This week’s Empire Podcast sees Chris Hewitt sit down with Simu Liu, the title star of the latest MCU film, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, for a wide-ranging chat (1:18:17.675 – 1:36:05.820) that takes in Liu’s time in London as a teen, his prediction for Avengers 20, and a heartfelt tribute to the late Brad Allan, the film’s second unit director, who passed away recently.

Also this week, we bring you an excerpt (34:12.487 – 48.32.970) from James Dyer’s epic spoiler-filled interview with Lisa Joy, the writer-director of Reminiscence. This, you’ll be glad to know, is completely spoiler-free. The rest is available only to spoiler special subscribers (shameless plug, shameless plug).

And in the virtual podbooth, Chris and James are joined by Helen O’Hara and, making her full debut on the podcast, Katie Smith-Wong to discuss the greatest movie scenes involving snakes (involuntary shudder), talk about the week’s movie news including yet another delay for Top Gun: Maverick, and review Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, Annette, and the latest Cinderella. Oh, and with four people in the booth, The Three Fact Structure makes another welcome return. And we ask the biggest question of them all: what are the bottom five MCU films? The answers may shock you.


Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts or the pod app of your choice – or via the PlanetRadio player above.

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