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The Direct Podcast: Loki Composer Natalie Holt Interview, MCU Rankings, Underrated Characters Draft

Loki, Black Widow, The Direct Podcast
By Liam Crowley




Loki has come and gone, but the God of Mischief content continues!

Loki composer Natalie Holt joins the show for an exclusive interview. Natalie sits down with's John Ross Bradford to discuss everything from writing some of the series' most iconic themes to scenes that made the cutting room floor.

Speaking of JRB, he joins Liam as a special guest host this week! Liam and John Ross run through all the week's top news. When will Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel premiere? Who is playing Batgirl? Is a young Leia coming to Obi-Wan Kenobi? Who will Michaela Coel play in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever?

All the way from Mexico, Matt returns to update's best Marvel movies. Matt and Liam chat about where both Loki and Black Widow land on their personal leader boards, as well as where the two latest Marvel Studios projects end up on the master list.

To round off this week's episode, Barstool's Clem returns to the podcast to draft the most underrated characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As always, we can't thank y'all enough for the support. Your iTunes reviews, social interactions, and overall love for the podcast is what makes ambitious episodes like this possible. To ensure we can make big episodes like this a regular thing, keep those iTunes reviews comin'!


3:02 - Quick Question

5:20 - Sizzle Reel

7:35 - BREAKING NEWS: Michaela Coel Joins Black Panther 2!

9:53 - Black Widow Questions (Red Guardian vs. Sam Wilson? Was Yelena Snapped?)

14:49 - Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye in 2021

18:53 - Batgirl Casting News

23:03 - Leia, R2D2, C-3PO in Obi-Wan Kenobi

27:15 - Natalie Holt Interview

54:51 - Updated MCU Rankings 

1:36:05 - The Direct Draft (Most Underrated MCU Characters)

2:08:35 - Weekly Recs