Green LanternGreen Lanterns are known for saving the galaxy on a daily basis. Fear entities? No problem. Robot invasion? Piece of cake! But what about helping out with the dangers closer to home?

In “Green Lantern,” actor Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, a normal human being who’s chosen to fulfill a great duty for the universe. But that doesn’t mean he won’t come racing back to Earth if the planet is in need. Turns out, Reynolds is taking a page out of Hal’s book.

The actor is going public to raise funds and awareness for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. “Ryan is challenging YOU to help us reach 100,000 Facebook fans by the end of April,” according to the MJFF website. When it does, Reynolds will give $10,000 out of his own pocket to the cause. Read More...

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Spider-ManAre you a young photojournalist looking to land an amazing picture? Or perhaps an evil supervillain looking to find a wonderful hero to oppose? Well, today’s your lucky day. We now know where to find Spider-Man and Wonder Woman.

On Location Vacations, a website that collects filming locations for television and film productions, has revealed that the newest incarnations of both Spider-Man and Wonder Woman (Andrew Garfield and Adrianne Palicki, respectively) will be shooting in Los Angeles and New York very soon. Read More...

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Liam NeesonFrom the moment Ra’s al Ghul was set as a character in “Batman Begins,” fans speculated it was only a matter of time before Christopher Nolan decided to play up the resurrection aspect of the villain — a conclusion made easier when the character, played by actor Liam Neeson, apparently died at the end of the film.

Now, with the third, and reportedly last, installment in Nolan’s Batman films “The Dark Knight Rises” set to start shooting in a few months, fans are wondering when the revelation of Neeson’s return will be announced.

Well, brace yourselves — because the actor says it isn't going to happen. Read More...

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ChristinaHendricksAlthough her husband is a big fan, “Mad Men” actress Christina Hendricks was mostly a stranger to the world of comic books when she was approached to play one of the most iconic characters of all time for Warner Bros. I’m talking, of course, about Superman’s main squeeze, Lois Lane, who Hendricks voices in the latest animated feature from DC, “All-Star Superman."

However, the actress does have a connection to the Marvel Universe right now due to her friendship and past working relationship (on “Firefly”) with “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon.

At the recent world premiere of “All-Star Superman” in New York City’s Paley Center, I asked if she'd spoke to Whedon about a role in that film. Read More...

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nemesisMost writers hope they’ll see at least one of their creations brought to life on the big screen one day, but comic writer Mark Millar has already been lucky enough to see two — and he has at least two more on the way.

Besides his secret project with Leinil Francis Yu, Millar is set to bring his and artist Steve McNiven’s antihero story “Nemesis” to life with director Tony Scott. And with the success of films like “Wanted” and “Kick-Ass,” it doesn’t appear Hollywood will stop throwing money at him anytime soon.

[UPDATE: Mark Millar has contacted MTV News to clarify several elements that were misunderstood in the original interview. We've edited the post and placed these corrections in BOLD/CAPITALIZED text. -RM]

“They reckon the budget on this thing will probably be around $150 MILLION mark. It’s a very expensive film, it’s got a lot of big set pieces,” he told MTV News while promoting his recently launched "CLiNT" comics magazine. “So the nice thing is, it means we can hopefully afford who we want to work with.” Read More...

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Mark MillarNothing’s ever a sure thing in Hollywood — even the most bankable actors, actresses and directors can have flops. When their film hits theaters, there's always a chance of failure, but when you make it a comic book movie, the risk seems even higher.

So far, Mark Millar has an impressive batting average with film adaptations of his comics “Wanted” and “Kick-Ass” grossing close to $440 million dollars worldwide, not including DVD sales.

Granted, “Wanted” did have one very valuable asset on it’s side: Angelina Jolie. But seeing as how she’s confirmed that she won't return for the sequel, will it even happen?

“Well, 'Wanted 2' is complicated,” Millar told MTV News while promoting his recently launched "CLiNT" comics magazine. “There’s no book [for] 'Wanted 2.' I would like to do [the movie]. I say if it happens, great. If it doesn’t, I’m not bothered.” Read More...

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Kick-Ass 2Brits woke up to something kick-ass on their doorstep today: the first issue of Mark Millar's brand new comics magazine, “CLiNT.”

From Titan Publishing, Millar, and British talents Jonathan Ross and Frankie Boyle, "CLiNT" promises to bring fans something they’ve been missing — a comic book disguised as a magazine. “CLiNT” features four serialized comic strips (including a preview of “Kick-Ass 2”), as well as interviews and features on video games, movies and television.

“It’s really secretly selling people comics,” Millar told MTV News. “My dad’s generation and my generation all read comics as children but my daughters generation, the boys in her class have never picked up a comic book. So I wanted it to be something teenage boys and young guys in their 20s would feel comfortable with, you know? Something that is a hybrid.” Read More...

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Kick-Ass 2If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the sequel to Mark Millar’s hit comic book series “Kick-Ass,” this is your lucky day... and week, for that matter. Why? Because we have an exclusive sneak peek at "Kick-Ass 2" (the comic), courtesy of Millar's new monthly magazine debuting this week, “CLiNT.”

Kick-Ass 2” follows immediately after ‘Kick-Ass,’” Millar told MTV News. “You see how Dave has inspired people to become amateur superheroes, Red Mist has inspired people in the sequel to become amateur supervillains. So what we have is two rival gangs of super characters getting together in New York.”

And what about the sequel to the mega-successful film adaptation of the comic starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz? To paraphrase the Red Mist, wait 'til they get a load of this! Read More...

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: RileyJoss Whedon pulled a giant plot twist in his recent “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” arc, “Retreat,” regarding Buffy’s former flame Riley Finn. Fans could have been satisfied with the explanation given in those issues, but instead we get to see much more — with Riley’s version of events.

In stores today (August 18) from Dark Horse Comics is “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley,” a brand new story from television writer/producer Jane Espenson and artist Karl Moline. Espenson gets the chance to tell what really led to former Initiative member Riley Finn becoming a double agent for Buffy.

The one-shot is the second we’ve seen during “Season 8” (the first being Willow’s spotlight), and is actually titled “Commitment Through Distance, Virtue Through Sin.” It's intense, but have we come to expect anything less from Buffy’s love life? Read More...

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CLiNTIt seems comic book writer Mark Millar has the golden touch these days. We’ve seen his popularity grow outside the comic world with successful feature film adaptations of “Kick-Ass” and “Wanted” and he doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.

On September 2, with the help of British talents Jonathan Ross and Frankie Boyle, Millar and Titan Magazines will debut “CLiNT,” a new monthly magazine featuring features and interviews on movies, video games and television as well as four serialized comic-strips.

“I want this to be edgy and irreverent, the kind of thing guys will be passing around lunch-halls and common rooms,” said Millar. Exactly what kind of content could get guys and gals to do such a thing? How about the much-anticipated launch to the “Kick-Ass 2" comic? Read More...

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