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

  • Are Superheroes The New Dothraki? George R.R. Martin’s ‘Wild Cards’ May Replace ‘Game Of Thrones’

    Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    HBO recently announced plans to end its hit series ‘Game of Thrones’, but they may already have a replacement in place from the same creator, author George R.R. Martin.  The ‘Wild Cards’ book series looks to be headed to television courtesy of Universal Cable Productions.  Martin, however, will NOT be contributing to the adaptation, as […]

  • Weekend Box Office (08/05-08/07): ‘Suicide Squad’ Gets The Last Laugh On Critics With Record-Breaking Debut

    Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    Despite scathing reviews– 26% on Rotten Tomatoes– Warner Brothers’ ‘Suicide Squad’ massacred the box office as anticipated, taking in a record-breaking $135 million.  Just like ‘Batman V Superman’ this spring, it didn’t matter what critics thought.  This was another EVENT that true comic fans had to witness firsthand and most of them did so this […]

  • Simone Missick’s Misty Knight And The Possibility Her Own Spinoff Series

    Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Simone Missick‘s character, Misty Knight, will make her debut on Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ but now word comes that Misty Knight might even be receiving her own spinoff series! Marvel TV’s head Jeph Loeb teased: “We’re very lucky in a sense that our casts are so rich and deep and so diverse.  We certainly have plans […]

  • Producer Simon Kinberg Discusses ‘Gambit’ Delays And Points To ‘Deadpool’ As An Example

    Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Gambit’ seems mired in development hell. In 2013, Channing Tatum was white hot after the smash success of ‘Magic Mike’ and when he publicly expressed interest in playing Gambit, 20th Century Fox took the bait and approached the actor about a solo film. Unfortunately, since then, things have been moving very slowly.  It actually took […]

  • Syfy Unveils The First Trailer For ‘Incorporated’ From Exec Producers Matt Damon And Ben Affleck

    Posted Sunday, August 7th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are among the producers of Syfy’s new show ‘Incorporated’, about a man’s struggle against a seemingly all-powerful corporation.  The show stars Sean Teale as Ben Larson, plus Julia Ormond as Elizabeth, Dennis Haysbert as Julian, Allison Miller as Laura Larson, Eddie Ramos as Theo and David Hewlett as Chad. Syfy […]

  • Steeling Home: Matthew MacCaull Joins ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ As Commander Steel

    Posted Saturday, August 6th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘iZombie’ actor Matthew MacCaull is stepping over to another DC Comics adaptation on The CW, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ as Commander Steel.  His character, Henry Heywood Sr., is the grandfather of Nick Zano‘s more contemporary character, Dr. Nate Heywood, a.k.a. Citizen Steel. MacCaull’s Commander Steel will be a member of the Justice Society of America, along […]

  • Daisy Ridley Will Star In YA Adaptation ‘Chaos Walking’

    Posted Saturday, August 6th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Daisy Ridley‘s role as Rey in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ proved to be a huge hit with younger girls, so it’s not much of a stretch to discover she will be staying in a familiar role as Viola Eade in the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ ‘Chaos Walking’.  The films will be produced by Lionsgate, […]

  • ‘Supergirl’ Gets Metal: New Pics Show Metallo And Superman In Action

    Posted Saturday, August 6th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    We brought you some set pics and videos of Tyler Hoechlin in action from the first two new episodes of ‘Supergirl’ which is swooping over to The CW for its sophomore season.  Hoechlin, formerly of ‘Teen Wolf’, will be guest-starring as Kara’s cousin Clark Kent/Superman. This first clip does not appear to feature Hoechlin, but […]

  • PlayStation Cancels ‘Powers’ After Two Seasons

    Posted Saturday, August 6th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    The PlayStation Network has axed ‘Powers’ based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s hit Eisener Award-winning comic book series.  The little-seen adaptation starred Sharlto Copley as Detective Christian Walker (who secretly used to have Powers), Eddie Izzard as villain “Big Bad” Wolfe, Michael Madsen as Patrick/Super Shock, Susan Heyward as Detective Deena Pilgrim […]

  • “It’s F—ing Negan’s World Now”: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Says His Villain Will Be The Focus Of ‘The Walking Dead’ S7

    Posted Friday, August 5th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Fans of AMC’s adaptation of ‘The Walking Dead’ were left with just a tease of major new baddie Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who was teased throughout Season Six only to pop up for a fifteen minute monologue and then a bloody fade-to-black which left viewers wondering which of the main cast Negan had […]

  • Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan Makes Her Animated Debut On ‘Avengers: Ultron Revolution’ In This Clip

    Posted Friday, August 5th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Since her debut three years ago, Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, has become one of the most popular young superheroes in comics, by tapping into that “Young Peter Parker” vibe that made his earliest Stan Lee/Steve Ditko comics such a hit back in the sixties.  Perhaps more importantly, as a Pakistani-American Muslim, Ms. Marvel is […]

  • Buns Of Steel: Tyler Hoechlin Shows Off His Super Assets In New Set Videos And Photos From ‘Supergirl’

    Posted Monday, August 1st, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Shooting is underway on ‘Supergirl’ Season 2, which will kick off on October 10, 2017 on its new home The CW.  And one thing that fans can look forward to is Tyler Hoechlin who is stepping into the famous red and blue tights of Superman.  DC’s flagship hero was purposefully omitted from much of Season […]

  • Weekend Box Office (07/29-07/31): ‘Bourne’ Reigns Supreme As ‘Star Trek’ Plummets

    Posted Monday, August 1st, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    The reunion of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass proved enticing to audiences as the fifth movie in this franchise, ‘Jason Bourne’ raced to the #1 spot at the box office, collecting $60M in its opening weekend.  This opening makes it the second highest debut of the ‘Bourne’ films, coming in behind 2007′s ‘Bourne Ultimatum’.  […]

  • HBO Announces ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will End With Season 8

    Posted Monday, August 1st, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Winter is coming and your DVR is about to become a lot freer.  HBO has officially announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ is coming to an end with Season 8.  Season 6 just wrapped and it was previously announced that Season 7, which will air next year will consist of only seven episodes.  After that, fans […]

  • ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Scribes Off Script Updates And Title Changes

    Posted Monday, August 1st, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely previously penned all three ‘Captain America’ movies– ‘The First Avenger’, ‘The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Civil War’– all three of which were among the most praised of Marvel Studios’ output, so it’s no surprise that they were handed the task of scripting what may be the largest Marvel movies yet, ‘Avengers: […]