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 Film Rights To The Taskmaster Are Back At Marvel!

    Posted Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Even though the Marvel character The Taskmaster isn’t a hero or a headliner, apparently his rights have been the subject of dispute.  The jauntily-clad villain (real name: Tony Masters) has the power to memorize any movement he witnesses, making him one of the most lethal hand-to-hand combatants in the Marvel Universe and has primarily been a […]

  • Steven Moffat Admits He Thinks About Leaving ‘Doctor Who’ And When The Right Time Will Come

    Posted Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    Steven Moffat has been a fan of ‘Doctor Who’ since he was a child, so it was a dream come true when he signed on in 2005 to write for the newly relaunched series.  He has acted as the showrunner since 2010, taking over when Russell T. Davies left.  Since then, the show has had […]

  • Catch A Tiny Glimpse Of Gal Gadot And Chris Pine On The London World War I Set Of ‘Wonder Woman’

    Posted Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    Even though story details haven’t been officially confirmed, at this point, we know that part of Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ takes place during World War I-era London.  We have seen both Gal Gadot as the title hero and Chris Pine in period costumes on period sets.  Now two short video clips from the set have […]

  • Bran Stark Is All Grown Up In This ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Six Photo

    Posted Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 02:30 pm GMT -5
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    When we first met Bran Stark on ‘Game of Thrones’, he was just a tiny moppet of approximately ten-years-old, getting shoved out of a tower after witnessing the incestuous brother-sister pairing of Cersei and Jaime Lannister getting busy.  Fortunately for him, the boy survived the fall and when we last saw him, he was getting schlepped […]

  • Ben Affleck And Jeremy Irons Take You Inside The Batcave In New ‘Batman V Superman’ Pics

    Posted Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -5
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      The Batcave is the most famous super hero base of operations in the world and you can’t have Batman without it.  We’ve already caught glimpses of the stronghold in the ‘Batman V Superman’ trailers, most infamously the costume chamber in which a battered Joker-defaced Robin costume hangs, hinting at a past tragedy. As you […]

  • ‘Doctor Strange’ Producer Announces “Mads Mikkelsen Is Playing Our Main Villain”

    Posted Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    After months of rumors, Mads Mikkelsen has been confirmed to be part of next fall’s ‘Doctor Strange.’  “Mads is playing our main villain,” announced executive producer Stephen Broussard. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who is also an exec producer on the film elaborated: “Mads’ character is a sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect.  [He] believes […]

  • Holy Continuity! How Will Robin Factor Into The DC Cinematic Universe? Latest Rumors Offer Hints

    Posted Monday, December 28th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    RUMOR ALERT: This information is strictly RUMOR so take everything with a grain of salt. Robin takes a lot of guff when it comes to those that are only familiar with the “Holy ____” version of the character from the classic 60s TV series.  But these days, Robin/Nightwing/whoever is in the role at the moment […]

  • Tim Miller Offers Commentary For The ‘Deadpool’ Trailer

    Posted Monday, December 28th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article reveals details about ‘Deadpool’ which may be considered spoilers, so proceed with caution! No sooner has ‘Deadpool’ gifted the world with a new trailer, than director Tim Miller has stepped in to offer some insight into not only the trailer, but the movie itself. Here’s what he had to say. Here […]

  • Relax! Disney Infinity 3.0 Did NOT Spoil Rey’s Family Ties

    Posted Monday, December 28th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    SPOILER ALERT: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, yadda yadda yadda… For quite some time now, fans have been speculating as to the origins of the new younger characters from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.  Surely, out of the four major new additions– Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, Rey and Finn– at least one of them had […]

  • Weekend Box Office: Billion Dollar Baby – ‘The Force Awakens’ Breaks Yet More Records

    Posted Monday, December 28th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5
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    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ continues to raise the bar on box office performance, with the largest second weekend in history, with a $153.5 million haul, bringing its domestic gross to $544M.  This coupled with the $546M it has taken in overseas makes this the fastest film ever to hit $1 billion! ‘The Force Awakens’ should […]

  • Will ‘Batman V Superman’ Borrow From ‘The Watchmen’ To Set Up ‘Justice League’?

    Posted Monday, December 28th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -5
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    From its first movie, ‘Iron Man’, Marvel Studios began not only building its shared universe but also teased the eventual formation of ‘The Avengers’.  Warner Brothers is slightly working in reverse.  Building on ‘Man of Steel’, next year’s ‘Batman V Superman’ will see the creation of a DC shared universe with ‘Justice League Part One’ arriving […]

  • ‘Agent Carter’ Will Feature The Return Of Angie Martinelli And A Crossover With… ‘Dancing With The Stars’?!

    Posted Monday, December 28th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5
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    ABC’s ‘Agent Carter’ is about to warm up the winter by journeying to sunny Hollywood for Season Two.  But are you ready for the show to cross over with another hit show?  Because episode nine will feature an unofficial mash up with ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’!  How? Well, it’s not an official crossover, but ‘DWTS’ […]

  • A Little Post-’Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Gift: The Life Of River Song In Order

    Posted Sunday, December 27th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    On this year’s ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas episode “The Husbands of River Song,” Peter Capaldi’s Doctor commented “You’d need a flowchart to sort it all out.”  He was, of course, referring to the life of his wife River Song, played by Alex Kingston, who is also a time traveler, so her appearances on the show are […]

  • BBC America Releases An Eyeful Of ‘Orphan Black’ In This Season Four Teaser

    Posted Sunday, December 27th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Tatiana Maslany is back.  And so is Tatiana Maslany.  And Tatiana Maslany.  And… oh you get it!  The Clones are back in BBC America’s cult favorite series ‘Orphan Black’ which returns for its fourth season in April 2016.  The versatile Maslany portrays several very different characters on the series and may be facing her greatest […]

  • ‘The Force’ Crushed Christmas – More Than Doubles Previous Top Grossing Christmas Day Film

    Posted Sunday, December 27th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Everyone knew ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ would open huge and smash records, but it keeps rolling.  It already scored the best Monday gross ever with $40.1M domestically, plus $41.7M internationally.  Now in its second Friday, which happened to be Christmas Day, the film took in $49.3M domestically which is more than twice that generated […]