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

  • ‘Fraid Not: The Russo Brothers Will NOT Be Directing That Second ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot

    Posted Monday, March 21st, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    This summer, all eyes are on the Paul Feig-directed reboot of the venerable 80s horror/comedy ‘Ghostbuster’ with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones stepping into the jumpsuits of comedy legends Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.  The idea of an all-female cast ruffled some folks’ feathers and soon word […]

  • Miles Teller Discusses Making ‘Fantastic Four’ And Auditioning For ‘Han Solo’

    Posted Monday, March 21st, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Last year’s ‘Fantastic Four’ should have been Miles Teller’s big break.  The charismatic young actor has had stand-out roles in smaller budget dramas and romantic comedies like ‘Whiplash’, ‘The Spectacular Now’ and ‘That Awkward Moment’.  He even has a recurring role in YA sci fi adaptations ‘The Divergent Series’, the newest of which, ‘Allegiant’ is […]

  • You Love Him. He Knows. But Taron Egerton Has Bad News About Him Playing Han Solo

    Posted Monday, March 21st, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Just days ago, he heard that the list of potential candidates to play a young Han Solo in the Phil Lord/Christopher Miller-directed anthology film had been whittled down to just a few names, including Jack Reynor, who first gained recognition for his supporting role as Shane in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’.  But one name that […]

  • Weekend Box Office (03/18-03/20): ‘Allegiant’ Has The Lowest Opening Of The ‘Divergent Series’, Falls Behind ‘Zootopia’

    Posted Monday, March 21st, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ got off to a strong start.  The third ‘Divergent’ film was #1 at the box office on Friday, but once Saturday and Sunday rolled around, and matinees factored in, Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ took the weekend for a third time, crossing the $200 million threshold, one week faster than powerhouse ‘Frozen’ which took […]

  • Jeremy Renner Is Open To Taking Hawkeye To Netflix

    Posted Monday, March 21st, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Despite a more pivotal role in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye/Clint Barton is still sort of the “Aquaman” of the team.  You’ve got a super soldier, a high tech armored powerhouse, a rampaging green gamma monster and a literal god and then you have a guy who’s good at something you did to […]

  • Jason Momoa Has Lightened Up To Play Aquaman In ‘Justice League – Part One’

    Posted Monday, March 21st, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    In the comics and cartoons, Aquaman is famously one of the most Aryan characters around, with pale skin, blond hair and blue eyes.  So casting Polynesian actor Jason Momoa as the iconic superhero is a bit of a switch.  The former ‘Game of Thrones’ star makes his debut next weekend in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn […]

  • ‘Maze Runner’ Director Wes Ball Gives An Update On Dylan O’Brien’s Injuries

    Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2016 05:37 pm GMT -4
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    Yesterday we brought you word that Dylan O’Brien had suffered major injuries on the set of the third ‘Maze Runner’ movie, subtitled ‘The Death Cure’.  O’Brien, who plays main character Thomas in the film series, was performing a stunt involving a car that went awry and the actor, also known for starring on MTV’s ‘Teen […]

  • Shields? Psh! Gal Gadot Tweets A Shot Of Wonder Woman’s Bracelets In Action

    Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    In the trailers for ‘Batman V Superman’, Gal Gadot makes her entrance as Wonder Woman, saving Batman and Superman from an energy blast from Doomsday with her shield.  And while, yes, in more recent comics, Wonder Woman has been depicted carrying more traditional weapons like swords and shields, everyone who knows anything about the character, […]

  • Amber Heard Confirms She Is Playing Mera In ‘Justice League’ And ‘Aquaman’

    Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in November, we reported that ‘Justice League – Part One’ would include an appearance by one DC female hero that has never actually served as a member of that team– Mera, the water-commanding fury that, in classic continuity, is Aquaman’s wife.  Then in January, word came that ‘The Danish Girl’ actor Amber Heard had […]

  • Catch The First Look Of Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ With This Teaser

    Posted Friday, March 18th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Have you binged ‘Daredevil’ Season Two to the end yet?  If not, maybe you should turn back. SPOILER ALERT: After the final episode, Netflix has inserted a teaser for their next Marvel series, ‘Luke Cage’! It is just just a teaser, so there are no spoilers for that series, but it does give a glimpse […]

  • Dylan O’Brien Suffers Multiple Broken Bones While Shooting ‘Maze Runner 3′

    Posted Friday, March 18th, 2016 04:13 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Teen Wolf’ star Dylan O’Brien, 24 years-old,  is the focal star of the YA adaptation ‘Maze Runner’ movies and is currently shooting the third installment, ‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ but was just severely injured while shooting a stunt for the movie. A rep for the actor stated: “He was in an accident and […]

  • Can ‘Iron Man’ Be Re-cast? ‘Civil War’ Director Joe Russo Explains How It Should Happen

    Posted Friday, March 18th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    Joe and Anthony Russo delivered with ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and were entrusted with handling two of Marvel’s most high stakes films, the upcoming ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part One’.  With ‘Civil War’, the Russos got to play with some of the Marvel toys they hadn’t yet, including Robert […]

  • Joe And Anthony Russo Break Their Silence And Discuss Spider-Man In ‘Civil War’, His Costume And Beyond

    Posted Friday, March 18th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Even though everyone knew Tom Holland would debut the third big screen version of Spider-Man in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, the character was not-so-surprisingly omitted from early trailers and promotional materials.  But at long last, fans were treated to their first glimpse of “Underoos” when he finally debuted in the newest trailer last week. And […]

  • Rapped Up: Common Reveals His ‘Suicide Squad’ Role; Ice Cube Talks Appearing In ‘Spider-Man’

    Posted Friday, March 18th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    It’s no secret that rapper Common had landed the role of Green Lantern in George Miller’s ‘Justice League: Mortal’ a film that fell apart before it could begin production.  But the Grammy winner is finally joining the DC Cinematic Universe in ‘Suicide Squad’. Months ago, Common was snapped on the set bearing a head and […]

  • Simon Pegg Is In Talks To Join Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

    Posted Friday, March 18th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Simon Pegg is reported to be in negotiations to play Orgen Morrow in Steven Spielberg‘s big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best selling sci-fi novel ‘Ready Player One’.  Pegg has made a name for himself headlining nerd-targeted genre fare like the TV series ‘Spaced’ and films like the ‘Cornetto Trilogy’: ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot […]