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!

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Gillian Blum's Latest Stories

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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Who Is Purple Hulk? Happy Hogan's Marvel What If Hero Explained

Happy Hogan took on a new superhero identity in Episode 3 of What If...? Season 2, but who exactly is the Freak?

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Loki Star Reveals Sylvie's Problem With Loki's Decision at the End of Season 2

Sophia Di Martino gave her take on what Sylvie thinks about Loki's decision at the end of Season 2.

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Disney+ X-Men Reboot Gets Frustrating Release Update

Following a string of recent delays, Marvel has indicated the upcoming X-Men '97 series may come a bit later than anticipated.

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Percy Jackson Show Just Set Up Luke's Devastating Twist

While the book's storyline for Luke was certainly surprising, the new Disney+ show is taking it to a new emotional level.

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Percy Jackson Episode 3 Release: How Many Episodes Are Left?

After the surprise early release of the first two Percy Jackson episodes, fans may be wondering how long the wait for episode three is.

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Percy Jackson Episode 2 Ending Explained: Hades Quest Revealed

Percy Jackson's second episode saw the hero learn about his first quest — and it's no small task.

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Meet Charlie Bushnell: 4 Things to Know About Percy Jackson's Luke Actor

Here are some fun facts about Charlie Bushnell, who plays Luke in the new Percy Jackson series on Disney+.

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Percy Jackson Episode 2: Who Is the Woman With Grover?

One moment in Percy Jackson may have left even the most avid fans a bit confused, but there is an explanation for what exactly happened.

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Percy Jackson Show Cast, Characters & Actors (Photos)

With Percy Jackson now releasing weekly on Disney+, here's a rundown of all the characters fans will get to know.

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Percy Jackson Show Release Time Gets Last-Minute Change (Listing)

Surprising demigods everywhere, the first two episodes of Percy Jackson are dropping earlier than originally listed.

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Netflix Developing TWO Peaky Blinders Spin-off Shows (Report)

A new report indicates that Netflix will lean into its known popular IPs, one such being the show Peaky Blinders.

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Charlie Cox's Daredevil Fights Echo In Official New R-Rated Trailer

The newest trailer for Echo showed off Charlie Cox's return as Daredevil.

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Loki Season 2 Writer Gives Perfect Response to the Series' Negative Reviews

Eric Martin, writer on Loki's second season, responded to criticism of the newest batch of episodes.

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New Percy Jackson Actor Shares Bold Claim About Fighting Harry Potter

Walker Scobell, Disney+'s Percy Jackson, is confident that Percy would beat Harry Potter in a versus battle.

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Invincible Season 2 Creator Confirms What We All Suspected About Part 1's Ending

Invincible creator Robert Kirkman discussed the implications of an Omni-Man line from the Season 2, Part 1 finale.

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Marvel Studios Reveals New Avengers Roster for Next MCU Project (Official)

Fans can expect to see a new-but-familiar roster of heroes in What If...?'s second season later this month.

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Disney+'s Percy Jackson Show Removed 1 Character Due to Budget Constraints

Though far more book-accurate than the movies, the Percy Jackson Disney+ adaption will miss one supporting character in its first season.

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Meet Nikki Rodriguez: 6 Things to Know About Walter Boys Star

My Life with the Walter Boys just debuted on Netflix, with Nikki Rodriguez taking on the lead role. But who is the streaming star?

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New Deadpool 3 Set Photo Spoils Death of 1 Major Character

One major character can be seen seemingly being killed in new photos from the set of Deadpool 3.

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