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

  • ‘Rogue One’ Director Gareth Edwards Shoots Down A Major Cameo Rumor

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ takes place before the events of ‘Episode IV: A New Hope’.  And the next anthology film in the series is the unnamed young Han Solo movie directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller with Alden Ehrenreich starring as the famous pilot/smuggler.  Since both movies are set in the past […]

  • Netflix Won’t Save ‘Agent Carter’; Find Out Why

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    ABC’s ‘Agent Carter’ managed to last for two low-rated seasons, but despite a passionate core of fans, simply didn’t perform well enough for the network to continue funneling money into it, considering the period action series was pretty expensive to produce, despite Disney owning both ABC and Marvel Entertainment. Fans lobbied to save the series, […]

  • Lady Gaga Tweets Three New Teasers For ‘American Horror Story’ Season 6

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 09:04 pm GMT -5

    While most shows of the fall season won’t arrive until October, fans of ‘American Horror Story’ are in luck, because the new season of Ryan Murphy’s hit anthology series arrives a bit early, in mid-September.  But considering that the nature of each season is kept pretty firmly under wraps, we still don’t quite know what […]

  • New ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ Featurette Explores Tim Burton’s Vision

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5

    There is probably no one alive better suited to adapt Ransom Riggs’ best-selling novel ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ to film than Tim Burton.  The visionary director behind ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Alice In Wonderland’ brings his quirky sensibilities to an already quirky story about a boy named Jake (played by ‘Ender’s […]

  • RUMOR ALERT: ‘Doctor Who”s Rachel Talalay Is In The Running To Direct ‘Captain Marvel’

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -5

    Marvel fans have their ‘Captain Marvel’, now that Brie Larson has been revealed to have nabbed the coveted role as Marvel’s first female solo headliner.  Now comes the question of who will direct.  We do know that Marvel is definitely looking to enlist a female director. Reportedly, Marvel has narrowed their list to 10 contenders.  […]

  • Matt Ryan Returns As Constantine In Animated ‘Justice League Dark’ Preview

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 10:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Constantine’ bombed in its singular season on NBC, but fans won’t let it go.  Star Matt Ryan, who portrayed paranormal investigator John Constantine, returned in the role on ‘Arrow’ last season and he will return at least once more.  Or at least his voice will.  Ryan is voicing Constantine in the animated ‘Justice League Dark’ […]

  • ‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Shoots Down Popular Jason Todd Theory

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -5

    There was a huge hint in ‘Batman V Superman’ when Bruce Wayne surveys the cases holding the costumes of his fallen comrades.  In particular, he pauses on the suit of Robin, which is badly damaged and is spray painted with the inscription “Ha Ha Ha Jokes On You Batman.”  For comic book fans, this is […]

  • ‘Dope’ Star Kiersey Clemons Signs On As Iris West For ‘The Flash’ Movie

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘The Flash’ movie has found a second cast member to join Ezra Miller, who stars as the titular hero.  Kiersey Clemons has signed on to play Iris West.  Clemons starred in the acclaimed indie film ‘Dope’ which perhaps not coincidentally, was directed by Rick Famuyiwa, who also happens to be helming ‘The Flash’.  Clemons’ name […]

  • The US Postal Service Celebrates Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary With New Stamps

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    She doesn’t look a day over 30, but Wonder Woman is celebrating her 75th birthday this year.  She first swooped into pop culture in the pages of ‘All-Star Comics’ #8, dated December 1941, created by psychiatrist William Moulton Marston and illustrated by Harry G. Peter.  In honor of this anniversary, the U.S. Postal Service is […]

  • Charlie Hunnam Confirms He Won’t Be Back For ‘Pacific Rim: Maelstrom’

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5

    This should come as no surprise, considering that John Boyega has already been announced as the lead in ‘Pacific Rim: Maelstrom’ the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 sci fi romp which pitted humans piloting giant mechanical sentinels called Jaegers against a horde of invading monsters called Kaiju.  But Charlie Hunnam is confirmed to NOT […]

  • Alden Ehrenreich Is Signed To At Least Three ‘Han Solo’ Movies

    Posted Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    26 year-old ‘Hail Caesar!’ scene-stealer Alden Ehrenreich beat out just about every rising star in Hollywood, including Dave Franco, Miles Teller and Jack Reynor, to nab the coveted role of Han Solo in an upcoming anthology film/prequel, set to hit theaters in 2018.  Now comes word that the untitled film may just be part one […]

  • SDCC 2016: ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Season 2 Will Be Legion-dary With The Legion Of Doom And Justice Society In New Trailer

    Posted Monday, July 25th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ was pretty crowded with its nine lead characters (ten if you count bad guy Vandal Savage), but believe it or not, this new season looks to balloon even further with the introduction of TWO additional teams! At the end of the season one finale, ‘Suits’ star Patrick J. Adams made his debut […]

  • Breaking Down The ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer Complete With Still Images

    Posted Monday, July 25th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Fans seem to be universally smitten with the ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer that debuted at SDCC.  Gal Gadot was many viewers’ favorite part of ‘Batman V Superman’ which only whetted appetites for the full-length ‘WW’ solo movie coming next year.  Some early footage was previewed back in January, and some of that shows up here, but […]

  • Weekend Box Office (07/22-07/24): ‘Star Trek’ Takes #1 But Doesn’t Go ‘Beyond’ Previous Installments

    Posted Monday, July 25th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5

    Not surprisingly, Paramount’s ‘Star Trek Beyond’ took the top spot, but surprisingly came in well below the two previous ‘Trek’ films.  2009′s ‘Star Trek’ scored $75M in its first weekend, while 2013′s ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ fell short of that with an opening weekend take of $70M.  ‘Beyond’, which welcomed aboard new director Justin Lin, […]

  • SDCC 2016: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Unmasked! Four Mystery Characters Revealed

    Posted Monday, July 25th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    Along with confirming that the villain in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is indeed The Vulture, the SDCC panel for that movie has confirmed the identities of four characters being played by Tony Revolori, Jacob Batalon, Zendaya and Laura Harrier, all four of whom were in attendance at the panel along with director Jon Watts. In a stark […]