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

  • Elizabeth Olsen Discusses Scarlet Witch Costume In ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Friday, February 14th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Earlier this week, production started in Johannesburg, South Africa for ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’, the crown jewel of Marvel’s Phase Two from ‘The Avengers’ director Joss Whedon. Fans have recently been buzzing thanks to the announcement of Paul Bettany playing The Vision, but now the focus has shifted momentarily to his comic book counter […]

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Teases Dark Turn In Season Four

    Posted Thursday, February 13th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Earlier this week, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans were treated to an extended look at the upcoming season thanks to the 15-minute HBO special ‘Game of Thrones Ice And Fire: A Foreshadowing’. In that special, we heard from a number of cast members as they discussed what was in store for their characters in season four […]

  • ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Directors Explain Cap’s Costume Change

    Posted Thursday, February 13th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4

    In the pages of Marvel Comics around 2010 after Steve Rogers came back from the dead and dealt with ‘Dark Reign’ and ‘Siege’, the former Captain America entered the ‘Heroic Age’ story arc as the Executive Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and “America’s top cop”. With the new job title, the Star-Spangled Avenger also donned a new […]

  • First Asian American Superhero Makes Comeback In ‘The Shadow Hero: The Green Turtle Chronicles’

    Posted Thursday, February 13th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4

    When you think of superheroes, there’s a good chance that when you name one, he or she will be Caucasian. Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, and Black Widow might be the first ones to pop into the minds of a mainstream audience. However, there are a number of diverse heroes in the world of comic […]

  • J.K. Rowling Wrote ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them’ In 12 Days

    Posted Thursday, February 13th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4

    Late last year, Harry Potter fans were pleased to learn that we’d be returning to the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling. The author announced that a brand new movie based on her beloved book series would be coming our way in the near future. Good ol’ J.K. would pen the script herself and adapt one […]

  • First Look At Jaimie Alexander As Lady Sif In ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

    Posted Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 01:22 pm GMT -4

    Earlier this month, after a slightly disappointing crossover episode with ‘Thor: The Dark World’, Asgardians are returning to Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as Jaimie Alexander will appear on the show as the fierce warrior Lady Sif. In the March 11th episode titled ‘Yes Men’, Sif heads to Midgard and joins Agent Coulson’s team to pursue […]

  • New ‘Transcendence’ Trailers & Poster Released

    Posted Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4

    When I assembled my list of most anticipated movies of 2014, one movie that narrowly missed the final count was ‘Transcendence’. Any film that has a cast including Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, and Cillian Murphy already has my attention, but add in the fact that this is the first film from Christopher Nolan’s […]

  • Could Evangeline Lilly Be Playing Spider-Woman In ‘Ant-Man’?

    Posted Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Last week, news broke that ‘Lost’ and ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ star Evangeline Lilly is in talks with Marvel Studios to appear as the female lead in Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ alongside Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd. In that report, sources indicated that she would be playing Hank Pym’s daughter, Scott Lang’s love interest, […]

  • ‘Gotham’ Finds It’s Detective Jim Gordon In Former ‘O.C.’ Star Ben McKenzie

    Posted Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 07:04 pm GMT -4

    About four months ago, Fox announced that they were developing ‘Gotham’, a new sort of superhero show that examines various characters from Batman’s mythology prior to the first appearance of the Caped Crusader. While a young Bruce Wayne is set to appear in the series, at the center of if all will be Detective James […]

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Role In ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Will Be Completed Digitally

    Posted Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4

    About a week ago, as the United States prepared for one of the high holy days of American sports, the world was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Prior to his untimely passing, the acclaimed actor was hard at work on the two-part finale of ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise, ‘Mockingjay’. […]

  • Drew Pearce Talks About His Shelved ‘Runaways’ Movie

    Posted Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4

    Screenwriter Drew Pearce has found some great success at Marvel Studios. After ‘Iron Man 3’ made a big splash (and caused a bit of controversy amongst fans), he went on to pen the most recent Marvel One-Shot short film, ‘All Hail The King’, which appears on the Blu-ray release of ‘Thor: The Dark World’. However, […]

  • ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Sequel Rumored For 2016

    Posted Monday, February 10th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4

    We haven’t even reached ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’, the final film in Marvel Studios’ Phase Two, and there’s already talk about Phase Three and beyond. Aside from all the casting news for ‘Ant-Man’, there has already been talks of sequels for ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’. There have even […]

  • Kevin Smith Pushes ‘Clerks III’ Back For ‘Comes The Krampus’

    Posted Monday, February 10th, 2014 06:23 pm GMT -4

    Earlier this month, we learned that filmmaker Kevin Smith would be adapting yet another podcast episode into a film as he and some other members of the SModCast family would be creating a Christmas-themed horror anthology called ‘Comes The Krampus’. With the screenplay already written, directors chosen, and budget meetings under way, Smith was lining […]

  • Possible Costume Details For The Vision In ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Monday, February 10th, 2014 04:15 pm GMT -4

    Before everyone went off to enjoy the weekend, huge news concerning ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ broke when Paul Bettany was announced as the latest cast member of Joss Whedon’s next Marvel movie. Not a huge deal as most people assumed that he would reprise his role of JARVIS, Tony Stark’s personal AI, but it […]

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Foreshadowing Special Hits The Web

    Posted Monday, February 10th, 2014 01:15 pm GMT -4

    Ever since the first trailer premiered, the amount of advertising for the upcoming season of ‘Game of Thrones’ has grown exponentially. Then, on Sunday evening, HBO aired a behind the scenes special called ‘Game of Thrones Ice And Fire: A Foreshadowing’ that gave us even more insight into what’s to come in Westeros when the […]