Cam GigandetFROM SPLASH PAGE: Last week, reports surfaced that “Twilight” star Cam Gigandet would be playing a vampire on screen again in a live-action adaptation of “Priest,” a popular manga series published by TokyoPop.

But hold the phone, “Twilight” fans, it appears that tales of his blood-sucking role have been greatly exaggerated. During a press event for his upcoming film “The Roommate,” the actor said there’s been a slight misunderstanding when it comes to his “Priest” character.

Continue reading (and see the interview!) EXCLUSIVE: ‘Twilight’ Star Cam Gigandet Corrects Earlier Report — Won’t Play A Vampire In ‘Priest’

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Leonardo DiCaprioFROM SPLASH PAGE: Last month, we caught up with comics veteran Todd McFarlane during the premiere of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and received some details about his plans for a new “Spawn” movie. Comparing the film to everything from “Jaws” to “The Departed,” the Spawn (and Spider-Man villain Venom) creator had a lot to say about his ambitious plans for a reboot of the “Spawn” movie universe — plans that include a very lofty goal for the film’s lead actor.

“The main character isn’t Spawn, per se, it’s the guy chasing Spawn,” McFarlane told MTV News. “And I’ve always had [Leonardo] DiCaprio in the back of my mind.”

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Clifton Collins Jr.FROM SPLASH PAGE: Last week, “Star Trek” actor Clifton Collins Jr. kicked off online speculation when he posted a series of updates on Twitter that seemed to indicate some involvement with Marvel’s live-action “Thor” movie. At the time, we offered some thoughts of our own about the characters Collins might be best suited to play in the much-anticipated film — but reminded readers that nothing was official, and that Collins might not have any connection the film whatsoever at this point.

Well, you can strike the last part of that statement, folks. Speaking to MTV News today about his “Star Trek” role and the videos he directed for the Zac Brown Band that were recently nominated for Country Music Television Awards, Collins confirmed that he had indeed met with “Thor” filmmakers about, well… something.

Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Clifton Collins Jr. Confirms ‘Meeting’ With ‘Thor’ Movie Team

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: Kenneth BranaghWhile the world still waits for official confirmation that Chris Hemsworth will play the lead role in “Thor,” one other aspect of the project that remains uncertain is, well… exactly what sort of “Thor” story the movie will tell.

Back in January, a rumor made the rounds that the character of Thor’s human alter ego, Donald Blake, had been added to the “Thor” script, causing many sites (including this one) to surmise that the story would be grounded on Earth a bit rather than primarily taking place in Asgard. In an exclusive interview with “Thor” director Kenneth Branagh, we asked the celebrated filmmaker what Thor stories are inspiring his approach to the movie — and the comic book creators who are counseling him on all things Thunder God.

Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Kenneth Branagh Addresses The Stories & People Inspiring The ‘Thor’ Movie

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: When Joss Whedon first launched his online musical miniseries "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" last year, it was pretty obvious that the project was something special. Between the experimental method for delivering the series to fans, the low-budget production with high-profile stars, and the terribly addictive songs, there was no shortage of attention heaped on the project -- and for good reason. In short, it was one of the Internet highlights of 2008.

The "Dr. Horrible" DVD hits shelves tomorrow, and along with collecting the entire miniseries on one disc, the DVD also contains over 90 minutes of bonus material -- including an introduction to the "Evil League of Evil," the organization to which Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) strives to prove his villainous worth. Here's an exclusive clip:

Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Get To Know Joss Whedon’s ‘Evil League Of Evil’ In The ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’ DVD

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What goes on backstage at the MTV Movie Awards when celebrities from different worlds mingle? Pretty much what you'd expect, apparently: A lot of hand-shaking and picture-taking.

At least, that's what happened when "Land of the Lost" stars Will Ferrell and Danny McBride encountered the musicians from Kings of Leon backstage during this year's show. There was some shaking of hands, some mutual appreciation, and of course, some stroking of fake cats. (Okay, so maybe that last bit isn't exactly the norm.)

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If the MTV Movie Awards was a prize fight, "Twilight" actor Cam Gigandet would now have to be introduced as "winner and two-time champion" when it came to the show's Best Fight category. Gigandet and fellow "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson took home the award for the year's best brawl, thanks to their vampire-on-vampire tussle in the hit film -- marking the second year in a row that Gigandet received the honor.

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A new clip from "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" debuted tonight during the MTV Movie Awards, and director Michael Bay was on hand to share some thoughts about the much-anticipated sequel to the giant-robot blockbuster. Calling the film "a great adventure," Bay told MTV News that he was feeling some pressure from the looming production deadlines on the film.

I'm a little stressed because I'm finishing the movie tomorrow," said Bay when asked how things were coming along, only to add, "Maybe Wednesday."

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Chris HemsworthFROM SPLASH PAGE: Speculation about who would play the lead role in Marvel Studios' live-action "Thor" movie has flown around the Internet lately, with no shortage of actors mentioning various levels of involvement in the casting process. Now it looks like the man who will wield the mighty hammer Mjolnir could be someone whose name we haven't heard thus far: Australian actor Chris Hemsworth.

According to Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily blog, "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh and Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige chose Hemsworth after a back-and-forth process in which the 25-year-old actor was nixed early on, then given a second chance to read for the part.

"Once Marvel put him on tape, it was 'Oh my god,'" wrote Finke of Hemsworth, who can currently be seen as George Kirk in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" and will appear in Joss Whedon's "Cabin In The Woods" horror film. "Branagh came to town last week and saw the Chris test and made the final casting decision today."

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'FROM SPLASH PAGE: Last month, the 25th anniversary of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” kicked off in a big way — with the announcement of a new, live-action movie featuring the famous Turtle heroes. (Oh, and there was that whole “lighting the Empire State Building green” thing, too.)

I spoke with Ninja Turtles co-creator Peter Laird just after the announcement, and he offered up some thoughts on what fans can expect from the film. Recently, I had the chance for some follow-up with the film’s producer, Scott Mednick, who also served as executive producer on comics-friendly films “300” and “Superman Returns.” He shared some details about potential plot points and where else we might see the style of effects likely to be used for the film. There was also some talk of cameos and returning characters, too. Cowabunga!

Continue reading 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Producer Talks Plot, Characters And Potential Cameos In Reboot.

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