Russ Milheim

Industry Relations Coordinator | Writer

Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.

Prior to his time here, Russ wrote for The Game of Nerds. From there, he then joined the team at The Direct in 2021 as a writer for the PlayStation side of the website. However, it didn’t take long for his reporting to expand quickly to everything the site covers.

You can follow Russ on Twitter (@RussMilheim) to stay up-to-date with his latest opinionated thoughts and ideas on Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Gaming, and everything in between.

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'Them' Star Luke James Confirms What We All Suspected About 'The Scare' Demon

Luke James is confident that The Scare existed before Edmund Gaines met it.

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'Mad Max: Furiosa' Review: A Chaotic Crusade With Some Unfortunate Road Bumps

Anya Taylor-Joy and the worldbuilding are both on point, but its not a perfectly crafted journey.

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Empire Season 7: Will More Episodes Ever Release?

The ending of Fox's Empire was a massive dissapointment for many, but it wasn't the show's fault.

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Here's When XDefiant Will Release: Time of Launch Confirmed

The wait is over—gamers can soon start competing in Ubisoft's new 4v4 arena shooter.

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Marvel Studios Reveals First Look at Captain America's New Romantic Interest

Sam Wilson might finally be getting his own Peggy Carter in Brave New World.

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The Strangers Chapter 1 Ending Explained: How It Sets Up Chapter 2

The ending of this movie feels like a pretty similar setup to another iconic horror sequel.

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Yes, Ryan Reynolds' New Kids' Movie IF Includes 1 Clever R-Rated Deadpool Reference

Audiences never saw it until the credits were rolling—but that was the whole point.

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FBI Season 7 Gets Exciting Update: When Will It Release? (Exclusive)

According to one of its stars, it won't be long before cameras roll for Season 7 of CBS' FBI.

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Will Trent Season 3 Release, Cast & Everything We Know

Here's everything there is to know about Will Trent Season 3.

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'After' Movie Series Future Gets Promising Update from Producer (Exclusive)

After five movies in the franchise, word on its future has been minimal—until now.

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Madelaine Petsch Gives Perfect Response to Fans Worried About The Strangers Reboot

Some fans are worried that exploring more about The Strangers might ruin the point of the original.

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Amazing Digital Circus Episode 3 Release, Story & Everything We Know

The next episode of The Amazing Digital Circus might have a heavy focus on ghosts.

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FBI Star Jeremy Sisto Talks Jubal's Incident, Future Hopes for the Show & More (Exclusive)

Jubal has a big episode coming up that will have him crossing paths with an old partner.

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Them Season 2 Plot Explained: The True Meaning of 'The Scare' Revealed

What was killing all those people, and why did it have red hair?

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First Look at Inside Out 2's Deleted Emotions Revealed by Disney

A whole host of emotions never made the cut, nor did set pieces like Epiphany Bay or Puberty Park.

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Director Confirms What We All Suspected About the Ending

Director Wes Ball teased that this is hopefully only the start of a new string of movies.

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Smiling Friends Season 2 Gets Frustrating Release Announcement

Fans are frustrated by the chosen release model of Smiling Friends Season 2.

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The Strangers: Chapter 1 Writers Reveal Why They Changed the Franchise's Most Famous Line

The Direct took part in the film's red carpet festivities in Los Angeles with The Strangers' cast and filmmakers.

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The Last of Us Season 2 Reveals First Look at Ellie's Girlfriend Dina (Photos)

Ellie's future lover has been spotted on the set of The Last of Us Season 2.

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Here's Why Spider-Man: No Way Home Still Isn't on Disney+

Your Spidey sense is tingling—Spider-Man: No Way Home isn't on Disney+, but there is a reason.

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Stranger Things Season 5 - 8 Biggest Spoilers Revealed Ahead of Release

While most of Season 5 remains a mystery, there are some things fans can expect for sure.

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Inside Out 2 Emotions: All 10 Emotion Characters & Cast Members Confirmed for Sequel

Riley has a lot more going inside her control center for Pixar's upcoming sequel.

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Marvel Studios Just Cast Its Next Big Villain After Thanos & Kang

Another big purple villain is set to terrorize the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Star Wars Outlaws: Lead Actor Talks Live-Action Appearance Prospects (Exclusive)

Audiences haven't met Kay Vess, but many are already hoping for a live-action appearance.

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Netflix's Avatar: Toph's Live-Action Debut In Season 2 Gets Teased by Producer (Exclusive)

Everyone’s favorite 12-year-old earthbending master will soon make her live-action debut.

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DC's Next Major Superhero Show Gets Imminent Release Date (Official)

The next DC series is just around the corner and is the continuation of a fan-favorite project.

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5 Years Ago, DeWanda Wise Made a Career-Changing 'Personal Resolution' That She Has Yet to Break

Yes, all those doors were real, and even the movie's star had no idea where they led to.

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Jeremy Renner Clinically 'Died' During Snowplow Accident, Reveals Mayor of Kingstown Co-Star

The world was a darker place, if only for a few moments—thankfully, Jeremy Renner pulled through.

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' Budget Gets Surprising Confirmation from Director (Exclusive)

There's one key difference between this new entry and the last three, and most viewers probably won't notice what it is.

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MCU Boss Casts Doubt on Marvel Repeating Avengers: Endgame Success

Avengers: Endgame reached heights that Secret Wars may never see.

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Tarot 2024 Movie Actors Talk 'Eerily Accurate' Card Readings & Film's 'Terrifying' Monsters

Sony Pictures' latest horror film might have audiences reconsidering using those decks of Tarot cards.

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Sugar Episode 6 Twist Explained by Producers (Exclusive)

Hold on just a second, Colin Farrell's John Sugar is, and was always, a what now?

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Chucky Season 3 Finale Makes History With 1 Horrifying Scene

The Chucky series on Syfy gave audiences more Chucky than they bargained for.

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Amazing Digital Circus Episode 2 Release Date & Time Get Officially Announced

The wild and wacky story of Pomni and her digital prison is finally getting that second episode.

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Live-Action Legend of Zelda Movie Gets Reassuring Update from Director (Exclusive)

Fans should not worry about the quality of the upcoming live action Zelda movie.

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Netflix's Avatar Season 2 Will 'Condense' Original Story (Exclusive)

It looks like Season 2 will need to condense the source material in a similar way that Season 1 did.

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DeWanda Wise Reveals the Real Reason Why She Exited Captain Marvel (Exclusive)

DeWanda Wise was almost Maria Rambeau in the MCU, but things didn't align.

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Chucky Season 4 Gets Promising Story Update from Star (Exclusive)

A star of the Chucky series teased how good Season 4 will be, and Chucky's new role in it.

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Spider-Man 4: Jacob Batalon Shares Hopeful Update on Ned's Return (Exclusive)

Spider-Man's best friend opened up about the possibility that he will be back in Peter Parker's life.

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Avatar Fans Are Wrong About 1 Aang Power In Netflix Show, Reveals Producer (Exclusive)

No, Aang cannot fly; he still only falls with style, both with and without his glider.

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