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

Is Inside Out 2 Woke? Here's What Viewers Need to Know Before Watching

Inside Out 2's marketing had some viewers calling the film "woke", but is the new Pixar film actually worthy of these complaints?

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Bad Boys 4: Why Did Theresa Randle Get Replaced?

Tasha Smith took over Theresa Randle's role in Bad Boys 4 and fans are wondering why.

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Challengers Movie Ending Explained: The Meaning of the Final Match

Challengers ends with a climactic final tennis match which has a deeper meaning for Tashi, Patrick and Art.

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Is BMF Season 3 Episode 11 Real? When Will the Next Episode Release?

After 10 consecutive weeks of episodes in BMF Season 3, fans are wondering when the next episode will release.

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Fallout Showrunner Confirms What We All Suspected About the Ending

Fallout's showrunners tease an iconic location for season 2 of the Prime Video series.

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Is a ThunderCats Movie Releasing In 2025? Live-Action Film Speculation Explained

Rumors of a ThunderCats movie have fans speculating that a live-action film is coming in 2025.

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Fallout Show: Who Dropped the Bombs?

The Fallout TV show opens with a nuclear bang, but who started the apocalypse?

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3 Body Problem Producer Clarifies the Meaning of That Frustrating Ending

The 3 Body Problem producers explained the meaning of the Season 1 ending that left fans hanging.

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We Were the Lucky Ones Book Summary & Spoilers, Explained

Georgia Hunt's novel We Were the Lucky Ones has been turned into a TV series. Here's how things end in the book.

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Marvel's Iron Fist Actor Shares Cryptic Post Amid MCU Return Speculation

Iron Fist star Finn Jones posted a picture on social media that may hint at his return to Marvel.

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X-Men '97 Powers Guide: All 12 Heroes' Abilities Revealed by Marvel Studios

Here are the superpowers of all of the main mutants appearing in Marvel Studios' X-Men '97.

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X-Men 97: Magneto's Backstory In Animated Series Explained

Magneto's mutant origin story in X-Men: The Animated Series paves the way for his arc in X-Men '97.

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X-Men '97: Here's How Professor X Died In the Animated Series

Marvel's new series, X-Men '97, picks up after the death of Professor X in the original series.

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Spaceman Director Confirms What We All Suspected About the Wild Ending

Spaceman's director Johan Renck has spoken out about the cryptic ending of the Netflix film.

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Spaceman Plot Explained: The True Meaning of the Movie

Adam Sandler's new sci-fi film leaves audiences with plenty of questions.

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Spaceman's Spider Explained: The True Meaning of the Character Revealed

Here's the real meaning behind the Spider character in Adam Sandler's new Netflix movie.

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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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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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