Lauren Rouse has been a writer at The Direct since the site launched in 2020. She has a huge passion for everything pop culture and currently writes news articles for the Marvel, Star Wars, DC and video game branches.
Lauren also works as a journalist at Lifehacker, Gizmodo and Kotaku in Australia, where she covers entertainment news, reviews, and interviews talent. She previously served as a freelance writer at Game Rant and she holds a Master's degree in Screenwriting from AFTRS.
You can follow Lauren’s articles, entertainment opinions and Comic-Con adventures over on Twitter (@LRouse19).
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Lauren Rouse's Latest Stories
George Lucas' Reaction to Disney's First Star Wars Spin-off Movie Revealed
Screenwriter Tony Gilroy has revealed what George Lucas thought about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Spider-Verse 2 Makes IMDB History With Record-Breaking Score
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has broken a record with its IMDB score.
Jeremy Renner Gives Blunt Response About Marvel Future After Injury & Hospitalization
Hawkeye star Jeremy Renner has commented on his future with Marvel following his snow plow accident.
James Gunn Reflects on His Drug Addiction and Mental Health Struggles
Marvel director James Gunn has opened up about how the creative process helped him overcome his personal struggles.
Anthony Mackie's Falcon Replacement Spotted With Star on Captain America 4 Set (Photo)
Anthony Mackie has been spotted alongside Danny Ramirez on the set of Captain America: New World Order.
James Gunn Reveals His Superman Movie Will Include a Guardians of the Galaxy Actor
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has teased that his upcoming Superman movie will include stars from his MCU franchise.
First Trailer for Spider-Man's Kraven Villain Movie Released (Description)
Sony has debuted the first trailer for Kraven the Hunter, featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the Spider-Man villain.
Indiana Jones 5: First Clip Highlights the Main Villain (Description)
The first clip from Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny was released at Star Wars Celebration.
First Look at Ezra Bridger's Live-Action Actor In Ahsoka (Photos)
The Ahsoka trailer gave a first look at Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger in live-action.
First Look at Sabine Wren In Live-Action (Photos)
A new look at Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren in Ahsoka was revealed at Star Wars Celebration 2023.
Avatar 2 Writer Speaks Out on Arguments with James Cameron
Avatar: The Way of Water screenwriter Rick Jaffa discussed arguments he had with James Cameron in the writer's room.
Deadpool 3: New Plot Synopsis Shared by Marvel Actor (But Is It Real?)
Marvel star Lewis Tan posted a possible plot synopsis for the upcoming Deadpool 3.
Thor: Love and Thunder Almost Featured The Devil Himself (Photos)
New photos have revealed what the devil may have looked like in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Succession Season 4 Cast: Every Actor & Character Confirmed to Appear
HBO's hit series Succession is back for its fourth season with a star-studded cast of new and returning actors.
The Last of Us Season 2 Gets Release Update from Lead Star
The Last of Us star Bella Ramsey revealed a possible release date for Season 2 of the HBO series.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Makes MCU Disney+ History
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania sets a new first for the MCU with its second post-credit scene!
DC Studios Just Teased Its Rebooted Hero & Villain Lineup (Photo)
James Gunn has teased which heroes and villains may appear in the upcoming DC Studios slate.
Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Reportedly Wants New Job at Disney
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is apparently eyeing a new role at Walt Disney Studios.
Robert Pattinson's DC Return BEFORE Batman 2 Reportedly Revealed
Rumors suggest that Robert Pattinson's next DC appearance could be on HBO Max.
James Gunn Shuts Down George Clooney Batman Return After The Flash
DC Studios head James Gunn has addressed rumors that George Clooney will return as Batman after The Flash as the main DCU Batman.
Pedro Pascal Reveals 1 Thing He Loves Most about Season 3 of The Mandalorian
Pedro Pascal revealed what he loved most about The Mandalorian's third season.
DC Studios Boss Critiques Marvel's Last-Minute Movie Edits: 'Too Much'
DC Studios boss James Gunn has criticised Marvel's habit of editing films at the last minute.
Ant-Man 3: Quantumania Confirms 10 Main Characters Appearing In Sequel
Marvel confirmed 10 of the major characters appearing in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
How Robert Downey Jr. & Others Influenced Kang the Conqueror Actor to Join Marvel
Jonathan Majors explains how other MCU actors inspired him to take up the role of Kang the Conquerer.
Joker 2 Receives Perfect Working Title
A behind-the-scenes photo revealed the working title of DC's upcoming Joker sequel.
Avatar 2: The Way of Water Cast, Characters and Actors
Meet the cast of actors starring in Avatar 2: The Way of Water. Zoe Saldana, Kate Winslet, Stephen Lang, and others bring these Na’Vi characters to life.
Smallville Creator Reveals Why the DC Show Broke Canon
Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar have revealed why the series was able to break Superman canon.
First Look at Deleted Doctor Strange 2 Supervillain In Battle (Photos)
New concept art has revealed a battle between Doctor Strange and Nightmare was originally planned for the sequel.
Dwayne Johnson Calls Out Fake DC Rumor That Made Him Look Bad
Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson has debunked a gossip-driven rumor about his social media interactions with DC.
Marvel Diminished 1 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Subplot During Production
A new report reveals how Marvel changed the script for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever during the film's production.
Benedict Cumberbatch Explains the Problem With Avengers Movies' Emotional Scenes
Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch opens up about the challenges of being an actor on an Avengers movie.
Why 1 Punisher Star Isn't Hopeful for Their MCU Return Amid Netflix Comebacks
Actor Ben Barnes reveals why he doesn't think his character from The Punisher has a future in the MCU.
DC Just Attempted to Steal Kevin Feige from Marvel (Report)
Warner Bros Discovery boss David Zaslav reportedly tried to poach Kevin Feige from Marvel.
Hawkeye Season 2: Hailee Steinfeld's New Post Convinces Fans of Series Renewal
A cryptic social media post from Hailee Steinfeld has fans theorizing about Hawkeye Season 2.
Kevin Feige Addresses Black Panther 2's Oscar Awards Chances
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige commented on whether the Black Panther sequel could see the Oscar's success of its predecessor.
Disney Changes Black Panther 2 World Premiere Date
The world premiere of Marvel Studios' Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been brought forward.
Disney+ Reportedly Scrapping Upcoming MCU Shows In Favor of Specials
Disney+ is apparently considering expanding its use of the special presentation format for future Marvel titles.
Brie Larson Reveals Why Captain Marvel Critics Should Get Excited About The Marvels
Brie Larson discusses Carol Danvers' "new phase" in Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels.
Disney+ Announces Halloween Marvel Studios 'Double Feature' Event
Disney+ has announced a special Marvel Studios Halloween event featuring WandaVision and Werewolf By Night.
Warner Bros. Removes Black Adam Trailer Scene After Angry Snyder Fan Complaints
Warner Bros. has removed a scene from the new Black Adam trailer that was taken from Joss Whedon's Justice League.