About Ben Silverio

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Ben F. Silverio received a degree from Drexel University in the Screenwriting and Playwriting Program with a minor in Television Production. While at Drexel, Ben co-founded and co-hosted a film review show called The Pretentious Film Majors, which has evolved into a multi-format form of entertainment including blogs, podcasts on iTunes, articles in the school paper, and a potential tv show. Now armed with an extremely expensive piece of paper, Ben can begin climbing the treacherous ladder of the entertainment industry, which he hopes to do while streaming WWE wrestling matches, reading Marvel comics, and blogging about the excessive amount of movies and tv shows that he watches, all on the iPhone that is permanently attached to his hand.
Favorites: Star Wars, Firefly, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Men In Black, Back to the Future, Zombieland, Moon, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Attack the Block, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Batman: The Animated Series, The Walking Dead, Futurama, and generally all things related to Marvel
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Ben Silverio - Writer

  • Composer Stephen Schwartz Reveals New ‘Wicked’ Details

    Posted Saturday, July 30th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in June, Universal Pictures finally announced the release date for the highly-anticipated adaptation of the award-winning musical ‘Wicked’. After many years of development, the the wonderful prequel/reimagining of the classic ‘Wizard of Oz’ story based on Gregory Maguire’s novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ is finally defying […]

  • What Would It Take For Joss Whedon To Direct An Episode Of ‘Doctor Who’?

    Posted Friday, July 29th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Every year at San Diego Comic-Con, Joss Whedon takes the stage in Hall H to basically hang out with fans and answer questions after occasionally unveiling new projects that he’s working on. Although, since Zachary Levi started doing special panels to benefit Operation Smile, the fan favorite filmmaker has appeared at Nerd HQ to participate […]

  • Meryl Streep Joins Rob Marshall’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

    Posted Friday, July 29th, 2016 07:30 pm GMT -4
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    Last year, we learned that Walt Disney Studios had tapped Academy Award winner and Tony Nominee Rob Marshall to direct a new ‘Mary Poppins’ film starring Emily Blunt as the titular nanny that is practically perfect in every way. Then back in May, we received word that ‘Hamilton’ writer/composer/star Lin-Manuel Miranda would be starring in […]

  • Will Classic Inhumans Appear On ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’?

    Posted Friday, July 29th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    When Marvel Studios first announced their plans for Phase Three, ‘Inhumnans’ was originally scheduled for 2019. However, as the line-up evolved to include ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, things were shuffled around and the film featuring Black Bolt, Medusa, and the rest of the Inhuman Royal Family was taken off the schedule. Despite […]

  • Jai Courtney Took Shrooms To Become Captain Boomerang In ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    We’ve heard some crazy stories about the making of ‘Suicide Squad’ and the great lengths the cast has gone through to bring their characters to life. Jared Leto’s methods have been especially well documented, but he wasn’t the only star to go to new and unique techniques ahead of their DC Cinematic Universe debuts. In […]

  • Lupita Nyong’o Reveals First Plot Details For ‘Black Panther’

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    During the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year, Kevin Feige and filmmaker Ryan Coogler remained relatively tight-lipped about ‘Black Panther’. Other than revealing some key cast members, we didn’t get anything new about T’Challa’s first feature film. However, it turns out that one of the movie’s stars spilled a few details afterwards. […]

  • Why Did ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Choose Robbie Reyes As Their Ghost Rider?

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    During their San Diego Comic-Con panel this year, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ announced that they would be bringing the legendary Ghost Rider to their fourth season. However, True Believers were surprised to hear that neither Johnny Blaze nor Danny Ketch would be mixing it up with Agent Phil Coulson and his team. Instead, we’ll be seeing […]

  • SDCC 2016: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Ride Heading To Disney California Adventure

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 05:32 pm GMT -4
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    When the Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Entertainment back in 2009, many wondered how long it would take for the House of Ideas to have a presence at Disney parks around the world. Then in 2013, Tony Stark took his Hall of Armors to Innoventions in the Tomorrowland section of Disneyland to promote ‘Iron Man […]

  • Who Survives Negan’s Wrath On ‘The Walking Dead’?

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 03:42 pm GMT -4
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    Every fan of ‘The Walking Dead’ has had the same question on their minds since the season six finale: Who did Negan kill? Naturally, everyone involved on the cast and crew has been tight-lipped about details surrounding this gruesome death. And just in case anyone forgot about it, they even included references to those final […]

  • Kevin Feige Discusses The Future Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 07:32 pm GMT -4
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    Marvel Studios had a big weekend at San Diego Comic-Con this year. During their Hall H presentation, True Believers saw the progress of films like ‘Doctor Strange’, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’, and more. We even learned that Brie Larson would be starring in ‘Captain Marvel’. With all of this currently in […]

  • SDCC 2016: Marvel Animation Announces ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’, ‘Rocket & Groot’, And More

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    During New York Comic Con 2014, Marvel Entertainment announced that Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic would be bringing us an all-new ‘Secret Wars’ storyline that would change the face of the Marvel Universe. But just like the 1980s version of the story, it would eventually expand beyond their comics and spread into all aspects of […]

  • SDCC 2016: ‘Once Upon A Time’ Brings ‘Aladdin’ Character To A Whole New World

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    We’ve seen a number of Disney icons come through Storybrooke to interact with Emma, Regina, and the rest of the characters in ‘Once Upon A Time’. In the last season alone, we saw Hades, Hercules, Megara, Gaston, and Merida. But for season six, amidst dealing with the newly-resurrected Evil Queen, the gang might need to […]

  • Ghost Rider Will Connect ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ To ‘Doctor Strange’

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    In the weeks leading up to San Diego Comic-Con, there had been speculation that Ghost Rider would be coming to ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on ABC. Rumors started when an advertisement for the show featuring a flaming chain appeared on the side of some San Diego trains. While some dismissed this by claiming that an Inhuman […]

  • Joss Whedon Would Return To Marvel Studios For A Black Widow Movie

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Following ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, fan favorite filmmaker Joss Whedon stepped away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a number of different reasons. Although, he hasn’t completely shut the door on returning somewhere down the line after working on a few of his original ideas first. In fact, he has frequently mentioned that he’d love […]

  • SDCC 2016: ‘Arrow’ Cast Breaks Out Into ‘Hamilton’ Song During Panel

    Posted Monday, July 25th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    New clips, trailers, posters, and details from our favorite shows are typically the reason why people attend major panels at San Diego Comic-Con. Although, sometimes the most memorable moments happen during the Q&A portions of these presentations. For example, where else can you find superheroes singing outside of the internet? For a few years now, […]