FROM SPLASH PAGE: By now, you've already seen the new "Iron Man 2" trailer, and you've probably checked out our shot-by-shot analysis of the "Iron Man 2" trailer, too. What you might have missed, however, is the importance of a few key scenes in the trailer that could say a lot about the film's plot and where Iron Man (and War Machine) could be headed after "Iron Man 2."

As usual, consider this your official SPOILER ALERT... because that's how we roll.

Continue reading 'Iron Man 2' Trailer's Five Most Important Moments


FROM SPLASH PAGE: Just when it seemed like "Iron Man 2" news was hitting a lull, Paramount has released three (semi-)new images from the much-anticipated sequel.

The new trio of photos feature a shot of Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer that we've seen versions of before, a new shot of Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, and a photo of director Jon Favreau chatting it up with stars Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle.

Continue reading New 'Iron Man 2' Photos: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow And More!

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: It's the understatement of the year to say that reactions were mixed when I posted a story last week wondering aloud about "Avatar" star Sam Worthington's choice of clothing during MTV's live "Avatar" Q&A event. The actor, who starred in the recent "Terminator: Salvation" and will play Perseus in the upcoming "Clash of the Titans" remake, was seen wearing an "Avengers" shirt — so with tongue firmly planted in cheek, I asked whether it could be possible Worthington was campaigning for a role in "The Avengers" or "Captain America" movies.

The response was, to put it mildly, pretty polarizing. Some sites seemed to get the joke and play along, others took the post a little too seriously — but in the end, it certainly kicked off discussion of whether the Australian actor could (or should) play one of Marvel's heroes.

Cue the recent "Avatar" junket, and Worthington's arrival at the interview wearing a Captain America t-shirt...

"I'm a fan, mate. That's what it really is," laughed Worthington when asked about the shirt.

Continue reading 'Avatar' Star Sam Worthington 'Would Kill to Play Captain America'

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: MTV's next "Behind The Screen" special airs this week (Wednesday, 4 PM EST) with bunches of new footage and interviews from some of the hottest upcoming films, including James Cameron's blockbuster 3-D adventure "Avatar." When we sat down with Cameron recently to discuss his plans for "Avatar," we also had to ask about another project that's been on his radar: an adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's popular manga, "Battle Angel Alita."

Following the adventures of a robotic warrior rescued from the scrapheap by a scientist, it stands to reason that Cameron's groundbreaking "Avatar" filmmaking tech could be put to good use on "Alita."

"The mixture of live-action and CG is a little trickier in 3-D than it is 2-D," Cameron told MTV News. "Now we see it's good to have done 'Avatar' first before 'Battle Angel,' because the tricky scenes are where you're blending live-action photography, stereoscopic photography and CG."

Continue reading 'Avatar' Director Offers Update On 'Battle Angel Alita' Adaptation

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: Last week, we checked in with previous "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight" writer Jane Espenson about the grand finale of her arc on the popular comic book series that has brought the adventures of Sunnydale's finest slayer from television to comics. With Buffy left hanging (literally) upon discovering some new powers (she's flying!), it was only right to check in with the author who will be taking up the scripting duties upon Buffy's return to comic shop shelves: celebrated novelist and comics writer Brad Meltzer.

Meltzer kicks off his run on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight" with February's issue #32, the penultimate arc of the series before "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon takes over and brings "Season Eight" to a close. The biggest questions on everyone's minds, however, have yet to be answered — namely, what's up with Buffy's new powers and the identity of the mysterious masked villain, Twilight, who has caused so much trouble for Buffy and her allies.

I picked Meltzer's brain to see if we could get any clues.

Continue reading PREVIEW: New 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Writer Brad Meltzer Talks Twilight & Joss Whedon's Brilliant Strategy


FROM SPLASH PAGE: "Green Lantern" and "Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds isn't the only guy pulling double duty with some of comics most popular characters these days. Next year, "Green Lantern" movie (and former "FlashForward" television series) co-writer Marc Guggenheim will jump into the driver's seat on DC's "Action Comics" series and script the adventures of the Man of Steel himself, Superman.

With DC already announcing that its next big event will kick off in 2010 with the title "War of the Supermen," it looks to be a big year for Kal-El. I caught up with Guggenheim to get more details on his upcoming debut as the regular writer on one of the industry's longest-running series, and what he has planned for one of the world's most popular superheroes.

Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Marc Guggenheim Jumps From Green Lantern To Superman As New 'Action Comics' Writer


FROM SPLASH PAGE: It's that time of year when we run down our favorite projects from the world of comics and comic book movies, folks. And while that's all well and good, this year I want to make sure Splash Page readers have a say in all the "Best Of" madness, too!

Next week, we're rolling out bunches of "Best Of" lists covering our favorite books, series, films and anything else that made big waves around Splash Page HQ over the last year — and along with rolling out our own picks, we'll reveal your pick for the best comic book movie of 2009.

Was "Wolverine" the best there was at what it did (this year)? Has distance (and the rest of the year's films) made you fonder of "Watchmen"? Or was one of this year's animated movies (i.e., "Hulk Vs." or "Green Lantern: First Flight") better than anything the live-action world had to offer?

Continue reading Vote For Your Favorite Comic Book Movie Of 2009!

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: Last month, we gave you a peek inside the Tim Burton exhibit at New York City's Museum Of Modern Art that included some never-before-seen art from his planned "Superman Lives" movie. While the exhibit is running through April 2010, here's something you won't be able to see there when you check it out yourself: Danny DeVito reflecting on his time as The Penguin in Burton's 1992 film "Batman Returns."

"I loved being with [Burton] on the set. We love hanging out," DeVito told MTV News during the red carpet opening of the exhibit. "I love to watch where he's going, what he's trying, all the different things he does."

Continue reading 'Batman Returns' Actor Danny DeVito Reflects On Tim Burton And The Benefits Of Being The Penguin

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Tim RothActor Tim Roth might be best known for playing quirky characters like Mr. Orange in "Reservoir Dogs" or Ted the Bellhop in "Four Rooms," but these days he's playing a different sort of character in the Fox television series "Lie To Me."

Now in its second season and the recent recipient of a full season pickup by Fox, "Lie To Me" features Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, a psychologist and human lie detector of sorts who -- along with his team -- assists various clients in getting to the truth of investigations, business negotiations and, well... anything a knack for the truth can fix. With reviews trending positively for the series and a new batch of episodes on the way, I spoke to Roth about making the jump to television and what truths "Lie To Me" fans can expect to uncover as the season progresses. Read More...

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: Last month, "Deadpool" and "Green Lantern" star Ryan Reynolds gave us an update on both films and offered even more reason why he's the actor MTV is most thankful for this year. However, that wasn't all the actor had to say about the solo debut of Marvel's mouthy mercenary, Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool).

Not only did Reynolds tell MTV News about the process of finding a screenwriter for the "Deadpool" movie, he also offered up some thoughts on his "dream director" for the project.

"You think directors for a movie like this and you immediately picture [Quentin] Tarantino or somebody like that," Reynolds told MTV News. "Obviously Tarantino is a guy that likes to direct his own material, so there's a good chance he wouldn't be the guy. We all have our lists of dream directors."

Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Reynolds On 'Deadpool' Writer Hunt And 'Dream Director' Quentin Tarantino

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