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

  • Clark Gregg Excited About Coulson’s Secrets In ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

    Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 04:23 pm GMT -5
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    After an exciting cliffhanger at the end of ‘The Bridge’ that made us question who was dead or alive and a brief holiday hiatus, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ finally returns with some answers to the questions that we’ve all been asking since the beginning of ABC’s Marvel show. And it seems that no one is more excited to […]

  • Edgar Wright Teases Scott Lang In ‘Ant-Man’?

    Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    Shortly after ‘Ant-Man’ was made official and added to Marvel Studios’ slate of films, rumors began to circulate about more than one man carrying the mantle of the size-shifting superhero. They began to bubble again when a casting call was released for the film back in November and it called for an “intelligent and appealing” […]

  • Marvel Planning ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Cartoon?

    Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Despite the cancellation of the widely praised ‘The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ last year, Marvel has a number of animated series on Disney XD to introduce young True Believers to various heroes and villains that have yet to appear on the big screen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Currently, their slate includes ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’, ‘Avengers […]

  • Ben’s Most Anticipated ScienceFiction.com Films of 2014

    Posted Monday, January 6th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    Earlier this week, I had a chance to reflect on the year that just passed by looking back on my top five ScienceFiction.com films of 2013. Now, I have the opportunity to look ahead by previewing my most anticipated films of 2014. Last year, I presented a similar list that took a look at five […]

  • Lawrence Kasdan Allegedly Writing Boba Fett ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

    Posted Monday, January 6th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    It seems like it was just yesterday that The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm and announced that a new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy was on it’s way. But it has been over a year since that monumental acquisition and we have since learned that besides ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, a few standalone films are in the […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ #6

    Posted Sunday, January 5th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Back in June 2013, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way returned to the world of comics with ‘The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’, a sequel to his band’s fourth and final studio album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’. But now, after an extended period of time, the series has […]

  • [UPDATED] Kevin Smith Announces Apocalyptic ‘Helena Handbag’

    Posted Sunday, January 5th, 2014 05:35 pm GMT -5
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    UPDATED:  In an update to this story that appeared to go under my radar, it appears that Kevin Smith announced on his Facebook page the next day that he is actually adapting Smodcast episode #52: The (C)Rapture into a stage musical instead of a film. As the verbose filmmaker started on his first draft, he […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘New Avengers’ #13

    Posted Sunday, January 5th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    Despite the delay of the event’s main title, ‘Inhumanity’ is in full swing in the pages of Marvel Comics, including the most recent issue of ‘New Avengers’. Now that ‘Infinity’ has passed, the Illuminati can get back to the pressing matter of those world-ending incursions that they were working on stopping. Of course, it’s a […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Superior Foes Of Spider-Man’ #7

    Posted Sunday, January 5th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Six months ago, a new series debuted out of the Spidey office called ‘The Superior Foes Of Spider-Man’ and it managed to take a handful of bumbling villains that no one cared about and make them the talk of the comic shop. Similar to Matt Fraction’s ‘Hawkeye’, Nick Spencer took a street level approach with […]

  • Marvel’s Next One-Shot Titled ‘All Hail The King’

    Posted Friday, January 3rd, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    Starting with the Blu-ray release of ‘Thor’ back in 2011, Marvel Studios began releasing home video exclusive short films called ‘Marvel One-Shots’ that expanded the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first two explored the life of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent as they followed Agent Phil Coulson on various adventures between movies. Then with ‘Item 47’ and ‘Agent […]

  • Major Book Store Chains No Longer Carrying Marvel Comics

    Posted Friday, January 3rd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Some of my earliest memories involving Marvel Comics are those times when I’d go to the bookstore with my mother and venture into the magazine section to read Spider-Man comic books. I also vaguely remember visiting my parents at work and seeing the different Avengers staring back at me on the newsstands around the city. […]

  • Jim Starlin Returns To Marvel For ‘Thanos: The Infinity Revelation’

    Posted Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    Marvel is getting back into the business of original graphic novels. This return to the form all started with ‘Avengers: Endless Wartime’ by Warren Ellis and will be followed by ‘Spider-Man: Family Business’ and ‘X-Men: No More Humans’. But now the House of Ideas is bringing back the man who wrote ‘The Death of Captain […]

  • Disney & Marvel’s ‘Big Hero 6’ Adds Co-Director & Producer

    Posted Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    Back in summer of 2012, Disney and Marvel announced that their first animated feature film would be based on ‘Big Hero 6’, an action comedy about a robotic prodigy and his creation joining a superteam assembled to keep the city of San Fransokyo safe from evil villains. At the most recent D23 Expo, the studio […]

  • New ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Set Pic Shows That 70s Team

    Posted Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    In 2013, Marvel’s heroes that made it to the big screen were entirely of the solo variety. Tony Stark kicked off Phase Two with ‘Iron Man 3’, Logan traveled to Japan in ‘The Wolverine’, and the God of Thunder finished off the year with ‘Thor: The Dark World’. But, in 2014, the House of Ideas […]

  • Animator Pits Marvel & DC’s Strongest Against Each Other In ‘Superman vs. Hulk – The Fight’

    Posted Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Since the creation of superheroes, fans have always wondered who was superior over the rest. Or, to put it bluntly, they want to know who would win in a fight. That’s probably why games like ‘Marvel Vs. Capcom’, ‘Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe’, and ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ sell so well. However, there’s no game […]