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

  • Did LEGO Spoil The Big (Very Big) Villain In ‘Doctor Strange’?

    Posted Thursday, June 9th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information that may be considered SPOILERS for ‘Doctor Strange’.  Proceed with caution. ‘Doctor Strange’ directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role doesn’t materialize in theaters until November and thus far, Edwards and Marvel Studios have managed to keep a pretty firm lid on it.  For […]

  • The New ‘Ghostbusters’ And Ecto-1 Get Character Profile Clips

    Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Ghostbusters’ is just a month away and while this is a remake of the classic 1984 film, it’s not a complete note-for-note do-over.  Stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are playing brand new characters: Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Patty Tolan and Jillian Holtzman, respectively. To familiarize audiences with these new characters, […]

  • ‘Supergirl’ Season 2 Is Casting Lex Luthor’s Sister, Maggie Sawyer, Snapper Carr And More

    Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    With ‘Supergirl’ moving to The CW for its second season, one thing that fans expected was a slashed budget, most likely leading to fewer recurring characters, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.  The show is actually looking to add more new characters including Lena Luthor, the younger sister of Superman’s arch enemy Lex, […]

  • You’ll Never Guess Which ‘Justice League’ Cast Member Got Totally Jacked For Their Role! (And They’re Not Even Playing A Superhero!)

    Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Remember when Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman and the internet went nuts because she was too skinny?  Well, she shut down all the haters when she stole ‘Batman V Superman’ as the Amazing Amazon.  It’s common for the male leads of superhero movies, who are usually already in pretty great shape, to bulk […]

  • Watch The ‘Dog Fight’ From ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

    Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    It worked wonders for ‘Jurassic World‘.  Now 20th Century Fox is reviving a long dormant blockbuster for a new generation with ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’.  The new film brings back much of the original cast including Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson, Bill Pullman as President Whitmore, Judd Hirsch as Julius Levinson, Vivica A. Fox as Jasmine […]

  • ‘Justice League Dark’ Will Be The Next DC Animated Movie

    Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    The R-rated animated adaptation of ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ will premiere at SDCC which kicks off on July 20 and runs through the 24th.  The movie will be released to the public digitally on the 23rd and on DVD and BluRay on August 2nd.  In addition to bringing this classic story to life, the release […]

  • Michael Barbieri Is The Newest Cast Member Of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ has webbed in another young actor, 14-year-old Michael Barbieri has been cast as one of Peter Parker’s friends.  Reportedly, this is not a character from the comics, but sources say his character is based on Ganke Lee, the best friend of the other Spider-Man, Miles Morales. Ganke is Miles’ best (only) friend and […]

  • John Boyega Signs On To Headline ‘Pacific Rim: Maelstrom’

    Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    John Boyega is branching out from one sci-fi franchise to another.  After becoming a household name for playing Finn in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, Boyega has signed on to headline ‘Pacific Rim: Maelstrom’, the sequel to 2013′s acclaimed Jaegers vs. Kaiju action flick.  Boyega will play the son of Stacker Pentecost, who was portrayed […]

  • Superman Will Appear In ‘Supergirl’ Season 2

    Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Supergirl’ is currently casting for a really big role… Superman!  Yes, Kara’s famous cousin is soaring over to National City to help kick off the second season of the show, as it shifts over to The CW from CBS, where it suffered in the ratings. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg exclaimed: “Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler] and […]

  • Setting The Record Straight On The ‘Rogue One’ Reshoots

    Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Well, here’s hoping this is the last time we have to run an article about this subject, but it seems that the internet went into panic mode when word of the reshoots for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ surfaced and the rumors started flying, many of which have turned out to be completely fabricated.  […]

  • Weekend Box Office (06-03/06-05): ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows’ Takes #1, But Falls Short

    Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    The good news is that ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ took the #1 spot in its opening weekend with $35.25 million.  The bad news is, unfortunately, that was over $30M less than 2014′s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ opened with– $65.5M.  This was despite ‘Out of the Shadows’ getting much better reviews and, […]

  • Shredder Swims? Brian Tee Wants To Play Marvel’s ‘Namor The Sub-Mariner’

    Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Word JUST emerged that Marvel Studios had the movie rights to the character Namor the Sub-Mariner, and not wasting any time, actor Brian Tee has thrown his name into the ring to play the very first Marvel Super Hero.  Tee can currently be seen on the big screen in another comic book adaptation,  ‘Teenage Mutant […]

  • The ‘Suicide Squad’ Assembles In A New Photo Set

    Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Total Film has delivered a new batch of photos from the upcoming ‘Suicide Squad’.  The film, directed by David Ayer, doesn’t arrive until August, but the buzz on this one is pretty high as both comic book fans and average moviegoers seem intrigued by a film showcasing super villains as opposed to heroes and audience […]

  • Why Is Robert Kirkman Disappointed In George R.R. Martin?

    Posted Sunday, June 5th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    On the surface, AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ and HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ don’t seem to have much in common besides being TV phenomena, generating intense buzz on social media after each new episode airs and causing fevered reaction among fans with each twist and turn (most of which involve beloved characters dying). But beyond that, […]

  • Gillian Anderson Signs On For Starz’s ‘American Gods’

    Posted Sunday, June 5th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ has added Gillian Anderson to the cast, which already includes Ricky Whittle as lead character Shadow Moon with Emily Browning as his wife Laura, as well as Cloris Leachman, Ian McShane, Pablo Schrieber, Peter Stormare, Yetide Badaki, Jonathan Tucker and Bruce Langley. Anderson will play Media, the new […]