Brian Grodzki


Brian is the co-founder, chief executive officer and editor-in-chief of The Direct. He has been creating content for online fan communities while fostering their growth since 2013. Brian attended Lehigh University, which is where he met The Direct's co-founder, Jack, and graduated from the school with a Civil Engineering degree in 2019. He has an extreme passion for creating and facilitating the creation of all forms of online content that enriches people's lives.

Why I joined The Direct...

I co-founded and joined The Direct to have an opportunity to do something special. I wanted to expand our social media brand comprised of MCU Direct & Star Wars Direct to a much larger scale, and forming a website seemed like the appropriate next step. When I realized that Jack not only had the programming skills for making The Direct, but also the vision for what The Direct could become, I knew that creating this together was a must. With this website and brand of The Direct, I want to build a community for people to share their love about the things which they are passionate about. One of my personal goals is to have a positive impact on as many people's lives as possible, and The Direct will provide me the opportunity to do just that.

Brian's Thoughts

- There’s something very exciting about seeing this stellar cast and their characters written out all together in one sentence. If I had to guess, I would say that over half of this movie will take place in the past prior to the events of Endgame.

- Not only am I surprised that Sony revealed these references in this first Morbius trailer, but I’m shocked that they’ll actually be in the movie. The confusion that these references will cause among fans and the general audience is surely a concern to Feige and his MCU brand.

- This is an all-around bummer. It’s a shame that Derrickson and Feige were unable to see eye-to-eye on how to explore Strange in his new solo adventure.

- I’m a big fan of the vibe that these new set photos gives off. It seems to me that director Chloé Zhao has a very clear vision for the look and feel of this movie, and that type of director ownership of a project gets me all the more excited for it.

- I hope that Feige doesn’t spread himself to thin with all these new responsibilities on his plate. It’s still exciting to know that Feige is already planning out how to tell his MCU stories to an even wider audience.

- Having Bale potentially join the MCU is a wild prospect, and I’m all for it. The guy is one of the most talented actors working today and he’ll improve any movie that you put him in. If I had to guess, Thor: Love And Thunder will be a one-time thing for Bale in the MCU.

- It’s very nice to see that the MCU’s overstuffed 2021 (four movies and at least four series) has gotten a little less full and that the MCU’s “off-year” of 2020 is now packing a bit more weight.

- I am 90% confident about the legitimacy of this rumor. I’m also 90% confident that this is an appropriate direction for Lucasfilm to take Star Wars, one that is a completely new era of the galaxy that gives filmmakers a new creative playground to create new stories.

- Quicksilver’s short-lived stay in the MCU left a lot on the table given his unique power-set as a speedster. Aaron-Taylor Johnson is a very talented actor who deserves another shot in the MCU, so I’m crossing my fingers that this all turns out to be true.

- Disney is clearly pushing for new, original content to be released on Disney+ as soon as possible, and a series like this one can certainly satisfy fans’ hunger. I have confidence in the validity of this rumor, and I’m very eager to hear some more official news about this.