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

  • Michael Keaton Thinks ‘Beetlejuice 2”s “Ship Has Sailed”

    Posted Friday, July 29th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    For several years now, Warner Brothers has been teasing a sequel to the 1988 classic ‘Beetlejuice’.  Seth Grahame-Smith (‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’, ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’) was attached to pen the script with David Katzenberg and everyone from original director Tim Burton to stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder have offered optimistic updates.  But […]

  • Nick Jonas Is In Talks To Join The ‘Jumanji’ Remake

    Posted Friday, July 29th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Scream Queens’ and ‘Kingdom’ star Nick Jonas is in negotiations to join the cast of the new Jake Kasdan-directed remake of ‘Jumanji’.  In addition to his TV roles, Jonas turned in an impressive performance in the film festival favorite ‘Goat’ about fraternity hazing. In recent years, he has also had recurring roles on ‘Hawaii 5-0′ […]

  • It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s The First Pic Of Tyler Hoechlin As Superman From ‘Supergirl’ Season 2

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Big changes are coming to ‘Supergirl’ in Season 2.  For one thing, the show is winging its way over to a new network, The CW from CBS, where the freshman season floundered.  Now, flanked by established DC super hero hits like ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, the show will hopefully live up to […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: Batman’s Not The Only Justice Leaguer Who’ll Appear In ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 07:01 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains SPOILERS for ‘Suicide Squad’ so proceed with caution. We’ve known for quite some time that Batman (Ben Affleck) had a role in ‘Suicide Squad’.  We still don’t exactly know how large a role it is, but he’s in there, as seen in various trailers.  At first, it seemed as if […]

  • Disney Hopes To Reboot ‘The Rocketeer’ With An African American Female Lead

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    After Tim Burton’s 1989 ‘Batman’ proved to be not just a box office smash, but a bonafide pop culture phenomenon, many studios attempted to follow suit, but in most cases, they went too old or obscure, or both.  Disney tried twice to capture that ‘Batman’ magic.  First, in 1990, they adapted Chester Gould’s classic comic […]

  • Khary Payton On Playing Ezekiel On ‘The Walking Dead’, Which Survivors He First Encounters And Shiva The Tiger

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Comic fans may know Khary Payton’s voice.  He’s portrayed Cyborg on the ‘Teen Titans’ cartoons since 2003, Aqualad and Black Manta on ‘Young Justice’ and many other animated characters.  But now he’s appearing in the flesh as the most colorful character to ever grace the black and white ‘The Walking Dead’ comic book, King Ezekiel.  […]

  • ‘Flashpoint’ Storyline Will Be Changed For ‘The Flash’ Season Three

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    We know that ‘The Flash’ Season 3 will adapt the comic book storyline “Flashpoint,” after Barry went back in time and changed history at the end of Season 2.  When the show returns, expect a completely different reality in the present as a result.  But that won’t be the only change.  The show’s creators will […]

  • Beware My Power: Geoff Johns Promoted To President Of DC Entertainment

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    Geoff Johns has been a powerful force at DC Comics for many years now.  In many ways, Johns is the ultimate fanboy-turned-pro and his encyclopedic knowledge of the DC Universe and passion for the characters has often proven a great asset when it comes to bringing those characters to a wider audience.  Johns has been […]

  • ‘Rogue One’ Director Gareth Edwards Shoots Down A Major Cameo Rumor

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ takes place before the events of ‘Episode IV: A New Hope’.  And the next anthology film in the series is the unnamed young Han Solo movie directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller with Alden Ehrenreich starring as the famous pilot/smuggler.  Since both movies are set in the past […]

  • Netflix Won’t Save ‘Agent Carter’; Find Out Why

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    ABC’s ‘Agent Carter’ managed to last for two low-rated seasons, but despite a passionate core of fans, simply didn’t perform well enough for the network to continue funneling money into it, considering the period action series was pretty expensive to produce, despite Disney owning both ABC and Marvel Entertainment. Fans lobbied to save the series, […]

  • Lady Gaga Tweets Three New Teasers For ‘American Horror Story’ Season 6

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 09:04 pm GMT -4

    While most shows of the fall season won’t arrive until October, fans of ‘American Horror Story’ are in luck, because the new season of Ryan Murphy’s hit anthology series arrives a bit early, in mid-September.  But considering that the nature of each season is kept pretty firmly under wraps, we still don’t quite know what […]

  • New ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ Featurette Explores Tim Burton’s Vision

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    There is probably no one alive better suited to adapt Ransom Riggs’ best-selling novel ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ to film than Tim Burton.  The visionary director behind ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Alice In Wonderland’ brings his quirky sensibilities to an already quirky story about a boy named Jake (played by ‘Ender’s […]

  • RUMOR ALERT: ‘Doctor Who”s Rachel Talalay Is In The Running To Direct ‘Captain Marvel’

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Marvel fans have their ‘Captain Marvel’, now that Brie Larson has been revealed to have nabbed the coveted role as Marvel’s first female solo headliner.  Now comes the question of who will direct.  We do know that Marvel is definitely looking to enlist a female director. Reportedly, Marvel has narrowed their list to 10 contenders.  […]

  • Matt Ryan Returns As Constantine In Animated ‘Justice League Dark’ Preview

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 10:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Constantine’ bombed in its singular season on NBC, but fans won’t let it go.  Star Matt Ryan, who portrayed paranormal investigator John Constantine, returned in the role on ‘Arrow’ last season and he will return at least once more.  Or at least his voice will.  Ryan is voicing Constantine in the animated ‘Justice League Dark’ […]

  • ‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Shoots Down Popular Jason Todd Theory

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    There was a huge hint in ‘Batman V Superman’ when Bruce Wayne surveys the cases holding the costumes of his fallen comrades.  In particular, he pauses on the suit of Robin, which is badly damaged and is spray painted with the inscription “Ha Ha Ha Jokes On You Batman.”  For comic book fans, this is […]