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 is currently serving as Deputy Managing Editor for NYU's student paper, Washington Square News.

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

About The Direct

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Gillian Blum's Latest Stories

Where to Watch Just Beyond's Trevor Larkin Episode Online

The horror-comedy was removed from Disney+ in 2023. Is there another way to watch it?

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Percy Jackson Stars React to Exciting Season 2 Announcement

The cast and crew of Percy Jackson's first season took to the internet to share their excitement for Season 2.

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Orange Is the New Black: Is a New Season Releasing In 2024?

There has been some speculation that after five years, Orange Is the New Black could make a return.

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Mark Ruffalo's MCU Return Announcement Just Got Debunked (Report)

Mark Ruffalo seemed to reveal what his next MCU appearance would be, but reports indicate it might not be the case.

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What Is Deadpool 3's Popcorn Bucket? Ryan Reynolds' Post Explained

Unsurprisingly, Deadpool 3 has already proven to not be immune to Ryan Reynolds' particular brand of humor.

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Will Taylor Swift Appear In Deadpool 3 as Dazzler?

Don't "burn the disco down," because rumors indicate that Taylor Swift might play the disco-themed hero in Deadpool 3.

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Madame Web Director Spoils Appearances of 2 Major Spider-Man Characters In Movie

Two key Spider-Man characters were revealed to be part of the upcoming Madame Web spin-off movie.

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Percy Jackson Season 2 Gets Discouraging Release Update from Creator

Rick Riordan creator gave a frame of reference for Season 2's production, hinting new episodes could be ways away.

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Deadpool 3 Trailer Gets Exciting Release Update: What Will It Show?

A new report indicates that the first trailer for Deadpool 3 will release on Sunday. What can fans expect to see?

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Toy Story 5 Gets Exciting Release Update from Disney

The fifth installment in Pixar's first franchise now has a release window.

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Madame Web Movie Gets Worrying Critic Reviews Update

An update on the upcoming Spider-Man-less Spider-Man spin-off could mean bad things for the movie.

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Percy Jackson Star Teases Clarisse's Romance In Future Seasons (Exclusive)

Dior Goodjohn spoke with The Direct about what she sees for Clarisse in potential future Percy Jackson seasons.

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Paul Bettany Shares Exciting Confirmation About His MCU Return

Vision actor Paul Bettany announced his return to the MCU at a MegaCon panel in Florida.

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Percy Jackson Show: Ares' True Form Explained

Fans may be curious about what Ares' supposed "True Form" on the beach was all about. Luckily, the books explain.

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Percy Jackson Show: Who Is Kronos? Actor & Character Details Explained

The season finale of Percy Jackson on Disney+ confirmed that one major book character has been in the show all along.

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Percy Jackson Show: Ares & Clarisse's Toxic Relationship Explained by Star (Exclusive)

Percy Jackson's Dior Goodjohn told The Direct about what Clarisse and Ares' parent-child dynamic means for her story.

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Is a New Jack City Remake Coming to Netflix In 2024? New Mahershala Ali Movie Speculation Explained

A poster for what appears to be a remake of 1991's New Jack City is making the rounds. Is the movie real?

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Disney+'s Percy Jackson Show Brings Back 1 Unexpected Actor from the First Movie

If one actor in Percy Jackson episode 7 seemed familiar, this may be why.

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MCU: First Look at New White Tiger Superhero Revealed on Set (Photos)

Filming for Daredevil: Born Again brought fans their first look at White Tiger in the MCU.

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Percy Jackson Show: Hades' Helm of Darkness Explained

Hades' true motivations throughout Percy Jackson Season 1 were revealed in Episode 7.

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Percy Jackson Season 2 Release, Cast & Everything We Know

Though not official yet, Season 2 of Percy Jackson has seen a start on some early writing work. What else do we know?

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Invincible Season 2 Episode 5 Gets Exciting Release Update (Official)

There is finally new information about the release of the second half of Invincible Season 2.

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Percy Jackson: Who Is Augustus? New Character Explained

There was a brand new character in Percy Jackson episode 6, but who exactly is Augustus?

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Percy Jackson Episode 7 Release Date & Remaining Schedule

When will the penultimate episode of Percy Jackson and the Olympians' first season release on Disney+?

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She-Hulk Season 2 Gets Disappointing Update from Tatiana Maslany

One She-Hulk actor discussed whether a second season was likely in a recent stream.

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First Look at Disney World's New Percy Jackson Exhibit (Photos)

Disney Parks announced new Percy Jackson experiences, allowing fans a glimpse at the franchise in theme parks.

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How Tall is Batman? Movies Vs. Comics Height Differences Explained

Batman has been played by many actors over the years. Which has the most comic-accurate height?

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Adam Copeland's Percy Jackson Role Explained: Who Is Ares?

Fans met Adam Copeland's Ares in Percy Jackson Episode 5. What role does the god of war have in the story?

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Percy Jackson Show: Who Stole the Master Bolt?

The central mystery to Percy Jackson Season 1 is given a spotlight for much of Episode 5. Who might the culprit be?

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Percy Jackson Episode 6 Release Date & Remaining Schedule

There are three episodes left of Percy Jackson on Disney+. When will fans get to see the next part?

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Is Marvel Releasing a Civil War 2 Movie? New Speculation Explained

A poster for a sequel to the MCU's Civil War is making the rounds — but is it real?

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Percy Jackson Show Makes 2 Key Changes to Echidna

Episode 4 of Percy Jackson on Disney+ makes two major changes to Echidna from the books.

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Percy Jackson Episode 5 Release Date & Remaining Schedule

The first season of Percy Jackson on Disney+ has hit its halfway mark. When will the next episode release?

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How Tall Is Walker Scobell? Percy Jackson's TV Show Height Vs. Book Height Explained

With the Percy Jackson show being as book-accurate as it is, many fans may be wondering if Percy's height in the show matches his in the books.

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Percy Jackson Season 2 Gets Hopeful Update from Creator

In a recent podcast, Rick Riordan shared his optimism for a potential Percy Jackson Season 2 on Disney+.

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Jeremy Renner Makes First Marvel Return Since Snowplow Accident

Following his accident last year, Jeremy Renner was able to bring Clint Barton in a recent show.

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A Vampire in the Family 2023 Cast, Characters & Actors (Photos)

A Vampire in the Family just hit Netflix, and tells a story about family (and monsters). Who exactly makes up the cast?

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Percy Jackson Episode 4 Release Date & Remaining Schedule

Following Episode 3, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is almost at its halfway mark. When can fans expect to see Episode 4?

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Percy Jackson Show Makes 3 Major Changes to Medusa

The Medusa sequence in Percy Jackson Episode 3 plays out very differently than it does in the books. Here are 3 key changes.

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Percy Jackson Episode 3 Ending Explained: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hermes Role Revealed

Book fans may have been surprised by Lin-Manuel Miranda's appearance as Hermes at the end of Percy Jackson episode 3. What was he doing there?

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