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

  • Lewis Tan Shares His Thoughts On Almost Starring In ‘Iron Fist’

    Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in 2015 when Marvel Television was searching for their live-action Danny Rand, news emerged that the House of Ideas was actually considering an Asian or Asian-American lead for ‘Iron Fist’. While the role ultimately went to ‘Game of Thrones’ star Finn Jones, many True Believers were still curious about which Asian or Asian-American actor […]

  • How Will The MCU’s K’un Lun In ‘Iron Fist’ Be Different Than The Comics?

    Posted Saturday, March 18th, 2017 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    When things jump from the page to the screen, things tend to change in translation. For instance, the Marvel Cinematic Universe saw Tony Stark create Ultron rather than Hank Pym, Wong become a master of the mystic arts rather than just Doctor Strange’s servant, and Thor will join Hulk on the gladiator planet of Sakaar. […]

  • WB Lines Up ‘Legend Of Tarzan’ Writer For ‘Suicide Squad 2’

    Posted Thursday, March 16th, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    If you were looking for something to give you a little faith in the sequel to the terrible adaptation of ‘Suicide Squad’ from David Ayer, then this might not actually be it. While we’re still waiting on whether or not ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ director Mel Gibson will helm Task Force X’s next mission, it appears that […]

  • Japan Screenings Of ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Will Feature Original Voice Cast Dubs

    Posted Thursday, March 16th, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    As frustrating as the whitewashing controversy remains to be, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ may or may not still have a few cool things going for it. For starters, director Rupert Sanders’ vision of the story’s futuristic world looks phenomenal. Then, the craftsmanship of the CGI used to bring Scarlett Johansson’s The Major to life might […]

  • Latest ‘Iron Fist’ Poster Connects Danny Rand To The Rest Of The MCU

    Posted Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    One thing that we keep hearing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that it’s all connected. All of the TV shows and movies from the House of Ideas are intertwined because they all take place in the same continuity. That means that Daredevil, Agent Phil Coulson, Captain America, Star-Lord, King Black Bolt, and the rest […]

  • ‘Iron Fist’ Star Finn Jones Defends Series Against Negative Early Reviews

    Posted Monday, March 13th, 2017 06:38 pm GMT -4
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    Whenever early reviews for the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe endeavor hit the web, we’re very accustomed to seeing positive reports for the most part. However, when the early reviews for the upcoming Netflix series ‘Iron Fist’ dropped, the majority of critics had negative things to say about the fourth piece of the Defenders puzzle. Now, […]

  • First Trailer For Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’… But Not The One You’re Thinking Of

    Posted Friday, March 10th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    When someone says ‘The Little Mermaid’, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re thinking about Ariel, Eric, Sebastian, and Flounder under the sea from the animated Disney classic. So when you’re discussing the upcoming live-action adaptation, there’s a good chance that the project featuring ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Moana’ songsmith Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney musical legend Alan […]

  • Zazie Beetz Will Play Domino In ‘Deadpool’ Sequel

    Posted Thursday, March 9th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    While True Believers are certainly excited to find out who will play Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool in the highly-anticipated sequel to Tim Miller’s 2016 X-Men spinoff, there is another character that fans have been left wondering about for some time. Over the past few months, many names have been thrown around to play the […]

  • ‘Logan’ Blu-Ray Will Include A Black & White Cut

    Posted Thursday, March 9th, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    After ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ hit theaters, director George Miller offered up a black and white version of the film for the home release. Though the film was known for its vibrant colors, the dark, savage, grittiness of the story still ended up translating extremely well without them. Now as Hugh Jackman continues to go […]

  • New Photos Offer First Look At ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

    Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 05:30 pm GMT -4
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    As True Believers prepare for an onslaught of Marvel Cinematic Universe awesomeness over the next few months courtesy of ‘Iron Fist’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, and ‘Inhumans’, there’s an echoing sound of thunder off in the horizon that belongs to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. Though it may seem like a way off, the […]

  • ‘Iron Fist’ Star Finn Jones Comments On Social Media Hiatus Following Diversity Exchange

    Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Musician and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ star Riz Ahmed recently gave an amazing speech in front of the British Parliament about representation in the media. He eloquently explained how representation is fundamentally important to our culture and how things can get extremely ugly when that representation is viewed as simply “an optional extra”. […]

  • Fremantle Media Signs Neil Gaiman To Exclusive First Look Deal

    Posted Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 03:41 pm GMT -4
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    Fans of Neil Gaiman were ecstatic to hear that Fremantle Media would be producing an adaptation of his acclaimed novel ‘American Gods’ for Starz. And now that the recently revealed premiere date is rapidly approaching, the excitement can barely be contained. But as awesome as the show created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green sounds […]

  • ‘Captain Fantastic’ Director Matt Ross Joins ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow’ Adaptation

    Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 01:25 pm GMT -4
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    Matt Ross has been on a roll over the past few years both in front of and behind the camera. While most people will probably recognize him as Gavin Belson on ‘Silicon Valley’ or Dr. Charles Montgomery on ‘American Horror Story’, in addition to the various films that he has been featured in, Ross is […]

  • 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 […]