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

  • 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
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    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
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    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 […]

  • Sony’s Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Webs Bob Persichetti To Direct

    Posted Friday, June 24th, 2016 04:01 pm GMT -4
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    Sony’s animated ‘Spider-Man’ movie is crawling closer to a reality, landing animation vet Bob Persichetti to direct.  Persichetti has worked for Disney on classics like ‘Hercules’, ‘Mulan’ and ‘Tarzan’ and more recently on films like ‘Monsters Vs. Aliens’, ‘Shrek 2′, ‘Puss In Boots’ and ‘The Little Prince’.  This will be his first directorial effort. The […]

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

    Posted Friday, June 24th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    ‘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
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    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. […]

  • Lionsgate Releases The First Poster For ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’

    Posted Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    We’re still in the thick of this summer’s big movie season, but it’s never too early to look ahead.  Lionsgate has released a new teaser poster for ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ which doesn’t storm theaters until next March. You can check it out below: As you can see, this poster is almost unrecognizable for being for […]

  • Meet The Cast Of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ With Names And Descriptions

    Posted Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ has completed primary filming and the film is slated for release this winter.  But so far, nearly everything about the film has been kept under wraps.  But the movie has landed the cover of ‘Entertainment Weekly’ and with that, loads of new information has now become available, including the […]

  • Darth Vader Will Appear In ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, But Isn’t The Main Villain

    Posted Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Darth Vader is back!  As has long been rumored/hoped, the Sith Lord will appear in this December’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ which takes place shortly before Episode Four, the first ‘Star Wars’ movie, ‘A New Hope’.  It was in ‘A New Hope’ that the world was first introduced to one of the great […]

  • When Bruce Met Barry: A Scene Description From ‘Justice League’ Surfaces, Detailing The First Encounter Between Two Heroes

    Posted Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Justice League’ is now shooting in Great Britain, but some lucky souls were allowed to visit the set and observe the filmmaking process, including some fairly important sequences, including the first encounter between Ben Alleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman and Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash. Keep in mind, this is a work in progress and the final […]

  • twenty one pilots Drops ‘Heathens’ Music Video From ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    After weeks of teasing that the first music video from the ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack would be ‘Purple Lamborghini’ by dubstep superstar Skrillex and rapper Rick Ross, featuring Jared Leto as The Joker, Warner Brothers has pulled a switcheroo, instead releasing the more radio friendly ‘Heathens’ by twenty one pilots.  You can hear twenty one pilots’ […]

  • Breaking Good: Bryan Cranston Is Playing Zordon In ‘Power Rangers’!

    Posted Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 09:21 pm GMT -4
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    Woah!  This is unexpected!  While the core cast of ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ consists of unknowns, the big screen adaptation of the low budget kids’ series is padding things out a bit with recognizable adult stars.  First, of course, there is Elizabeth Banks, star of ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Pitch Perfect’ franchises among many other hits.  […]