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

  • You Get An ‘Avatar’! And You Get An ‘Avatar’! And You Get An ‘Avatar’! James Cameron Tacks On A Fourth Sequel

    Posted Friday, April 15th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    James Cameron himself appeared onstage at 2016′s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, at 20th Century Fox’s presentation to announce that there would be FOUR new ‘Avatar’ movies to be released between 2018 and 2023.  That’s one more movie than had previously been expected. At the presentation, Cameron expressed: “We’ve decided to embark on a truly massive […]

  • TNT Orders A Full Season Of M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Tales From The Crypt’ Reboot

    Posted Friday, April 15th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    TNT has picked up M. Night Shyamalan‘s ‘Tales From The Crypt’ for a ten-episode run.  The new series will anchor a new block of horror programming for the network along with two other new shows ‘Time of Death’ and ‘Creatures’.  Like the original HBO series, which ran from 1989-1996, the new ‘Tales From The Crypt’ […]

  • ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Co-Writers Shoot Down “Deleted” Cameo Rumors

    Posted Friday, April 15th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Captain America: Civil War’ won’t open to the public until May 6, but members of the press have already attended screenings at the Red Carpet Premier and at CinemaCon and their responses have been enthusiastic. But average fans will still be in the dark for another couple of weeks, so the rumors are still flying […]

  • R-Rating Confirmed For ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’, No Plans For A Kid-Friendly PG-13 Cut

    Posted Friday, April 15th, 2016 09:01 am GMT -4

    It’s been rumored and now it’s official.  The new direct-to-video animated adaptation of ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ has been stamped with an R-Rating.  The original graphic novel was extremely explicit and carried a “Mature Readers” label and Warner Bros. Animation gave the makers of the movie the greenlight to remain as faithful as they wanted, […]

  • Obama Gets To See ‘Game Of Thrones’ S6 Early; For You, We Have A Clip Of Sam About To Throw Up

    Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Fans are anxiously awaiting the April 24th return of ‘Game of Thrones’, which is less than two weeks away.  But with all the questions left lingering after Season Five, the wait has been unbearable.  And HBO is keeping this season completely under wraps, refusing to send critics advance screener copies to review, to prevent spoilers […]

  • Daniel Brühl’s Baron Zemo Debuts In New Set Of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Photos

    Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Can’t get enough ‘Captain America: Civil War‘?  Well, here is a new batch of photos that may help tide you over until the film’s May 6 premiere. First we get the Avengers decked out in civilian attire… I mean, The Vision in a V-neck sweater and dress shirt alone equals hilarity: Next is an image […]

  • Batman V Spider-Man? Michael Keaton Is Negotiating To Play The Villain In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Well this is a twist!  Word has it that Michael Keaton is in very early negotiations to join the cast of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ the upcoming relaunch of the ‘Spider-Man’ film franchise, jointly produced by Sony and Marvel Studios.  If things work out– it’s unclear if Sony/Marvel have made an offer– Keaton is believed to be […]

  • ‘Star Trek’ RUMOR ALERT: CBS Series Will NOT Be Set In Abrams’ Canon; Will Take Place Before ‘TNG’

    Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Fans have been hesitant to embrace the idea of CBS’ new ‘Star Trek’ TV series which will only be available on the network’s new streaming service CBS All Access.  The fact that it was exclusive to a for-pay service was a big hurdle.  The other major turn off for many was the assumption that the […]

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Goes Bad As The Voice Of ‘The Grinch’ In The New Animated Movie

    Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    At Universal’s CinemaCon presentation, Benedict Cumberbatch was announced as providing the voice of the title character in a new animated film version of ‘Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas.’  The announcement was made by Chris Meledrandi.  The new film version is scheduled for release on November 17, 2017 and will be directed by Pete […]

  • John Barrowman Is In Charge As Writer Of Titan Comics’ New ‘Torchwood’ Comic Book

    Posted Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Captain Jack is coming back!  John Barrowman is returning to the world of ‘Torchwood’.  The actor has already reprised his role as team leader Captain Jack Harkness for Big Finish‘s audio adventures, which are set during the earlier seasons of the show.  Now he’s returning as the co-writer of Titan Comics’ new ‘Torchwood’ comic book […]

  • Simon Kinberg Confirms ‘Wolverine 3”s Timeframe

    Posted Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    We already know Hugh Jackman is hanging up his claws after the next ‘Wolverine’ movie, directed by James Mangold who helmed 2013′s well-received ‘The Wolverine’.  The new movie is due to be released in March of next year, but as far as we know, it hasn’t begun shooting and very little information has surfaced regarding […]

  • Fox Releases A ‘Deadpool’ Deleted Scene/Music Montage! Check It Out!

    Posted Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    After slaying the box office in February, ‘Deadpool’ is coming to Blu-Ray, DVD, VOD and digital on May 10, 2016.  As we already know, director Tim Miller allowed the cast, including Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller, to ad lib a huge chunk of dialogue, from which Miller and editor Julian Clarke culled the best bits […]

  • What Villain Could Darken The Skies In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’?

    Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Last week, a subtitle for the upcoming ‘Spider-Man’ movie reboot, starring Tom Holland, surfaced– ‘Homecoming’.  Now it looks as if that IS in fact the subtitle for the movie.  (For now.) Now a rumor has emerged regarding the film’s potential villain.  A month ago, we learned that Sony was once again planning a ‘Venom’ movie, […]

  • David Ayer Explains ‘Suicide Squad’ Reshoots

    Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

      Just weeks ago, word arrived that director David Ayer was reassembling the cast and crew of ‘Suicide Squad’ for reshoots.  Initially, it was reported that these new scenes were to up the comedy quotient, especially as this news came shortly after the release of the bleak ‘Batman V Superman’ a film that almost instantly […]

  • Rumors Swirl About A Fan Favorite Cameo In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

    Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    RUMOR ALERT/SPOILER WARNING: This article contains a RUMOR about ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ so take that with a grain of salt.  It may also be considered a SPOILER so be warned. ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is already packed with mutant goodness.  In addition to the lead villain making his screen debut (played by Oscar Isaac), fans will see the […]