Richard Nebens is a writer and editor for The Direct, specializing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He lives in South Lake Tahoe, California, owns a restaurant, loves playing video games, watching movies, and cheering on his LA/Southern California sports teams. Richard has loved the MCU since its inception in 2008, kicking off his writing career in July 2019 before joining The Direct in March 2020. This team is one of Richard's biggest passions, and he's looking forward to everything The Direct has planned for the future!
Favorite MCU Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
This movie had absolutely everything. A fantastic story from start to finish, incredible action, intense stakes, and one of the best villains ever brought to the big screen, all coming together for a blast at the theaters. Infinity War featured multiple standing ovation-worthy moments and an ending that leaves fans shocked years later. It was as close to perfection as anything that's come out of the MCU to date.
Favorite MCU character: Spider-Man
The first Spider-Man movie from 2002 was my introduction to the Marvel world as a kid, and the web-slinger has always been a character I’ve connected with, even more so through his introduction into the MCU. He may not be the biggest or fastest or strongest, but he just always wants to do whats right and help those in need, which anybody in our world can relate to.
Why I joined The Direct:
I’ve come to love being a content creator and writer, especially for anything related to Marvel, and The Direct is an incredible opportunity to reach an even bigger fanbase that has the same passion for the MCU as I do. I’m looking forward to improving my skills as a writer and journalist through my work and having the chance to be one of the sources that breaks the very news I love hearing about every day!