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

  • Simon Kinberg Clarifies The Time Changes From ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

    Posted Thursday, September 25th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ has been the most successful movie in the film franchise and was almost universally embraced by fans, who were turned off by earlier efforts like ‘X-Men: Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine.’  In a surprising twist, a lot of things that fans hated about those two movies were undone, thanks […]

  • Who Is The Mightiest Marvel Super Villain? Stan Lee Responds!

    Posted Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Marvel Studios has been teasing Thanos as their big baddie, inserting him into a teaser in ‘The Avengers’ and granting him a larger role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ played by Josh Brolin.  But is he really Marvel Comics’ toughest villain?  Not according to Marvel’s iconic Editor Emeritus Stan Lee. Even though Ultron is most […]

  • Roberto Orci To Bring William Shatner Back As An Older Captain Kirk In ‘Star Trek 3′

    Posted Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 06:11 pm GMT -4
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    In current ‘Star Trek’ canon, we have two Spocks, Leonard Nimoy’s original version, displaced via time travel and Zachary Quinto’s new younger version, which was established as a parallel reality take.  Rumor has it that a role was scripted for William Shatner to reprise the role of Captain Kirk in the first ‘Star Trek’ but […]

  • A New Name Emerges As A Contender To Play ‘Black Panther’

    Posted Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Everyone is looking forward to having a black super hero headline their own movie.  Luke Cage is confirmed for his own Netflix series, and of course we’ve gotten Storm, Iron Patriot and The Falcon on the big screen.  But the Black Panther was the very first black super hero.  Isn’t it time he got his […]

  • See Elsa In Action In The First Seven Minutes From The Season Premier Of ‘Once Upon A Time’

    Posted Monday, September 22nd, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: If you aren’t up to speed on ‘Once Upon A Time’, this article contains spoilers from last season and the upcoming season. Anna and Elsa are headed from the kingdom of Arendelle to the “real world” town of Storybrooke on the ABC series ‘Once Upon A Time.‘  (ABC is owned by ‘Frozen’ studio […]

  • “Hunt Or Be Hunted,” With This Official Trailer For ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5

    Posted Monday, September 22nd, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘The Walking Dead’ returns on October 12th.  Throughout the summer, AMC has been releasing promotional material, including teasers and photos.  Now with the Season Five premiere just a few weeks away, the network has released a new “official” trailer which further utilizes the “Hunt or Be Hunted” tagline which was a storyline in the comic […]

  • RUMOR ALERT: Did Aquaman Play A Role In Man Of Steel? And What Will His Part Be In ‘Dawn Of Justice’?

    Posted Monday, September 22nd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Once again the rumor mill is swirling around ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’. It’s basically common knowledge that ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Jason Momoa is supposed to be playing Aquaman, although it hasn’t been officially confirmed even at this point, when the movie is already filming. But the latest rumor, as many have speculated, is […]

  • Warner Brothers Wants David Ayers To Direct A ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie

    Posted Saturday, September 20th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    In the DC Comics Universe, the Suicide Squad is a loose configuration of super villains tasked with carrying out government missions (usually involving assassination) in exchange for their prison sentences being cut short.  The roster fluctuates but has included Deadshot, Harley Quinn and King Shark among many others and is led by Amanda Waller.  The […]

  • ‘Supergirl’ Has Found A Home… On CBS!

    Posted Friday, September 19th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Marvel may be dominating the box office, but it looks like DC is making its claim on television.  In addition to the already successful ‘Arrow’, this fall, we’ll see ‘The Flash’, ‘Gotham’, ‘Constantine’ and ‘iZombie‘ hitting the small screen.  And now we can add another name to the list, as producer Greg Berlanti (who is […]

  • Take Aim At Season 3 Of ‘Arrow’ With A Blooper Reel And 16 New Pictures

    Posted Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 02:04 pm GMT -4
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    The breakout CW hit ‘Arrow’, based on DC Comics’ character Green Arrow/Oliver Queen returns for its third season Wednesday October 8th and things will be going in all kinds of new directions.  Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) steps up as a full-fledged hero himself, as Arsenal.  Brandon Routh, the former film Superman, joins the cast as […]

  • Tom Hiddleston Is Heading To ‘Skull Island’

    Posted Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Loki is stepping out of Thor’s shadow, as Tom Hiddleston is set to headline his first major film, the prequel to ‘King Kong’, ‘Skull Island’, from Universal Pictures and Legendary.  The film will be directed by indie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who previously helmed the documentary ‘The Kings of Summer.’  Vogt-Roberts most recently directed the pilot […]

  • What Were C-3PO/Anthony Daniels’ Demands For Appearing In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

    Posted Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    We all knew growing up, that C-3PO was the biggest diva in the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy (far, far away).  Like Jennifer Lopez, the actor who embodied and voiced the classic golden robot issued a few demands in order to reprise the role in the upcoming ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’  Oh it’s nothing as bad as […]

  • The Deanmon Emerges In This Trailer For ‘Supernatural’ Season 10

    Posted Monday, September 15th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Last season of The CW’s ‘Supernatural’ kicked off with Sam Winchester (Jared Padelecki) possessed by evil angel Gadreel (Tahmoh Penickett).  Now the tables have turned, as in the Season Nine finale, it was Dean (Jensen Ackles) who became possessed by a demon, due to his agreement to accept the Mark of Cain.  (This was, of […]

  • Zack Snyder Releases The First Official Image of The Batmobile, Plus Fan-Filmed Footage From The Set

    Posted Sunday, September 14th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Images of the Batmobile from Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ taken by bystanders have already leaked online, so apparently, the director himself decided to release a higher quality official photo.  The new version definitely resembles the Christopher Nolan version, referred to as “The Tumbler”– chunky and militaristic, especially the guns… which is […]

  • Alex Kurtzman Teases How Dark His Venom Movie Will Be

    Posted Friday, September 12th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Announced as part of Sony’s expanded ‘Spider-Man’ universe, ‘Venom‘ starring the alien symbiote villain/anti-hero is slated to be written and directed by Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’  But will the villain live up to the darkness that defines the character in comics? In the comics, the darkness of the character has fluctuated, […]