Tom Drew

Executive Editor, Writer, Content Creator

Tom Drew is the Executive Editor at The Direct. He joined The Direct as a writer back in 2020, before taking on editorial tasks and then assuming a more prominent role as Executive Editor. Tom helps to manage the workflow of the team and ensure that content is as informative and engaging to readers as possible.

Before joining The Direct, Tom worked as a video editor for JES Media in Dubai. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Film from the University of Reading.

Tom is on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok (all @tomdrewart) where he shares his thoughts on entertainment and posts art.

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Tom Drew's Latest Stories

Star Wars Celebration 2020 Cancelled, Will Return in 2022

This year's Star Wars Celebration has been cancelled, but will return to the Anaheim Convention Center in 2022

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Marvel's Phase 4 Predictions: 5 Illustrated Scenes We May See in Future MCU Projects

From The Falcon and The Winter Soldier to Thor: Love and Thunder, The Direct brings together new Phase 4 predictions in an illustrated format.

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Captain Marvel: New IMAX Screenshots Show Unreleased Home Media Version of Film

New Captain Marvel screenshots give a first look at what can be expected from the upcoming IMAX home video release.

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The Joker Looks Crazier in New Suicide Squad Alternate Scene Image

Suicide Squad director David Ayer posts a new image of The Joker to social media, hinting at an alternate scene

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New Spider-Man: Homecoming Stills Revealed by Tom Holland's Weibo Account

Tom Holland posts never-before-seen production photos from Spider-Man: Homecoming to his Weibo account

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Jared Leto's Joker Performance Was "Ripped Out" of Suicide Squad, Says Director

David Ayer comments on Jared Leto's performance as the Joker in Suicide Squad, stating that "noone has seen his performance."

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Star Wars: The High Republic Launch Delayed to 2021

Various novels for Star Wars: The High Republic receive new release dates in 2021

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Deadpool Creator Shares Art of Deadpool Holding Dead Mickey Mouse

Deadpool's co-creator Rob Liefeld posts a concerning image to his Instagram story, of Deadpool holding a deceased Mickey Mouse

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New Thor: Ragnarok Close-up Gladiator Designs Revealed By Marvel Concept Artist

Director of Visual Development Andy Park shares new concept, providing a closer view of character designs seen in Thor: Ragnarok

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Chinese Actress Fala Chen Speculated To Have Significant Role In Shang-Chi Movie

Evidence from Fala Chen's social media could point to her inclusion in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, possibly in the role of Leiko Wu

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Marvel "Loves" The Eternals Star Richard Madden, According to Marvel Insider

The Eternals Actor Richard Madden is rumored to have impressed Marvel executives, according to a Marvel insider

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Watch: Robert Downey Jr. and Other Avengers: Endgame Stars Team Up for Kids' Choice Awards

Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and more of the Avengers: Endgame cast tune in to the Kid's Choice Awards 2020 to accept the Favorite Movie award

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First Shang-Chi Footage Revealed In New Set Video

New on set footage gives our first look at Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, prior to production shutting down

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Taika Waititi Sees Silver Lining Of Thor: Love And Thunder's Delay

Taika Waititi remarks about the state of Thor: Love and Thunder amid COVID-19 delays, stating that it gives them "a huge amount of time to work on all sort of things".

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Punisher and Helstrom Showrunners' Overall Deals Terminated by Marvel

Marvel terminates the overall deals of Steve Lightfoot and Paul Zbyszewski, showrunners of The Punisher and Helstrom respectively, as a result of a COVID-19 related force majeure

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Mark Ruffalo Has "Really Interesting" Thoughts For a Hulk Solo Movie

Mark Ruffalo reveals his thoughts on Marvel producing a Hulk Solo film in Variety article, as well as the possibility of appearing in She-Hulk Disney+ series

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Spider-Man 3 Rumored to Keep 2021 Release, According to Sony Insider

Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel release date unaffected despite production delays

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Plans Yet to be Affected By Virus

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Production Currently Unaffected By Coronavirus Pandemic, as confirmed by Director James Gunn

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Show Given 2022 Release, Cassian Andor Series Still Set To Debut Next Year

Disney+ France Press Kit Gives Possible Indication of Cassian Andor series release in 2021, Obi-Wan in 2022

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Blade Movie Could Release in October 2022

Marvel Studios' Blade film, set to star Mahershala Ali, is rumored for a Fall 2022 release, according to Marvel insider Charles Murphy

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Black Widow Composer Alexandre Desplat Replaced By Lorne Balfe

Mission: Impossible - Fallout Composer Lorne Balfe replaces The Shape of Water's Alexander Desplat as Composer for Black Widow Score

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Wasp Actress Evangeline Lilly Offers Apology After Self-Isolation Rejection

Evangeline Lilly Rejects Self-Isolation Suggestions Amongst COVID-19 Pandemic

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New Black Widow Stills Show David Harbour's Red Guardian As a Father Figure

New Production Stills from Black Widow Released by Empire

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Spider-Woman Deal Rumored To Be In The Works Between Kevin Feige and Sony

Spider-Woman is rumored to have her own film in the works in new Sony-Marvel deal

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Squadron Supreme Project Rumored For Development After Potential Loki Disney+ Introduction

Disney+'s Loki is rumored to feature the Squadron Supreme before they appear in their own project.

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