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

  • C2E2 2017: Marvel’s Next Big Thing Panel Teases Changes Around The Galaxy

    Posted Monday, April 24th, 2017 08:29 pm GMT -4

    Without a doubt, the biggest bomb dropped by Marvel Comics at this year’s C2E2 was the announcement of Marvel Legacy, the new initiative starting in the fall with ‘Generations’ that will see the return of classic titles’ legacy numbering and a number of other things meant to embrace the House of Ideas’ storied past and […]

  • C2E2 2017: Cosplay Gallery – Day Two

    Posted Monday, April 24th, 2017 02:30 pm GMT -4

    On the second day of C2E2, the lovely, wonderful, and amazing attendees gave to me (and just about everyone that attended the convention) a cornucopia of creative costumes. Much like the first day, there were con staples such as Deadpool, Harley Quinn, and Whovians sporting little red fezzes in support of the Matt Smith’s Doctor […]

  • C2E2 2017: Marvel Comics Embraces Old & New With ‘Marvel Legacy’

    Posted Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 06:00 pm GMT -4

    For some time now, many Marvel Comics readers have been imploring the publisher to go back to the original numbering of their classic titles rather than constantly bombarding comic shops with new #1 issues every time a new story arc started. Well, not only has the House of Ideas been listening, but they’re going the […]

  • C2E2 2017: Cosplay Gallery – Day One

    Posted Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    During any given convention anywhere in the world, one of the best things you can possibly do is take in all the amazing costumes wandering around the show floor. Whether if it’s just a closet cosplay thrown together the night before or a carefully crafted, multi-layered, screen accurate recreation that took months of blood, sweat, […]

  • Event Review: ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 Premiere By Fathom Events

    Posted Friday, April 21st, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4

    If you’re anything like many of the staff here at ScienceFiction.com, then you couldn’t wait for Peter Capaldi to return as The Twelfth Doctor in all-new episodes of ‘Doctor Who’. With all the excitement surrounding a new companion in the TARDIS, naturally you were also probably quick to watch the first episode featuring Pearl Mackie […]

  • C2E2 2017: DC Comics Welcomes The Next Generation With ‘Dark Matter’

    Posted Thursday, April 20th, 2017 05:25 pm GMT -4

    Earlier this month, DC Comics announced that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo would be reuniting for ‘Dark Nights: Metal’, a story that will examine every choice a hero doesn’t take and every path they don’t walk, opening up worlds that are forged by nightmares. But what they didn’t talk about in that announcement was that […]

  • ‘Sense8’ Prepares For War In Latest Season 2 Trailer

    Posted Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 11:29 am GMT -4

    Following their 2016 Christmas special, ‘Sense8’ returns next month with an all-new second season consisting of ten episodes. But before Netflix’s acclaimed sci-fi drama from Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, and J. Michael Straczynski (along with Grant Hill, who is replacing Lilly as EP for the sophomore outing), the popular streaming service has released a trailer […]

  • Animated ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Reboot In The Works

    Posted Monday, April 10th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Following a major casting controversy, Rupert Sanders’ adaptation of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ starring Scarlett Johansson earned some very disappointing numbers at the domestic box office during its opening weekend. But apparently, the generally panned (and racially insensitive) live-action film isn’t enough to keep the franchise from following the old adage that says, “If at […]

  • Brian Michael Bendis Addresses Ned Leeds Comparisons To Ganke Lee In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Friday, April 7th, 2017 02:59 pm GMT -4

    When Jacob Batalon joined the cast of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, many True Believers assumed that Miles Morales’ good buddy Ganke Lee would instead be appearing as Peter Parker’s best friend in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But to everyone’s surprise, it was revealed at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con that Batalon would actually be playing Ned Leeds, […]

  • Paramount Executive Blames Whitewashing Controversy For ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Flop

    Posted Thursday, April 6th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    A number of things could keep an audience from seeing a movie during its opening weekend. For instance, the trailers might not have been as effective as they could have been since they gave away the whole plot. Or maybe the CGI clearly looked subpar. Or the production was simply shrouded in controversy for one reason or […]

  • FX Releases The ‘Legion’ Finale’s Post-Credits Scene

    Posted Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    The post-credits scene has become a trademark of Marvel movies. This even applies if they don’t take place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And the shows from the House of Ideas have followed suit as well with the most recent being the season finale of ‘Legion’ last week. But if you switched channels or turned […]

  • Uncle Ben Won’t Really Be Involved In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 03:28 pm GMT -4

    In comics, dead doesn’t always mean dead. Almost every big name hero that you could think of has faced death and come back to life eventually in some way. However, there is a very small number of characters that are absolutely, most definitely deceased due to the integral parts they play in certain backstories. For instance, […]

  • Jordan Peele Rumored To Direct ‘Akira’ For Warner Bros.

    Posted Monday, April 3rd, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    For nearly 20 years at this point, Warner Bros. has been trying to get a live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo‘s groundbreaking 1988 anime film ‘Akira’ off the ground. Brad Pitt, Andrew Garfield, Keanu Reeves, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund and many others have been attached to star over the years, but every time it looked like […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Ghost In The Shell’ (2017)

    Posted Friday, March 31st, 2017 04:18 pm GMT -4

    Have you ever had one thing ruin your whole day? For example, maybe you won tickets to see your favorite band, but when you get there you find out that they’re obstructed view and you’re stuck behind a wall. Or maybe your find your favorite ice cream or gelato flavor and the only way to […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Ghost In The Shell’ (1995)

    Posted Thursday, March 30th, 2017 05:25 pm GMT -4

    After many months of controversy regarding the film’s cast, Rupert Sanders’ live-action adaptation of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ will finally hit theaters this weekend. The big budget blockbuster based on the internationally acclaimed anime stars Scarlett Johansson as a special ops cyborg known as The Major that is tasked with hunting down infamous cyber criminals. […]