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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!

The Direct Podcast Matt Roembke & Liam Crowley

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 104 Ratings

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!

    Boba Fett Ch5 Review, Secret Invasion Updates, The Batman's Runtime Revealed

    Boba Fett Ch5 Review, Secret Invasion Updates, The Batman's Runtime Revealed

    The Direct Podcast episode 70 begins the new era of The Direct Podcast!

    We have a quick question that sparks a conversation on the dream MCU Duos we want to see.

    All of this week's top news includes Secret Invasion set photos, Kit Harington in Blade, and the runtime of The Batman.

    We close this episode with a review of The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 5! And man... what an episode it was. 

    Remember that we have moved to TWO EPISODES A WEEK! We have Peacemaker review along with a Mailbag segment this Friday!

    TIMECODES

    3:28 - Quick Question

    13:08 - Sizzle Reel

    15:11 - Secret Invasion Set Photos

    22:21 - Kit Harington Returning in Blade?

    27:20 - Madame Web Filming Updates

    31:52 - The Batman Runtime Revealed

    39:53 - Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Ahsoka Series

    43:53 - Book of Boba Fett Ch5 Review

    1:29:37 - Outside the Universes: Percy Jackson

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Boba Fett Ch4 and Peacemaker Ep4 Review, Moon Knight Trailer, Best MCU Locations Draft (w/ Aeron Eclarinal)

    Boba Fett Ch4 and Peacemaker Ep4 Review, Moon Knight Trailer, Best MCU Locations Draft (w/ Aeron Eclarinal)

    A loaded episode of The Direct Podcast features major segments from all of the universes you love. We break down the Moon Knight trailer, review the latest episodes of both Book of Boba Fett and Peacemaker, and draft the best locations in MCU history.
    The Book of Boba Fett launches into the home stretch of the season with an exploration episode seemingly catching the characters up to the current narrative. Ups and downs throughout the season with pacing and energy remain but the story in place and players on the board leave a lot of room for something great. Also... that ending. 
    Peacemaker's fourth episode picks up where the 3-episode premiere weekend left off with relentless, ridiculous, rated-R fun. This show is unlike anything outside The Boys but with the classic James Gunn twist of emotional damage. Mystery is threaded throughout the show which leaves for a great conversation about where this show is heading. 
    And finally, as the MCU continues to expand, we take a look back at some of the great locations within the cinematic universe. Aeron from TheDirect.com joins us to draft the best locations throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From the Asgard to Wakanda, who picked the best spots?

    Thank you all for joining us! We appreciate the support and encourage you to continue sharing with your friends and build this community. 
    TIMECODES

    1:48 - Scheduling Update

    6:56 - Quick Questions

    13:49 - Sizzle Reel

    16:12 - Leo DiCaprio is a Star Wars Fan

    18:19 - Moon Knight Trailer Breakdown

    26:07 - Batgirl Costume Revealed

    30:00 - Big Black Panther 2 Updates

    35:41 - The Book of Boba Fett Ch4 Review

    58:41 - Best MCU Locations Draft (w/ Aeron Eclarinal)

    1:35:16 - Peacemaker Ep4 Review

    2:12:12 - Weekly Recs

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Boba Fett Ch3 and Peacemaker Review, Robin in HBO Max's Batgirl?, Best 2021 MCU Villains Draft (w/ Johnny Gargano)

    Boba Fett Ch3 and Peacemaker Review, Robin in HBO Max's Batgirl?, Best 2021 MCU Villains Draft (w/ Johnny Gargano)

    This week's episode of The Direct Podcast is packed with content, headlined by two reviews and the first draft of the 2022 season!

    As always, we kick off with the top news. Is Robin joining HBO Max's Batgirl? What is James Gunn's next DCEU project? When will Gemma Chan's Sersi return to the MCU? What's going on with that massive She-Hulk rumor?
    The Book of Boba Fett has hit Chapter 3 as the season heads into the second half. Tatooine is divided between class and crime and Boba Fett is navigating the best way to handle it. Moving forward, who is coming to bring trouble to Boba Fett and his gang?
    Peacemaker has dropped the first three episodes of the season on HBO Max, and the James Gunn product is nothing like the DCEU has ever seen before. John Cena stars in the hyper R-Rated comedy with action, music, twists, and turns. We give our full thoughts on Christopher Smith's solo series so far.

    Finally, friend of the show Johnny Gargano makes his return to the podcast to draft the best MCU villains from 2021. With nine projects and twice as many villains last year, we weave through the best of the best bad guys in this new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 
    Thank you all for rocking with us. Make sure to leave a review and share with your friends!

    TIMECODES

    4:18 - Quick Questions

    14:02 - Sizzle Reel

    16:01 - Robin Joins HBO Max's Batgirl?

    22:36 - James Gunn's Next DCEU Project

    24:42 - Big She-Hulk Rumor

    28:31 - Eternals Updates

    35:03 - Boba Fett Ch3 Review

    1:06:55 - Best 2021 MCU Villains Draft (w/ Johnny Gargano)

    1:35:24 - Peacemaker Review

    2:31:24 - Weekly Recs

    • 2 hr 38 min
    BONUS: The Direct Awards!

    BONUS: The Direct Awards!

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2021 The Direct Awards! And yes, in true Oscars fashion, this is a long one.

    After 2020 left last year's award show with barely anything to cover, 2021 delivered an insurmountable nine Marvel Cinematic Universe projects, two DCEU movies, three Star Wars shows, and numerous other tidbits of news and rumors that kept us feeling like kids for 365 days.

    Tonight, we honor the films and characters that make us fans of the fantastic. 20 awards across Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and everything in between presented by your favorite recurring guests from The Direct Podcast AND the staff at TheDirect.com!

    Thank you all for making such a dynamic episode like this possible. This was truly a joy to piece together and to see how many people are apart of our podcast family. If you told us a year ago that we weren't alone, let alone you know to this extent... I mean, I wouldn't have been surprised. But come on, you know. Shoutout Tony Stark. Love y'all 3000.

    Special thanks to Sam Gelfand (@stuckinsamshead) for the incredible intro!

    • 3 hr 11 min
    Boba Fett Ch2 Review, Morbius Delayed and The Flash Drama, Best Comic Book Movie Years (w/ Klein Felt)

    Boba Fett Ch2 Review, Morbius Delayed and The Flash Drama, Best Comic Book Movie Years (w/ Klein Felt)

    Happy New Year from The Direct Podcast!

    We kick this year off with a flurry of top news. Sony Pictures has delayed Morbius again, but there might be a bright side to this one. Looking at you, Andrew Garfield.

    Thor: Love and Thunder and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness both have received new promotional art highlighting the lead characters' new suits! We break down what this means for the sequels and also dive into the IP rights issue that may be effecting Doctor Strange 2.

    Big rumors have swirled around Ezra Miller's The Flash, and how this movie could change the trajectory of the DCEU forever. We analyze both sides to this speculation and what it means for the DCEU's future.

    The Book of Boba Fett continues! We review Chapter 2 of Star Wars' latest Disney+ installment and speculate where this series is heading next.

    Finally, we welcome on The Direct's Klein Felt to give a commentary on his Best Years in Comic Book Movie History article. We go through ten years of comic book movies and shout out the good, the bad, and the elite.

    Thank you all for your continued support of The Direct Podcast! We have a lot of fun things planned for 2022. The more iTunes reviews, Spotify ratings, and love on socials we see, the quicker we get to bringing you more content!

    TIMECODES

    2:05 - The Direct Awards Reminder!

    3:12 - Quick Question

    10:14 - Sizzle Reel

    12:29 - Morbius Delayed

    19:23 - Thor 4 Updates

    22:13 - Doctor Strange 2 Updates

    30:48 - The Flash / Snyderverse Drama

    41:48 - The Book of Boba Fett Ch2 Review

    1:17:05 - Best Years in Comic Book Movie History (w/ Klein Felt)

    2:26:06 - Weekly Recs

    • 2 hr 31 min
    Boba Fett Ch1 Review, The Batman Trailer and 2021 MCU Rankings, The Witcher's Paul Bullion Interview

    Boba Fett Ch1 Review, The Batman Trailer and 2021 MCU Rankings, The Witcher's Paul Bullion Interview

    The Direct Podcast returns to a galaxy far, far away! We have a packed episode this week giving spotlight to all three branches.

    First, we break down everything from the new Batman trailer with the return of LINES THAT MATTER! What do we know heading into the most anticipated DC project of the year?

    Next, we review Chapter One of The Book of Boba Fett! The legend continues with this Mandolorian spin-off as the next generation of Star Wars stories is back.

    The Witcher’s Paul Bullion joins the show to tell all about what went down in Season 2.

    As 2021 comes to a close, we look back at this year's MCU projects by giving our personal rankings! See how we feel about every project that came out in 2021 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Finally, we look ahead to everything the new year has in store by giving The Direct Podcast’s second annual Wish List. We gather 10 wants we have for the universes you love in 2022. 

    Thank you all for rocking with us and Happy New Year! 


    TIMECODES

    4:58 - Quick Questions

    18:38 - Sizzle Reel

    20:21 - The Batman Trailer Breakdown

    29:24 - Ghost Rider Coming to the MCU?

    34:16 - The Book of Boba Fett Ch1 Review

    1:01:27 - The Witcher's Paul Bullion Interview

    1:19:47 - 2021 MCU Rankings

    1:45:12 - Our 2022 Wish List

    2:26:45 - Weekly Recs

    • 2 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

BetrayedYeti72 ,

Great comic book podcast. Period.

What’s happening guys? Love all of the content we’ve been getting. Quick question that could be a much longer conversation: Who is a character that has yet to be introduced in the MCU that you would love to have seen interact with our earlier heroes? I would like to have seen T’Challa and Storm or possibly Tony and Reed Richards. Thanks for doing what you’re doing. Keep. It. Up.

IceColeTakes ,

Iron Man 2 —> Iron Man: Stark Legacy?

The best comic book movie podcast in the game

VinceM1994 ,

The best weekly listen

Liam and Matt do a fantastic job keeping casual and nerdy fans informed about the never ending news cycles from all things fantastic. I can count on them to always to have the biggest news covered and to have a weekly Vince McMahon quote thrown in there as well. Quick question: Is Mister Fantastic super hero abilities really that cool? Thanks!

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