comic Con, Obi-Wan Kenobi was supposed to a trilogy, and when will Wolverine appear in the MCU?After the news we have our Ms. Marvel Episode 4 review, diving into the second half of Marvel's latest Disney+ series. Additionally, we are days away from Thor: Love and Thunder so we decided to bring in the big guns. Thomas Carter Rochester joins us for a Best Thor Moments Draft.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daavidthompsonFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODES0:32 - Hosting Update5:39 - Quick Question10:45 - Marvel Studios Returning to SDCC 202219:20 - Wolverine Casting Rumors24:00 - John Krasinski's Fantastic Four Future28:37 - Obi-Wan Kenobi Was Supposed to be a Trilogy35:12 - Ms. Marvel Ep4 Review1:08:27 - Best Thor Moments Draft1:55:44 - Meet David

    Obi-Wan Kenobi Finale AND Ms. Marvel Episode 3 Reviews, Marvel's Phase 5, Ezra Miller's Flash Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 130:35


    Another massive installment of The Direct Podcast comes your way this week.We kick things off with all the top news from Marvel, DC, and Star Wars. Kevin Feige has teased a Phase 5 announcement coming very soon! Kraven the Hunter is undergoing a significant character change! What's next for Ezra Miller's Flash?Beyond that, we dive into two major episodes of Disney+ television. Obi-Wan Kenobi has come to a close - did the finale stick the landing? Ms. Marvel has reached its halfway point - where do we stand on Kamala Khan's origin story?All that plus a big announcement at the end of the show.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODES2:09 - Scheduling Update3:17 - Sizzle Reel5:55 - Phase 5 Announcement Coming Soon17:49 - Kraven the Hunter Changes23:45 - Ezra Miller's Flash Future36:53 - Obi-Wan Kenobi FINALE Review1:24:07 - Ms. Marvel Ep3 Review1:48:59 - Announcement

    Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 AND Ms. Marvel Episode 2 Reviews, Marvel Developing Thunderbolts Movie, Lady Gaga in Musical Joker 2?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 134:14


    Another week of big reviews here on The Direct Podcast!We deep dive into all things Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ms. Marvel. How did the Star Wars prequel series tee up the grand finale? Did Kamala Khan continue her massive momentum?Before our big reviews, we chat all things top news including confirmation on a MCU Thunderbolts movie, Chris Evans' potential Steve Rogers return, AND the chaotic updates revolving Joker 2.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODES3:53 - Quick Question14:14 - Sizzle Reel15:54 - Joker 2 Strange Updates25:34 - Thunderbolts Movie in Development32:36 - Chris Evans MCU Return?42:11 - Kenobi Ep5 Review1:26:23 - Ms. Marvel Ep2 Review2:04:39 - Weekly Recs

    Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4 AND Ms. Marvel Episode 1 Reviews, Black Adam Trailer, Kevin Feige's DCEU?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 136:22


    The most packed Wednesday in The Direct Podcast's history is here!We have reviews for BOTH Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ms. Marvel's latest episodes. How did Ewan McGregor's solo series kick off its back half? Did Iman Vellani's performance live up to the glowing reviews? We dive deep into both shows.Beyond the new content, we have a packed sizzle reel full of news from Marvel, DC, and Star Wars. I Am Groot's unprecedented release schedule has been announced! The Rock's Black Adam has debuted its first trailer! Marvel President Kevin Feige once almost jumped ship to Warner Bros.? We break down, theorize, and speculate what everything means for the future (and past) of their respective cinematic universes.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODES2:09 - Quick Question11:01 - Sizzle Reel13:19 - Black Adam Trailer Breakdown19:08 - Joker 2 Officially Announced24:38 - I Am Groot's Release Schedule27:30 - Morbius's Re-Release Flops31:24 - Kevin Feige's What If Scenario with DCEU38:11 - Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4 Review1:13:16 - Ms. Marvel Episode 1 Review2:01:57 - Stranger Things Mini Review

    Ms. Marvel Primer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 41:47


    Marvel Studios' Phase 4 rookie class gains a cosmic member next Wednesday. Who is Ms. Marvel? What are Kamala Khan's powers? Where will this series take the Marvel Cinematic Universe?We break down everything you need to know going into Ms. Marvel's June 8 premiere on this primer edition of The Direct Podcast!Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembke

    Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3 Review, Hawkeye Season 2?, Our Disney+ Day Wishlist

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 114:12


    Star Wars momentum barrels full-steam ahead on this week's episode of The Direct Podcast.Obi-Wan Kenobi dropped its third chapter and, well, wow. We break down everything that happened in this week's Star Wars installment and speculate where it could take the series moving forward. We double up on reviews as well, as we give you our initial impressions of the first two episodes of Ms. Marvel!Before that, we kick things off with the top news from Marvel, DC, and Star Wars. Disney+ Day is returning in September! Hawkeye could be getting a Season 2! Gotham Knights has released its first trailer!All that plus a wishlist of projects we want to see brought to the streaming screen.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODES1:54 - Scheduling Update4:02 - Ms. Marvel Spoiler-Free Review12:08 - Sizzle Reel14:38 - Gotham Knights Trailer Thoughts19:56 - Disney+ Day Predictions29:14 - Hawkeye Season 2?36:53 - Obi-Wan Kenobi Ep3 Review1:37:41 - Top Gun: Maverick Praise

    Obi-Wan Kenobi Review, Star Wars Celebration Recap, MCU Updates

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 136:32


    It is Star Wars week on The Direct Podcast and we have a loaded episode from a Galaxy Far, Far Away!We cover all of the breaking news from the Star Wars Celebration. First, we break down the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Andor series set to release on August 31st. We then dive into the future of the Mandalorian franchise as Mando 3 official arrives next February. And finally, a new Star Wars project was announced with Jude Law attached. Obi-Wan Kenobi is here! Episodes 1 & 2 were released on Disney+ and we have the full breakdown. How is this show being presented? What is being set up? And where do we go from here? All of that and more in our Obi-Wan review. Liam is out this week but we have Star Wars correspondent Jack Pues filling in. Thank you everyone for listening along! Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeFollow Jack on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackPues

    Thor: Love and Thunder Trailer Breakdown, Daredevil Disney+ Series, Obi-Wan Kenobi Mini Primer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 110:01


    Surprise! First of TWO episodes of The Direct Podcast this week!We kick things off with top news from all three universes, captained by the new Thor: Love and Thunder trailer. How do we feel about the first look at Christian Bale's Gorr the God-Butcher? Where is this story heading? Is this the last MCU appearance for Chris Hemsworth?Beyond that, we dive into updates from Disney+ and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Daredevil is getting an MCU streaming series! Obi-Wan Kenobi is two days away! Namor has his comic-accurate trunks!Finally, we wrap things up with another installment of The Direct List. In honor of Bale's Gorr reveal, we list off the best trailer reveals from past promotional material of Marvel, DC, and Star Wars projects.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODES1:30 - Scheduling Update3:04 - Quick Question10:53 - Sizzle Reel12:38 - Thor 4 Trailer Breakdown28:20 - Daredevil Disney+ Series37:16 - Namor's MCU Look Revealed46:53 - Obi-Wan Kenobi Mini Primer1:00:28 - Best Trailer Reveals List1:42:36 - Weekly Recs

    She-Hulk Trailer Breakdown, Star Wars Release Slate, Doctor Strange 2's Jett Klyne Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 119:55


    Just when we think it's going to be a light news week, Disney drops all the announcements on The Direct Podcast.We kick things off with top news from all three universes. She-Hulk has its official trailer! Black Panther connections are confirmed in Thor: Love and Thunder! Star Wars has its release schedule on Disney+!From there, Doctor Strange 2 and WandaVision star Jett Klyne joins the show. Jett talks all things Tommy Maximoff, shares fascinating behind the scenes stories, and lets us know his favorite rosters of the Young Avengers from the comics.We wrap things up with another Direct Discourse covering topics like our personal dream Young Avengers rosters, the upcoming Star Wars directing talent, and what makes or breaks blockbuster movies for us.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODES4:58 - Quick Question8:47 - Sizzle Reel12:29 - She-Hulk Trailer Breakdown44:43 - Black Panther's Thor 4 Ties48:11 - Snyder Cut Steals #OscarsCheerMoment50:09 - Major Star Wars TV Updates1:04:05 - Doctor Strange 2's Jett Klyne Interview1:28:19 - Direct Discourse1:55:20 - Weekly Recs

    MCU Rankings, Ms. Marvel's Powers, Multiverse of Madness Box Office Report

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 128:19


    This week's The Direct Podcast takes on all things Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.The receipts are in! Doctor Strange 2 premiered to an unbelievable domestic opening weekend haul. We bring on Box Office Correspondent David Thompson to help us break down all the numbers. For more of David's movie business thoughts, check out his podcast: Cinema Spending!From there, we hash out our updated MCU Rankings. Where did Doctor Strange 2 land for Matt and Liam? Did Moon Knight eclipse any of the previous Disney+ shows? How did our rankings compare to The Direct's team consensus?All that plus the top news from the universes you love.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODES2:52 - Quick Questions9:30 - Sizzle Reel11:58 - Ms. Marvel's Power Changes26:09 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Wraps Filming31:05 - Black Adam's Cyclone Costume33:29 - Ahsoka Kicks Off Production38:26 - Doctor Strange 2 Box Office Report (w/ David Thompson)58:42 - MCU Rankings Update2:03:01 - Weekly Recs

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 92:26


    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has arrived!Marvel Studios' first May release since Avengers: Endgame is unlike anything the franchise has ever done before. What landed? What fell flat? What comes next? We deep dive into everything Doctor Strange 2, break down where Multiverse of Madness took us, and speculate the futures of every character.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembke

    Moon Knight FINALE Review, Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer, Jon Watts Exits Fantastic Four

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 109:04


    Big things are rumbling this week on The Direct Podcast. May the Fourth be with you! Happy 10 YEARS of The Avengers!To celebrate both occasions, we share our memories of the first Avengers film and celebrate Star Wars in a discourse with The Direct's Jack Pues. Before that, we kick things off with the top news. Obi-Wan Kenobi has dropped its official trailer! Jon Watts has departed Fantastic Four! Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has moved up by five months! Aquaman is going to be a dad!We deep dive into the analytics on all those top news stories and speculate on what they mean for the future of their respective franchises. Moon Knight has also come and gone. Did the finale stick the landing? How did we feel about the show as a whole? Where do we see Marc Spector going next?All that plus our *spoiler free* thoughts on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Our full review for that film drops THIS FRIDAY!Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembke

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Primer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 87:57


    Marvel Studios kicks off its new year at the theaters in just one week with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and anticipation is reaching a fever pitch.Where will this film take the MCU's Multiverse narrative? Who from past franchises could show up? What are our biggest predictions? Find out everything you need to know on this special primer episode of The Direct Podcast.Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembke

    Moon Knight Episode 5 Review, Marvel CinemaCon Announcements, Best MCU End Credits Sequences Draft (w/ Tim Gettys)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 170:47


    Buckle up, this is a packed episode of The Direct Podcast. Did we mention Kinda Funny's Tim Gettys joins us for the full show?We kick things off with your top news, captained by all the announcements we got from CinemaCon 2022. Sony has announced some new Spider-Man spin-offs! The Batman 2 is coming! Kevin Feige said THAT thing about the MCU's next decade!From there, we venture into the psyche of Marc Spector and review Moon Knight Episode 5. How did this penultimate stack up against other MCU Disney+ episodes? We break down everything you need to know ahead of the big season finale next week.Finally, we bring back The Direct Draft to create teams of the best Marvel Studios end credits sequences. Thank you all for rocking with us. Be a friend and tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembke

    Moon Knight Episode 4 Review, Thor: Love and Thunder Trailer Breakdown, Spider-Man's Gary Weeks Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 134:46


    Marvel brought their A-Game this week, and so does The Direct Podcast.This week's show is headlined by all things Moon Knight, but the God of Thunder also gets major shine. We kick things off with all of your top news captained by the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer as well as the future of the DCEU following the Warner Bros. Discovery merger. We also touch on the latest developments from the ongoing Ezra Miller situation.As mentioned, Moon Knight is this week's shining star. The Disney+ series is officially in the back half, and Oscar Isaac has delivered an insanely unexpected left turn. We deep dive into all things Marc Spector, Steven Grant, and beyond on this week's review.Spider-Man: No Way Home featured a returning player from Spider-Man: Homecoming that nearly escaped everyone's mind. Agent Foster himself, Gary Weeks, joins the show to chat about his experience working with Marvel Studios, Spidey secrets, and which Outer Banks co-star he wants in the MCU.Finally, we bring back Capes and Tights to help analyze all the new threads from the Thor 4 trailer. Thank you all for rocking with us each and every week. Be a friend, tell a friend about The Direct Podcast!Visit The Direct: https://thedirect.com/Follow Liam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiamTCrowleyFollow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattroembkeTIMECODES2:54 - Ezra Miller Updates4:50 - Quick Questions16:13 - Sizzle Reel18:23 - Thor 4 Trailer Breakdown40:16 - Aldrich Killian Back??44:22 - The DCEU's Creative Overhaul58:59 - Moon Knight Ep4 Review1:34:42 - Spider-Man's Gary Weeks Interview1:52:38 - Capes and Tights: Thor 42:07:20 - Weekly Recs

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