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

  • How Much Of Edgar Wright’s Material Stayed In ‘Ant-Man’?

    Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -4

    When Edgar Wright left ‘Ant-Man’ over creative differences in May 2014, fans were disappointed to hear that the filmmaker’s nearly ten years of work was going down the drain. Marvel Studios then brought in Adam McKay to work with star Paul Rudd (who actually has some popular writing credits to his name) and new director […]

  • Don’t Expect A ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer At SDCC

    Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2015 12:30 pm GMT -4

    Like many other fictional worlds from all over the pop culture spectrum, a galaxy far, far away will be descending upon San Diego, California for the annual San Diego Comic-Con this week. J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, and a number of surprise guests will join moderator Chris Hardwick for a ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ panel […]

  • Marvel/Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ Casts Marisa Tomei As Aunt May

    Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 06:02 pm GMT -4

    After many months of searching, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced two weeks ago that up and coming director Jon Watts would be directing the all-new ‘Spider-Man’ film starring Tom Holland. But now another new cast member has been revealed. According to Variety, Marisa Tomei has been tapped to play Aunt May, Peter Parker’s beloved […]

  • Howard Stark Will Return To ‘Agent Carter’ Season 2

    Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    While we’re sure to learn more about the next season of ‘Agent Carter’ at San Diego Comic-Con during the Marvel Television panel later this week, a few details have already emerged about Peggy’s trip to the west coast for a new mission. For instance, news got out last week that James D’Arcy and Enver Gjokaj would […]

  • Rachel McAdams Rumored For ‘Doctor Strange’ Female Lead

    Posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 08:30 pm GMT -4

    Slowly but surely, things are coming together for Scott Derrickson’s ‘Doctor Strange’. After Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as the Sorcerer Supreme back in December, other big names have finally started to join the cast over the last few months. For starters, it was announced that Tilda Swinton would provide a new twist on the Ancient […]

  • ‘Daredevil’ Casts Elodie Yung As Elektra For Season Two

    Posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    With set pictures surfacing yesterday, we can already see that Marvel and Netflix are already hard at work on the second season of ‘Daredevil’. Plus, in addition to hearing about a number of cast members making their return to the show, we’ve heard that Jon Bernthal will appear as The Punisher when the next chapter […]

  • ‘Lego Movie’ Directors Helming ‘Star Wars Anthology’ Film Starring Han Solo

    Posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 06:04 pm GMT -4

    Ever since Josh Trank departed the second ‘Star Wars Anthology’ film back in May, there has been a whirlwind of news and rumors emerging regarding the upcoming spinoff. From the circumstances surrounding his departure to the subject of the film, we’ve heard a ton of unconfirmed and at times conflicting reports about this movie in […]

  • ‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay Turns Down ‘Black Panther’

    Posted Monday, July 6th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Earlier this summer, reports surfaced stating that ‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay was approached to direct ‘Black Panther’ or ‘Captain Marvel’ for Marvel Studios. And True Believers and film lovers alike rejoiced since the Oscar-nominated filmmaker would bring her fresh vision and unique voice to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But it seems that the excitement was […]

  • Matt & Foggy Are At It Again In First ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Set Pictures

    Posted Monday, July 6th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4

    As Marvel Studios and Netflix prepare for the release of ‘Jessica Jones’ later this year, they’re not wasting any time on the series following it, which happens to be the another installment of ‘Daredevil.’ Roughly three months after the first season premiered on the popular streaming service, the second season of the Man Without Fear’s acclaimed […]

  • Scott Lang Steals The Show (& Then Some) In New ‘Ant-Man’ Clip

    Posted Monday, July 6th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4

    We’re only about a week away until True Believers venture back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to Peyton Reed’s ‘Ant-Man’. In the Phase Two finale, we’ll be introduced to Dr. Hank Pym and his new protégé Scott Lang as they set out to prove that size doesn’t matter because heroes come in all sizes. […]

  • Will Marvel Remove Mystical Elements From ‘Iron Fist’ Netflix Series?

    Posted Monday, July 6th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Business is booming in the Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the success of the first season of ‘Daredevil,’ production began on ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Luke Cage’ entered the writing stage, and a second season of the Man Without Fear’s series featuring Jon Bernthal as the Punisher has been announced. However, no one is really talking […]

  • ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Started As A Kryptonite-Laced Easter Egg

    Posted Sunday, July 5th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    It’s always fun to hear how some of your favorite movies came to be. Kevin Smith used his experience at a convenience store to make ‘Clerks,’ Cameron Crowe modeled ‘Almost Famous’ after his stint as a teenage reporter for ‘Rolling Stone,’ and apparently Zack Snyder first conceived the showdown between the Man of Steel and […]

  • Wade Wilson Catches A Cab With A Friend In New ‘Deadpool’ Pictures

    Posted Friday, July 3rd, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Ryan Reynolds playing Deadpool in his own movie is enough to get any True Believer to the theater. However, it wouldn’t be much of a movie if the Merc With A Mouth goofed off in front of a camera for 90 minutes. Sure, it would probably be hilarious, but it still wouldn’t be much of […]

  • Will J.K. Simmons Appear In Future ‘Terminator’ Movies?

    Posted Friday, July 3rd, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Judging by the other reviews out there, I liked ‘Terminator Genisys’ a lot more than most. However, there were definitely a few things that could have been improved upon. For instance, a few outstanding cast members weren’t as prominently featured as I would have liked. Matt Smith is definitely among them, although it’s understandable why […]

  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ SDCC Exclusive Reveals Stormtrooper Details

    Posted Friday, July 3rd, 2015 10:30 am GMT -4

    Around this time of year, fans start to learn what exclusives will be available at San Diego Comic-Con. We’ve done our best to spotlight some of the coolest things available exclusively at the Mecca of pop culture this year in our Toy News Tuesday column, but the offering from Hasbro and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is […]