Emma ThompsonWhen the Men In Black reunite in 2012, Will Smith's Agent J and Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K may be joined by a new by a new colleague: Emma Thompson.

Thompson is said to be in negotiations to portray Agent Oh in "Men In Black 3," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Thompson's character will reportedly be a "take-charge MIB operative who is monitoring a prison breakout." However, it's not clear if Thompson's character will appear in the present of if she will be in the 1969 sequences in which Josh Brolin will play a younger version of Jones' Agent K.

In addition to winning an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1992 for "Howard's End," Thompson has appeared in numerous of films including "Sense and Sensibility," "Stranger than Fiction" and "Love Actually." She also has a recurring role in the "Harry Potter" film series. Read More...

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Ciaran HindsNicolas Cage may soon meet his demonic match in the upcoming "Ghost Rider" sequel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ciaran Hinds (pictured) is talks to play the devil in "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." The sequel would reportedly find Cage's Johnny Blaze hiding out in Eastern Europe to repress his curse until a sect recruits him to take on the devil himself, who has plans to take over the body of his young mortal son on his birthday.

Hinds is perhaps best known in America for his role as Julius Caesar in the HBO series “Rome.” He also appeared in "Race to Witch Mountain," "There Will Be Blood" and the upcoming "John Carter of Mars" as well as both parts of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Read More...

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Back in May, Columbia announced that it was officially moving forward with "Men in Black III," with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones set to reprise their roles as Agents J and K respectively. Shortly thereafter, Josh Brolin was confirmed to play a younger version of Jones' Agent K thanks to the film's time-travel angle.

Having already worked with Jones on the set of of the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men," Brolin is perhaps uniquely suited to capture the mannerisms of the elder actor while portraying the same character at a different point in his life. When asked by MTV News if he had taken the opportunity to study the rest of Jones' films for the role, Brolin was enthusiastic with his reply.

"I am! I feel like I spend too much time with Tommy anyway," said Brolin. "But now I'm looking at it from a different perspective. It's very, very interesting. As you can tell I get nervous talking about it because I'm not there yet and hopefully it'll be alright. I think it's going to be a lot of fun." Read More...

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R.I.P.D.Last month, reports emerged naming "Red" director Robert Schwentke as the leading candidate to helm the adaptation of "R.I.P.D.". And apparently a deal has been made.

According to Variety, Schwentke has officially signed on to direct "R.I.P.D.," which will feature Ryan Reynolds in the starring role. The earlier report indicated that plans call for the film to be shot next summer during a hole in Reynolds' incredibly busy schedule. "Clash of the Titans" screenwriters Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi are writing the adaptation.

"R.I.P.D." was created by Matt Lunsford, Lucas Marangon and Randy Emberlin and first published by Dark Horse back in 2000. Read More...

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AquamanWith a number of superpowered characters already set to return to "Smallville" for the tenth and final season, Arthur “AC” Curry will be coming back upstream as well.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Alan Ritchson will reprise his role as "AC" (aka the future Aquaman) on the ninth episode of the new season of "Smallville." While "AC" may be Ritchson's best known role, he also appears alongside former "Smallville" star Sam Jones III in the Spike TV series "Blue Mountain State."

The last time "AC" appeared back in the eighth season of "Smallville," his secret identity was compromised by LuthorCorp and the nascent Justice League went their separate ways. In addition to Ritchson, other previously confirmed returning characters include James Marsters as Brainiac 5, Michael Shanks as Hawkman and Laura Vandervoort as Kara/Supergirl. Read More...

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Red SkullEarlier this year, Hugo Weaving signed on to portray the villainous Red Skull opposite Chris Evans in "The First Avenger: Captain America."

And while the casting of Weaving has generally been met with fan approval — thanks in part to his memorable turn as Agent Smith in "The Matrix" trilogy — there haven't been any full sightings yet of Weaving in costume aside from a tease at the San Diego Comic-Con. However, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, the reveal will be worth the wait.

"Hugo Weaving has been in the Red Skull effect, in costume for a couple of weeks now and it’s a hell of a lot of fun," Feige told Total Film. "We gave people a little taste in San Diego about what his character will look like but now that we’ve started to work with the actual skull it’s going to be a lot of fun and a rather frightening villain." Read More...

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Andrew GarfieldBack in July, Andrew Garfield emerged victorious over a number of up-and-coming actors to win the coveted title role in director Marc Webb's "Spider-Man" reboot.

And while David Fincher — who directed Garfield in "The Social Network" — told MTV News back at Comic-Con that he couldn't imagine Garfield being comfortable as Peter Parker, Garfield himself strongly disagrees.

When asked by The Hollywood Reporter if he has been preparing for the role, Garfield replied "I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, for someone to call me up and say, 'Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you've always wanted to be all your life, and we're going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you're going to feel like you're swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?'" Read More...

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NemesisLast month, Mark Millar announced that "Top Gun" director Tony Scott had signed on to direct an adaptation of Millar and Steve McNiven's "Nemesis." And while the film is still in very early pre-production, Scott is already pursuing some A-list actors according to Millar.

"I just got a call from [Scott], literally about a month ago," said Millar during an appearance on the Richard Bacon radio show (via Bleeding Cool). "It was one of those very surreal things. This is a $150 million budget… He said 'Who do you fancy for it?' I said 'I dunno, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp.' So he said 'That’s good, we’ll give them a call.'"

Millar also offered an update on the potential "Kick-Ass 2" film and reiterated that the sequel has a greenlight. Read More...

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Back in January, Peter Sarsgaard was cast in director Martin Campbell's "Green Lantern" as Hector Hammond opposite Ryan Reynold's Hal Jordan. Hammond is one of Green Lantern's oldest foes, who gained his formidable psychic powers — and grotesquely mutated cranium — from exposure to a mysterious meteor.

Although an early look at Hammond's onscreen incarnation was spotted earlier this year, Sarsgaard recently told MTV News that his mutation will gradually progress throughout the film.

"The names for [the head pieces] were all very Jay-Z," stated Sarsgaard. "They were like 2.5, 3.0... all that sort of thing. I do have a piece of one." Read More...

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Wolverine 2Earlier this month, reports emerged linking David Slade ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse") and Robert Schwentke ("Red") as potential directors of "Wolverine 2." And it now appears that another director has been added to the mix.

According to Deadline, Darren Aronofsky has emerged as one of the finalists to helm the "Wolverine" sequel. In addition to previously working with "Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman on "The Fountain," Aronofsky has also directed several acclaimed films including "Pi," "Requiem for a Dream" and "The Wrestler."

However, the report also states that Slade may hold the edge because "he is coming off a big summer movie with large-scale effects, which makes the studio comfortable." Read More...

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Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.
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