With Joss Whedon's "The Avengers" scheduled to arrive in theaters roughly just a year after "Thor" opens on May 6, Marvel fans are antsy for updates on the status of Earth's Mightiest Heroes' inevitable onscreen teamup. Aside from the actors' onstage gathering at Comic-Con last summer, however, it doesn't appear the Avengers have done much full-on assembling.

Speaking with MTV News, "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth revealed that while "The Avengers" actors have met seperately, they haven't gotten down to business quite yet.

"We've met sort of separately at various events and things, but yet to all sit down in the same room and do a read through...which I'm very excited about," said Hemsworth.

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Hal Jordan's relationship with Carol Ferris has been plagued by their respective cosmic costumed identities in the pages of DC comic books for years, but as far as Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's onscreen relationship in June 17's "Green Lantern" goes, it seems as though the pair will only have Jordan's super powered persona to deal with. According to Lively, however, her character could always wind up succumbing to the malevolent energies -- and crazy outfits -- of Star Sapphire in an upcoming sequel.

MTV News caught up with Lively at a recent press event where the 23-year-old actress affirmed that the movie is stocked with Easter eggs for fans and that she could eventually don the Star Sapphire mantle provided fans like the film.

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ThorMarvel's Thor has many extraordinary evil-vanquishing abilities at his disposal, but when it comes to promoting the upcoming "Thor" film, it seems Paramount is trusting in the power of sequential art on at least one major Los Angeles advertisement spanning two billboards.

Superhero Hype spied the two extension-clad billboards working in tandem to convey Chris Hemsworth as Thor chucking his mighty mallet Mjolnir onto another billboard across South La Cienega Boulevard in LA.

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PriestGiven animator and "Samurai Jack" and "Sym-Bionic Titan" creator Genndy Tartakovsky's famed East-meets-West approach to conveying cartoon action, it's really no wonder that Screen Gems tapped the talent to open the live action adaptation of Hyung Min-woo's "Priest" manhwa with an animated prologue.

In the spirit of further appealing to the combined "Priest" and Tartakovsky fanbase, Screen Gems has released the animated backstory on mobile phones a full month prior to the film's May 13 release date.

To access the video, fans need only scan a mobile marker with their phone using the Microsoft Tag Reader app. The mobile marker itself can be found on the movie's official Facebook page and on display in movie theaters.

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Before Sony decided that Andrew Garfield would don the mantle of Peter Parker in July 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man," there were a number of buzz-worthy actors in the running to fill the hero's webbed underoos including "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" star Logan Lerman.

Though the 19-year-old actor didn't wind up with the wall-crawling role, he came closer than many other prominent contenders. At one point he was even cited as a near certainty. MTV news caught up with Lerman at this past weekend's WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco and picked his brain to see if he felt like he was missing out on playing Marvel's renowned Web-slinger.

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As enigmatic as the laser-packing Daniel Craig comes off in what fans have seen from Jon Favreau's upcoming "Cowboys & Aliens," the film's biggest mystery has to do with its extraterrestrials' as-yet unrevealed appearance.

MTV News caught a brief glimpse of the menace from space during the C&A panel at this past weekend's WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco and noted its at least passing resemblance to the rancor Luke faced beneath Jabba's palace in "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi." When presented with the good-natured comparison, Favreau agreed on a basic level, noting his team's intention to create an intimidating alien antagonist.

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Otaku caught a number of surprises when Warner Bros. and Legnedary Pictures' short list of potential stars for their adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s "Akira" surfaced last month, but perhaps most compelling was the inclusion of Robert Pattinson -- in the company of Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy, no less -- as a potential Tetsuo.

The 24-year-old "Twilight" icon has dealt in the supernatural to be sure, but MTV News wanted to find out for sure if Pattinson was interested in playing a pill-popping psychic motorcycle gang leader with the power to destroy Tokyo.

The upcoming "Water for Elephants" star told MTV News that while he's an "Akira" fan, he's far from certain of his place in the potential film just yet.

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A year and a half from now Henry Cavill is set to don the red and blue in "Superman: Man of Steel," but before he can cut loose as Kal-El, the actor's got six months of intense physical training and comic book source material research to dig into on top of getting acquainted with co-star Amy Adams.

Speaking to MTV News at this past weekend's WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, Cavill seemed game for every step of the "Man of Steel" process and had no shortage of praise for the future Lois Lane.

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45THE STORY: "45" By Andi Ewington and 45 artists

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Journalist James Stanley lives in a world populated by genetically gifted superhumans and his unborn child may be next in line to join them. Before that possibility can be realized, however, Stanley sets off to interview 45 superpowered individuals to form a clearer picture of what his family could experience if his child is born with the ability-granting Super-S gene.

Along the way, he uncovers a secret organization called XoDOS with its own agenda for the interviewees, which could spell trouble for every person on the planet. Read More...

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X-MenAn online auction site dedicated to non-profit fundraising has announced a new prize that may excite fans of Marvel's merry mutant franchise: a walk-on role in an upcoming, but unnamed, "X-Men" film.

But which film could the walk-on role be intended for?

Benefiting Worldwide Orphans, the auction is managed by Charitybuzz and doesn't specify which film the winner of the auction will be appearing in. The two most likely options are Bryan Singer's "X-Men: First Class" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2," both of which have experienced varying levels of movement in Hollywood of late. 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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