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

  • Screenwriter David S. Goyer May Direct ‘Green Lantern Corps’

    Posted Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 05:00 pm GMT -4

    A few days ago we reported that Warner Brothers was determined to make another DC Comics movie this year to release next year, following Justin Lin’s ‘Aquaman’ starring Jason Momoa in the lead role, which is currently in pre-production to be released next December. One of the movies that it is rumored to be on […]

  • Well They Are Rainbow Colored: ‘Power Rangers’ Beat DC And Marvel To The Punch With The First LGBTQ Superhero On Film

    Posted Monday, March 20th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article reveals a minor SPOILER from about halfway through the new film ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’, so proceed with caution. Marvel and Warner Brothers/DC have promised that a gay superhero will be swooping onto the big screen in one of their movies at some point in the future, but Lionsgate has already beaten […]

  • ‘Gifted’ Casting Calls Tease Plot Details For FOX’s New ‘X-Men’ Pilot

    Posted Monday, March 20th, 2017 05:30 pm GMT -4

    We have some news for ‘Gifted’, FOX’s new ‘X-Men’-based series coming this fall.  We already knew quite a about the cast, but this casting call for extras/bit parts gives a few more clues as to some of the events of the story. According to the casting call, producers were looking for: High school students at dance, […]

  • Could Michael B. Jordan Be Playing A Young Morpheus In The Next ‘Matrix’ Movie?

    Posted Monday, March 20th, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Screenwriter Zak Penn came out, via Twitter, to clarify that the new Warner Brothers ‘Matrix’ movie is not a reboot of the original movie from 1999.  Instead, it sounds as though the studio is simply looking toward this successful and groundbreaking film and its innovative sci-fi universe for new stories.  Reportedly, Michael B. Jordan is being […]

  • Scott M. Gimple Teases The End Of Season 7 Of ‘The Walking Dead’ And Promises No Cliffhangers

    Posted Monday, March 20th, 2017 12:56 pm GMT -4

    Showrunner Scott M. Gimple is already working on Season Eight of AMC’s hit ‘The Walking Dead’, but fans are more concerned with the current seventh which just came back about a month ago.  And before that of course, there was the shocking season premiere which capped perhaps the biggest cliffhanger in the show’s history.  In […]

  • What Is Wonder Woman’s True Power In Her Standalone Movie?

    Posted Monday, March 20th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER/RUMOR ALERT: This article contains information that is currently unverified, but could be considered SPOILERS for ‘Wonder Woman’ if it does turn out to be true.  Proceed with caution! We’ve heard– and seen– quite a bit about the “God-Slayer,” the mystical sword that Wonder Woman was seeking in ‘Batman V Superman’.  We’ve also caught a […]

  • Weekend Box Office (3/17-3/19) – Audiences Give A Rose To ‘Beauty And The Beast’

    Posted Monday, March 20th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    The tale may be old as time, or at least 1991, but audiences gave a rose to Disney’s latest live-action remake of one of their animated classics, the star-studded ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which looks to have conjured up $174M in its opening weekend.  (It could actually rise to $178M once all the figures are […]

  • Joe Manganiello Addresses His Role As Deathstroke In ‘The Batman’: “Maybe… We’ll See”

    Posted Monday, March 20th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    First of all, they made another ‘Smurfs’ movie?  Why? But in other, possibly not-great news, Joe Manganiello, who stars in said ‘Smurfs’ movie, made an appearance on ‘Pittsburgh Today Live’ (along with a Smurf) to promote the movie and was asked about his role in the embattled ‘The Batman’.  You may recall a fairly cool, […]

  • Warner Brothers Is Scrambling To Film A DC Comics Movie This Year

    Posted Friday, March 17th, 2017 06:30 pm GMT -4

    Well, normally I wouldn’t be this candid, but at this point… sorry Warner Brothers, but you are looking like a HOT MESS right now.  WB planned to build a Marvel-esque cinematic universe around its DC Comics superheroes.  The first entry was the underwhelming ‘Man of Steel’, followed by the TERRIBLE ‘Batman V Superman’ and then […]

  • Screen Writer Zak Penn Says The New ‘Matrix’ Is NOT A Reboot

    Posted Friday, March 17th, 2017 04:50 pm GMT -4

    Yes, Warner Brothers is revisiting ‘The Matrix’, the landmark sci-fi film that kicked off the new millennium, with a new writer Zak Penn (‘Ready Player One’, ‘The Avengers’) and with Michael B. Jordan eyed as the star.  But early buzz that this would be a reboot/remake of the 1999 film are apparently false, as Penn […]

  • James Gunn Discusses Ego The Living Planet’s Human Form And ‘GotG, Volume 3′

    Posted Friday, March 17th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    We know Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s father in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2′ turns out to be Ego the Living Planet.  We also know that film veteran Kurt Russell is playing Ego.  And from the trailers, we’ve seen Russell in human form greeting his long lost son.  So… how? As readers of the comics know, Ego […]

  • Claire Temple Returns In This Clip From ‘Iron Fist’

    Posted Thursday, March 16th, 2017 04:30 pm GMT -4

    We’re just a day away from the release of Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ and at long last, the final member of the upcoming ‘Defenders’ will be in place, with Finn Jones playing the title role of millionaire Danny Rand, who becomes a mystical kung fu master.  In a manner similar to Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury […]

  • Zack Attack! New ‘Power Rangers’ Clip Shows The Mastodon Zord In Action

    Posted Thursday, March 16th, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -4

    We’re just over a week shy of Lionsgate’s big screen reboot of the ‘Power Rangers’ and fans still aren’t quite sure what to expect?  Will this be a deadly serious take on the franchise?  Or will there be elements of the fun cap of the original TV series? Perhaps to answer that question, the studio […]

  • Disney Offers Updates For Star Wars Land Attractions, Including Life-Size AT-ATs

    Posted Thursday, March 16th, 2017 02:30 pm GMT -4

    Disney began construction on ‘Star Wars’-themed additions to both Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Disneyland addition is the largest ever to that particular theme park, occupying 14 acres.  As revealed last month by Disney CEO Bob Iger, these attractions will open in 2019, to coincide with the release […]

  • New Photos And Trailers For ‘The Flash’/’Supergirl’ Musical Crossover

    Posted Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 07:15 pm GMT -4

    The CW is REALLY banking on this musical crossover event between ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’!  Well, we’re just a week away from these former ‘Glee’ stars belting it out on their new superhero home shows.  Though ‘Supergirl’ will just barely touch on the crossover, ‘The Flash’ promises to be a full-on musical presentation, drawing in […]