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

  • Elizabeth Olsen Is Open To A ‘Scarlet Witch’ Solo Movie… On One Condition

    Posted Friday, June 10th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Elizabeth Olsen‘s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch is still fairly new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but she’s already played pivotal roles in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’.  In fact, the entirety of ‘Civil War’ spins out of her character and her amazing, but hard to control, abilities. Even so, both movies have […]

  • Sharon Stone Is Bringing ‘Heat’ To The Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Posted Thursday, June 9th, 2016 07:02 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains some SPOILERS for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as the upcoming ‘Luke Cage’ Netflix series.  Proceed with caution! “We’re alive, and we’re still working, motherf—ers!” Sharon Stone defiantly declared at a gathering involving actresses of a certain age.  Stone met with the likes of Jane Fonda and Alfre Woodard […]

  • Vote For Ash! Bruce Campbell Launches An Emmy Campaign For ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’

    Posted Thursday, June 9th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Like his slightly dimwitted alter ego Ash, Bruce Campbell is no wallflower.  The time is approaching for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to single out the TV shows and stars of the past year for excellence and Campbell wants in!  The brazen actor, in character as Ash, is launching a campaign to land […]

  • Bill Murray Says The Original Cast Was “Screaming, Cheering” At The New ‘Ghostbusters’ Film

    Posted Thursday, June 9th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Weeks ago, Dan Aykroyd voiced his reaction to seeing the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie, stating: “The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy. My great grandfather, Dr. Sam Aykroyd, the original Ghostbuster, was a man who empowered women in his day and this is a […]

  • Jason Fuchs Seemingly Confirms That He Is Writing The Script For ‘Lobo’

    Posted Thursday, June 9th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Warner Brothers has a full slate of DC Comics movies coming over the next four years.  ‘Suicide Squad’ arrives later this summer, with ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Justice League’ coming next year, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Aquaman’ in 2018, ‘Shazam’ and the second ‘Justice League’ in 2019 and ‘Cyborg’ and ‘Green Lantern Corps’ in 2020.  Of course, […]

  • ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Is The Latest Marvel Flick Accused Of Whitewashing

    Posted Thursday, June 9th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ has become the latest big Hollywood movie to face charges of whitewashing.  Earlier this year, critics protested ‘Gods of Egypt’ which featured… well Egyptians, portrayed by mostly Caucasian actors like Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.  Then there was the American live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime ‘Death-Note’ which also cast mostly white actors.  […]

  • Did LEGO Spoil The Big (Very Big) Villain In ‘Doctor Strange’?

    Posted Thursday, June 9th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information that may be considered SPOILERS for ‘Doctor Strange’.  Proceed with caution. ‘Doctor Strange’ directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role doesn’t materialize in theaters until November and thus far, Edwards and Marvel Studios have managed to keep a pretty firm lid on it.  For […]

  • The New ‘Ghostbusters’ And Ecto-1 Get Character Profile Clips

    Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Ghostbusters’ is just a month away and while this is a remake of the classic 1984 film, it’s not a complete note-for-note do-over.  Stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are playing brand new characters: Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Patty Tolan and Jillian Holtzman, respectively. To familiarize audiences with these new characters, […]

  • ‘Supergirl’ Season 2 Is Casting Lex Luthor’s Sister, Maggie Sawyer, Snapper Carr And More

    Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    With ‘Supergirl’ moving to The CW for its second season, one thing that fans expected was a slashed budget, most likely leading to fewer recurring characters, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.  The show is actually looking to add more new characters including Lena Luthor, the younger sister of Superman’s arch enemy Lex, […]

  • You’ll Never Guess Which ‘Justice League’ Cast Member Got Totally Jacked For Their Role! (And They’re Not Even Playing A Superhero!)

    Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Remember when Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman and the internet went nuts because she was too skinny?  Well, she shut down all the haters when she stole ‘Batman V Superman’ as the Amazing Amazon.  It’s common for the male leads of superhero movies, who are usually already in pretty great shape, to bulk […]

  • Watch The ‘Dog Fight’ From ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

    Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    It worked wonders for ‘Jurassic World‘.  Now 20th Century Fox is reviving a long dormant blockbuster for a new generation with ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’.  The new film brings back much of the original cast including Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson, Bill Pullman as President Whitmore, Judd Hirsch as Julius Levinson, Vivica A. Fox as Jasmine […]

  • ‘Justice League Dark’ Will Be The Next DC Animated Movie

    Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    The R-rated animated adaptation of ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ will premiere at SDCC which kicks off on July 20 and runs through the 24th.  The movie will be released to the public digitally on the 23rd and on DVD and BluRay on August 2nd.  In addition to bringing this classic story to life, the release […]

  • Michael Barbieri Is The Newest Cast Member Of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ has webbed in another young actor, 14-year-old Michael Barbieri has been cast as one of Peter Parker’s friends.  Reportedly, this is not a character from the comics, but sources say his character is based on Ganke Lee, the best friend of the other Spider-Man, Miles Morales. Ganke is Miles’ best (only) friend and […]

  • John Boyega Signs On To Headline ‘Pacific Rim: Maelstrom’

    Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    John Boyega is branching out from one sci-fi franchise to another.  After becoming a household name for playing Finn in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, Boyega has signed on to headline ‘Pacific Rim: Maelstrom’, the sequel to 2013′s acclaimed Jaegers vs. Kaiju action flick.  Boyega will play the son of Stacker Pentecost, who was portrayed […]

  • Superman Will Appear In ‘Supergirl’ Season 2

    Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Supergirl’ is currently casting for a really big role… Superman!  Yes, Kara’s famous cousin is soaring over to National City to help kick off the second season of the show, as it shifts over to The CW from CBS, where it suffered in the ratings. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg exclaimed: “Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler] and […]