Empire Podcast #491: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy Renner And Hailee Steinfeld

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy Renner & Hailee Steinfeld

by Chris Hewitt |
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It's a very musical episode on the Empire Podcast this week. First up, Ben Travis geeks out over Disney musicals with the great Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the songs for the new animated musical Encanto, which debuts next Wednesday (November 24). Then Chris Hewitt sits down with Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, stars of the new Disney+ MCU show Hawkeye (which also makes its bow – heh, bow – next Wednesday), and simply has to ask them about Rogers: The Musical. And other stuff as well.

Then, when Chris gets into the podbooth with Helen O'Hara, James Dyer, and Beth Webb, they've all got music on the brain, building inexorably to a rendition of a beloved animated show's theme tune. But that's not all – the podteam also discuss the week's movie news (including the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, and the Disney+ Day reveals), and review Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Petite Maman, Drive My Car, and King Richard. And in the listener question section they tackle an enquiry about the worst movie merchandise they've ever received, leading to a very unexpected cameo. Enjoy.

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

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