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Simon Gallagher

Author Details

Simon Gallagher is part of Screen Rant's leadership team and former head of Features. He has been writing professionally about pop culture for 15 years, and has been read millions of times. He once co-wrote a book about beer, published a football fanzine in honor of Newcastle United, and was part of a beloved radio double act. He has covered film festivals, appeared on many podcasts, and is open to all set visits.

Industry Focus

Having been with Screen Rant since August 2020, and initially leading the Features operation, Simon has covered the full spectrum of movies and TV shows, from hunting Easter eggs to breaking down Grease in the detail it deserves. Specialism comes in the form of deep dive analysis, opinions, and musicals. Obviously.

Favorite Media

Simon loves Clueless. Like, a lot. When not able to write about Clueless, his favorites and areas of expertize are in Marvel and DC comic book adaptations, Harry Potter, Bridgerton, classic Star Trek, movie collectibles, LEGO, and the life, works, and legend of Paul Rudd.

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Secret Invasion (2023)
Marvel's Phase 5 Botches The MCU Timeline Worse Than Ever Before (But We Fixed It)

Marvel's timeline has a lot of problems, but Phase 5 introduced the MCU's worst, prompting a radical redesign of the Sacred Timeline to fix it.

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9 Ways Marvel Has Retconned Avengers Endgame, 4 Years After Its Release (& 1 Change They Rejected)

Despite the Infinity Saga ending, Marvel has spent 4 years and multiple MCU releases changing the events of Avengers: Endgame. Here's how.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Ending Explained (What Happens, What's Next & What It Means)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 serves as the culmination of the titular team’s MCU journey, and here is everything about the film’s ending explained.

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Is The High Evolutionary Dead After Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3?

The ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 saw the team go up against the High Evolutionary, but did the villain die in the film’s climax?

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Secret Invasion (2023)
Marvel's Phase 5 Has Officially Broken The Avengers Worse Than Civil War

11 Years after the Avengers were formed, Marvel's Phase 5 has fatally undermined the MCU's premium superhero team worse than Civil War ever did.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Cast Guide: Every Marvel Cameo & Character Explained

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 sees the return of the principal cast from previous MCU projects, along with some new allies and terrifying villains.

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Loki (2021)
Loki Season 2 Cast Guide: Every New & Returning Marvel Character

The MCU's best TV show returns with Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief joined by a bumper cast of Marvel characters. Here's who everyone plays.

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Loki (2021)
Loki Season 2 Trailer: Marvel's Disney+ Hit Returns With A Bigger Story & 200% More Tom Hiddleston

Loki season 2 trailer is here, featuring the return of Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Owen Wilson as Mobius, a new Kang variant, and 2 new MCU characters.

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Secret Invasion (2023)
Phase 5's Nick Fury Broke A Cardinal Rule Marvel Upheld For Decades

The MCU's first Phase 5 crossover reveals the secret past Fury hid from the Avengers, and his crimes would never have passed Marvel's oldest rules.

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Marvel Just Ruined The Meaning Of RDJ's "I Am Iron Man" Speech 15 Years Later

The most famous line in the MCU is completely different after the reveal of Nick Fury's dark past in Marvel's Phase 5, insulting Earth's first heroes.

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Virgin River Season 5: Cast, Story & Everything We Know

Netflix's incredibly popular romance series Virgin River is back, but could season 5 happen and what can we expect to see from Mel, Jack and the gang?

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Cillian Murphy Just Revealed The Key To Marvel Casting Him As Dr Doom In Fantastic Four

Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy is a fan favorite choice to play the Fantastic Four's nemesis, and now Marvel know what to do to cast him.

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Secret Invasion (2023)
G'iah's Future As Marvel's Most Powerful Character Addressed By Secret Invasion Director

Secret Invasion's ending set up an exciting new power axis in the MCU, but not even the director knows what Marvel plans for G'iah's future.

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Secret Invasion (2023)
Marvel's Secret Invasion Lied To Us All

Billed as Nick Fury's last stand, Marvel's Secret Invasion reiterated Disney+'s big MCU problem, while basing the crossover event on several big lies.

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Secret Invasion (2023)
Why Marvel's $200m Secret Invasion Broke The MCU's Lowest Rotten Tomatoes Rating Record

The MCU's adaptation of Secret Invasion had huge potential, but the Disney+ show makes bad decisions and undermines Nick Fury's big opportunity.

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Secret Invasion (2023)
Secret Invasion Season 2 - Story, Cast & Everything We Know

Marvel's Secret Invasion created waves in the MCU, introducing a new superhero, and shockingly retconning more movies, but what could the future hold?

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Marvel Cinematic Universe
Every MCU TV Show Ranked Worst To Best

From WandaVision to She-Hulk, from Loki to Ms. Marvel, the MCU's Disney+ TV shows have been hits - but how do they all compare to one another?

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Secret Invasion (2023)
Marvel Retcon Confirms 2 New Superheroes Appeared In Endgame's Final Battle

Secret Invasion's Avengers DNA reveal and Super-Skrull finale confirms the presence of two more superpowered MCU characters in Endgame.

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Secret Invasion (2023)
The MCU Just Created The Most Over-Powered Hero Who Could Kill Every Avenger

Secret Invasion's final episode threw in one final twist to the Super-Skrull storyline, creating a god-tier superhero who makes the Avengers look weak

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Secret Invasion (2023)
Wait, Did Evan Peters' Quicksilver Just Return In Secret Invasion?!

Secret Invasion's final episode may have thrown in the strangest returning MCU character cameo of all in a very brief scene in the Skrull base.

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