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

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

    Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]

  • Jamie Chung Joins Fox’s X-Men Pilot As Blink

    Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 03:21 pm GMT -4

    Following a pilot order last month, the upcoming X-Men series written by Matt Nix and directed by live-action Marvel mutant trailblazer Bryan Singer for Fox has now entered the casting phase. But rather than start with the two ordinary parents or their children with newly manifested powers, it appears that their first move involves the members […]

  • Disneyland Resort Sets ‘Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!’ Opening & More

    Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    Back at San Diego Comic-Con, we first learned that the Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot would be traveling from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the Happiest Place On Earth as part of the latest Disney California Adventure attraction dubbed ‘Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!’. And while we have received […]

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Iwan Rheon Seeks New Throne In Marvel & ABC’s ‘Inhumans’

    Posted Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Throughout the Seven Kingdoms, there was no bigger bastard in all senses of the word than the sick and sadistic Ramsay Bolton. But when his reign of terror came to an end on ‘Game of Thrones’, the acclaimed actor behind one of the most hated villains on television in recent history was freed up to […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Logan’

    Posted Monday, February 20th, 2017 01:00 pm GMT -4

    After seventeen years, Hugh Jackman is unleashing his claws as the iconic Marvel mutant Wolverine one last time. At least, that’s the plan for the foreseeable future. But if ‘Logan’ is in fact the star’s last appearance as the face of the X-Men movie franchise, this movie is one hell of a way to go […]

  • Movie Review: ‘The Great Wall’

    Posted Friday, February 17th, 2017 07:30 pm GMT -4

    From a young age, we’re told not to judge a book by its cover. After all, it may end up being the best story we’ve ever read. Although sometimes from the moment that you hear the synopsis of a movie, you just know that it’s not going to be a real winner. But as a […]

  • Scarlett Johansson Comments On ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Whitewashing Controversy

    Posted Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Since she joined the project in early 2015, there has been a lot said about Scarlett Johansson starring in ‘Ghost In The Shell’. While fans and critics were quick to call out the production for whitewashing an iconically Asian character and story, those involved in the production have all weighed in on the controversy and […]

  • Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’ Will Continue On At Netflix With Anton Yelchin

    Posted Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Netflix released one of the best animated series on television today when Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’ premiered this past holiday season. From the story to the characters to animation, the show about a young human that is tasked with taking up an ancient mantle to protect both his world and the world of trolls from […]

  • Brad Pitt May Head To The Stars For ‘Ad Astra’

    Posted Monday, February 13th, 2017 07:45 pm GMT -4

    Now that the sequel to ‘World War Z’ has been put on the shelf, Brad Pitt has a bit of a hole in his very busy schedule. The veteran actor probably has a number of projects that could take up his time, but it looks like he may be tackling an original science fiction film […]

  • A Black Widow Movie Is “Just A Case Of Timing”

    Posted Monday, February 13th, 2017 12:15 pm GMT -4

    From the first time she was introduced in ‘Iron Man 2’, True Believers have been clamoring for a solo Black Widow movie. As the years went on, True Believers learned more and more about the fiery redhead with red in her ledger as she continued to play a larger part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. […]