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

  • Beast And Mystique Share A True Blue Moment In ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut’

    Posted Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut’ arrives on July 14, and while most of the new changes to the hit movie feature the title character, played by Anna Paquin.  But this is release is truly a director’s cut and Bryan Singer has restored even more moments from the film that don’t include Rogue. […]

  • One 80s Franchise Is Safe From A Reboot: No New ‘Back To The Future’ While Director Robert Zemeckis Lives

    Posted Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 05:15 pm GMT -4

    ‘Terminator: Genisys’ opens this weekend, marking a reboot of the classic robo-pocalyptic movie series that kicked off in 1984.  Earlier this summer, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ proved to be a dark horse hit.  And next year, we all get to call ‘Ghostbusters!’ again, in the first film in a proposed relaunch. But one 80s sci […]

  • Kevin Feige Thinks There Will An LGBT Marvel Character Onscreen In The Next 10 Years

    Posted Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 10:30 am GMT -4

    Last week, the Supreme Court delivered a history-making decision, legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 of the United States.  But in the world of comic books, even in this day and age, it’s harder for female characters and other minorities to succeed in the art form.  To their credit though, the publisher is taking strides […]

  • ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Gets Bumped To Spring? Does This Make Them The ‘Legends Of The Day After Tomorrow?’

    Posted Monday, June 29th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    The writers of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ have created their own Twitter account and they kicked things off with the following message to fans: Hello World! Who else is super excited about Legends of Tomorrow, premiering Spring 2016 on the CW? http://t.co/NqpbJ9Th8x — LoT Writers Room (@LoTWritersRoom) June 25, 2015 Yes, that’s right, spring 2016.  Prior […]

  • SPOILER ALERT! Possible Post-Credits Rumor: ‘Ant-Man’ Sneaks In A Reference To…?

    Posted Monday, June 29th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT! This article will reveal a secret about the movie ‘Ant-Man’ that is most likely in one  of the two post-credit scenes.  Please turn back now if you don’t want to know! Like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ last summer, ‘Ant-Man’ is preparing to infest theaters, with general audiences unsure of what to think about […]

  • Uncle Ben Dodges 3rd Bullet! The New ‘Spider-Man’ Film Won’t Be An Origin!

    Posted Monday, June 29th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    Breathe a sigh of relief, True Believers!  Sony appears to have used its Spider-Sense to determine that, dammit, we all know Spider-Man’s origin!  Radioactive spider, dead Uncle, Great Power, Great Responsibility– DONE!  Let’s move on. Just because we have a brand new (and young) Spider-Man with Tom Holland who will be going back to high […]

  • Catch A Quick Peak At A Clip From The ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past – The Rogue Cut’ Extras

    Posted Monday, June 29th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    Anna Paquin expresses her excitement to be returning to the original X-Men movie team and states that director Bryan Singer’s return to the franchise was instrumental in her agreeing to reprise her role as the pariah Rogue in the hit ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’  The film was a hit at the box office last […]

  • Expect A Lot Of The Punisher In ‘Daredevil’ Season Two

    Posted Sunday, June 28th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ was a resounding success, almost immediately getting the greenlight for a second season, but with a few changes.  Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has been replaced by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, both writers and producers with extensive resumes working on hit shows like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘True Blood’ and ‘DaVinci’s Demons.’ The first […]

  • ‘Gotham’ Has Two New Sinister Residents: Jessica Lucas And James Frain

    Posted Sunday, June 28th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    It will be interesting to see how ‘Gotham’ continues to evolve, as they steadily draw characters from the Batman comic book mythos backward in time, to a period when Bruce Wayne was just a young teenager, immediately after his parents were murdered.  Now, get ready for two more sinister citizens to plant their roots in […]

  • Chris Pine And Zachary Quinto Have Been Offered A Fourth ‘Star Trek’

    Posted Saturday, June 27th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    The mission is likely to continue for at least one more outing, for the two stars of ‘Star Trek.’  Both Chris Pine (Captain James T. Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Mr. Spock) have been offered options for a fourth installment of the film series which is a reboot of the classic 60s TV series.  2009′s ‘Star […]

  • See Anna Paquin And Ian McKellan In A Photo From ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past: The Rogue Cut’

    Posted Friday, June 26th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    For better or worse, Anna Paquin’s Rogue was the linchpin of the first three ‘X-Men’ movies, epitomizing the idea of a mutant whose powers were indeed a curse.  So even though ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ was an excellent return to form to the beloved first two X-films, it was a bit ironic– not to […]

  • A New Two-Minute ‘Supergirl’ Trailer Has Landed! Check It Out Here!

    Posted Friday, June 26th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Supergirl’, starring Melissa Benoist in the title role, is slated to take off on CBS this fall on October 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm, so the network is hoping to prime audiences by unveiling a new two-minute trailer. With Marvel taking a pass on SDCC this year, Warner Brothers is expected to swoop in and […]

  • ‘DC Characters Are Corny’ Claims One Sony Producer

    Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    It seems that the DC super heroes’ deadliest enemy isn’t Darkseid, Lex Luthor or The Joker.  It’s that darned public perception.  For decades now, rival publisher Marvel has been seen as the “cool” imprint with its angsty, troubled characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men, while the DC heroes can’t seem to shake the image of […]

  • ‘Arrow’ Lightens Up In This Season Three Gag Reel

    Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    Things got pretty bleak in Starling City this past season on ‘Arrow.’  The third season kicked off with the death of a major character and things just spiraled from there, climaxing with one of Ollie’s closest allies having to live life on the run, as Oliver himself appeared to betray his teammates to become the […]

  • Marvel Is Going Even More Cosmic In Phase Three As Hinted By New Audition Info

    Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    One of the coolest parts of super hero comics is that they can literally go anywhere.  They can stick to stalking the shadows of urban alleyways or go hurdling through time, into alternate dimensions and into the furthest reaches of space. Marvel has already touched upon these possibilities in their movies.  ‘The Avengers’ assembled to […]