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Down the Pipe & Natty Lite - Episode 40: Russell Westbrook, and what’s next for the MCU?

What will Marvel look like when Cap, Iron Man, and Thor are no longer in the rotation?

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We discussed the Thunder’s early exit from the playoffs at the hands of the Blazers, and Russell Westbrook’s role in their demise. With his high-volume, low-efficiency playing style, can the Thunder ever get the right mix of players around him to win a championship, or will Russell have to change his game to have a chance at a ring?

With Avengers: Endgame releasing this weekend, we explored the future of the MCU. With actors like Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans expected to conclude their roles as Iron Man and Captain America after Endgame, where will Marvel turn to continue their wildly successful franchises? It looks like Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and the Guardians of the Galaxy will be the new primary franchises going forward, but do they have the legs to hold up the behemoth that Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor created?

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