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

  • Studios Engage In Bidding War For Live-Action ‘Pokemon’ Movie Rights

    Posted Monday, April 18th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    About two decades ago, the world was introduced to the world of ‘Pokemon’ and immediately felt the need to catch them all. Since then, the franchise expanded from video games on multiple platforms to comics, manga, toys, TV shows, and much more. Of course, there is considerably more than 150 these days, but a whole […]

  • ’21 Jump Street’/‘Men In Black’ Crossover Gets Title

    Posted Monday, April 18th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    A number of things were brought to light during the infamous Sony Pictures hack of 2014. Among the more tame items to surface was the news that the studio was developing a crossover between ‘Men In Black’ and ’21 Jump Street’. Considering that these are two of their most popular franchises, it’s not surprising that […]

  • ‘The Office’ Star John Krasinski In Talks For ‘God Particle’

    Posted Sunday, April 17th, 2016 07:30 pm GMT -4

       After laying dormant for a while, the ball has finally gotten rolling on Paramount and Bad Robot’s micro-budget sci-fi thriller ‘God Particle’ from writer Oren Uziel and director Julian Onah. The J.J. Abrams-produced story about American astronauts making a terrifying discovery about the fabric of reality received a release date back in February. Then […]

  • Alamo Drafthouse Brings Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Back To Theaters

    Posted Sunday, April 17th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Since ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ hit theaters, there has been a massive resurgence of excitement for the upcoming slate of films on the horizon. In addition to ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’, we should be getting a new ‘Star Wars’ movie every year until 2020 and potentially beyond. […]

  • Mark Rylance Joins Steven Speilberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

    Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 07:30 pm GMT -4

    It’s not uncommon for filmmakers to collaborate with certain actors and actresses frequently. Edgar Wright constantly works with his good friends Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Wes Anderson utilizes a whole stable of major names including Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, and Adrien Brody in his movies. And Kevin Smith manages to squeeze his hetero life […]

  • How Will Cyclops & Jean Grey Come Together In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’?

    Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Throughout comic book history, there have been a number of iconic couples. Superman and Lois Lane, Peter Parker and Mary Jane, or Archie and Betty/Veronica may come to mind immediately. Although, if you’re a True Believer with a slant towards the X-Men, there’s a very good chance that you could be thinking of Scott Summers […]

  • What Did Marvel Studios Aim To Establish With Spider-Man In ‘Captain America: Civil War’?

    Posted Friday, April 15th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Spider-Man fans have certainly had a lot to be excited about this week. Not only did we hear about Sony’s animated wall-crawler feature, but we finally learned the title of Spidey’s first solo film as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. There’s even talk of former Batman and Birman Michael Keaton joining that […]

  • Daisy Ridley Addresses Rey’s Parents & ‘Rogue One’ Fan Theories

    Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    Everyone is excited for more ‘Star Wars’ movies. Even the people in these films are ecstatic, as you can clearly see from the recent picture of Mark Hamill on Daisy Ridley’s back as they shoot ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’. But their enthusiasm isn’t limited to their on-set antics or their various social media posts. Recently, […]

  • Cast Teases Rihanna’s ‘Valerian’ Role In Latest Behind The Scenes Featurette

    Posted Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 10:00 pm GMT -4

    Over the weekend, Hollywood gathered at the MTV Movie Awards to honor this past year’s best movies (according to the MTV audience). Definitely far from the Oscars and the Academy’s usual selections, films like ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Deadpool’, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, and ‘Jurassic World’ walked away with awards in categories such as […]

  • Kevin Feige Teases ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Details

    Posted Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Earlier this week, we learned that ‘Captain America: Civi War’ almost had a few more combatants, specifically Hope Van Dyne AKA The Wasp. However, in order to give her the grand introduction that she deserves, Marvel Studios decided to save it for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp‘. Now, not only does studio president Kevin Feige weigh […]

  • Patrick Stewart Takes On Young Punks In New ‘Green Room’ Trailer’

    Posted Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 05:30 pm GMT -4

    It’s not completely out of the ordinary to see Patrick Stewart associated with roles that see him acting as the leader of a group of misfits. As Captain Jean-Luc Picard in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, he led the crew of the Enterprise through 167 episodes of television and four feature films. Later, Stewart led […]

  • First ‘Doctor Strange’ Trailer Shows Us A Whole New World

    Posted Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 12:04 pm GMT -4

    Following the premiere of a brand new clip from ‘Captain America: Civil War’ on Monday’s episode, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ debuted the very first trailer for ‘Doctor Strange‘ the next night. Scott Derrickson’s Phase Three film starring ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ star Benedict Cumberbatch definitely looks pretty epic so far, but let’s break down this […]

  • ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Loses Natalie Portman & Adds Tessa Thompson

    Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Though it may be a rare occurrence, people have been known to come and go through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Most notably, Terrance Howard vacated the role of Colonel James Rhodes AKA War Machine, which lead to Don Cheadle to step into the role for ‘Iron Man 2’. Also, Hugo Weaving famously stated that he […]

  • David Wenham Joins ‘Iron Fist’ As Harold Meachum

    Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    With season two of ‘Daredevil’ featuring The Punisher out in the world and ‘Luke Cage’ gearing up for release in the fall, Marvel Television and Netflix have finally gotten the ball rolling on the final piece of the Defenders puzzle, ‘Iron Fist’. Back in February, the House of Ideas revealed ‘Game of Thrones’ star Finn […]

  • Why Was The Wasp Left Out Of ‘Captain America: Civil War’?

    Posted Monday, April 11th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    When the casting announcements for ‘Captain America: Civil War‘ started to roll out, many people began to call the Russos’ Phase Three film ‘Avengers 2.5’ due to the amount of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes appearing in the movie. And though it’s hard to believe, there were originally even more soldiers lined up for battle. Although, as the […]