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

  • The Scarecrow Is Confirmed For ‘Gotham’

    Posted Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Fox’s new hit Batman prequel series ‘Gotham‘ has offered a glimpse at the early days of Gotham City, just after the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne as young Bruce starts down the path that will eventually lead to him becoming the Dark Knight.  As part of this journey, the show’s real focus, a young […]

  • ‘Doctor Strange’ Director Tweets A Possible Hint About The Plot

    Posted Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    Marvel has officially confirmed ‘Doctor Strange’ for phase 3 of their movie universe, with Scott Derrickson (‘Deliver Us From Evil’, ‘Sinister‘, ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’) attached to direct with an October 2nd, 2016 release date.  It was rumored that the film will break from tradition and not be an origin, so… what will […]

  • DC Announces A Massive Crossover With ‘Convergence’

    Posted Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    How massive is DC’s next crossover event?  So important that it’s shelving all of their titles for two months and will only publish the weekly, 9-issue miniseries and 40 tie-n two-issue minis.  ‘Convergence’ will introduce a new villain named Telos and will spin out of the conclusions of two current miniseries, ‘The New 52: World’s […]

  • Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ Movie Is Officially A Go!

    Posted Monday, November 3rd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Earlier this year, while stumping ‘White House Down’ alongside co-star Jaime Foxx, Magic Mike Channing Tatum expressed that if he were to play a comic book super hero, he’d want to portray Gambit, the shady Cajun X-Man.  Well, Hollywood jumped on that and just months later, Tatum has signed on to not only play the […]

  • Bradley Cooper Vehicle ‘Limitless’ Moves Closer To Becoming A TV Series

    Posted Monday, November 3rd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    With reality TV constantly drawing viewers away from traditional scripted programming, networks have gotten skittish with original series.  If a show doesn’t launch strong from the get-go, networks are quick to deep six them in favor of cheaper reality shows that deliver better ratings.  This is especially true with genre shows, like ‘Revolution‘ and ‘Terra […]

  • RUMORS: Is ‘Wonder Woman’ Getting The Trilogy Treatment?

    Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    This article contains possible SPOILERS about the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie.  Be warned! DC’s track record with movies has been spottier than Marvel’s and therefore its film ventures could be seen as bigger risks.  Marvel can do ‘Black Panther’ with a black male lead and ‘Captain Marvel’ with a female lead and these suddenly don’t seem […]

  • New Leaked Footage From ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Surfaces

    Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Possibly the most anticipated movie of next year is ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ which builds upon the incredibly successful Marvel movie franchise and is the direct sequel to one of the most successful movies of all time.  But there’s trouble brewing.  The tension between the various members created some of the most exciting and humorous […]

  • Super Heroines In The City: Is Sony Planning A Spider-Women Team-Up Film?

    Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ may have stumbled at the box office, but it can hardly be called a failure.  Even so, Sony seems to be re-evaluating its ambitious plan to craft an entire cinematic universe around Marvel’s flagship hero.  Even so, already in-development movies like ‘Sinister Six’ and ‘Venom’ are moving forward and earlier it […]

  • Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka Sign On For ‘American Horror Story’ And Lily Rabe Is Set To Return

    Posted Thursday, October 30th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Hollywood power couple Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka will be popping up on Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show‘ in the last two episodes of this season.  Harris, who previously appeared on Murphy’s other hit show ‘Glee,’ will appear in the last two episodes of the season as a “chameleon salesman.”  […]

  • Because No One Demanded It, Joel Schumacher Is Returning To The Batman Franchise

    Posted Thursday, October 30th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Batman Forever‘ was a decent enough hit at the box office, with Val Kilmer in the title role and introducing Chris O’Donnell as Robin.  Joel Schumacher helmed the third film in the franchise, taking over for eccentric director Tim Burton, who directed the first two Bat-movies.  Unfortunately, Schumacher followed this hit movie up with ‘Batman […]

  • More Marvel Movie Info: ‘The Inhumans’ And ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

    Posted Thursday, October 30th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Marvel’s President Kevin Feige made waves by announcing the studio’s third wave of films, which includes several sequels as well as starring features for Black Panther, the studio’s first black headliner and Captain Marvel, the first solo female hero to star in her own movie.  Among these, look forward to a third ‘Thor’ subtitled ‘Ragnarok’ […]

  • Keanu Reeves Discusses The Roles That Got Away And His Upcoming Sci-Fi Adventure ‘Replicas’

    Posted Thursday, October 30th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    It’s hard to imagine, but the star of ‘The Matrix’ trilogy, ‘Constantine’ and the classic ‘Bill & Ted’ movies, Keanu Reeves, now 50 years old, has hit something of a dry spot when it comes to studio films. While promoting his latest hit movie ‘John Wick’, the actor candidly admitted “It sucks, but it’s just […]

  • Marvel Announces Its First Female Lead In A Film… And It’s Not Black Widow!

    Posted Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 07:19 pm GMT -4
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    Scarlett Johansson has made quite a splash as Black Widow in three Marvel movies now, ‘Iron Man 2′, ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’  Hayley Atwell’s ‘Agent Carter‘ will headline her own TV series this winter.  But neither of these powerful women will star in their own live action movie.  The first Marvel […]

  • Robert Kirkman Debunks ‘The Walking Dead’ “It’s All A Dream” Theory

    Posted Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    The live action television adaptation of the hit Image comic book ‘The Walking Dead’, written by Robert Kirkman is actually growing its already massive audience with its new sixth season, seemingly locking it in for many more seasons to come.  But recently, fans of the show began buzzing that perhaps things were not what they […]

  • David S. Goyer Is Looking To Adapt ‘Krypton’ As A TV Series

    Posted Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Gotham’ is doing well on Fox, so it’s not terribly surprising that Warner Brothers is looking to deliver another prequel TV series based on its DC Comics mythology.  In this case, the studio is looking to bring Superman’s home world of Krypton to the small screen.  This would be the second Superman prequel, following The […]