David Thompson

Senior Editor & Podcast Host

David is a Senior Editor and podcast host at The Direct. He joined in November 2020 to cover the film industry, with a focus on Marvel, Star Wars, and DC. David's favorite subject to cover is the box office and the business side of Hollywood.

While working for The Direct, David worked as a high school English teacher from 2021-2023. He attended Florida Tech where he studied Multiplatform Journalism and worked as the Managing Editor of The Crimson newspaper during his junior year.

Follow David on Twitter (@daavidthompson) for his insightful, sarcastic, and silly tweets related to the universes he loves and the box office.

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David Thompson's Latest Stories

First Look at Sebastian Stan's 2025 Marvel Movie Return Reveals 1 Key Bucky Change

Bucky Barnes is back for another chaotic adventure in Phase 5 of the MCU.

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James Gunn's Superman Suit Controversy & Backlash Explained

Love it or hate it, there's plenty of controversy surrounding the new Superman suit.

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It Ends With Us Movie's Netflix Release: When Will It Start Streaming?

Blake Lively's upcoming romance film will eventually be streaming on Netflix.

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Here's When Tulsa King Season 2's Release Expected to Happen

Sylvester Stallone's Paramount+ series will soon be back with Season 2.

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It Ends with Us Ending, Summary & Spoilers from the Book Explained

Ahead of the film adaptation, here are the full spoilers for Colleen Hoover's popular novel.

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Streaming: When Will It Release Online?

The new Planet of the Apes film is expected to stream on Disney+ this year.

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Demon Slayer Season 4's Netflix Release: When Will It Start Streaming?

Not subscribed to Crunchyroll? Here is how to watch Demon Slayer Season 4.

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Baby Reindeer Season 2 Gets Disappointing Update

Season 1 of Baby Reindeer seems to be the end of Richard Gadd's story.

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'From' Season 3 Gets Official Release Window

The sci-fi horror series starring Harold Perrineau will soon return for Season 3.

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Blood of Zeus Season 2 Cast, Characters & Actors (Photos)

Here is the full list of voice actors appearing in the second season of Blood of Zeus.

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Evil Season 4 Release Date Schedule of Episodes (Confirmed)

Here's the full release schedule for Evil Season 4 heading to Paramount+.

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Demon Slayer Season 4 Celebrates Release Date & Time With New Trailer

It's almost time for the epic new arc of Demon Slayer to launch on Crunchyroll.

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Disney Suffers Worst Box Office Flop of 2023 (New Data)

You thought The Flash bombed? New data shows Marvel blundered even worse in 2023.

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Challengers Gets Exciting Online Streaming Release Update

Soon, audiences worldwide will be able to watch Zendaya's tennis movie at home.

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Is a '13 Going On 30' Sequel, '50 Dealing With 17', Real or Fake? New Movie Speculation Explained

Here is the truth about Jenna Ortega potentially starring in a 13 Going On 30 sequel.

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Dark Matter Book Summary & Spoilers, Explained

Here are the full book spoilers that inspired one of Apple TV+'s latest shows.

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Lovely Runner Episode 11 Release Date & Remaining Schedule

Lovely Runner is pushing forward with its remaining release schedule.

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My Hero Academia: Is All Might American? His U.S. Connections Explained

Here's the truth about All Might's nationality after much speculation.

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Dune 2's Max Streaming Release Gets Official Update from Streamer

It is almost time for the dark tale of Paul Atreides to start streaming online.

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The Roast of Tom Brady Cast: Every Celebrity Who Appeared (Photos)

Did Gisele show up? Here are the full spoilers of the Tom Brady Roast.

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New Gladiator 2 Trailer Gets Strong First Reactions Online

Critics shared their responses to a preview of Paramount's Gladiator sequel.

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My Hero Academia Season 7 Episode 2 Release Date, Time & Confirmed Details

The official release date and time for the next chapter of MHA has been revealed.

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The Fall Guy Movie Vs. TV Show Differences Explained

It may surprise viewers how different Ryan Gosling's new movie is from the series it is based on.

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Why Is 'The Idea of You' Rated R? Every Mature Scene & Line In the Movie

This is not another Princess Diary. Anne Hathaway's latest romance film is NOT family-friendly.

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Here's When Virgin River Season 6's Release Is Expected to Happen

Here is an official look at when Virgin River will return to Netflix.

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Is a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Movie Releasing Soon? (2024 Update)

Is the Harry Potter series canceled? Here's the truth about the Wizarding World's next project.

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Godzilla x Kong Gets Exciting Online Streaming Release Update

It's time for the next MonsterVerse installment to move to the small screen.

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Producer Spoils Caesar's Key Role In Sequel

Dead or alive, Caesar will continue to have his presence felt in the new Planet of the Apes film.

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Where to Watch Unsung Hero Movie - Theater & Streaming Details

Here is everything to know about the new For King & Country movie in theaters.

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Civil War Movie Blu-ray Release Date Announced: When Will It Start Streaming?

For those planning to skip it in theaters, here's an idea of when Civil War will begin streaming.

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Is King Richard Movie a True Story? What's Accurate vs. Fake

Here's the truth about Will Smith's award-winning biographical film.

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Touch 2024 Movie Ending & Spoilers from the Book, Explained

Before heading to theaters for the movie, here is a look at the spoilers for the Touch novel.

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Tom Hiddleston Reveals Surprising Detail About His Marvel Contract

It's hard to imagine Tom Hiddleston as anyone but Loki, but he was almost cast as [SPOILERS] in the MCU.

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Challengers Movie Streaming: When Will It Release Online?

Here's a look at when Zendaya's latest film could land on digital platforms.

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Who Is Freddie Miller from High Hopes? 4 Things to Know About Hulu Star

Learn more about the rising star from Hulu's new cannabis-focused TV series.

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Godzilla Minus One Streaming Release Date Announced: When Will It Debut In the US?

An official streaming release date for the 2023 kaiju movie hints at a potential U.S. announcement.

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Deadpool & Wolverine Popcorn Bucket: What's Real vs. Fake - Photos Explained

Get ready for plenty of collectable popcorn buckets for this summer's MCU blockbuster.

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Deadpool & Wolverine's Villain Revealed: Cassandra Nova's X-Men Ties Explained

The secret X-Men villain was revealed in the latest Deadpool 3 trailer. Who is she?

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Marvels Studios Lost Money on 2 Recent MCU Movies, Confirms New Report

The MCU took a turn for the worse at the 2023 box office, putting its future in doubt.

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Did Taylor Swift Just Confirm Deadpool 3 Role In TTPD?

The Tortured Poets Department may have just confirmed Taylor Swift joining the MCU.

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