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

  • SPOILER ALERT: Producer David Heyman Discusses Grindelwald’s Casting And Cameo In ‘Fantastic Beasts’

    Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses SPOILERS for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you may wish to turn back. It has been rumored for weeks now that none other than Johnny Depp had been cast in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ in the privotal role […]

  • ‘Justice League’ Will Reportedly Include A Green Lantern Appearance

    Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    RUMOR ALERT: This information is strictly a RUMOR right now, so take this with a grain of salt. Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ is currently in post-production and the latest buzz is that the film will include a Green Lantern in a “key sequence.”  That’s just a rumor and the verbiage leaves things open to interpretation.  […]

  • TNT Orders A Pilot For A ‘Snowpiercer’ TV Adaptation From Josh Friedman

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    TNT has ordered a pilot based on the 2014 movie ‘Snowpiercer’ in which the remains of humanity live aboard a constantly moving super train after the world is encased in ice after a failed attempt to halt global warming. On board the train, the survivors are lumped into classes with a privileged upper class lording […]

  • Will ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Writers’ Anti-Trump Tweets Hurt The Film?

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    In terms of the entertainment industry and the US Presidential election, most of the attention has focused on President-elect Donald Trump’s feuds with ‘Saturday Night Live’ and the Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’, but of course other parts of the industry have become embroiled in the divide in political ideals and it looks as though the newest […]

  • ABC President Ben Sherwood Calls ‘The Inhumans’ IMAX Deal “A Quadruple Win”

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Last week, we learned that ABC had brokered an unprecedented deal to bring Marvel’s ‘The Inhumans’ to both the small and the very big screen.  Before premiering on ABC in the fall, the first two episodes will be shot on IMAX cameras and released on over 1,ooo IMAX screen in 74 countries.  The shows will […]

  • BOOM! Studios To Release Comic Book Sequel To ‘The Dark Crystal’ Based On Unused Screenplay

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 02:42 pm GMT -4
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    It’s been decades since ‘The Dark Crystal’ both thrilled and terrified kids of the 80s, but the classic film is finally getting the sequel treatment, thanks to BOOM! Studios and the Henson Company.  ‘The Power of the Dark Crystal’ is based on a screenplay intended for the film sequel that never materialized.  The unproduced screenplay […]

  • Weekend Box Office (11/18-11/20): ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Did Fantastically… But Fantastically Enough?

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s no surprise that ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ topped the box office charts this weekend, with $75M in the US and $218.3M globally.  This film kicks off a series of five projected movies– with the first sequel already scheduled to arrive on November 16, 2018– all penned by J.K. Rowling, the creator […]

  • Emilia Clarke Has Landed A Role In The ‘Han Solo’ Movie

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    If nothing else, Disney’s upcoming ‘Han Solo’ solo picture seems to be rounding up quite a fan favorite cast.  Alden Ehrenreich, who stole the show in ‘Hail, Caesar!’ will headline, with Donald Glover filling in as Lando Calrissian.  The latest addition is the Khaleesi herself, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke, who will be playing […]

  • FX’s ‘Y: The Last Man’ Adaptation Has Found Its Showrunner

    Posted Saturday, November 19th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    FX has found its showrunner for the upcoming adaptation of the DC/Vertigo series ‘Y: The Last Man’ and it’s ‘American Gods’‘ Michael Green. Green is currently co-showrunning Starz ‘American Gods’ with Bryan Fuller and both are listed as the show’s creators.  Presumably, this means that he will depart ‘American Gods’ which adapts Neil Gaiman’s bestselling […]

  • Thanks To Netflix, Marvel Brings Elektra Back In Her Own Series

    Posted Thursday, November 17th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    The Marvel series of shows on Netflix are a certified hit.  The streaming service has already ordered second seasons for ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘Luke Cage’, while the first show, ‘Daredevil’‘s sophomore series has already been made available.  In it, fans were treated to the introduction of The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Elektra (Élodie Yung) and […]

  • Bandai Toys Give A Tease To The Zords In The ‘Power Rangers’ Movie

    Posted Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    The new film, ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ is a reboot of the original TV series which launched a 20+ year franchise but as we’ve already seen, there will be many changes to bring the oh-so-90s show into the present.  The Rangers’ suits are not the simple spandex unitards with motorcycle helmets from the original and Elizabeth […]

  • ‘The Accountant’ Director To Reboot ‘The Green Hornet’ As “The Baddest Badass”

    Posted Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Well, let’s hope this doesn’t go the way of ‘Fantastic Four‘.  The director of ‘The Accountant’, Gavin O’Connor is attached to reboot ‘The Green Hornet’ as both producer and director, with Sean O’Keefe providing the script. In addition to the recent #1 hit ‘The Accountant’ starring Ben Affleck, O’Connor has helmed other gritty flicks such […]

  • John Constantine, Swamp Thing And More Get Animated In The Trailer For ‘Justice League Dark’

    Posted Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Sometimes, even the World’s Greatest Superheroes aren’t enough to save the world.  Sometimes, they have to turn to the dark side and that’s just what they do in the newest DC animated movie from Warner Brothers Animation, ‘Justice League Dark’. Just like 2014′s ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’ which presented the ‘Suicide Squad’ in advance of […]

  • Book Your Trip To ‘Skull Island’ With 3 New Teasers With First Look At ‘Kong’ In Motion

    Posted Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    The second official trailer for ‘Kong: Skull Island’, in theaters March 10, arrives tomorrow, but to whet your appetite, Warner Brothers has released three teasers, one of which offers the first glimpse of the legendary King Kong in motion. Check them out below: The calm before the storm. #kongskullisland pic.twitter.com/f4KCjpAzmo — Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) […]

  • Jacob Batalon Talks Playing Ned Leeds In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 01:59 pm GMT -4
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    This past summer, we learned that Hawaiian actor Jacob Batalon was playing an altered version of Ned Leeds in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’.  In the comics, Peter Parker didn’t encounter Ned until he was already a young adult and the two were rivals for the affections of J. Jonah Jameson’s secretary Betty Brant.  In the 1980s, Ned […]