Lauren Rouse

Writer

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

One Day Showrunner Defends 1 Controversial Ending Decision

One Day's executive producer defended the decision to keep the ending of the Netflix series the same as the book.

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Hazbin Hotel Season 2 Gets New Release Update & Announcement

Hazbin Hotel creator Vivienne Medrano made an exciting announcement about Season 2 of Prime Videos's animated series.

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When Will Wish Start Streaming? Disney+ Reveals February 2024 Release Schedule Without Movie

The latest Disney animated film Wish still doesn't have a streaming release date.

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Marvel Reveals First Look at Anthony Mackie's New Cap Suit In Full for Phase 5

Marvel merchandise has revealed a proper look at Anthony Mackie's new Captain America suit.

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Is Frozen's Live-Action Movie With Margot Robbie Real or Fake? New Speculation Explained

Rumors around a live-action Frozen movie starring Margot Robbie are heating up, but how true are they?

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Anyone But You Movie Streaming: When Will It Release Online?

Here's when Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell's romantic comedy Anyone But You will be available at home.

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This GTA 6 Video Spoils the Game's Twist Ending, According to Some Fans

A fanmade video has the internet speculating whether GTA 6's ending could leave players with an impossible choice.

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James Gunn Debunks Exciting Robert Pattinson Batman 2 Villain Rumor

James Gunn has taken to social media to debunk a rumor that three popular villains will be appearing in The Batman Part 2.

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Gen V Creator Confirms What We All Suspected About the Post-Credits Twist

Gen V's producers confirm that Billy Butcher's role in the finale sets up Season 4 of The Boys.

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When Will The Sandman Season 2 Release? New Update Points to Premiere Window

The Sandman Season 2 has received a promising update on when it may be released on Netflix.

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Gen V Creator Confirms What We All Suspected About the Twist Ending

Gen V creator Eric Kripke explained the similarities between Homelander and the political situation in the U.S.

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Loki Season 2 Episode 6: Marvel Shares Cryptic Avengers Video Ahead of Finale (Updated)

Marvel's official Avengers social account has posted a mysterious video featuring Loki, ahead of the season 2 finale.

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FNAF Movie Makes 3 Key Changes to Golden Freddy from the Game

Golden Freddy appears in the Five Nights at Freddy's movie, but he looks a bit different this time.

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The Morning Show Season 4: Release, Cast & Everything We Know

The Morning Show has been renewed for Season 4 on Apple TV+. Here's everything that is known so far about the cast, release date & more.

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Will Gen V's Cate Appear In The Boys Season 4?

Gen V's season finale has opened up the door for some characters to crossover to Season 4 of The Boys.

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FNAF Movie: MatPat's Special Cameo Explained

The Five Nights at Freddy's movie contains a special appearance from MatPat, a famous YouTuber from within the FNAF fandom.

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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.

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The 8 Best Star Wars Halloween Costumes for Women

With Halloween fast approaching here are the best Star Wars-inspired Halloween costumes for women.

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The Marvels Receives Record-Breaking Runtime

The reported runtime for The Marvels means Brie Larson's new movie will break an MCU record.

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The Last of Us Showrunner Calls Out Criticisms of 'Gay Stuff' In Season 1

The Last of Us showrunner Craig Mazin has spoken out about the backlash against LGBTQ+ content in the series' third episode.

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James Gunn Debunks Facebook Deactivation Claims Following Controversial Batman Comments

DC Studios head James Gunn deleted his personal Facebook page after controversial comments he made about old Batman films spread online.

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Luke Cage Director Confirms What We All Suspected About Cancelled Spin-off Plan

Director Marc Jobst has discussed how a specific episode of Luke Cage was designed to set up a new Marvel spin-off.

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15 Best Marvel Female Superheroes, Ranked by Powers

These are Marvel's best female superheroes as determined by how strong their powers are.

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Will Captain Marvel 3 Happen? MCU Director Addresses Future Prospects

The Marvels director Nia DaCosta has opened up about the possibility of a third Captain Marvel movie.

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The Last of Us Season 2 Gets Concerning Release Update

The Last of Us showrunner Craig Mazin warns that the release date of Season 2 may be pushed back.

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Kit Harington Shuts Down Popular Marvel Rumor About His MCU Future

Kit Harington has debunked a rumor that his Marvel character Dane Whitman will appear in Blade.

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Avatar 2: Official Movie Cookbook With 50 Pandora Recipes Unveiled (Photos)

An official cookbook featuring recipes from the world of James Cameron's Avatar has been revealed.

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Every Upcoming Emilia Clarke Movie Releasing In 2023 & Beyond

Emilia Clarke has a lot of different film and TV shows in the works. Here's what the Secret Invasion star is up to next.

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DC Cancelled Major Supergirl Movie Plans With Sasha Calle

Reports indicated that Sashe Calle once had a much larger role as Supergirl in the future of the DCU.

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The Last of Us Season 2 Showrunner Shuts Down Abby Actor Rumor

Fans now know how far along Abby's development in Season 2 of the hit Max show is.

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The Last of Us Showrunner Teases Controversial Season 2 Story

Executive producer Craig Mazin teased that some may find the story of The Last of Us Season 2 "controversial."

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The Last of Us Season 2 Star Teases Ellie's Violent Turn In Upcoming Episodes

The Last of Us star Bella Ramsey has teased a violent turn for Ellie in season 2 of the HBO show.

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Black Panther 2 Star Tenoch Huerta Accused of Sexual Assault

Marvel actor Tenoch Huerta, who plays Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, has reportedly been accused of sexual assault.

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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.

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Spider-Verse 2 Makes IMDB History With Record-Breaking Score

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has broken a record with its IMDB score.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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