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What If..? Zombies Review, Shang-Chi Box Office Update, Best Voices Draft (The Direct Podcast)

The Direct Podcast Episode 50
By Matt Roembke




Between one of the most anticipated episodes of What If..? and Shang-Chi being the biggest box office story of the year, we have another Marvel-packed show this week. 

All of the top news this week warranted some big conversation. Starting with the Russo Bros. rumors and the Venom: Let Their Be Carnage being pushed UP to October 1, there is a lot happening behind the scenes of these Marvel projects. On the screen, we talk about where the Eternals fall on the complicated MCU timeline, and the identity of the forearms from the Spider-Man No Way Home trailer is revealed. 

Finally, we look into some marketing material that could point to Shuri having a very large role in the MCU moving forward in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 

What If..? Episode 5 was the one that fans have been waiting for since the first teaser trailer. The undead have entered the MCU as audiences gather around to ponder the question "What If... Zombies!?". In the episode with the most characters to date, we break down the good, the bad, and the ugly of Marvel Studios' take on the zombie flick. Easily the most fun episode yet, but how does it stack up with the rest of the season?

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has made an impact on the box office that will be talked about for years to come. Breaking almost every Labor Day Weekend record, and shattering low expectations, Shang-Chi has breathed new life into the tent pole. With the streaming wars in full swing, and day and date releases causing waves in Hollywood, Shang-Chi may have provided new hope for the traditional movie theater experience. We break all the numbers down and what this means for the future. 

Finally, we are joined by the hosts of the Lights Thunder Action Podcast to draft the best voices in ALL THREE UNIVERSES. With voice acting being such a major part of What IF..?, who has graced the screen with the best voices in the Marvel, DC, and Star Wars universes. 

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2:01 - Quick Question

6:44 - Sizzle Reel

10:31 - Russo Brothers / Marvel Studios Controversy

17:33 - Venom 2 Changes Release Date (Again)

22:26 - Infinity Saga Gets Disney+ Makeover

27:26 - Aquaman 2 New Suit

31:29 - Eternals Timeline

33:53 - Shang-Chi Box Office Update (w/ David Thompson)

48:44 - What If...? Ep5 Review

1:27:23 - The Direct Draft (Best MCU Voices) [w/ Lights Thunder Action]

2:05:09 - Weekly Recs

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