Gillian Blum


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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DC Studios' Blue Beetle Movie Gets Exciting News From Test Screening

A reaction to the upcoming Blue Beetle movie's test screening gives fans new things to be excited about.

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She-Hulk Writer Calls Out Critics of Disney+ Show

She-Hulk comic writer Dan Slott called out critics of the Disney+ show his comic inspired.

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Marvel Sets Up Phase 5's Major Storylines In These 17 Comics

Phase 5 of the MCU looks like it will be full of comic-adapted storylines. Here are some comics to read to prepare for the next wave of movies and shows.

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DC Officially Canonizes 10 New Universes In Movies, TV & Books

DC comics officially designates the universes of various films, movies, and other comics series in a new one shot.

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Netflix's Rumored 'Back to the Future' Show Gets Disappointing Update

Rumors about a Back to the Future animated series on Netflix has been debunked.

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Marvel Studios Can Now be Sued for Misleading Trailers

Marvel Studios, along with all Hollywood studios, can now be sued for misleading trailers

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Ant-Man 3 Director Teases Avengers-Level Movie

Director Peyton Reed Teases Avengers-Level Film with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

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Thor 4 Official Art Reveals Unused Galactus Scene (Photo)

Newly revealed concept art for Thor: Love and Thunder shows unused scene with Galactus.

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Marvel Studios Earns Historic Placement In National Film Registry Collection

An original MCU story made history as the first MCU film in the National Film Registry.

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2023 Star Wars Show Reportedly Suffering Major Production Issues

Accounts from crew members on Star Wars: Skeleton Crew indicate rough times on set, leading to many quitting.

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MCU’s New Avengers Lineup Teased by Kang Actor

Kang actor Jonathan Majors teased who might make up the new lineup of Avengers in the MCU.

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MCU: Olivia Colman Breaks Silence on Marvel Role

Olivia Colman discussed her role in 2023's "Secret Invasion" on Disney+

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Marvel Studios Reportedly Recruits Wednesday Director for New MCU Show

"Wednesday" director Gandja Monteiro appears to have signed on to direct the spin-off show "Agatha: Coven of Chaos."

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Loki Season 2 Actor Reveals ‘Exciting’ Improvements for New Episodes

Ravonna actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw reveals improvements for new episodes of "Loki."

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Don Cheadle Argues Marvel Hasn't Properly Explored War Machine

War Machine actor Don Cheadle opened up about believing his MCU character has yet to be properly explored.

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Is Guardians Vol. 3 the Last of the Franchise? MCU Actor Reveals the Truth

Mantis actor Pom Klementieff teases a potential future for the Guardians of the Galaxy, though the third film will serve as an endpoint

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Hayley Atwell Admits Doctor Strange 2 Didn't Fit Her Vision for Peggy

Peggy Carter actor Hayley Atwell opened up about how her appearance in the Doctor Strange sequel didn't align with her view of the character.

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Captain Marvel 2 Reveals Best Look at Brie Larson's New MCU Suit

New merch reveals the best look so far at Brie Larson's new MCU suit for Captain Marvel sequel

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Did Daisy Ridley Just Tease Her Star Wars Return on Instagram?

Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley sparks rumors of a return to the franchise with a new Instagram post.

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Sebastian Stan Shares Heartfelt Video for Chadwick Boseman’s Birthday

On Chadwick Boseman's birthday, friend and MCU co-star Sebastian Stan honors the late actor's memory with a heartfelt message.

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Robert Downey Jr. Praised Chris Hemsworth for 1 Avengers: Endgame Performance

Robert Downey Jr. complimented his co-star Chris Hemsworth when filming a scene in Avengers Endgame

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Zachary Levi's Shazam 2 Runtime Revealed In Advance

The official runtime for March 2023's Shazam! sequel has been revealed.

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Marvel Studios' Top-Secret Retreat Details Disclosed by MCU Producer

MCU executive Nate Moore revealed further information about the open-secret retreat for conceptualizing future projects.

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Spider-Verse 2 Producer Teases Romantic Tension In Sequel

Producers of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse teased the potential for a Miles/Gwen romance in the June 2023 sequel

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First Look at Captain Marvel 2's Trio of Superheroes Revealed by Merch (Photo)

The first look at merch for the 2023 Captain Marvel sequel was revealed, showcasing the three stars.

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