About Jason Motes

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Jason's earliest memory is of watching 'Batman,' followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn't run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason's father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of 'Snow White.' (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek...) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.
Favorites: JJ Abrams' Star Trek, original Trek, original Star Wars, Super Friends, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Wonder Twins, Dazzler, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Spider-Woman, Isis, 1966 Batman series, Y: The Last Man, Fables, The Walking Dead, anything by Ray Harryhausen, Batwoman, 90s Starman and as I said, Jem totally counts!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Jason Motes - Writer

  • Carly Pope Targets Oliver Queen On ‘Arrow’ Season 5 And Opens The Door For A Certain Emerald Gladiator

    Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2016 07:30 pm GMT -4

    Carly Pope returns to The CW for ‘Arrow’ Season Five.  Pope previously starred on the series ‘The Tomorrow People’ which was also co-created by ‘Arrow’ producer Greg Berlanti and co-starred Robbie Amell, the cousin of ‘Arrow’ star Stephen, who went on to star as Ronnie Raymond on ‘The Flash’. Pope will portray Susan Williams, an […]

  • New Photos Of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman Surface

    Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    The ‘Batman V Superman – Ultimate Edition’ keeps on delivering more tasty morsels.  The latest are some behind-the-scenes shots of Jason Momoa, filming his brief cameo as Aquaman in the film.  Of course, Momoa will play a much larger role in ‘Justice League’ next year before spinning off into his own solo movie in 2018. […]

  • HBO Releases An Infographic That Reveals Familial Connections On ‘Game Of Thrones’… Including Jon Snow’s Parentage

    Posted Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This contains SPOILERS for ‘Game of Thrones’ so proceed with caution. HBO has released a new infographic for ‘Game of Thrones’ which attempts to spell out the complex relationships between the ten thousand different characters (slight exaggeration).  While diehards may know all of this from memory, it’s still handy to have a reference […]

  • Gal Gadot Looks Pensive In Costume In New ‘Wonder Woman’ Set Pictures

    Posted Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition’ promises to deliver not just an expanded cut of the hit film, but peaks at upcoming Warner Brothers DC movies, including ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Wonder Woman’ both of which are in the can prepping for release. One bonus feature is a featurette documentary ‘Wonder Woman: The […]

  • James Cameron Says ‘The Force Awakens’ Lacked ‘Innovative Visual Imagination’

    Posted Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    James Cameron has certainly earned his right to say what he wants about Hollywood films, considering he made the two top grossing films of all time, 2009′s ‘Avatar’ and 1997′s ‘Titanic’.  Both works managed to retain their rankings even in the face of a blockbuster so mighty that most just *knew* it would blow those […]

  • Warner Brothers Rejected Nicolas Winding Refn As ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Over The Casting Of Christina Hendricks

    Posted Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Stylish director Nicholas Winding Refn (‘Drive’, ‘The Neon Demon’) recently admitted that he would love to direct a female superhero movie and selected ‘Batgirl’ as his potential muse.  But a few years ago, Refn campaigned hard to get the opportunity to helm ‘Wonder Woman’ for Warner Brothers, stating that he was “born to make” the […]

  • Get The Scoop On J.K. Rowling’s ‘Ilvermorny School Of Wizarding And Witchcraft’

    Posted Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    If we thought the saga of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World was finished with ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ we were very mistaken.  Fans are still ravenous for more and Rowling is delivering without being afraid to take things in intriguing new directions.  The London stage production ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is the […]

  • Concept Art Reveals Looks For Aquaman, The Flash And Cyborg For ‘Justice League’

    Posted Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    The stakes are high for Warner Brothers, following the underwhelming theatrical performance of ‘Batman V Superman’.  The ‘Ultimate Edition’ of the film, including 30 minutes of bonus footage, was released today on VOD (the physical Blu-Ray comes out on July 19th, 2016) and there are high hopes that this expanded version will win over some […]

  • Bryan Cranston Discusses Playing Zordon In ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’

    Posted Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    Fans were stunned last week when Lionsgate announced that Golden Globe Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston had joined the ‘Power Rangers’ cast as the team’s mentor Zordon.  Cranston is a longtime part of the ‘Power Rangers’ family having voiced several villains in the earlier episodes.  In addition, the first Blue Rangers, Billy Cranston was named after […]

  • Wong Direction: Benedict Wong Discusses How His ‘Doctor Strange’ Role Is Different From The Comics

    Posted Monday, June 27th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Doctor Strange’ debuted as a comic book character in 1963, which was a… simpler time.  The new film by Scott Derrickson has already run into issues with the decision to cast a Caucasian actor, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, a character traditionally depicted as a Tibetan man.  Then there’s Doctor Strange’s “manservant” Wong, another […]

  • ‘Rogue One’ Might Make A MAJOR Departure From ‘Star Wars’ Tradition

    Posted Monday, June 27th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is a major game changer to begin with, as it’ the first anthology movie set in the ‘Star Wars’ universe but that isn’t part of the traditional trilogies.  As such, it appears that director Gareth Edwards and the execs at Lucasfilm Ltd. might be making a huge departure from […]

  • ‘Neon Demon’ Director Nicolas Winding Refn Wants To Direct A ‘Batgirl’ Movie

    Posted Monday, June 27th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Stylistic Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (‘The Neon Demon’, ‘Drive’) has announced that he would like to helm a movie based on DC Comics’ ‘Batgirl’.  Refn had previously expressed interest in taking on a ‘Wonder Woman’ movie, but that task went to Patty Jenkins, whose ‘Wonder Woman’ film, starring Gal Gadot, arrives next year. “God, […]

  • Weekend Box Office (06/25-06/27): ‘Independence Day’ Sinks Against ‘Finding Dory’

    Posted Monday, June 27th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ did NOT prove to be this year’s ‘Jurassic World’.  The follow-up to the twenty-year-old first movie was eyed to kick off a new franchise, but its $41.6M opening (on a $165M budget) basically nixes that plan.  It certainly doesn’t help that critics and theater goers didn’t warm up to it, with 33% […]

  • Bokeem Woodbine Joins Michael Keaton To Menace ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Sunday, June 26th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    While it hasn’t been confirmed, it appears that Michael Keaton is officially playing the villain in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, rumored to be The Vulture.  But he won’t be alone.  We previously reported that ‘Prometheus’ star Logan Marshall-Green had come on board as a fellow antagonist.  Now comes word that another actor will also be siding with […]

  • ‘Gotham’ Casts Maggie Geha As An Older Poison Ivy For Season Three

    Posted Sunday, June 26th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Gotham’ wants to take the character Ivy Pepper in a decidedly different direction.  Therefore young Clare Foley is out and Maggie Geha is in for Season Three.  Geha is best known as the Shopstyle.com Girl, as the host of a DIY/how to tutorial series, and has dabbled in acting with her longest stint being six […]