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 Blob Gets A Redemption In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Check Out The New Image

    Posted Monday, April 25th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Longtime X-Men baddie The Blob made an appearance in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ played by Kevin Durand.  The character was a member of Team X but his biggest scene was in a rather goofy boxing match with Hugh Jackman’s title character.  But since ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ wiped out that movie as well as the […]

  • In-N-Out: ‘Inhumans’ Officially Gets Scrubbed From Marvel’s Release Schedule

    Posted Monday, April 25th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

      This has been building for a while now, despite Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige attesting a little over a week ago that “It’s a question of when” in regard to the ‘Inhumans’ movie.  The film was announced as part of Marvel’s Phase Three and should have followed ‘Doctor Strange’ into multiplexes.  But this initial […]

  • Paramount Assembles A Star-Studded Writers Room For Its Hasbro Shared Universe With Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan And More

    Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    A few months ago, we reported that Paramount was planning to build a shared universe around its Hasbro properties, not including ‘Transformers’ which appears to be getting its own shared universe.  But the studio hoped to build on its lackluster ‘G.I. Joe’ franchise with movies based on ‘M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand), ‘Micronauts’, ‘Visionaries’ and […]

  • ‘Krypton’ Pilot Is A Go At Syfy With A Showrunner And Director

    Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    Syfy has been developing the Superman prequel series ‘Krypton’ for over a year and a half now, but things are shaping up!  The network has ordered a pilot with Damian Kindler (‘Sleepy Hollow’) on board as executive producer and showrunner.  Colm McCarthy (‘Doctor Who’, ‘Sherlock’) will direct the pilot episode, which, should Syfy be happy […]

  • Michael Keaton Drops Out Of ‘Spider-Man’ Talks But Another Superhero Signs On

    Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information which may be considered a SPOILER for ‘Captain America: Civil War’ so proceed with caution. Fans who wanted to see the classic big screen Batman face off with the new Spider-Man are in for a disappointment.  Michael Keaton was in talks for a role in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, due next […]

  • Marvel/DC Exchange Program Continues: Green Goblin Willem Dafoe Joins The ‘Justice League’ Cast

    Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Red Rover, Red Rover… Are DC and Marvel hand-picking actors from each others’ film rosters to transition to “the other side?”  It seems that way!  First, J.K. Simmons, who perfectly embodied J. Jonah Jameson in the first batch of ‘Spider-Man’ movies was cast in Warner Brothers’ ‘Justice League’ as Commissioner Gordon.   Now comes word that […]

  • ‘Blade Runner 2′ Gets A New Release Date

    Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 03:06 pm GMT -4

    ‘Blade Runner’ directed by Ridley Scott, comfortably sits in the pantheon of incredibly influential sci-fi films that completely tanked at the box office.  The original starred Harrison Ford in between ‘Star Wars’ movies and before ‘Indiana Jones’ and is considered a high mark in the genre.  This is all despite the nebulous ending that left […]

  • Original ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Publisher Defends Scarlett Johansson’s Casting

    Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Maybe Hollywood should just stop trying to adapt anime to live action?  The latest film to cause a firestorm of controversy is Paramount’s ‘Ghost In The Shell’ with Scarlett Johansson as the lead character, known in this version as simply “The Major” but originally named Motoko Kusanagi.  Critics have called this another case of Hollywood […]

  • Tina Fey’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ Is “Not So Much A Remake”

    Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    The Sanderson Sisters may be on their way to theaters, thanks to Tina Fey.  The SNL alum is in some way connected to a new cinematic version of the Halloween classic witch which originally arrived in 1993 and has since become an annual viewing ritual every fall for many. For those that are appalled by […]

  • Maisie Williams Has Not Been Cast In ‘New Mutants’ But Says “Sign Me Up!”

    Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Earlier this month, word surfaced that ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Doctor Who’ star Maisie Williams had been cast in 20th Century Fox’s ‘New Mutants’ movie, a spinoff from the ‘X-Men’ franchise.  Director Josh Boone recently submitted a second draft of the script and it’s entirely possible that if production begins this year, the film could […]

  • RUMOR MILL: Could ‘Wolverine 3′ Introduce A Certain Fan Favorite Character?

    Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    For the time being, Fox is focused on the release of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in just a few short months, but looking toward the future, director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman are set to return for a follow-up to ‘The Wolverine’, which is likely to be the final outing for Jackman in the title role […]

  • What’s New On ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ And What’s Classic? (Hint: Keith’s Mullet Lives!)

    Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Netflix is bringing back one of the 80s’ most popular cartoons for a new generation as well as old fans.  ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ revives the concept of five Earth teens who command huge mechanical lions that combine to form the mightiest mecha in the universe to stand against the forces of evil. Executive producer Joaquim […]

  • Newest ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer Mentions A ‘Harry Potter’ Favorite, Could More Factor Into The Film?

    Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Obviously, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is set within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but in 1926 New York City, whereas the ‘Potter’ books and movies are essentially set in the “present” in London.  But the newest trailer drops a name that indicates that at least one Potter character is already alive, […]

  • ‘Iron Fist’ Casts Villains (?) Joy And Ward Meachum But They Will Be Different From The Comics

    Posted Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Iron Fist’, the fourth of the announced Netflix Marvel series is coming together as the show prepares to go into production to become available for streaming.  A date hasn’t been announced, but at this rate, it looks as if the show will go live next year, in order to pave the way for ‘The Defenders’ […]

  • S’No Cones: Elizabeth Banks As Rita Repulsa In ‘Power Rangers’ Is Revealed

    Posted Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Last month, we got a first glimpse of the film ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ which reinvents the classic TV series by returning to the show’s roots, the groundbreaking ‘Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’ which became a sensation in 1993.  That first photo showed the young cast in civilian attire, which was… okay.  I guess.  (For a JC […]