What If...? Ep 2 Review, Eternals Trailer, Best MCU Trailers Draft (w/ ComicBook.com's Jim Viscardi)

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Another Marvel-heavy week with news, reviews, and a new draft on The Direct Podcast.

What If...? Episode 2 is a look at what would happen if T'Challa was a Star-Lord. We recap this week's episode looking at what happens to T'Challa, The Ravagers, and the Galaxy if Yondu picked up the wrong kid. With an episode full of twists, turns, cameos, and surprises there is a lot to cover.

The Eternals' official trailer has been released and it is a straight shot to November 3. Fans got their first look at the deviants and finally know why the Eternals have never shown up before. There was also a huge focus on Richard Madden's Icarus and his powers as the lead Eternal.

Captain America 4 is officially in motion as Anthony Mackie signs a deal to return as the Star-Spangled Man in his first solo movie. Details of the fourth installment in the Cap franchise are few, but knowing for sure that Sam Wilson will be leading the way is exciting news for audiences.

It has been rumored that J. Jonah Jameson will be appearing in Venom: Let There Be Carnage ahead of his role in Spider-Man: No Way Home. With so many rumors surrounding the latter film, and the multiverse officially in play in the MCU, this could point to JK Simmons having a bigger role than expected.

All of that and the top news stories of the week on The Direct Podcast. 


2:42 - Shang-Chi Raw Reactions

5:50 - Sizzle Reel

8:23 - Eternals Trailer

16:03 - Anthony Mackie Signs On For Captain America 4

22:16 - Secret Wars Movie Coming?

27:28 - JK Simmons in Venom 2?

30:49 - Big #ReleaseTheAyerCut Updates

34:44 - Star Wars Visions Trailer

38:20 - What If...? Ep2 Review

1:00:15 - Jim Viscardi Joins the Show!

1:12:27 - The Direct Draft (Best MCU Trailers) [w/ Jim Viscardi]

1:54:21 - Weekly Recs

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Release Date
December 22, 2023
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