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

  • Newest ‘Power Rangers’ Rumors Contradict EVERYTHING Previously Reported

    Posted Monday, October 12th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5

    The live action ‘Power Rangers’ feature film, directed by Dean Israelite, is more than a year off, so understandably news hasn’t exactly been pouring out, but up to this point, everything that has been revealed (mostly via rumors, of course) has pointed to this being a reboot of the original incarnation of the popular sentai […]

  • Despite Conflicting Reports, Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ Movie Is Still On Track For 2019

    Posted Sunday, October 11th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -5

    Yesterday, rumors swirled that Marvel Studios had scrapped plans for its 2019 ‘Inhumans’ movie over a dispute with Marvel’s TV division, which has been heavily building the Inhumans on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’  This came on the heels of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige packing up and taking the movie studio out from under Marvel Entertainment […]

  • Mattel’s DC Super Hero Girls Break Out Of The Barbie Mold – With Input From Real Girls

    Posted Saturday, October 10th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -5

    The new Mattel ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ toy line isn’t just another pretty doll collection for young girls– although they are that– but a completely new attempt to market super heroes to this audience, who already make up 9% of the action figure-buying market.  It’s a relatively small number, but it represents a sizable enough […]

  • Producer Scott Rudin Revives ‘Justice League Dark’ To Shoot Next Year

    Posted Friday, October 9th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

    Guillermo del Toro spent several years shaping a film project called ‘Dark Universe’ based on DC Comics’ mystical characters, most of whom existed under its Vertigo imprint.  Del Toro’s project later became ‘Justice League Dark’ when DC rebooted its line of comics and lumped a number of their mystical characters into a rag tag team […]

  • New Video Takes You Up Close And Personal With Costumes From ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’

    Posted Friday, October 9th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -5

    The costumes from one of next year’s most anticipated movies, ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ will be on display this weekend at NYCC but you don’t have to be in New York to get an up close glimpse of them.  This new video gives you an insider’s look at these new takes on the […]

  • Zoe Saldana Reveals That Benicio Del Toro Will Return For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2′

    Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -5

    Not much is known about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ other than the sequel to last year’s surprise mega-smash will arrive on May 5, 2017 and will include yet another soundtrack featuring 70s light rock favorites.  Of course, the actors who portrayed the headlining heroes are all coming back– Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Starlord, […]

  • Ryan Murphy Discusses Vampires, Ghosts, Peepholes And That Thing In Room 33 On ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

    Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -5

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains SPOILERS for the premier episode of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ and the rest of the season.  If you want to avoid them, turn back now! The first episode of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ was an extra large hour and a half long and even so, was packed with content as […]

  • The ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Synopsis Has Arrived

    Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2015 06:05 pm GMT -5

    Comic movie fans are more than ready for the Apocalypse!  Next May, Oscar Isaac stalks onto the big screen as the powerful Alpha Mutant of that name in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, directed by Bryan Singer.  Building on last year’s mega hit ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, also directed by Singer, the new movie follows the continuing […]

  • David Tennant’s Purple Man Gets Into Your Head In This New Trailer For ‘Jessica Jones’

    Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -5

    The Purple Man may not sound like a particularly threatening name for a super villain, but David Tennant‘s creepy voice over in the new ‘Jessica Jones’ trailer will get in your head the way it seems to the title hero’s.  Tennant plays the colorfully codenamed villain, also known as Zebediah Killgrave on the Netflix series […]

  • Ridley Scott Hints At How ‘Alien: Paradise Lost’ Fits Into The Franchise’s Larger Universe

    Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -5

    To say things are murky regarding the ever evolving ‘Alien: Paradise Lost’ would be an understatement.  Originally it was expected that Ridley Scott‘s next venture back to the universe he helped create would be an Alien-free sequel to ‘Prometheus’ that would focus mainly on the Engineers, the mysterious deities responsible for creating the monstrous Xenomorphs […]

  • Rick Moranis Is Not Retired But Explains Why He Passed On Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’

    Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -5

    For the most part, it sounds like the cast of the original ‘Ghostbusters’ movies are happily handing off the torch to the new generation in Paul Feig’s reboot film, starring Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig.  From the original two films, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver […]

  • Pterodactyl! Meet The New Pink Power Ranger… Naomi Scott

    Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5

    The first Power Ranger in the new 2017 film adaptation of the hit kids series has been announced!  The teenager with attitude in the reboot is Naomi Scott, who can currently be seen in ‘The Martian’ and has also appeared in ‘The 33′ (based on the true story of the trapped Chilean miners) and as […]

  • Is It Going Commando If Your Undies Are On The Outside? Frank Miller’s New Cover Emphasizes The MAN In Superman

    Posted Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -5

    I’m not sure what DC was thinking by enlisting Frank Miller to do yet another unwarranted sequel to ‘The Dark Knight Returns’– ‘The Dark Knight III – The Master Race’– but they did it and we’re going to have to endure it… well, to a degree.  No one HAS to buy it and/or read it.  […]

  • The First Draft Of ‘The New Mutants’ Script Is Finished

    Posted Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -5

    With ‘Deadpool‘ hitting theaters next year and Ryan Reynolds playing the famous Merc With A Mouth, Fox is looking to the comic book which spawned him as its next mutant hit, ‘The New Mutants’.  Debuting in 1982, ‘The New Mutants’ was a return to the foundation of the X-Men, adolescents just discovering that they are […]

  • Get Your Cape On And Visit Super Hero High School In This First Clip From ‘DC Super Hero Girls’

    Posted Monday, October 5th, 2015 02:06 pm GMT -5

    Earlier this summer, we brought you news that DC/Warner Brothers were launching a new initiative for girls which would include animated online shorts as well as TV specials and direct-to-DVD movies; toys; apparel; and partnerships with Random House Publishing and LEGO.  The time has come! The first animated clip is now available online and introduces […]