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

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Comments On ‘Doctor Strange’ Casting

    Posted Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    For the past few years, rumors have been circulating that Benedict Cumberbatch would be starring as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Sorcerer Supreme in ‘Doctor Strange’. There were even reports that he was in final negotiations in October when people like Jon Hamm, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jared Leto, and Ethan Hawke were in the mix. Last week, the […]

  • Roberto Orci Allegedly Dismissed From ‘Star Trek 3’ Over Script

    Posted Monday, December 8th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    After splitting with his long-time writing partner Alex Kurtzman in early 2014, it was announced that Roberto Orci would make his directorial debut with ‘Star Trek 3’, the sequel to ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ that he penned with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. However, the successor to J.J. Abrams’ director’s chair was dethroned last week […]

  • Oscar Isaac Comments On His ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Role

    Posted Monday, December 8th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    Ever since he appeared in Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2013 film ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ Oscar Isaac has been praised as a breakout star. Later, the actor/singer was surrounded by buzz once again when he was included in the massive casting announcement and the first teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. However, his trip […]

  • J.K. Rowling Writing New ‘Harry Potter’ Shorts (But Not Twelve)

    Posted Monday, December 8th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    Ever since the launch of Pottermore in 2011, we’ve learned new things about J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world of ‘Harry Potter’ that wouldn’t fit into the books or movies starring the Boy Who Lived. For example, the author has penned brand new material spotlighting singing group Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, following Ginny Weasley’s post-Hogwarts career, […]

  • First Look At Retro Girl, Wolfe, and More From ‘Powers’

    Posted Monday, December 8th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Powers’ has traveled a long and winding road to get to television. After failing to be adapted into a film, FX picked it up as a series and shot a pilot in 2011 starring Jason Patric and Lucy Punch. However, after undergoing many reshoots and recasting and sitting on the shelf for some time after […]

  • First Images Of Ra’s al Ghul In ‘Arrow’ Mid-Season Finale

    Posted Saturday, December 6th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    Now that the Flash and his team have returned to Central City after an awesome two-night crossover event this week, Oliver Queen and his team have a massive undertaking waiting for them in the mid-season finale of ‘Arrow.’ About three months ago, we learned that Matt Nable of ‘Riddick’ and ‘Killer Elite’ would be joining the […]

  • Have Geoff Johns & David Ayer Given Us Hints To The ‘Suicide Squad’ Plot?

    Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 01:23 pm GMT -5
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    Earlier this week, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. officially announced the cast of David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’, which includes Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as the Enchantress, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Jared Leto as the Joker. Currently, the search continues for the […]

  • Have We Found Our ‘Jessica Jones’ Leads?

    Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    The Marvel Cinematic Universe will expand a little bit more this year thanks to the collaboration between Marvel Studios and Netflix when ‘Daredevil’ starring Charlie Cox hits the streaming service sometimes soon. But even though we haven’t been introduced to the first of the four street-level heroes just yet, the team behind ‘Jessica Jones’ is […]

  • Ryan Reynolds Officially Signs On As ‘Deadpool’

    Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2014 07:40 pm GMT -5
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    After the awesome test footage leaked this summer, 20th Century Fox officially announced in September that ‘Deadpool’ from director Tim Miller and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick would finally be hitting theaters in 2016. However, there was no guarantee that Ryan Reynolds would return to reprise his role as Wade Wilson from the horrendous […]

  • New ‘Frozen’ Short Will Play Before ‘Cinderella’ In 2015

    Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    Unless you’ve been living in an ice castle in the mountains away from civilization, then you know that the biggest thing to emerge from Walt Disney Animation Studios in recent history is ‘Frozen.’ The Oscar-winning film starring Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad has become a phenomenon since it’s debut in 2013 […]

  • Evangeline Lily Says Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ Wouldn’t Fit In The MCU

    Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2014 04:13 pm GMT -5
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    It has been almost seven months since Edgar Wright left ‘Ant-Man’ over creative differences. Though Peyton Reed has since stepped in to fill the director’s chair vacancy and production is well under way, everyone was extremely disappointed to hear that the fan favorite filmmaker behind ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’ and the Cornetto Trilogy wouldn’t […]

  • Kraven The Hunter Vs. Squirrels: First Look At ‘The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’ #1

    Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Marvel has been doing a great job of bringing True Believers a variety of different comics featuring diverse and unexpected characters that reinvent the way the audience looks at superheroes. From Matt Fraction’s ‘Hawkeye’ to G. Willow Wilson’s ‘Ms. Marvel’ to Kieron Gillen’s ‘Young Avengers’ and even the recently announced ‘Howard the Duck’ series from […]

  • Does Andy Serkis Play Multiple Roles In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’?

    Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Since the first teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated adventure into a galaxy far, far away titled ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was released last week, fans have been endlessly dissecting every moment of the 88-second video. In our own analysis, we brought up the question of whether ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ and ‘The […]

  • Bill & Ted Make A Most Triumphant Return (To Comics) Thanks To BOOM! Studios

    Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    Wyld Stallyns will party on again! Unfortunately, it won’t be on the big screen just yet. While Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are working with the original creators of the film series to iron out the details for ‘Bill & Ted 3,’ BOOM! Studios will release a brand new comic book adventure featuring the two most […]

  • Big Names Top Shortlist For Amanda Waller In ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Yesterday, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. made major waves when they officially announced the line up for their upcoming supervillain team up from writer/director David Ayer titled ‘Suicide Squad.‘ So far, the cast includes Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as the Enchantress, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as […]