'The Incredibles'FROM SPLASH PAGE: It was inevitable, really -- never just a movie, “The Incredibles,” what with its whole family of supers, belonged in the comic book world from the get go, and now, with Pixar’s deal with Boom Studios, they will be.

Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl (Mrs. Incredible), and their kids Violet, Dash, and baby Jack-Jack will continue their adventures in what writer Mark Waid calls “Incredibles 1.5,” a storyline that starts a little after the events of the movie, so that the family has had some time to let it sink in, but the characters are not any older. (And should there be an “Incredibles” sequel, the comic book stories won’t interfere). “This is Pixar’s tip on the Fantastic Four,” Waid said, “so while I get to play with their toys in the toybox, it can’t be so drastic that they can’t have a future.” Read More...

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SerenityEvery so often, rumors of a "Serenity" sequel pop up, and no matter how many times Joss Whedon says, "No, it's not happening," the rumors persist. Are they based on any behind-the-scenes maneuvers? Or if they’re not based on any reality in this 'verse, why do they persist?

"The rumors are there because people really wish it would happen," Whedon said.

Not just the fans -- the cast, too, are partly responsible (Alan Tudyk, we’re looking at you). Why, just a few weeks ago at Comic-Con, while promoting "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," Summer Glau couldn't contain herself. "Oh, I would love to go back and do another 'Serenity' movie," she gushed. Um, I was asking about the comics -- as in, any unfinished business with River you’d like to see in the Serenity comics? Read More...

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Twilight's got a chocolate bar -- big whoop. Sorry, but it's just a pre-existing Godiva milk chocolate bar with a new wrapper.

Don't get me wrong -- I love chocolate. I love the idea of it. I love giving it to people. I love smelling it. I love being around it. And despite being allergic to it, I still eat it (in small quantities). But please tell me where in the Twilight books did chocolate ever play a major part? Now, blood lollipops as a marketing tie-in for a vampire themed series, that I could understand.

Blood pops, by the way, are just one of many Harry Potter-inspired candies and chocolates that intrepid fans could snack on -- and are actually from the books and movies. You can eat chocolate frogs (which don't hop away), fizzing whizbees, and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans -- and when they say every flavor, they mean every flavor, even vomit, dirt, and grass. Read More...

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'We3'FROM SPLASH PAGE: A dog, a cat, and a rabbit need a home -- that’s not just a way-oversimplified description of the plot of “We3,” but also the status of the film version of Grant Morrison’s mini-series about animal soldiers.

Since “We3” was originally optioned to New Line -- and since New Line has since imploded/been absorbed into Warner Bros. -- Morrison said the producers behind the project got the option back and have made quick progress with it. While at New Line, “We3” was considered by over a dozen directors but no one signed on. Now, Morrison said, “we have a director attached,” and while he wouldn’t reveal who that was, he said it was a “big, hot director” as well as a “real cool guy.” Guess that narrows the field. Read More...

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Mike Myers in 'The Love Guru'"The Love Guru" didn't bomb because of Justin Timberlake. It didn't bomb because Mike Myers waited too long after the last installment of "Austin Powers" to become one with the cultural zeitgeist. It didn't bomb because Hindu fundamentalists raised a stink over the film's usage of sacred terms.

It bombed, says Deepak Chopra, because Myers got too mired in gross-out jokes.

"'The Love Guru' didn't work well because Mike Myers addresses a teenage audience, and he was trying to mix it up with metaphysics," Chopra told MTV News. "Humor mixed with spirituality can work, if it's done well. But frankly speaking, this was not a good attempt."

Chopra, who counts Myers as a friend, knew well in advance that the comedian was planning to poke him at him with his character of Guru Maurice Pitka. Read More...

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Rupert Grint in That Harry Potter trailer some people say is too short or doesn't include enough of their favorite characters? Don't get too worked up, Rupert Grint says, it's only a tease.

"It's only a teaser, just to get people excited," he told MTV News.

Speaking from the set of his new film "Cherry Bomb," Grint hasn't seen the trailer for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" himself yet, but he's looking forward to it. He was also happy to hear -- despite one fan asking "Where's Rupert Grint?" -- that there is a shot of him in the trailer, as it was from one of his favorite scenes from the film. Read More...

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Only hours before the debut of the first "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" trailer (we'll have it right here VERY soon) and we've got your first look at three newly released images. Enough to tide us over for these few minutes at least, right?

You think the Harry Potter movies are all about Harry Potter? You think he's the only poor orphan who started manifesting strange and potentially dangerous powers at a young age only to discover he was actually a wizard and would get to go to Hogwarts and escape his miserable life? "Half-Blood Prince" is where you start to realize that Harry is a lot like Lord Voldemort -- and by understanding how the Dark Lord came to be is the best way to defeat him. Kind of like "Star Wars" and its treatment of Anakin Skywalker as a kid and teenager, but much, much better. So how does Harry learn all this? From Dumbledore's handy dandy memory collection, which he pours in the Pensieve. Read More...

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neil patrick harrisNow that Dr. Horrible has been accepted into the Evil League of Evil, what's next? A lot more Horrible and Evil stuff, which we asked Joss Whedon and Dr. Horrible himself, Neil Patrick Harris, to help us decipher.

In the works already? A soundtrack so you can actually sing along to "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," which will be downloadable in a "couple of weeks," Joss said. Then a DVD, to be out later this year, which will feature all sorts of nifty extras. Possible sequels. And just when you thought it wasn't possible, even more.

The DVD is going to take a little longer just because it's going to feature new songs in the form of a musical commentary. (They call it "Commentary: The Musical.") Read More...

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Michael CaineAlmost everyone in Batman gets an origin story of some sort -- so what about Alfie? Michael Caine, who says he's never read the comics about the faithful valet or the Caped Crusader he worked for, came up with one of his own, just so that he could understand the character better.

"I made him a sergeant in the Special Air Services, the SAS, in the British army," Caine said. "He got wounded, but he didn't want to leave the army, so he went to work in the officer's mess, in the canteen, which is where he learned how to do cocktails and mixed drinks and cook. Thomas Wayne went back and there and saw him, which is how he got hired."


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Patrick Wilson in 'Watchmen'Let's say by some feat of luck, skill, or thievery, you somehow got your hands on the script for the much-anticipated "Watchmen" -- you still wouldn't know everything they filmed, Patrick Wilson ("Nite Owl") tells us -- because Zack Snyder and company squeezed in "lots of little things," both as extra lines not on the page and as visuals not directly related to the scene, that they expect only hard-core fans will notice or appreciate. That is, if it all makes it in.

"Zack tried to put everything he could in," Wilson said, "and he left it to the studio to cut it and tell him what he can't fit in. For the script we started with, every scene has something different than what's on the page. That’s the fun of it, building it as you go."

For instance, in the Owl Chamber - the Nite Owl's equivalent of the Batcave ("the comparisons to Batman are perfect and right on, because no one is trying to say that they're all that different, it's all done on purpose," Wilson smiled) -- there is a picture of the Twilight Lady, a costumed female supervillain, dressed in leather, holding a riding crop. "That's a character thing," Wilson said. "We don't have a scene about her, we don't talk about her, but at least we have the picture of her." Read More...

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