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

  • ‘Doctor Strange’ Screenwriter C. Robert Cargill Clarifies Comments About Tibet And The Ancient One

    Posted Saturday, April 30th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Doctor Strange’ screenwriter C. Robert Cargill has landed in hot water after attempting to defend the casting of Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, a character depicted as an ancient Tibetan man in the comics.  The casting has drawn the ire of some critics who view it as a form of Hollywood whitewashing, a hot […]

  • ‘Maze Runner 3′ Shuts Down Indefinitely As Dylan O’Brien’s On-Set Injuries Prove Worse Than Previously Thought

    Posted Saturday, April 30th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    In March, we reported that actor Dylan O’Brien was severely injured on the set of the movie ‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ the third film in the YA adaptation series.  O’Brien was performing a stunt when he was hit by a moving car, suffering several broken bones as well as a “concussion, facial fractures […]

  • Seth Grahame-Smith Departs ‘The Flash’ Movie Over Creative Differences

    Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Best-selling author Seth Grahame-Smith was set to make his film directing debut on Warner Brothers’ ‘The Flash’, part of its unfolding DC Expanded Universe, based on the superheroes of subsidiary DC Comics.  However, word has now emerged that Grahame-Smith has left the project over– what else?– creative differences.  In early March, Joseph Gordon-Levitt similarly quit […]

  • RUMOR ALERT: Zack Snyder Will Have No Input Into Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ Movie

    Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Ben Alleck‘s portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman in ‘Batman V Superman’ was slightly divisive, but many fans were so impressed that they named Affleck as their favorite screen Batman to date.  Not surprisingly, Warner Brothers has confirmed that Affleck’s Batman will fly solo in a movie with Affleck himself writing and directing.  Collaborating with him will […]

  • Dazzler Appears In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’… Kind Of

    Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    Well, I’ve been waiting for this since 2000.  The most FABULOUS mutant in Marvel’s arsenal will at long last make her film debut in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’… well kind of. Because the movie is set during the ’80s, there will be ample time spent in a mall.  Those were these indoor shopping complexes… they still have […]

  • Fox Withdraws From San Diego Comic Con Over Piracy Concerns

    Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Every year, thousands flock to San Diego for the pop culture ground zero Comic Con International, one of the biggest events of the year for Hollywood, with A-List stars, directors, producers, etc. meeting their fan bases and presenting them with exclusive film footage, trailers, artwork, photos and more… all of which ends up leaking online […]

  • Is Mads Mad? Mikkelsen Reveals His ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Role And Hints At ‘Doctor Strange’

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article reveals mild SPOILERS for ‘Doctor Strange’ and a pretty big SPOILER for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, so proceed with caution! Most big blockbusters are shrouded in mystery before their release, but none moreso than the ‘Star Wars’ films– and the fans wouldn’t have it any other way.  Very little […]

  • Alicia Vikander Is The New Lara Croft!

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 07:04 pm GMT -4

    Alicia Vikander is on quite a roll!  She was nominated for two Golden Globes for her roles in ‘Ex Machina’ and ‘The Danish Girl’, the latter of which landed her an Academy Award.  She has also delved into the world of action movies, co-starring in last year’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ and the upcoming ‘Jason […]

  • Rose Byrne Returns As Moira MacTaggert In This Clip From ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Rose Byrne’s Moira MacTaggert sat out the action in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ but she is back in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ as Charles Xavier’s scientist colleague/love interest.  And while Moira isn’t a mutant, her scientific knowledge proves just as valuable as she has the inside scoop on En Sabah Nur, the ancient god-like force now […]

  • What Did You Expect? Yellow Spandex? – Newest ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Photo Shows The Heroes Getting Closer To Their Comic Book Looks

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article features an image that appears to be taken from late in the film ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ so be warned and proceed with caution. It’s hard to recall, but back in 2000, there really weren’t any superhero movies around.  In  1998, New Line had released a movie based on the Marvel Comic character […]

  • Netflix Brings Together ‘Star Wars’ And ‘X-Men’ Stars For Its Latest Project

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ star John Boyega will be lending his voice to an all-star animated adaptation of the novel ‘Watership Down’ which will be available exclusively on Netflix.  The new project will consist of four hour-long episodes based on Richard Adams’ acclaimed book about rabbits avoiding the possible demolition of their home. ‘Watership […]

  • Jeremy Renner Talks Hawkeye’s Allegiance In ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Plus His Interaction With Scarlet Witch And The Russo Brothers

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    We all know that ‘Captain America: Civil War’ splits the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in two, with half taking the side of Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) who feel that the heroes need to be overseen by the world’s governments and the other side, led by Captain America (Chris Evans) resisting the […]

  • Bryan Singer Offers Commentary For The Newest ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ hits theaters at the end of May and 20th Century Fox has unleashed a final trailer to tease the film. Director Bryan Singer said about the new clip: “We always planned three trailers.  This trailer had to be ready weeks ago visually, so it could be reproduced all over the world. There’s still […]

  • Watch Chris Hemsworth Work Out And Comment On Thor’s Absence From ‘Captain America: Civil War’

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Thor and the Hulk aren’t in ‘Captain America: Civil War’.  We’ve known that for a while now.  These two characters were absent from the ‘Civil War’ comic book partially because they were so powerful that they’d throw off the balance of power between the two opposing sides.  ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ will explain these characters’ absence from […]

  • Marvel Defends Tilda Swinton As The Ancient One In ‘Doctor Strange’

    Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Is Tilda Swinton‘s casting as the Tibetan Ancient One in ‘Doctor Strange’ another case of Hollywood whitewashing?  That’s what some are charging.  True, in the comics, the mystical mentor of the Sorcerer Supreme is an aged Asian man, but does that mean that Marvel Studios has to remain THAT faithful?  Well, they obviously aren’t. C. […]