The Direct Podcast: Spider-Man 2002 Review, No Way Home Updates, Thunderbolts Rumors

Episode 57
By Matt Roembke

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The Spider-Man rematch has begun and from this point on we will spend every week breaking down every entry of live-action Spider-Man movies leading up to Spider-Man: No Way Home. This week, we start at the beginning, Spider-Man (2002). 

From the iconic moments to the 2002ness throughout the film, we go through all the highs and lows of one of the most influential and important comic book movies of all time. The introduction of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy was a major part of the beginning of the golden era of comic book movies. What are some of the top scenes? Does this movie hold up? Does it matter?

Sticking with Spidey, we break down all of the photos, quotes, articles, and rumors that have been released lately regarding Spider-Man: No Way Home. With the official trailer yet to be released, anything and everything related to this movie gets the buzz and attention Sony is looking for in their ninja promotion. 

We also go through the rumors about a Thunderbolts project in development by Marvel Studios. Phase 4 in the MCU has planted a variety of seeds to set up a variety of projects and Thunderbolts is one of them. What does a potential Thunderbolts team look like and when could we be getting Marvel's Suicide Squad together?

All of that plus your top news on this week's The Direct Podcast. Thank you so much for following along and make sure to tell a friend. 

TIMECODES

2:26 - *SPOILER FREE* Eternals Reactions

7:35 - Quick Question

16:17 - Sizzle Reel

18:51 - Thunderbolts Movie in Development?

26:02 - Massive Spider-Man: No Way Home Updates

49:05 - Hayden Christensen Joins 'Ahsoka' Series

53:36 - Spider-Man (2002) Retroactive Review

1:41:04 - Weekly Recs

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