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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
    • 4.7 • 95 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!

    Hawkeye Ep3 Review, Another MCU Spidey Trilogy?, Spider-Man: Homecoming Retrospective

    Hawkeye Ep3 Review, Another MCU Spidey Trilogy?, Spider-Man: Homecoming Retrospective

    Another episode of The Direct Podcast, another Hawkeye review, and yes, more Spider-Man. 
    This week we dive into Episode 3 of Hawkeye as the sharpshooter series reaches its midway point. So much happening in a show that feels so small in scale has fans everywhere loving Hawkeye. This episode dives into the psyche of Clint Barton as an Avenger giving more depth to this veteran character than ever before. Kate Bishop is on the other end of that spectrum as a want-to-be hero learning from an original Avenger. Fans are also introduced to Echo in one of the most memorable opening scene in the MCU Disney+ era. 
    With this show halfway through, there is nothing but excitement on the horizon. Not only is the story full of mystery and intrigue, this episode may have just teased one of the most beloved villains in the Marvel universe. 
    Spider-Man: No Way Home has turned into an unstoppable force but we take a second this week to go back to where it all started. In our Spider-Man: Homecoming review we dive into the ins and outs of a movie that refined the Peter Parker character in live action.
    And we also have all of your top news and headlines from the week including the madness surrounding the Spider-Man: No Way Home ticket release. 

    And again, we can't stress this enough, thank you. Seeing this show at the top of so many of your Spotify Wrappeds truly made our years. This show is as strong as it is because of your support. We're only getting started!

    TIMECODES

    3:07 - THANK YOU!

    7:39 - Quick Questions

    14:10 - Sizzle Reel

    16:30 - Spider-Man: No Way Home Breaks the Internet

    19:38 - Another MCU Spidey Trilogy?

    22:23 - Batgirl Updates

    24:21 - Hawkeye Ep3 Review

    1:17:55 - Spider-Man: Homecoming Retrospective Review

    1:55:43 - Weekly Recs

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Hawkeye Review & Executive Producer Trinh Tran Interview, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Retrospective, Resident Evil's Josh Cruddas Interview

    Hawkeye Review & Executive Producer Trinh Tran Interview, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Retrospective, Resident Evil's Josh Cruddas Interview

    Happy Thanksgiving from The Direct Podcast!

    This week we're doubling up on all the content you tune in for. Two reviews! Two interviews!

    The first two episodes of Hawkeye have arrived on Disney+. We break down everything that Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld brought us in the season's premieres, and speculate exactly where this series is heading. After that, we are joined by Hawkeye Executive Producer Trinh Tran for an interview!

    The road to Spider-Man: No Way Home continues this week as we wrap up Andrew Garfield's tenure as Peter Parker. We retrospectively revisit The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and deliver all of our thoughts on what might be the most polarizing comic book movie of all time.

    Finally, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City's Josh Cruddas joins the show to discuss his role in the legendary franchise, what fans can expect from the seventh installment, and much more!

    We also have all your top news from the universes your love as well as a flurry of quick questions off the top.

    We're extremely grateful for y'all. Make sure to subscribe, rate, and leave an iTunes review!

    TIMECODES

    5:31 - Quick Questions

    16:39 - Sizzle Reel

    18:23 - Spider-Man: No Way Home Updates

    31:41 - Deleted Harry Styles Scenes in Eternals

    37:02 - Hawkeye Ep1 and Ep2 Reviews

    1:22:50 - Hawkeye EP Trinh Tran Interview

    1:27:55 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Retrospective

    2:09:18 - Resident Evil's Josh Cruddas Interview

    2:29:02 - Weekly Recs

    • 2 hr 36 min
    Spider-Man Updates, Harish Patel Interview (Eternals' Karun), The Amazing Spider-Man Retrospective

    Spider-Man Updates, Harish Patel Interview (Eternals' Karun), The Amazing Spider-Man Retrospective

    The Direct Podcast is back with another episode full of news, interviews, and Spider-Man.
    We have the top news from the week including the beginning of the press tour for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Tom Holland and the rest of the cast have been giving interviews and building the hype for the biggest Spider-Man movie of all time. There is also some rumored news about Eternals star Barry Koeghan potentially becoming The Joker in The Batman . Finally, both Patty Jenkins and Chloe Zhao have reportedly had their rumored Star Wars projects. What does that mean for the future of the galaxy far, far away?
    The Spider-Man rematch continues into the second franchise of the IP. The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone rebooted the web crawler franchise in 2012. We dive into the ins and outs of one of the most polarizing Spider-Man films.
    Finally, we sit down with the scene-stealing valet of Eternalsi, Harish Patel. Patel plays Karun in Eternals and has capitalized on a storied career to become a fan-favorite in the MCU. In honor of Patel, Matt and Liam create a list of the best-supporting characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
    Thank you for swinging by and remember to follow along on Twitter @MCU_Direct, @LiamTCrowley, and @MattRoembke.
    TIMECODES

    3:47 - Quick Question

    14:36 - Sizzle Reel

    16:31 - Spidey Updates (Trailer, Holland's Future, Michael Keaton)

    32:38 - Barry Keoghan is Joker in The Batman?

    37:18 - Star Wars Loses Patty Jenkins and Chloe Zhao?

    46:42 - The Amazing Spider-Man Retrospective Review

    1:20:16 - Harish Patel Interview (Eternals' Karun)

    1:48:27 - Best MCU Side Characters List

    2:05:04 - Weekly Recs

    Outro Music: Head in her Heart by Nico Collins

    • 2 hr 10 min
    BONUS: Hawkeye Primer

    BONUS: Hawkeye Primer

    The MCU returns to Disney+ in just one week!

    Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye gets his long-overdue solo spotlight in this self-titled series and anticipation is reaching a fever pitch. What can fans expect from Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop? Does this show have a big impact on the MCU? Will Kingpin show up?

    Liam Crowley and special guest host John Ross Bradford of The Direct preview everything you need to know ahead of Hawkeye's November 24th premiere.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    EMERGENCY PODCAST: Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer #2!

    EMERGENCY PODCAST: Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer #2!

    Sound the alarms: it's an EMERGENCY EPISODE of The Direct Podcast!

    Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally debuted its second trailer and the internet has been shattered. Electro! Green Goblin! Sandman! Oh my!

    We break down everything that this new footage showcased while also giving our best speculation as to what's coming on December 17.

    Your support is what makes emergency episodes like this possible. Keep showing that love in the iTunes reviews for more content like this!

    • 35 min
    Disney+ Day, Spider-Man 3 Retrospective, Lia McHugh Interview & Eternals Discourse (w/ Coy Jandreau)

    Disney+ Day, Spider-Man 3 Retrospective, Lia McHugh Interview & Eternals Discourse (w/ Coy Jandreau)

    This week's episode of The Direct Podcast is as dynamic as they come.

    We have all of your pressing news off the top, lead by the wild announcements from Disney+ Day. We have new live-action and animated Marvel Studios projects in the works, first looks at Moon Knight and She-Hulk, and so much more!

    It wouldn't be The Direct Podcast without Spider-Man, and there's both good and bad news this week. The good? We have a teaser poster! The bad? The leaks keep coming. We break down everything you SHOULD know at this point in the Spider-Man: No Way Home marketing campaign, and help you avoid the grainy screenshots.

    Speaking of Peter Parker, our Spider-Man rewatch continues! This week we dive into 2007's Spider-Man 3.

    And we couldn't forget about Eternals. We have not one, not two, but three segments dedicated to Marvel's latest ensemble. Sprite actress Lia McHugh joins the show, box office correspondent David Thompson breaks down the film's opening weekend numbers, and the incredibly energetic Coy Jandreau pops by for a Direct Discourse.

    Thank you all for your relentless support. These packed episodes are possible because of y'all. And if you want two episodes a week... just let us know.

    TIMECODES

    3:32 - Quick Question

    11:01 - Sizzle Reel

    13:40 - The Spider-Man Controversy

    26:56 - Disney+ Day

    1:10:02 - Eternals Box Office Report (w/ David Thompson)

    1:22:16 - Spider-Man 3 (2007) Retrospective Review

    2:06:12 - Lia McHugh Interview

    2:13:00 - Eternals Direct Discourse (w/ Coy Jandreau)

    2:49:08 - Weekly Recs

    • 2 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

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95 Ratings

95 Ratings

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AMAZING PODCAST

Makes my week every upload!

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Theme song

My question is when are we gonna get a full length version of the theme song? IT IS AN ABSOLUTE BANGER!

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Great, fun podcast

These guys are great to listen to, especially if you’re an MCU fan. They’re great with handling spoilers and non-spoilers. Plus their drafts are a really cool and controversial segment to listen to. Great job guys

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