Man-Thing Director's Commentary | Phase Zero

Long before the days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios helped various studios craft feature films based on the publisher's vast stable of characters. This meant Lionsgate, a powerhouse amongst indie film studios, was able to scoop up the live-action rights of some Marvel superstars. Before long, the studio partnered with SYFY to make Man-Thing, a small-budget horror flick made with the smallest budget ever given to a Marvel flick.

Now 17 years after its straight-to-television release, sat down with Man-Thing helmer Brett Leonard to record a director's commentary track for the film given there wasn't one made for the movie's initial home media release—and you can find that commentary exclusively on's Phase Zero podcast feeds!

Phase Zero Episode 2x29 is available now on all major podcast platforms. It is also available in video form on the Twitch channel and the official Phase Zero YouTube channelPhase Zero's new YouTube channel recently surpassed 1,200,000 views as the podcast saw an uptick in downloads with the bonus episode from San Diego Comic-Con. Links can be found below!

The Phase Zero podcast capped off an exciting freshman year in 2021. In its first episode, the Phase Zero show revealed its mission to be creating a fun and positive community of Marvel fans, getting fans an opportunity to interact with members of the Marvel Studios family, and providing exclusive insights from hosts and celebrity guests. All of those boxes have been checked and more, with more than 1.2 million listeners across all platforms in 2021! 

Throughout 2022, Phase Zero has continued to innovate its content and provide a fun, welcoming environment for all fans. Exclusive interviews with Moon Knight executive producer Grant Curtis, Marvel Studios prop master Russell Bobbitt, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness costume designer Graham Churchyard, and Venom director Ruben Fleischer have been featured in Season 2, along with a trivia episode, a dive into plot holes, and anticipation rankings!

Phase Zero invites you to celebrate all things Marvel, hosting a weekly conversation of theories, speculation, and exclusive interviews and insights. It's the number one spot for MCU fans, welcoming those new to it all and those who think they know it all! New episodes are recorded live on every Wednesday at 12pm ET before being made available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and wherever podcasts can be found. For updates regarding the Phase Zero podcast, follow the official Phase Zero account on Twitter!

Man-Thing is now streaming on Tubi.