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

  • Bryan Cranston Discusses Playing Zordon In ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’

    Posted Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    Fans were stunned last week when Lionsgate announced that Golden Globe Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston had joined the ‘Power Rangers’ cast as the team’s mentor Zordon.  Cranston is a longtime part of the ‘Power Rangers’ family having voiced several villains in the earlier episodes.  In addition, the first Blue Rangers, Billy Cranston was named after […]

  • Wong Direction: Benedict Wong Discusses How His ‘Doctor Strange’ Role Is Different From The Comics

    Posted Monday, June 27th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Doctor Strange’ debuted as a comic book character in 1963, which was a… simpler time.  The new film by Scott Derrickson has already run into issues with the decision to cast a Caucasian actor, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, a character traditionally depicted as a Tibetan man.  Then there’s Doctor Strange’s “manservant” Wong, another […]

  • ‘Rogue One’ Might Make A MAJOR Departure From ‘Star Wars’ Tradition

    Posted Monday, June 27th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is a major game changer to begin with, as it’ the first anthology movie set in the ‘Star Wars’ universe but that isn’t part of the traditional trilogies.  As such, it appears that director Gareth Edwards and the execs at Lucasfilm Ltd. might be making a huge departure from […]

  • ‘Neon Demon’ Director Nicolas Winding Refn Wants To Direct A ‘Batgirl’ Movie

    Posted Monday, June 27th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Stylistic Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (‘The Neon Demon’, ‘Drive’) has announced that he would like to helm a movie based on DC Comics’ ‘Batgirl’.  Refn had previously expressed interest in taking on a ‘Wonder Woman’ movie, but that task went to Patty Jenkins, whose ‘Wonder Woman’ film, starring Gal Gadot, arrives next year. “God, […]

  • Weekend Box Office (06/25-06/27): ‘Independence Day’ Sinks Against ‘Finding Dory’

    Posted Monday, June 27th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ did NOT prove to be this year’s ‘Jurassic World’.  The follow-up to the twenty-year-old first movie was eyed to kick off a new franchise, but its $41.6M opening (on a $165M budget) basically nixes that plan.  It certainly doesn’t help that critics and theater goers didn’t warm up to it, with 33% […]

  • Bokeem Woodbine Joins Michael Keaton To Menace ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Sunday, June 26th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    While it hasn’t been confirmed, it appears that Michael Keaton is officially playing the villain in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, rumored to be The Vulture.  But he won’t be alone.  We previously reported that ‘Prometheus’ star Logan Marshall-Green had come on board as a fellow antagonist.  Now comes word that another actor will also be siding with […]

  • ‘Gotham’ Casts Maggie Geha As An Older Poison Ivy For Season Three

    Posted Sunday, June 26th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Gotham’ wants to take the character Ivy Pepper in a decidedly different direction.  Therefore young Clare Foley is out and Maggie Geha is in for Season Three.  Geha is best known as the Shopstyle.com Girl, as the host of a DIY/how to tutorial series, and has dabbled in acting with her longest stint being six […]

  • OOAK Funko Pop! Vinyl Created To Honor Orlando Shooting Victim Who Worked At ‘Harry Potter’ Theme Park

    Posted Sunday, June 26th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Forty-nine people died in the tragic Orlando nightclub shooting two weeks ago.  That’s forty-nine people with forty-nine different lives, which reached out in every direction, including into the nerdverse.  One of those taken too soon was 22 year-old Luis Vielma, an employee at the Orlando-based Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, specifically the Harry […]

  • Chris Miller Says The Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Will be “Unique”

    Posted Friday, June 24th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Chris Miller and Phil Lord created the unexpected hit ‘The LEGO Movie’ and ever since Hollywood has been banging on their door.  The duo was attached to the ‘Spider-Man’ animated movie from Sony, but departed to helm the ‘Han Solo’ movie for Disney.  Bob Persichetti is now attached to direct, but will be keeping Lord […]

  • ‘Star Wars’ Actor Maisie Richardson-Sellers Is ‘Legends Of Tomorrow”s Vixen

    Posted Friday, June 24th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    Maisie Richardson-Sellers is returning to The CW.  The former cast member of ‘The Originals’ is back, playing an alternate version of Vixen, the character portrayed by Megalyn Echikunwoke on ‘Arrow’ this past season. Echikunwoke also voiced the character on the animated web series ‘Vixen’, which guest starred the casts of both ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’.  […]

  • Get Even More ‘Rogue One’ Info With These New Photos

    Posted Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 10:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This should go without saying, but this contains LOADS of SPOILERS for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’.  Be warned! ‘Rogue One’ went from super secretive to full disclosure in just days!  The onslaught continues here with over a dozen new photos unveiling the Death Troopers and more, including some set photos that […]

  • James Earl Jones Returns To Voice Darth Vader; Find Out How The Villain Fits Into ‘Rogue One’

    Posted Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    We just revealed yesterday that Darth Vader would play a role in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, but one question left lingering was whether or not James Earl Jones would return to voice him.  But today, it has been revealed that he will! Jones has voiced Vader ever since the first movie, 1977′s ‘Star […]

  • J.K. Rowling Introduces You To Newt Scamander In This ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Featurette

    Posted Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Are you ready to re-enter the Wizarding World?  Though the Harry Potter saga has mostly ended (although it continues onstage with ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’), there still such a rich mythology from the brain of writer J.K. Rowling just waiting to be explored.  This winter, we see the first exploration of this universe […]

  • Don’t Be Afraid: Fall Out Boy And Missy Elliott’s New ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme Is Here

    Posted Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Ghostbusters’ already has the deck stacked against it.  A lot of people are just ticked that the original 1984 hit is being remade in the first place.  This will just piss those people off even more.  Not just is the movie being remade (with a new-ish story simply inspired by the original) but the #1 […]

  • Mark Milar Is Rebooting ‘Kick-Ass’ With An African American Female Lead

    Posted Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Comic writer Mark Millar is revisiting one of his most popular creations, ‘Kick-Ass’ but Dave Lezewski is gone.  Instead, the lead in the new comic will be an African American female.  (Millar did not reveal her name.) The new series will be set in a different city with an all-new supporting cast.  John Romita Jr. […]