Richard Nebens

Senior Writer, Editor, Content Creator

Richard Nebens holds a position as The Direct's Senior Writer, also working as an assistant editor and content creator for the site. 

Richard first joined The Direct in March 2020 and plays a big role in the site's day-to-day operations by writing, editing, ideating, and posting multiple articles daily, helping readers keep up with the latest from every fandom. He started his writing career in July 2019 with MCU Exchange and also served as a writer/podcast host with The Illuminerdi from 2020 to 2022.

Prior to joining The Direct, Richard worked a variety of jobs, including as a bellman, valet, photographer, and escape room manager, later going on to own a brewery/sports bar in South Lake Tahoe, California. Richard earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Business/Management from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts as part of the class of 2013.

Richard can be found on Twitter at @RichardNebens sharing his latest article from The Direct, cheering on his sports teams, giving his best attempts at comedy, or hyping up the latest epic movie or TV show's arrival.

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Richard Nebens's Latest Stories

Argylle Movie Gets Exciting Online Streaming Release Update

Following Argylle's theatrical run, fans now wait for Matthew Vaughn's latest movie to begin streaming.

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The Voice 2024 Cast: Full List of Singers, Contestants & Coaches (Photos)

Singers, assemble! The Voice is back with a brand-new cast of musicians and coaches for Season 25.

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True Detective Director Confirms What We All Suspected About Season 4's Ending

When True Detective Season 4 ended, fans wondered how Navarro's story concluded.

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Wonka 2: Sequel Movie Gets Promising Update from Director

Timothee Chalamet's Wonka movie might not be just a one-off according to a new update.

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Brie Larson Gives Blunt Response About Her MCU Future Following The Marvels Flop

Following her performance in The Marvels, Brie Larson looked ahead to where Captain Marvel could go from here.

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Is Last Guardian of Wind Valley from Studio Ghibli Real or Fake? New Movie Speculation Explained

Studio Ghibli fans questioned whether Last Guardian of the Wind Valley is being released.

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Is a Spirited Away Live-Action Netflix Series Releasing In 2024? New Speculation Explained

Many fans are convinced that a live-action Spirited Away Netflix series is on the way for a 2024 release.

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Star Wars' Next Disney+ Show Gets Release Date (Report)

Star Wars fans don't have much longer to wait until the galaxy far, far away returns to Disney+.

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The Bad Batch Season 3 Episode 4 Release Date & Remaining Schedule

The Batch Batch is back for Season 3 as fans look forward to a new batch of Star Wars Disney+ episodes.

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Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken's 'Woke' Complaints Explained

Some who saw Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken used a present-day buzzword to describe it - "woke."

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Jeramey Lutinski is one of the latest stars to take the spotlight in Love is Blind!

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Marvel Studios Recasts 2 Key Daredevil Actors In First 2024 Show

The most recent Marvel Studios show brought new players in for roles from the Daredevil saga.

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Is a Live-Action Hunchback of Notre Dame Movie Releasing Soon? New Speculation Explained

Years of rumors have teased a live-action Hunchback of Notre Dame movie, with many believing it will debut soon.

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Invincible Season 2 Episode 5 Celebrates Release Date With New Poster

With the back half of Invincible Season 2 on the way, Amazon hyped its release with a brand new poster.

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The Good Doctor: Who Is Paul Lukaitis? Tribute Explained

Fans keeping up with The Good Doctor's new season saw a touching tribute to a man named Paul Lukaitis.

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Is Rambo 6: New Blood Releasing In 2024? Movie Speculation Explained

Is Sylvester Stallone coming out with a new Rambo movie this year? Many certainly believe it's true!

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Is LEGO's Jack Daniels Bottle Set Real or Fake? New Speculation Explained

Fans are curious about what appears to be a new LEGO set depicting a Jack Daniels bottle.

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The Chosen Season 4's Streaming Release Gets Promising Update (Official)

Fans continue to wait on the official streaming release date for The Chosen Season 4.

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The Truth About Jim Cast: Meet the Real People In Max Documentary Series (Photos)

Max has a new documentary series in the form of The Truth About Jim, complete with plenty of new faces.

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The Equalizer: Who Is Kristina Jones? Tribute Explained

Kristina Jones was featured in an emotional tribute at the end of the most recent episode of The Equalizer.

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Hogwarts Legacy DLC 2024: Release, News & More

Is there more coming to Hogwarts Legacy this year? Here's everything we know about upcoming DLC rumors.

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The Marvels Movie Photos Reveal HD Look at X-Men’s Beast Cameo

The Marvels' post-credits scene took the spotlight with the best look yet at Kelsey Grammar's Beast.

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Daredevil Reboot: New Set Video Spoils Surprising Punisher Scene

Fans just got a spoiler-filled look at the Punisher in Marvel Studios' revival of the Daredevil series.

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Nicolas Cage In Talks to Star In Live-Action Spider-Man Show (Report)

After shining as Spider-Man Noir in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Nicolas Cage may not be done with Marvel just yet!

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Sydney Sweeney Celebrates Marvel's Madame Web Premiere With New Images

Marvel newcomer Sydney Sweeney took her place in the super-powered world, sharing pics from her time on Madame Web.

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Who Is Andrea Ellsworth? 3 Things to Know About Vince Staples Show Actress

Andrea Ellsworth takes the spotlight in the Vince Staples show, so here's what you need to know about her!

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Resident Alien: Who Is Rick Neale? Tribute Explained

Resident Alien's latest episode delivered an emotional tribute to key crew member Rick Neale.

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Fantastic Four 2025: New Costumes Officially Revealed With Cast

At long last, to share love on Valentine's Day, Marvel Studios confirmed who will play the Fantastic Four and what they look like.

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Inside Out 2 Reveals Best Look at New Emotion, Embarrassment (Photo)

Fans got their best look yet at Embarassment, a brand new emotion taking the spotlight in Inside Out 2!

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FBI: Most Wanted 2024 Cast, Characters & Actors (Photos)

FBI: Most Wanted is back for new episodes behind its veteran cast of stars.

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FBI Show 2024 Cast, Characters & Actors (Photos)

Dick Wolf's FBI series is back for its sixth season on CBS, as is its all-star cast!

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Marvel Confirms Plans for Its Next R-Rated MCU Show

Marvel is on the R-rated train with no plans to stop anytime soon on Disney+.

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FNAF Movie Gets Unfortunate Streaming Update from Peacock

Sorry, FNAF fans. The horror film's streaming days on Peacock appear to be limited.

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NCIS Hawaii: Who Is William 'Kono' Dahlin? Show Tribute Explained

William 'Kono' Dahlin was the subject of a touching tribute in the latest NCIS: Hawaii episode.

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NCIS 2024: Ducky's Death & Tribute Explained

The newest season of NCIS is about to honor a fallen member of the cast - David McCallum's Ducky.

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The Chosen Season 4 Episode 7 Release Date & Remaining Schedule

As The Chosen continues its run in theaters, fans anticipate the release of Season 4's final two episodes.

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The Neighborhood: Who Is Wendell Johnson? Tribute Explained

The Neighborhood celebrated the memory of an integral member of the show, Wendell Johnson.

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NCIS 2024 Cast, Characters & Actors (Photos)

The longest-running spin-off in TV history is back as NCIS continues its run on the air!

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Is Helen Hunt Returning in Twisters 2 Sequel?

The latest trailer for 2024's Twisters has fans wondering if Helen Hunt will reprise her role from the first film.

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Deadpool 3: Who Is Pyro? Marvel X-Men Return Explained

Deadpool & Wolverine's trailer reintroduced fans to a long-lost Fox X-Men hero - Pyro!

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