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

  • ‘Fantastic Four’ Blame Game Continues As Josh Trank Lawyers Up

    Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5

    After the initial shock of how truly terrible the reboot for ‘Fantastic Four’ was, fans rightfully began to wonder how this could have happened. If you were to ask director Josh Trank, the fault lies with 20th Century Fox. In a now-deleted tweet from the filmmaker, he claimed that he had a “fantastic version of […]

  • Abrams & Kennedy Talk Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

    Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5

    After ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is released this December, J.J. Abrams will hand the reins of the new trilogy over to someone else. Though he will remain involved as a producer and consultant for ‘Episode VIII’ and beyond, Abrams will pass the baton to ‘Looper’ and ‘Brick’ writer-director Rian Johnson. Now he and Lucasfilm […]

  • No New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Footage At D23 Expo

    Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5

    After J.J. Abrams and company brought an excellent behind the scenes reel rather than some new scenes from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, many had hoped that Lucasfilm would unveil some never before seen footage at the D23 Expo, the convention for all things Disney. However, we’ve just received […]

  • Black Panther Costume Spotted On ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Set

    Posted Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Production is well under way on Marvel Studios’ first Phase Three film, ‘Captain America: Civil War’. When the Russo brothers’ follow up to the acclaimed ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ hits theaters, we’ll see the story of a rift between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers and Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark will be […]

  • What Drew J.J. Abrams To Direct ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’?

    Posted Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -5

    Back when the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ ship was without a captain a few years ago, there were so many names being thrown around to direct the first installment of the new trilogy from a galaxy far, far away. Brad Bird, David Fincher, Guillermo Del Toro, and Matthew Vaughn were just a few of the filmmakers […]

  • More DC Characters Join ‘Supergirl’ On CBS

    Posted Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Though it’s pretty certain that we won’t see Stephen Amell’s Green Arrow or Grant Gustin’s Flash on ‘Supergirl’ when it premieres on CBS this fall, there are a number of DC Comics characters joining former ‘Glee’ star Melissa Benoist as she dons the iconic S as the Kryptonian hero Kara Zor-El. Previously, we learned that […]

  • Fox Still Has Plans For ‘Fantastic Four’

    Posted Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5

    Sorry, True Believers! If you thought that the failure of Josh Trank’s ‘Fantastic Four’ at the box office during its opening weekend meant that the film rights to Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, and the Thing would revert back to Marvel Studios, then you are mistaken. It turns out that 20th Century […]

  • Max Landis Shares Pages From His Unused ‘Fantastic Four’ Script

    Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Basically everyone has been coming down hard on Josh Trank’s ‘Fantastic Four.’ They definitely have good reason to, but there is one person (that isn’t affiliated with 20th Century Fox) that somewhat defended the latest film featuring Marvel’s First Family. The director’s ‘Chronicle’ collaborator Max Landis recently shared his thoughts on how hard filmmaking can be […]

  • Gimme The Loot: ScienceFiction.com Unboxes Loot Crate HQ

    Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 03:23 pm GMT -5

    Convention season is in full swing as we speak. Though your local con may have already happened and San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone this year, there are still plenty of awesome pop culture gatherings on the horizon such as Baltimore Comic Con, Walker Stalker, New York Comic Con, various Wizard World cons, and more. […]

  • Stephen Amell Officially Wrestling At WWE Summerslam

    Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -5

    After months of back and forth on social media, actor Stephen Amell and WWE Superstar Stardust finally met face to face inside the squared circle. As announced last week, the star of ‘Arrow’ appeared as the special guest star on the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. As things tend to do on that show, […]

  • Bill Murray WILL Appear In The ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot (Seriously)

    Posted Monday, August 10th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -5

    For years and years (and years at this point), Bill Murray has been teasing his involvement in a third ‘Ghostbusters’ movie. There was a small period of time where we thought that he’d be in ‘Ghostbusters 3’, but then that project fell to the wayside in favor of a reboot of the franchise from Paul […]

  • ‘Star Wars: Shattered Empire’ Writer Shares How The Empire Survives After ‘Return of the Jedi’

    Posted Monday, August 10th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -5

    There are a lot of blanks to fill in order to connect the 30-year gap between ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. But Disney and Lucasfilm are exploring multiple avenues to tell the untold stories from the ‘Star Wars’ universe that took place between the original trilogy and the […]

  • New Footage Revealed In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Korean TV Spot

    Posted Monday, August 10th, 2015 06:10 pm GMT -5

    It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a look at some new footage from the highly anticipated ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Instead of bringing a new trailer to San Diego Comic Con, J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, and the whole gang brought an excellent behind the scenes reel to share with fans in Hall H […]

  • Madame Masque Will Terrorize ‘Agent Carter’ In Season Two

    Posted Sunday, August 9th, 2015 09:48 pm GMT -5

    Though they may be preparing to co-pilot Captain Marvel’s new series as part of All-New All-Different Marvel, Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas are still on course with the fan-favorite Marvel Television mini-series ‘Agent Carter’. We’ve already heard that Peggy is heading west to Hollywood (with the lovable Edwin Jarvis in tow), but now we know […]

  • Guillermo Del Toro Reveals Who Will Return For ‘Pacific Rim 2’

    Posted Sunday, August 9th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -5

    After spending time on multiple projects across a number of platforms, it finally looks like Guillermo Del Toro is gearing up for ‘Pacific Rim 2’. With the title rumored to be ‘Maelstrom,’ the sequel to the popular 2013 Jaeger vs. Kaiju epic has been said to focus on the two scientists played by Charlie Day and […]