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

  • A Storm Brews On The CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ With New Cast Members

    Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Now that it has found a new home on The CW, ‘Black Lightning’ from Arrowverse architect Greg Berlanti has started adding members to the cast. While the latest series coming to the network from the pages of DC Comics found their titular hero in Cress Williams last week, it seems that they have just expanded […]

  • ‘Inhumans’ Royal Family Expands With ‘Lost’ Alum As Karnak

    Posted Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    The Marvel Cinematic Universe is always expanding. Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios is always thinking ahead, while Jeph Loeb and Marvel Television have been finding new and exciting ways to showcase the heroes of the House of Ideas on the small screen. But this week, in particular, seems like an excellent week for expansion as […]

  • Meet Section 9 In These ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Motion Posters

    Posted Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Since the project was first announced, the only member of the ‘Ghost in the Shell’ cast that anyone has been talking about has basically been Scarlet Johansson. Sure, it’s because her casting is shrouded in controversy due to the fact that the character she’s playing has been whitewashed for Rupert Sanders’ upcoming live-action adaptation. However, […]

  • ‘Inhumans’ Crowns ‘Graceland’ Star Serinda Swan As Their Queen

    Posted Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4
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    If you were hoping that Elysia Rotaru would land the role of Medusa in the highly anticipated collaboration between Marvel Television, ABC, and IMAX titled ‘Inhumans’, then I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of the Queen of the Inhumans has indeed been cast, it does not look like […]

  • ABC, IMAX, & Marvel TV Find Their King Black Bolt For ‘Inhumans’

    Posted Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4
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    In September, True Believers will see the rise of the Inhuman Royal Family in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on about 1,000 IMAX 3D screens for two weeks before the highly-anticipated series ‘Inhumans’ debuts on ABC. But before production can begin, the House of Ideas must find the right cast to go through terrigenesis and take […]

  • Meet Ego The Living Planet In Latest ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

    Posted Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 12:53 am GMT -4
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    The most beloved a-holes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are back in a brand new trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’. Jimmy Kimmel debuted the latest preview for James Gunn’s follow-up to his 2014 surprise hit and it gives us plenty of fresh glimpses at Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and […]

  • ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Adds Michelle Rodriguez To Star-Studded Cast

    Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 06:31 pm GMT -4
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    Since acquiring the rights back in 1999, James Cameron proclaimed that he would adapt Yukito Kishiro’s Japanese manga and anime series ‘Battle Angel Alita’ into a feature film. In 2012, despite being very busy with the ‘Avatar’ sequels, the iconic filmmaker refused to give up the director’s chair because it would “have to be pried […]

  • It’s Morphin Time In Latest ’Power Rangers’ International Trailer

    Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 11:30 am GMT -4
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    A good trailer for a movie tells you everything that you need to know. It should excite you for the coming attraction and entice you to head to the theater to see it as soon the first opportunity arises. But when nearly every piece of promotional material causes audible sighs and eye rolls, it’s hard […]

  • ‘Iron Fist’ Star Finn Jones Says Danny Rand Isn’t A White Savior

    Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4
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    What do recent films like ‘Hidden Figures’, ‘La La Land’, and ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ have in common? Here’s a hint: It also applies to ’Avatar’, ‘The Last Samurai’, ‘Elysium’, and way too many others throughout history. In all of these films, a caucasian messianic figure rescues people of color from various plights. This is […]

  • Could Disney’s Follow-Up To ‘Maleficent’ Be Next For Angelina Jolie?

    Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4
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    When I started writing for ScienceFiction.com almost exactly five years ago, I wrote an article that said that fairy tale re-imaginings were all the rage as of late. I cited TV shows like ‘Once Upon A Time’ and ‘Grimm’ or films like ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and ‘Beastly’ as just a few examples of […]

  • New ‘Aquaman’ Synopsis Teases New Plot Details

    Posted Monday, February 27th, 2017 10:30 am GMT -4
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    Now that work on Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ is winding down, it’s nearly time for Jason Momoa to shift his focus to his very own solo film in the DC Cinematic Universe. Under the direction of ‘Saw’ and ‘Insidious’ filmmaker James Wan, ‘Aquaman’ is set to commence production in May in order to meet a […]

  • The Avengers Would Have Made Hugh Jackman Stick Around As Wolverine

    Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 06:10 pm GMT -4
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    In a perfect world, Marvel Studios would have the rights to all their characters and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes would include the Avengers, the Defenders, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and everyone else. Unfortunately, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox still own the film rights to some of those characters. And though Sony has come […]

  • ‘LEGO Batman Movie’ Director In Talks For Live-Action Nightwing Movie

    Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 05:35 pm GMT -4
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    Following a successful stint on ‘Robot Chicken’ and a number of other Adult Swim shows, Chris McKay successfully transitioned to films in a big way by co-directing ‘The LEGO Movie’. He then followed up by making his feature film directorial debut with the spinoff ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’. But now it looks like he’s lining […]

  • WB Officially Names Matt Reeves As Director & Producer For ‘The Batman’

    Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 04:59 pm GMT -4
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    In the craziest case of “Will they or won’t they?” this year so far, there is a new development in the ongoing behind the scenes saga of ‘The Batman’. First, Ben Affleck was meant to star and direct the Caped Crusader’s next big screen solo adventure. Then, he dropped out of directing to focus on […]

  • Dante Basco Launches Kickstarter For ‘Hook’ Prequel About Rufio

    Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 10:30 am GMT -4
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    In Steven Spielberg’s beloved 1991 fantasy adventure ‘Hook’, fans of Peter Pan learned what happened to the boy who wouldn’t grow up and the storybook land that he called home when he actually did grow up. And while everyone fondly looks back on Robin Williams’ performance as Peter, a whole generation of kids felt a […]