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

  • Wizard World Philly 2015: Dan Slott Planned A Spider-Man/‘Doctor Who’ Crossover?!

    Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    In case you missed it on Saturday morning, the TARDIS landed at the Philadelphia Convention Center as ‘Doctor Who’ stars David Tennant and Billie Piper arrived at Wizard World Philly to meet fans and participate in a Q&A session. One person that certainly didn’t miss it was Marvel Comics writer Dan Slott. You may have […]

  • Clark Gregg Says ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ May Factor Into ‘Captain America: Civil War’

    Posted Monday, May 11th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    After last week’s episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ the show’s stock in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may have just gone up exponentially. Not only did it tie up some loose ends from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ but it set up plenty of new threads that we could see picked up in Phase Three. And if you believe Director […]

  • ‘Independence Day 2’ Elects Sela Ward As U.S. President

    Posted Friday, May 8th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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      n the year 2016, the United States of America will definitely see a female President in the White House. This isn’t me declaring my political allegiances or anything like that because it will happen whether Hilary Clinton wins the election or not. Want to know how I know? Because Roland Emmerich’s ‘Independence Day 2’ […]

  • Wizard World Philly 2015: CONtv Streaming ‘Doctor Who’ & ‘Arrow’ Panels

    Posted Friday, May 8th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    The ScienceFiction.com team is hard at work covering this year’s Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend and they hope to see all of you readers there. However, if you can’t make it to the City of Brotherly Love for the con, a new streaming service is making things much, much easier to be in the thick […]

  • How Will ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Reference Previous Films?

    Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Vanity Fair is a venerable treasure trove for ‘Star Wars’ fans this week. Since May the 4th, we’ve seen excerpts of their upcoming issue featuring tons of new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ information such as director J.J. Abrams’ plans for Jar Jar Binks and the characters that big name stars like Adam Driver and […]

  • Who Will Direct Marvel And Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’?

    Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Thanks to an unprecedented agreement between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, Spider-Man will finally be able to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After presumably making his debut in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ the friendly neighborhood web-slinger will star in his own film set on July 28, 2017. Currently, the search for the new Peter Parker […]

  • What Did Joss Whedon Fight For In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’?

    Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Since we learned that he would not be returning for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ or the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general for the foreseeable future, Joss Whedon seems like he’s being more candid about his thoughts on various Marvel Studios projects. For instance, he’s been very vocal about the resurrection of Agent Phil Coulson for ‘Agents […]

  • ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Should Fill ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Plot Hole

    Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Despite Joss Whedon’s constant mention that Agent Phil Coulson is still dead as far as his films are concerned, everything is connected in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is something that we’re reminded every week on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and last week’s episode acted as an excellent lead in for the latest Marvel Studios blockbuster ‘Avengers: […]

  • Second ‘Star Wars Anthology’ Film Will Tell Boba Fett’s Origin

    Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 08:59 am GMT -4
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    In addition to a new trilogy of films starting with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, Disney and Lucasfilm are developing three ‘Star Wars Anthology’ films that spinoff from the main narrative that runs through the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy. The first one is Gareth Edwards’ ‘Rogue One’, which follows a group of rebels […]

  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Characters Revealed For Big Name Stars

    Posted Monday, May 4th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    With today being a celebration of ‘Star Wars,’ what better way to celebrate than learning some awesome new information about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘? Sure, the news that J.J. Abrams wants to kill Jar Jar Binks in his upcoming film is pretty great, but we also learn who some of the biggest stars in […]

  • J.J. Abrams Wants To Kill Jar Jar Binks In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

    Posted Monday, May 4th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    May the 4th is one of the most revered days in ‘Star Wars’ fandom. It’s widely recognized as a day to celebrate the franchise from a galaxy far, far away. And since it was announced that it would be returning for a brand new trilogy thanks to Walt Disney Pictures, we’ve been getting some pretty […]

  • Josh Trank Leaves ‘Star Wars Anthology’ Film

    Posted Friday, May 1st, 2015 08:37 pm GMT -4
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    Mere days before May the 4th, a major disturbance in the force has emerged. (And definitely not in a good way.) Previously, ‘Chronicle’ director Josh Trank was all set to direct the second ‘Star Wars Anthology’ film, which follows Gareth Edwards’ ‘Rogue One.’ However, it appears that the filmmaker has departed the project in favor of […]

  • Kevin Feige Reveals ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Mid-Credits Scene Secret

    Posted Friday, May 1st, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    True Believers that have already seen ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ know that Joss Whedon wasn’t lying when he said that there is no post-credits scene. There was still a mid-credits stinger though and it was a doozy. However, it may have left a few people that paid close attention to Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Thor’ a bit confused. […]

  • CM Punk Enters Marvel’s Intergalactic Octagon With ‘Drax’ Ongoing Series

    Posted Friday, May 1st, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    After making his comic book writing debut with February’s ‘Thor Annual’ #1, former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and current UFC fighter Phil “CM Punk” Brooks returns to Marvel Comics with one hell of a tag team partner for his first ongoing series. Like his good friend and former manager Paul Heyman, Punk is hitching his […]

  • New ‘Tomorrowland’ Promos Uncover More Mysterious Secrets

    Posted Friday, May 1st, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    By now, Disney fans are probably aware of the upcoming sci-fi mystery ‘Tomorrowland’ from director Brad Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindelof. Although, just because people are aware of the movie doesn’t mean that they know what’s going on. From the moment that the film was announced, it was surrounded by hidden meanings and cryptic language […]