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

  • Joss Whedon Calls Artificial Intelligence Films “Our New Frankenstein Myth”

    Posted Monday, December 29th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4

    Throughout the history of cinema, there have been many robots or other forms of artificial intelligence. From the homicidal HAL 9000 from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ to the sarcastically beeping R2-D2 in ‘Star Wars’ to the adorable Wall-E to the sultry Samantha from ‘Her,’ AI has been a prominent part of movies for quite some […]

  • James Gunn Reveals He Wanted Stan Lee’s Head To Roll

    Posted Friday, December 26th, 2014 10:30 am GMT -4

    We all knew that Stan Lee was going to pop up in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.‘ After all, he’s in pretty much every movie that has to do with Marvel. However, we learned back in September that the Generalissimo originally had a different cameo planned for James Gunn’s surprise hit. The director went into detail at […]

  • Could An ‘Incredible Hulk’ Character Connect ‘Ant-Man’ To ‘Captain America: Civil War’?

    Posted Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 12:21 pm GMT -4

    When Edgar Wright vacated the director’s chair of ‘Ant-Man,’ it was said that the filmmaker behind the Cornetto Trilogy and ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’ had some creative differences with the studio regarding the film. Evangeline Lilly shed some light on the subject when she revealed that the script didn’t tie into the larger Marvel Cinematic […]

  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toy Prototypes Reveals New Look At Kylo Ren

    Posted Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4

    When the teaser for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ was released, many fans were quick to talk about the shadowy figure wielding a lightsaber with a guard on the hilt. Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president later shared via retro-styled trading cards that this person in the picture above is named is Kylo Ren. Now, we get […]

  • Joss Whedon Explains New Characters In ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4

    We already know that many of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be returning to Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Back in October when we saw the first trailer for the upcoming Phase Two film, we saw the familiar faces of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk. We even saw Maria Hill […]

  • El Rey Network Announces ‘Kaiju Christmas’ Movie Marathon Featuring Godzilla

    Posted Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Traditionally on the first day of Christmas, one would receive a partridge in a pear tree, but Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network is doing something a little different this year. Instead of lords a leaping, geese a laying, or golden rings, they’ll be presenting ‘Kaiju Christmas’, over 48 hours of vintage giant monster movies featuring […]

  • Joss Whedon Was Hesitant To Take On ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4

    As fun as the filmmaking process is, it can be exhausting. From the shortest student film to the big budget blockbusters, the cast and crew can tire themselves out from long and late shoots. But imagine how tiring it must be to be the man in change of arguably the biggest superhero movie to date, […]

  • J.K. Rowling Reveals Draco Malfoy’s Post-‘Harry Potter’ Life

    Posted Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4

    Earlier this month, we learned that Pottermore would be releasing a series of special surprise content as part of a holiday treat from author J.K. Rowling and the wizarding world of Harry Potter. When the announcement was made, there was talk of an essay from the writer about “the sneaky Slytherin Draco Malfoy”. Well, the […]

  • Spider-Woman Debuts New Costume In ‘Spider-Man Unlimited’ Game

    Posted Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4

    In this day and age, many of our favorite superheroes are getting modern, more functional makeovers. Of course, Babs Tarr and Cameron Stewart’s Batgirl comes to mind immediately, but fan favorite artist Kris Anka has been redesigning X-Men such as Dazzler, Psylocke, Storm, and Wolverine. Now, he’s tackling one of the leading ladies of ‘Spider-Verse’ […]

  • Justin Lin Beams Up To Direct ‘Star Trek 3’

    Posted Monday, December 22nd, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Back in May, many ‘Star Trek’ fans were surprised to hear that writer Roberto Orci would be making his directorial debut with the sequel to ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.’ After months of shaping his vision of ‘Star Trek 3’ and developing the script with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, Orci ended up leaving the project over […]

  • CM Punk Contributing To DC Comics’ ‘Startling Sports Stories’

    Posted Saturday, December 20th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4

    Before news broke recently that former WWE Champion CM Punk would be joining the UFC, we learned that the Second City Saint would be living another one of his dreams when his very first comic book story would be included in ‘Thor Annual’ #1 in February 2015. But despite all the training that the Straight […]

  • Upcoming Disney Parks Attractions Will Be Based On New ‘Star Wars’ Films

    Posted Thursday, December 18th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Ever since Disney purchased Marvel and Lucasfilm a few years ago, we all knew that it was only a matter of time until both franchises began to pop up in the company’s signature theme parks. In recent years, we’ve seen a few superheroes like Captain America, Star-Lord, and Baymax make their way into the parks, […]

  • Andy Serkis Addresses ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors

    Posted Thursday, December 18th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4

    When the first teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was unveiled, an incredible number of rumors emerged from those 88 seconds. One of the most prominent ones was that Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice could be heard over the footage despite constant denials by the ‘Sherlock’ star that he’s even in the movie at all. […]

  • Location Revealed For ‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff

    Posted Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4

    Back in September 2013, AMC announced that the world of ‘The Walking Dead‘ would be expanding with a spinoff debuting in 2015. Since then, the show has acquired the mysterious title of ‘Cobalt’ and some cast members for the pilot were revealed. Through these developments, we learned that it would be more of a companion series […]

  • Is ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ The Last Marvel Film For Joss Whedon?

    Posted Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Thanks to the recently leaked emails from Sony Pictures, the world is finding out a wealth of insider information that the general public was not meant to know just yet or even at all. Details about a potential ‘Jump Street’/’Men In Black’ crossover, a discussion of Spider-Man’s involvement in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, and some […]