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We’ve been seeing photographs taken from the “Man of Steel” set to show us what Superman and Clark Kent will look like, but we haven’t been so privy to information on how the two will act.

Speaking with the L.A. Times, actor Henry Cavill opened up on getting into the part and his research process.

“I stocked up on source material and buried my head in it for a while,” Cavill said. “I didn’t get a chance to indulge in comics as a kid, which I’m actually quite happy about because as an adult I get to read the best of it. . . And I do enjoy them; as an adult I have retained my sense of wonder and love of stories and fantasy world. I really liked ‘Death of Superman’ and ‘Return of Superman,’ those are my favorite ones, and ‘The New 52‘ is great stuff and ‘Earth One,’ although I know people think that is a mixed bag.”

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While we’re seeing a ton of American comics get made into movies, the idea of an anime or manga getting to the big screen through Hollywood is more of a rarity. That said, things are getting serious with the planned adaptation of “Akira,” and there’s lots of talk about who will be playing whom.

Earlier this week we reported on some of the possible actors and how a number of names are being suggested for the role of Tetsuo. Well, at least now there can be one fewer name on the list: Ezra Miller has said it’s a no-go for him.

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For “The Avengers,” director Joss Whedon didn’t just tell the actors what they were going to do. He also asked them for their opinions on how the script went and what happened to their characters.

“I sat down with every one of them [the actors] to talk about my ideas and their desires before I wrote the script, and that's very useful,” Whedon said in an interview with Yahoo! Movies.

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So what’s going on with “AKA Jessica Jones”? It was recently announced that the TV show would include Luke Cage as a character, but will the show get a chance to exist?

Melissa Rosenberg, who may be best known for writing the "Twilight" films, has been tapped to adapt the comic book into television form. "I wrote it kind of off season so it fell in between seasons," she explained to HitFix. "So, we are waiting to see what happens for the upcoming season now and our hope is that it will come to life at that time. It fell between the cracks of the seasons and, hopefully, this will be the one."

Would “Jessica Jones” take place in the larger Marvel Universe we’ve seen in recent film adaptations? Rosenberg said that it would, but that doesn’t mean she can use any character she feels like.

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Black Widow

Hollywood makes a lot of movies. But a lot more movies never get made. For a while there was going to be a Black Widow movie, and now writer David Hayter explained why this project never made it off the ground.

"Unfortunately, as I was coming up on the final draft, a number of female vigilante movies came out,” he said in an interview posted at Blastr. “We had 'Tomb Raider' and 'Kill Bill,' which were the ones that worked, but then we had 'BloodRayne' and 'Ultraviolet' and 'Aeon Flux.'"

Hollywood felt that there were too many similar movies coming out to want to back the project, according to Hayter, who was understandably upset after all of his hard work and dedication.

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Thor

Because so many people liked Kenneth Branagh’s work as the director of “Thor,” just as many were surprised to learn he would not be returning as director for the sequel. Chris Hemsworth himself made it clear he was disappointed. And Branagh said he would love to work on another “Thor” movie, so what gives?

The Internet is filled with all sorts of rumors surrounding the director's departure, but Branagh, talking to MovieFone, can hopefully lay the speculation to rest.

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Spider-Man

If you missed Saturday Night Live this weekend, you missed a pretty sweet “The Amazing Spider-Man” plug. But don’t worry — it’s not too late to watch the funny clip.

NBC has posted guest Emma Stone’s opening monologue where she mentions that she’s going to be in “The Amazing Spider-Man” as Gwen Stacy — and don’t you dare mix her up with Mary Jane Watson. Before she can finish talking about the movie, Andy Samberg slips onscreen — upside down and in a Spider-Man outfit.

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adamsWhen an actor or actress takes on an iconic role that’s been played a number of times before, he or she also has to take on the weight of how the new performance will stack up. Should you emulate previous actors, try something totally new, or go with a mixture?

That’s what IGN wanted to know about Amy Adams’s portrayal of Lois Lane in “Man of Steel.” When asked if she were influenced by previous Lois Lanes or if she were treating this as a clean slate, Adams replied, “Yeah, I treat it like a clean slate. I mean, I come from theater where people play the same role over and over again. And so I’ve always approached acting that way.”

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'Ghost Projekt'Ratings are up for SyFy, and the channel is developing three new shows: “Ghost Projekt,” “Seeing Things” and an as-yet-untitled Robert H. Wolfe drama.

Of the three, “Ghost Projekt” would probably interest Splash Page readers the most because it’s based on a comic book series. Released in 2010, the Oni Press-published series stars Will Haley, an American weapons inspector, and Anya Romanova, a KGB agent, as they track down a very dangerous stolen weapon. They’re often described as being an “unlikely” team, but of course those teams are the most fun in fiction. Coming to us from Joe Harris and Steve Rolston, the comic has released five issues.

The Hollywood Reporter gave us the heads up on this development, but there’s not a whole lot of news on it yet. Brett Matthews, a writer for “Supernatural,” has been hired both as a script writer and an executive producer for “Ghost Projekt.” The other executive producers hired are Eric Gitter and Andy Bourne. That’s about all the news that’s been released on the project for now, but hopefully soon we’ll have some more concrete information.

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Not again! “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has had another bump in the road. This time Matthew James Thomas, who plays Spidey on the Wednesday and Saturday matinees, suffered a head injury this week during the performance.

Newsday, which reported on the injury, was unable to say how exactly Thomas got hurt because the producers aren’t saying much about it themselves. The article did say that he had to go to the hospital for stitches and the producers of the show portrayed the injury as “minor.” The producers also made it clear that he wasn’t hit in the head by anything.

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