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

  • Jena Malone’s Mystery Role Has Been Cut From ‘Batman V Superman’ But Will Factor In The R-Rated Blu-ray Cut

    Posted Saturday, March 5th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    After much speculation, Jena Malone has been cut from ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.’  The ‘Huger Games’ star dyed her hair red for this mystery role, leading to debate as to whether she was playing Carrie Kelly, the futuristic Robin from the 1986 miniseries ‘The Dark Knight Returns’– a series that director Zack Snyder […]

  • What The–?! Sony Moves Forward With Merging ‘Men In Black’ With ’23 Jump Street’

    Posted Saturday, March 5th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    In what has to be the craziest news to come along in some time, Sony is looking to merge two of its franchises– ‘Men In Black’ and ’21 Jump Street’.  Director James Bobin (‘The Muppets’, ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’) is being courted to direct the film, which will star Channing Tatum (Jenko) and Jonah […]

  • Shang-Chi, The Master Of Kung Fu, Will Be Part Of ‘Iron Fist’ On Netflix

    Posted Saturday, March 5th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    There had previously been rumors that Marvel might cast an Asian actor in the role of Iron Fist, a character that, in the comics, is a blond Caucasian.  Ultimately, Marvel remained faithful to the source material and cast ‘Game of Thrones’ star Finn Jones as Danny Rand on the upcoming Netflix original series.  But the […]

  • ‘Venom’ Is Back On Track At Sony

    Posted Friday, March 4th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Sony had lofty plans for its ‘Spider-Man’ franchise.  Before ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ came out and underperformed in 2014, the studio planned to build an entire shared universe around the wall-crawler with separate movies featuring Venom, the Sinister Six and an unrevealed female character, believed to be Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen. But then ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ […]

  • Woah Mama! Marisol Nichols Has Been Cast As Veronica’s Mother On ‘Riverdale’

    Posted Friday, March 4th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    The CW’s ‘Riverdale’ keeps increasing its population.  The new show, based on the line of Archie Comics has added another new parental figure, joining 90s heartthrob Luke Perry, who is playing Archie’s father Fred Andrews.  Marisol Nichols joins the cast as Hermione Lodge, the mother of rich girl Veronica, played by Camila Mendes. The TV […]

  • Lady Gaga And Angela Bassett Confirm Their Return For ‘American Horror Story’ Season Six

    Posted Friday, March 4th, 2016 04:05 pm GMT -4

    Lady Gaga won an Emmy Award for her role as The Countess on ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ but considering that she is most famous for being a pop star, it wasn’t a given that she would return for future installments.  Rest assured she has now confirmed a return appearance, although she may not anchor the […]

  • Two New Crew Members Join CBS’ ‘Star Trek’: Gene Roddenberry’s Son And COO Of Roddenberry Entertainment

    Posted Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 10:00 pm GMT -4

    CBS has beamed aboard two more luminary names for its new ‘Star Trek’ series.  First Nicholas Meyer, the director of ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan’ agreed to direct, now two more major names have signed on as executive producers: Rod Roddenberry, the son of ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry; and Trevor Roth, the […]

  • What ‘Justice League’ Heroes Will And WON’T Appear In ‘Batman V Superman’

    Posted Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ kicks off Warner Brothers’ DC Expanded Universe in a big way.  Obviously, in addition to the two titular heroes, the movie also features Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), as has been revealed in trailers.  And Aquaman (Jason Momoa) has his own toys based on the movie, so obviously he, at […]

  • ‘Power Rangers’ Director Reveals The First Cast Photo And Talks Casting And Costumes

    Posted Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 05:08 pm GMT -4

      Go go Power Rangers!  Filming has officially commenced on ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’, Liongate’s big screen reboot of the long-running kids show.  The film version mixes things up a bit, but the names and personalities are the same as the original line up from when the show debuted in 1993: from the left, the new […]

  • Ready For Some Doctor Donna Action? Listen To The Trailer For The New 10th Doctor Audio Adventure Featuring David Tennant And Catherine Tate

    Posted Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Arguably the most popular Doctor, the 10th Doctor, David Tennant and the most popular companion, Donna Noble, Catherine Tate, are coming back.  Not on TV, unfortunately, but thanks to Big Finish via an audio adventure.  And while ‘Doctor Who’ the TV show takes a sabbatical in 2016, at least fans have this tale to look […]

  • Ian McShane Lands The Lead On ‘American Gods’

    Posted Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Deadwood’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Ian McShane is set to grace another series with his commanding presence.  The actor is set to play Mr. Wednesday on Starz’ adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s prose novel ‘American Gods’.  The story follows the downfall of the classic gods of mythology as they lose power to a new pantheon […]

  • Long Live The Legion! Did You Catch A Certain Blingy Easter Egg On ‘Supergirl’?

    Posted Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    DC Creative Director Geoff Johns teased that there were big plans for the Legion of Super Heroes and this week’s ‘Supergirl’ teased at a future that involves that futuristic team. Last month he stated: “Keep watching…You’ll see a hint of the Legion on one of our shows.” That moment came this week when Supergirl (Melissa […]

  • Peter Capaldi Is Expected To Appear On ‘Doctor Who’ Spinoff ‘Class’

    Posted Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Last year came word that the BBC was creating a ‘Doctor Who’ spinoff show ‘Class’ which would focus on Coal Hill School, an institute introduced in the very first episode of ‘Doctor Who’ way back in 1963.  The episode was entitled “An Unearthly Child” and featured the grandchild of the first Doctor attending school while […]

  • ‘Batman V Superman’: Amazon Lets You ‘Dance With The Devil In The Pale Moon Light’ To Solve The Waynes’ Murder

    Posted Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    EVERYONE knows Batman’s origin.  Dead parents.  Sad.  Dark Knight.  But are you ready to take part in the story?  In association with the upcoming ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’, Amazon is launching a new app that will allow you to investigate this seemingly senseless double homicide. The new ‘Wayne Investigation’ app is playable through […]

  • ‘Big Hero 6′ Is Returning As A Series On Disney XD

    Posted Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Big Hero 6′ is the most underrated superhero movie in recent years.  The fact that it was an animated Disney movie may have turned off some older comic book fans and that it came out while ‘Frozen’ was still slaying the box office distracted family audiences from this wonderful, action-packed, heartwarming adventure. But the moviegoers […]