Phase Zero: Shang-Chi Star Simu Liu, Director Destin Daniel Cretton Join Wednesday

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On Wednesday, September 8, the star of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Simu Liu, will be joining's MCU podcast Phase Zero and he's not coming along. Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton will also be joining the show. Episode 35 will take a spoiler-filled dive into the new MCU movie and will also take a look at the actor's and director's experiences off-screen in joining the biggest movie franchise in the world. The journey that publicly began at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019 finally reached its big moment when the film released in theaters to record-breaking box office numbers over the Labor Day weekend.

Phase Zero launched as's Marvel Cinematic Universe-centric podcast on January 15, hosted by Brandon Davis. Davis and Jenna Anderson will be teaming up to co-host the interview episode with Cretton and Liu. Since January, Phase Zero has since eclipsed the 600,000 listens mark on all platforms. In that time, the cast and directors of titles such as WandaVision, Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Black Widow have joined the show. For the first time since launching, Phase Zero will play host to a lead actor in a Marvel movie during a live recording before the episode is made available on all major podcast platforms in audio form.

Episode 35 of Phase Zero with Simu Liu will record live on Wednesday, September 8 at 12pm ET. Links to Phase Zero to download and subscribe can be found below!

Additionally, Phase Zero has already recorded and released its Bonus Episode #3 with a spoiler-filled breakdown and reaction to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. It is available now on all major podcast platforms.


Recently, Phase Zero featured a deep dive interview with Black Widow writer Eric Pearson and a full analysis of Loki with director Kate Herron. The deep dive into the first MCU movie is a part of Episode 27, following the hour-long discussion of Loki Season 1 and its Season 1 finale with Phase Zero hosts Brandon Davis, Jenna Anderson, Aaron Perine, and Jamie Jirak. The Pearson-featured Episode 27 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast platforms. Herron's Episode 28 is now available on all podcast platforms, following the show's tradition of releasing new episodes every Wednesday afternoon.

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!