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

  • Lynda Carter Passed On ‘Wonder Woman’ But Twirls Onto ‘Supergirl’

    Posted Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    It was certainly disappointing when the famous TV ‘Wonder Woman’, Lynda Carter passed on appearing in next year’s live action film with Gal Gadot assuming the role for a new generation, but it looks like she will be returning to more familiar territory, on television’s ‘Supergirl’. Carter, who stays busy pursuing a musical career these […]

  • Willem Dafoe’s ‘Justice League’ Role Has Been Revealed

    Posted Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Eyebrows raised when Warner Brothers announced that notable character actor Willem Dafoe had been cast in ‘Justice League’.  After all, perhaps his most famous role was playing the archenemy of ‘Spider-Man’, the Green Goblin/Norman Osborne in the first movie in that series and of course, Spidey is the flagship hero of Marvel Comics.  Now Dafoe […]

  • Deborah Snyder Confirms The Villain Of ‘Justice League’

    Posted Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Warner Brothers has officially confirmed something that’s been rumored for a while and that is that the villain in ‘Justice League’ will be Steppenwolf.  Executive producer Deborah Snyder confirmed this, but admitted that the role had not been cast (even though the film is already filming) but that WB was close to finalizing a deal.  […]

  • Noomi Rapace Has Been Spotted On The ‘Alien” Covenant’ Set After All

    Posted Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    In a surprising development, it appears that Noomi Rapace has been spied on the Australian set of ‘Alien: Covenant’ and is reported to be shooting for “several weeks.”  Rapace starred in ‘Prometheus’ as the main character, Elizabeth Shaw, and while her character survived the end of the movie, along with the head of David the […]

  • Marvel Releases A New Synopsis For ‘Doctor Strange’

    Posted Monday, June 20th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Despite the super powered pyrotechnics of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ the story was quite grounded, following the similar seventies spy thriller tone of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’.  Obviously, with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ coming next year, followed by ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ in 2018, things are about to get big again soon.  And […]

  • ‘The Flash’: Grant Gustin Confirms ‘Flashpoint’ Storyline For Season Three

    Posted Monday, June 20th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses ‘The Flash’ Season Two’s finale, so if you are behind, you may wish to turn back. Even though ‘The Flash’ is only going into its third season, with decades worth of comic book stories to still mine, it looks like the producers are tapping one of the most recent stories […]

  • Weekend Box Office (06/15-06/19): ‘Finding Dory’ Breaks Records With $136.2M Opening

    Posted Monday, June 20th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    In this Weekend Box Office report, Disney/Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ drowned the competition, taking in $136.2M to become the highest ever domestic opening for an animated film and the #18 best opening overall.  $5M came from IMAX theaters, which normally aren’t a major factor with family movies. Dave Hollis, Disney’s domestic distribution chief, said: “In a […]

  • Dean Devlin And Roland Emmerich Are Revisiting ‘Stargate’ With Hopes Of A New Trilogy

    Posted Friday, June 17th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich are returning to one massive success in just a couple of weeks with ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ and it looks like they are revisiting another major success next, ‘Stargate’ starring James Spader and Kurt Russell.  The 1994 film was something of a sleeper hit that went on to gross $200 million […]

  • Director Jon Watts Shuts Down ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Whitewashing Gossip

    Posted Friday, June 17th, 2016 04:10 pm GMT -4

    Last week, the sh** hit the fan when a “source” reported that 14 year-old actor Michael Barbieri had been cast in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ as a character inspired by Ganke Lee, the Korean-American best friend of ‘Ultimate’ Spider-Man, Miles Morales.  This was even though it was stated that he was playing a brand new character not […]

  • Slightly NSFW: See A LOT More Of Ben Affleck In This GIF From ‘Batman V Superman – Ultimate Edition’

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Ben Affleck took quite a drubbing online leading up to his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in ‘Batman V Superman’.  Reportedly, he was humiliated by the #sadaffleck meme that went viral after he and the rest of the cast were asked to react to the poor reviews the film got from advance press screenings.  ‘Batman V […]

  • DC Unveils Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary Logo; But Bad News For Invisible Jet Fans

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    After spending decades playing a distant third fiddle to Batman and Superman, the most famous female superhero is getting her day in the sun.  Next year marks Wonder Woman‘s 75th Anniversary and DC Comics is celebrating in style.  She recently had her comic book relaunched as part of the ‘Rebirth’ campaign, she headlines the successful […]

  • Evan Peters Doesn’t Want A ‘Quicksilver’ Solo Movie, But Would Do A Team-Up With… ?

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    20th Century Fox may be wondering where to go with its ‘X-Men’ franchise, now that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ fell short at the box office.  The studio still has a third ‘Wolverine’ coming out next year, which will reportedly be entitled ‘Weapon X’.  And of course, this spring, Fox scored unexpected gold with the deconstructionist ‘Deadpool’.  Fox […]

  • Dan Abnett And Brett Booth Discuss The Return Of Wally West In ‘Titans: Rebirth’

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    When DC relaunched its comic book line back in 2011, as the New 52, perhaps the biggest casualty was the classic Teen Titans.  It was soon established that the current Teen Titans, who were starring in their own book– including Superboy/Kon-El, Red Robin/Tim Drake and Wonder Girl/Cassie Sandsmark– were the first Titans team, despite references […]

  • Ridley Scott And Michael Fassbender Appear In New ‘Alien: Covenant’ Behind The Scenes Photo

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Production on ‘Alien: Covenant’ has begun!  The new flick takes place ten years  after the events of ‘Prometheus’ with Michael Fassbender’s artificial humanoid David as the only returning cast member.  This is the first of three planned movies that will lead up to the events of the first ‘Alien’ (1979) which Scott also directed. ‘Alien: […]

  • Nardole Is Back! Matt Lucas Will Return For ‘Doctor Who’ Series 10

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    The bumbling Nardole, played by British comedian Matt Lucas, will return to ‘Doctor who’ after making a hilarious debut on ‘The Husbands of River Song‘, last year’s Christmas special.  It wasn’t revealed how many episodes he will be in, but it’s more than one, although he makes his debut in the first episode.  The new […]