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

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

    Posted Saturday, August 6th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘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 -4
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    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 -4
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    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 […]

  • PlayStation Cancels ‘Powers’ After Two Seasons

    Posted Saturday, August 6th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    The PlayStation Network has axed ‘Powers’ based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s hit Eisener Award-winning comic book series.  The little-seen adaptation starred Sharlto Copley as Detective Christian Walker (who secretly used to have Powers), Eddie Izzard as villain “Big Bad” Wolfe, Michael Madsen as Patrick/Super Shock, Susan Heyward as Detective Deena Pilgrim […]

  • “It’s F—ing Negan’s World Now”: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Says His Villain Will Be The Focus Of ‘The Walking Dead’ S7

    Posted Friday, August 5th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Fans of AMC’s adaptation of ‘The Walking Dead’ were left with just a tease of major new baddie Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who was teased throughout Season Six only to pop up for a fifteen minute monologue and then a bloody fade-to-black which left viewers wondering which of the main cast Negan had […]

  • Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan Makes Her Animated Debut On ‘Avengers: Ultron Revolution’ In This Clip

    Posted Friday, August 5th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Since her debut three years ago, Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, has become one of the most popular young superheroes in comics, by tapping into that “Young Peter Parker” vibe that made his earliest Stan Lee/Steve Ditko comics such a hit back in the sixties.  Perhaps more importantly, as a Pakistani-American Muslim, Ms. Marvel is […]

  • Buns Of Steel: Tyler Hoechlin Shows Off His Super Assets In New Set Videos And Photos From ‘Supergirl’

    Posted Monday, August 1st, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Shooting is underway on ‘Supergirl’ Season 2, which will kick off on October 10, 2017 on its new home The CW.  And one thing that fans can look forward to is Tyler Hoechlin who is stepping into the famous red and blue tights of Superman.  DC’s flagship hero was purposefully omitted from much of Season […]

  • Weekend Box Office (07/29-07/31): ‘Bourne’ Reigns Supreme As ‘Star Trek’ Plummets

    Posted Monday, August 1st, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    The reunion of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass proved enticing to audiences as the fifth movie in this franchise, ‘Jason Bourne’ raced to the #1 spot at the box office, collecting $60M in its opening weekend.  This opening makes it the second highest debut of the ‘Bourne’ films, coming in behind 2007′s ‘Bourne Ultimatum’.  […]

  • HBO Announces ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will End With Season 8

    Posted Monday, August 1st, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Winter is coming and your DVR is about to become a lot freer.  HBO has officially announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ is coming to an end with Season 8.  Season 6 just wrapped and it was previously announced that Season 7, which will air next year will consist of only seven episodes.  After that, fans […]

  • ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Scribes Off Script Updates And Title Changes

    Posted Monday, August 1st, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely previously penned all three ‘Captain America’ movies– ‘The First Avenger’, ‘The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Civil War’– all three of which were among the most praised of Marvel Studios’ output, so it’s no surprise that they were handed the task of scripting what may be the largest Marvel movies yet, ‘Avengers: […]

  • Michael Bay Warns To Prepare For An Onslaught In ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

    Posted Saturday, July 30th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Director Michael Bay is hard at work filming ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ his fifth film in the franchise, and has kept a pretty tight lid on the whole affair, but he recently tweeted an image that teased the introduction of yet another Robot In Disguise. Nothing can prepare you for Onslaught. #transformers Download hi-res photo: […]

  • Michael Keaton Thinks ‘Beetlejuice 2”s “Ship Has Sailed”

    Posted Friday, July 29th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    For several years now, Warner Brothers has been teasing a sequel to the 1988 classic ‘Beetlejuice’.  Seth Grahame-Smith (‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’, ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’) was attached to pen the script with David Katzenberg and everyone from original director Tim Burton to stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder have offered optimistic updates.  But […]

  • Nick Jonas Is In Talks To Join The ‘Jumanji’ Remake

    Posted Friday, July 29th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Scream Queens’ and ‘Kingdom’ star Nick Jonas is in negotiations to join the cast of the new Jake Kasdan-directed remake of ‘Jumanji’.  In addition to his TV roles, Jonas turned in an impressive performance in the film festival favorite ‘Goat’ about fraternity hazing. In recent years, he has also had recurring roles on ‘Hawaii 5-0′ […]

  • It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s The First Pic Of Tyler Hoechlin As Superman From ‘Supergirl’ Season 2

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Big changes are coming to ‘Supergirl’ in Season 2.  For one thing, the show is winging its way over to a new network, The CW from CBS, where the freshman season floundered.  Now, flanked by established DC super hero hits like ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, the show will hopefully live up to […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: Batman’s Not The Only Justice Leaguer Who’ll Appear In ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 07:01 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains SPOILERS for ‘Suicide Squad’ so proceed with caution. We’ve known for quite some time that Batman (Ben Affleck) had a role in ‘Suicide Squad’.  We still don’t exactly know how large a role it is, but he’s in there, as seen in various trailers.  At first, it seemed as if […]