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

  • Marvel Comics Taps ‘Dexter’s Lab’ & ‘Samurai Jack’ Creator For New Luke Cage Series

    Posted Monday, July 11th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    Luke Cage is having one hell of a year. Back in February, he reunited with his old friend Danny Rand in the pages of Marvel Comics for the excellent series ‘Power Man and Iron Fist’ from David Walker and Sanford Greene. Then Mike Colter will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reprise his role […]

  • Rick Famuyiwa’s ‘The Flash’ Eyes Leading Ladies

    Posted Monday, July 11th, 2016 11:07 am GMT -4

    If ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ was the starting line, ‘The Flash’ starring Ezra Miller has been jumping hurdles ever since the race began. First, the actor’s portrayal of the Scarlet Speedster was criticized by many fans. Then, the Fastest Man Alive’s solo feature lost director Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote the script based […]

  • Will Scarlett Johansson Actually Be Japanese In ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Or Not?

    Posted Friday, July 8th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    There is no escaping controversy when it comes to ‘Ghost in the Shell‘. When the production does something that they think is awesome like casting a talented actress with huge box office draw like Scarlett Johansson, word gets out about the crazy CGI tests conducted to make background actors look more Asian. And now after […]

  • When Will ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Live Again With The Black & White Cut?

    Posted Friday, July 8th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Without a shadow of a doubt, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was one of the best films of 2015. In fact, it may have been one of the best summer blockbusters in a long time. But did you know that director George Miller originally had other plans for it? The filmmaker has previously shared that there […]

  • Which Season 3 Episode Of ‘The Flash’ Will Kevin Smith Direct?

    Posted Thursday, July 7th, 2016 07:23 pm GMT -4

    Fanboy filmmaker Kevin Smith proved that he could hang in The CW’s corner of the DC Universe when he directed the season three episode of ‘The Flash’ titled ‘The Runaway Dinosaur’. In fact, he did such a good job that the powers that be decided to bring him back for another lap with the Scarlet […]

  • Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, & Nova Lead Marvel Comics’ All-New, All-Different ‘Champions’

    Posted Thursday, July 7th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    It has been said time and time again that children are our future. But in this day and age where start-up culture and youth movements are reshaping the way we think about business, technology, activism, and entertainment through the internet and social media, these “children” are actually our present too and they’re not waiting until […]

  • ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Producer Claims People Will Be “Really Happy” With Controversial Casting

    Posted Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 08:10 pm GMT -4

    Ever since Scarlett Johansson was cast in the upcoming Hollywood adaptation of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ earlier this year, the production has been surrounded in controversy. First, many spoke out against the white-washing of an inherently Japanese character. Then, word got around about the preposterous CGI experiment that essentially made a caucasian actor look more […]

  • ‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner Steven Moffat Admits Series Seven Was “Miserable”

    Posted Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Ever since he replaced Russell T. Davies as the showrunner, lead writer, and executive producer of ‘Doctor Who’ back in 2010, Steven Moffat has been met with some major criticisms from fans. Whovians have mentioned that his writing on the long-running seminal sci-fi series has been full of plot holes, somewhat sexist, and often ignored […]

  • Guest Stardust: Cody Rhodes Appearing In ‘Arrow’ Season Five

    Posted Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Over the past few weeks, a number of new stars have been added to The CW’s corner of the DC Universe. Characters are being added left and right to ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘The Flash’, and ‘Supergirl’ that could become game-changers, but the latest addition to ‘Arrow’ has the potential to turn Star City into a […]

  • Game On! ’Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel Set For 2018

    Posted Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Ever since it first hit theaters back in 2012, fans have been clamoring for more ‘Wreck-It Ralph‘. The fun little film that showed us that bad guys aren’t always bad guys raced into the hearts of its audience with the message of loving yourself and all your flaws sprinkled with clever nostalgia featuring a number […]

  • Cersei Lannister Lets It Go In ‘Game of Thrones’/‘Frozen’ Mash-Up

    Posted Monday, July 4th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Unfortunately, there is no new episode of ‘‘Game of Thrones‘ this weekend. Fans will have to wait about a year to get more adventure from Westeros, but at least Season Six went out with a bang. In the case of Cersei Lannister, we mean that quite literally. Thanks to a whole lot of wildfire, she let […]

  • Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ Adaptation Begins Filming

    Posted Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Just like ‘Akira’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ before it, ‘Death Note’ was another long-gestating project in Hollywood. After numerous attempts to get off the ground with a variety of different filmmakers, Netflix finally picked up the current iteration from director Adam Wingard. And after only a few months, the cameras are already rolling. The streaming […]

  • Will ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Feature Director Taika Waititi’s Unique Brand Of Humor?

    Posted Friday, July 1st, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Marvel Studios has always made some interesting choices when it came to adding new filmmakers to the fold. More often than not, True Believers are puzzled by the unorthodox choices at first, but then after seeing the movie, they’re pleasantly surprised with the results. Kenneth Branagh, the Russos, and James Gunn are perfect examples as […]

  • Warner Bros. Reveals SDCC Schedule With Over 20 Shows

    Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    Though Christmas is just fine, many within the geek and nerd communities may consider San Diego Comic-Con to be the most wonderful time of the year. People from all corners of pop culture descend upon the San Diego Convention center for a weekend full of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, superheroes, comic books, and much more. And […]

  • Daniel Radcliffe Hasn’t Ruled Out Another Go As Harry Potter

    Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    When ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ hit the shelves of your local bookstore, many witches and wizards thought that (after the film version came out) it would be last that we’d see of The Boy Who Lived and his epic exploits. But here we are in 2016 and there are plenty more stories to […]