Gillian Blum

Writer

Gillian Blum is a writer for The Direct with a particular love for comics — both Marvel and DC — Percy Jackson and theme parks. She enjoys being able to bring her comics insight to conversations about superhero films, especially when it comes to Spider-Man and Nightwing.

Originally from Baltimore, Gillian is a student at New York University where she is studying journalism and politics. She has bylines in Playbill, the Discover Universal Blog, and the NYU student paper, Washington Square News.

You can find Gillian on Twitter @GillianBlum for updates, articles, puns or to just say hello!

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Gillian Blum's Latest Stories

Percy Jackson Season 2 Gets Exciting Update, And Now I'm Convinced It'll Outdo Season 1

An update from Rick Riordan indicates that Season 2 of Percy Jackson will be even better than Season 1.

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Did Taylor Swift's Cat Meredith Die? Rumors Explained

Speculation from fans may have some Swifties worried, but is there reason to be?

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Inside Out 2's Disney Plus Streaming Release Gets Disappointing Update

After Inside Out 2's recent theatrical release, fans may wonder when it will be available to stream on Disney+.

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Who Is Chase Infiniti? 4 Things to Know About Presumed Innocent Actress

Chase Infiniti made her television debut on Apple TV+'s Presumed Innocent, but what else is there to know about her?

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Here's Why Mindy Kaling Isn't In Inside Out 2

Fear and Disgust may sound a bit different in the upcoming Inside Out 2.

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Who Is Catherine Laga'aia? 4 Things to Know About Moana Actress - Wiki Bio Details

Disney's live-action Moana has found its star in Catherine Laga'aia. Just who is Disney's newest princess?

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Crazy Rich Asians 2 Sequel Gets Major Release Announcement from Studio

An HBO executive revealed some big news about the sequel to Crazy Rich Asians.

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What Is 'My Best Day' 2024 Netflix? Series Trend Explained

A recent Snapchat filter has many wondering if a new show is coming to Netflix.

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Power Book 2: Ghost Season 4 Episode 2 Release Date & Remaining Schedule

The next episode of Power Book 2: Ghost is coming soon — when exactly will fans be able see this newest installment?

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Has Dolly Parton Been Cancelled? Fan Backlash Explained

A recent article from The Federalist took some swings at Dolly Parton, and her fans are not thrilled.

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Deadpool & Wolverine Gets Unsurprising Rating

The third Deadpool movie has been officially rated, and Wade Wilson clocked it correctly in the Disney+ trailer weeks ago.

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Here's Why Godzilla Minus One Is Called 'Minus One'

Godzilla Minus One may be a confusing title, but its meaning is actually quite pertinent to the movie's story.

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Percy Jackson Season 2 Update Reveals New Release Projection

A recent update from Rick Riordan may be able to help fans figure out when Percy Jackson Season 2 will be released.

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How to Write a Prompt on Instagram Notes - May 2024 Update

Instagram rolled out a new feature that allows users to ask questions that their followers can answer in notes.

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All 7 Marvel Movies & Shows Still Releasing In 2024

Almost halfway through 2024, fans can still expect some big releases from Marvel in the coming months.

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Spring Energy Gel Controversy Explained: Awesome Sauce Allegations Breakdown

Spring Energy was exposed for reporting false nutrition information on an energy gel.

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Disneyland's New Fantasmic Show 2024: What's Changed & How Long Is it?

Fantasmic! just re-opened at Disneyland, but this new version has several changes from what fans had been used to.

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Why Madame Web Movie Turned Out So Bad

The low quality of Madame Web left many fans disappointed but also curious as to why the movie fumbled so badly.

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Is Dante Leaving The Equalizer? Tory Kittles' Character Future Explained

After the finale of The Equalizer, fans may be wondering if Tory Kittles' Dante is ever coming back.

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Why Is Tinkerbell 'Problematic'? Disney's Labeling Explained

A rumor is circulating that Disney allegedly removed Tinkerbell meet and greets from its parks for being "problematic."

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Who Is Victor Alli? 4 Things to Know About Bridgerton's John Stirling Actor

Victor Alli is the newest star of Bridgerton, playing John Stirling. What else might fans want to know about him?

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Bad Boys: Ride or Die Reviews: Critics Share Strong First Reactions

Critics are reacting to the upcoming installment in the Bad Boys franchise. What do they think?

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Disney Censors Deadpool 3 Trailer, Alters NSFW Scenes

Some R-rated lines were changed in the Disney+ version of the Deadpool & Wolverine trailer.

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Who Is Laura Sepul? 4 Things to Know About The Courier Actress

The Courier is now available to stream on Netflix, and it features Laura Sepul as Anne Marie. Here are a few fun facts about her!

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Invincible Season 3 Gets Exciting Omni-Man Update from Creator

Invincible's Robert Kirkman shared some story details to expect in the show's third season.

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Marvel Studios Prevented Deadpool from Appearing In 1 Recent Disney+ Show

The showrunner said that the Merc with a Mouth was "off-limits," despite the show in question having so many cameos.

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Who Is Damian Hardung? 4 Things to Know About Maxton Hall Actor

Damian Hardung is more than just James on Maxton Hall. Here are some other things to know about the young actor.

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Maxton Hall Book's English Translation Prospects Addressed by Author

Following Maxton Hall's recent adaptation on Prime, fans may be looking to read the original book in English.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Confirms Reduced Marvel Output Going Forward

On Disney's recent earnings call, the company revealed a planned shift for Marvel content releases.

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Superman & Lois' TV Finale Will Bring Back 1 Surprising Arrowverse Actor

One actor from an already-finished Arrowverse show is returning for the franchise's finale.

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Marvel Studios Just Brought Back Its 4th Captain America Actor on Disney+

X-Men '97 briefly featured Captain America, bringing back the fourth Marvel Studios actor to take on the title.

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Disney+ Confirms 4 Marvel & Star Wars Releases for May 2024

4 new Marvel and Star Wars titles are coming to Disney+ this May. What can fans start streaming next month?

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Challengers Movie Poster Controversy Explained

An unofficial poster for Challengers caused some controversy online. Here's how the movie's admins responded.

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Who Is George Rexstrew? 5 Things to Know About Dead Boy Detectives Star

Dead Boy Detectives just hit Netflix, and fans may want to know more about one of the stars, George Rexstrew.

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Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part 3 Release, Cast & Everything We Know

The third part of DC's animated Crisis on Infinite Earths story is on its way. What do we know so far?

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Disney+'s X-Men '97 Just Killed Off 8 Major Mutants

Episode 5 of X-Men '97 killed off several fan-favorite characters in its shocking twist end. Did your favorite survive?

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Disney+ Announces Release of 1 Marvel Movie That Sets Up Deadpool 3

One Fox Marvel movie is coming to Disney+ soon, and it actually connects to the MCU's upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine.

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Every Upcoming Sydney Sweeney Movie Releasing In 2024 & Beyond

Sydney Sweeney has already been in several projects this year. What else can fans expect to see her in?

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First Look at Harrison Ford's Recast Marvel Character Revealed at CinemaCon

The first footage from Captain America 4 released at Disney's CinemaCon panel, featuring Harrison Ford's MCU debut.

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Who Is Xelia Mendes-Jones? 5 Things to Know About Fallout Actor

Xelia Mendes-Jones is back in the spotlight after their stint on The Wheel of Time, in the new Fallout series.

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