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: Movies- Star Wars, Back to the Future, Zombieland, Moon, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Attack the Block, all the Batman movies (even Batman and Robin), almost all the Marvel movies (especially Captain America, and Iron Man) TV- Firefly, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Walking Dead, Futurama, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Batman: The Animated Series, X-men Comics- Captain America, The Avengers, The Young Avengers, The Punisher, The Amazing Spider-man, Deadpool, X-force, The Teen Titans, Batman.
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Ben Silverio - Writer

  • ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Will Tie In With ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -5

    Considering that it was created to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ was bound to cross paths with the existing mythology eventually. During the first season, we saw this happen when Agent Coulson and his team were called in to clean up after the events of ‘Thor: The Dark World’. […]

  • ‘Star Wars’ Star Mark Hamill Joins ‘The Flash’ As The Trickster

    Posted Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5

    Aside from being known as Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill will go down in history as one of the greatest supervillains of all time. No, I’m not talking about Bluntman and Chronic’s handy foe Cock Knocker. As mid to late twenty-somethings of the world are sure to remember, the actor lent his voice to the Dark […]

  • Josh Brolin Takes On The Whole MCU As Thanos

    Posted Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Ever since appearing in the post-credits scene of ‘The Avengers’ in 2012, Thanos has become a looming force in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Josh Brolin was then officially announced as the Mad Titan at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and made his first onscreen appearance as the character in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ Now, with […]

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Comments On ‘Doctor Strange’ Casting

    Posted Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5

    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

    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

    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

    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

    ‘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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]