Matt Roembke

Writer & Podcast Producer

FAVORITE MCU MOVIE: Guardians of the Galaxy

In my opinion, Guardians Vol. 1 is the MCU’s most impressive stand-alone movie to date. To combine comedy, action, drama and plot the way they do, while successfully making people care about 5 brand new characters is unheard of. I also believe that this movie's soundtrack (along with Vol. 2) is one of the greatest collections of music ever assembled. The way that they use music to drive the story and connect with both the characters and audience is something I greatly admire. 


Wanda’s journey from a volunteer science experiment to a hyper-powerful Avenger has been incredible to watch as both the character of Wanda and the hero of Scarlett Witch. I am excited to see how she develops in upcoming projects as her powers continue to grow. Wanda is also one of my favorite characters in the comics, specifically in the early 2000s. With the way her MCU storyline is developing, I believe that we are about to see shades of the Scarlet Witch that helped shape the Marvel Universe. 

FAVORITE STAR WARS MOVIE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

While I always tend to lean toward the classics, my favorite Star Wars film so far is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I think that as a movie it is well executed and supported by a team of incredible actors. But why it is my favorite is that it is an incredible set up to Episode IV, making that movie even better than it already was. I really admire that.


My favorite Star Wars character is Princess Leia. From the jump, she has been a leader and soldier in the Rebel Alliance and managed to carry that through over 40 years of films. She has never let anything get in her way or corrupt her morals, despite being put through so much adversity.


Storytelling has been a key aspect of my life for as long as I can remember. When I saw the opportunity to join The Direct, I saw a chance to combine my passions for the MCU and Star Wars with my desire to tell great stories. MCU Direct and Star Wars Direct have proven that they care about telling those stories with great quality both editorially and visually. I am excited to be a part of this site at the beginning stages because I am already a huge fan. 

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