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

  • Once More With Feeling: ‘Supergirl’ And ‘The Flash’ Will Harmonize In A Musical Crossover

    Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2016 04:08 pm GMT -5

    Fun fact: Both Melissa Benoist, who stars as Kara Danvers/Supergirl and Grant Gustin, who portrays Barry Allen/The Flash are both  alums of the hit show ‘Glee’.  Meaning they are not only gifted actors, but singers as well!  And it looks as if The CW is tapping into that. Now we already know that The CW […]

  • Audience Participation Will Act As A “Character” In FOX’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

    Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -5

    FOX presented a panel for its musical presentation of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ which will air sometime around Halloween, this fall.  Laverne Cox leads an all-star cast which includes Victoria Justice as Janet, Ryan McCarten as Brad, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, Christina Milian as Magenta, […]

  • David Ayer Reveals Who Really Killed Robin In The DCEU

    Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    One big tease from ‘Batman V Superman’ was the battered Robin costume on display in the Bat Cave.  Fans expected that to play a bigger part in ‘Suicide Squad’ but it was largely glossed over.  So what’s the story? In the comics, The Joker beat the second Robin, Jason Todd, to death with a crowbar […]

  • Get A Sample Of ‘The Iron Giant’ Making-Of Documentary ‘The Giant’s Dream’

    Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    As if getting a deluxe edition of ‘The Iron Giant’ on Blu-Ray in September weren’t enough, the set will include a new documentary about the making of the underrated classic, called ‘The Giant’s Dream’ which premiered at San Diego ComiCon.  The documentary is a touching and heart-breaking look at the animation industry in Hollywood. ‘The […]

  • Who Might Karl Urban Be Playing In ‘Aquaman’?

    Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -5

    Karl Urban may be making yet another visit to the world of comic book movies.  He played the lead in ‘Dredd’ and is currently filming ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ in which he will play villain Skurge.  But he is being pursued by Warner Brothers for a role in the James Wan-directed ‘Aquaman’. Who might he be playing?  […]

  • No Busters: Sony Looks To Lose $70M On ‘Ghostbusters’, Sequels Look To Be Scrapped

    Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5

    “While nothing has been officially announced yet, there’s no doubt in my mind it will happen,” said Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution at Sony in reference to a sequel to Paul Feig’s all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot.  It appears that the film’s lackluster reception may have changed things. The movie’s cast, including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, […]

  • Greg Berlanti And Danielle Panabaker On ‘The Flash’ ‘Flashpoint’ Storyline And This Season’s Big Crossover

    Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -5

    SPOILER ALERT: This contains SPOILERS for ‘The Flash’ Season 3, so proceed with caution! We already know that when ‘The Flash’ returns this fall, it will be a dramatically different experience, since Barry (Grant Gustin) went back in time and changed history.  For starters, Barry will not have moved in with Joe West or been […]

  • Are Superheroes The New Dothraki? George R.R. Martin’s ‘Wild Cards’ May Replace ‘Game Of Thrones’

    Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    HBO recently announced plans to end its hit series ‘Game of Thrones’, but they may already have a replacement in place from the same creator, author George R.R. Martin.  The ‘Wild Cards’ book series looks to be headed to television courtesy of Universal Cable Productions.  Martin, however, will NOT be contributing to the adaptation, as […]

  • Weekend Box Office (08/05-08/07): ‘Suicide Squad’ Gets The Last Laugh On Critics With Record-Breaking Debut

    Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5

    Despite scathing reviews– 26% on Rotten Tomatoes– Warner Brothers’ ‘Suicide Squad’ massacred the box office as anticipated, taking in a record-breaking $135 million.  Just like ‘Batman V Superman’ this spring, it didn’t matter what critics thought.  This was another EVENT that true comic fans had to witness firsthand and most of them did so this […]

  • Simone Missick’s Misty Knight And The Possibility Her Own Spinoff Series

    Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    Simone Missick‘s character, Misty Knight, will make her debut on Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ but now word comes that Misty Knight might even be receiving her own spinoff series! Marvel TV’s head Jeph Loeb teased: “We’re very lucky in a sense that our casts are so rich and deep and so diverse.  We certainly have plans […]

  • Producer Simon Kinberg Discusses ‘Gambit’ Delays And Points To ‘Deadpool’ As An Example

    Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    ‘Gambit’ seems mired in development hell. In 2013, Channing Tatum was white hot after the smash success of ‘Magic Mike’ and when he publicly expressed interest in playing Gambit, 20th Century Fox took the bait and approached the actor about a solo film. Unfortunately, since then, things have been moving very slowly.  It actually took […]

  • Syfy Unveils The First Trailer For ‘Incorporated’ From Exec Producers Matt Damon And Ben Affleck

    Posted Sunday, August 7th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -5

    Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are among the producers of Syfy’s new show ‘Incorporated’, about a man’s struggle against a seemingly all-powerful corporation.  The show stars Sean Teale as Ben Larson, plus Julia Ormond as Elizabeth, Dennis Haysbert as Julian, Allison Miller as Laura Larson, Eddie Ramos as Theo and David Hewlett as Chad. Syfy […]

  • Steeling Home: Matthew MacCaull Joins ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ As Commander Steel

    Posted Saturday, August 6th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘iZombie’ actor Matthew MacCaull is stepping over to another DC Comics adaptation on The CW, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ as Commander Steel.  His character, Henry Heywood Sr., is the grandfather of Nick Zano‘s more contemporary character, Dr. Nate Heywood, a.k.a. Citizen Steel. MacCaull’s Commander Steel will be a member of the Justice Society of America, along […]

  • Daisy Ridley Will Star In YA Adaptation ‘Chaos Walking’

    Posted Saturday, August 6th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -5

    Daisy Ridley‘s role as Rey in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ proved to be a huge hit with younger girls, so it’s not much of a stretch to discover she will be staying in a familiar role as Viola Eade in the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ ‘Chaos Walking’.  The films will be produced by Lionsgate, […]

  • ‘Supergirl’ Gets Metal: New Pics Show Metallo And Superman In Action

    Posted Saturday, August 6th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5

    We brought you some set pics and videos of Tyler Hoechlin in action from the first two new episodes of ‘Supergirl’ which is swooping over to The CW for its sophomore season.  Hoechlin, formerly of ‘Teen Wolf’, will be guest-starring as Kara’s cousin Clark Kent/Superman. This first clip does not appear to feature Hoechlin, but […]