Captain AmericaJust in time to coincide with the second trailer for "Captain America: The First Avenger," MTV News proudly presents our report from the set of the star-spangled superhero's big-screen debut!

MTV Movies Blog Editor Josh Wigler visited the Marvel Comics adaptation's Shepperton Studios set in September 2010, and you'll hear all about it throughout the day right here at Splash Page.

They say that the clothes make the man. That's certainly true when it comes to Chris Evans and Steve Rogers, though the comic book movie veteran does seem to have some trouble with one little aspect of his superhero suit.

In September, I joined a small group of journalists on the England set of "Captain America" and had the chance to interview the man himself about playing one of Marvel's most iconic characters. When we first met Evans, he looked less like the super soldier we were expecting and more like Luke Skywalker circa "Return of the Jedi," shrouded in a thick black cloak designed to prevent nearby photographers from snapping early shots of his highly anticipated costume. But when he whipped the covering off, there he was: Captain America in all of his glory. Well, not all of it, thankfully — but almost.

"Smooth as ever," he groaned upon realizing that, yes, his fly was open. Very smooth indeed, Cap.


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Random Acts of ViolenceWe first told you that someone should turn Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray's "Random Acts of Violence" into a movie nearly a full year ago. It took some time, yes, but it looks like Hollywood's finally received the message.

Heat Vision reported earlier this month that actor and screenwriter Jay Baruchel has signed on to write an adaptation of "Random Acts." The Kickstart and Image Comics graphic novella centers on Todd and Ezra, two struggling comic book creators who hit it big with their creator-owned "Slasherman" series.

But when a string of murders modeled after "Slasherman" starts following Todd and Ezra in the middle of their signing tour, the two creators must confront their best-selling creation or die trying. Read More...

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DeadpoolRyan Reynolds, the man of oh-so-many comic book projects, has "Green Lantern" hitting theaters in June and is-he-isn't-he attachments to both "Deadpool" and "R.I.P.D." He's gone on record saying he'll likely only shoot one or the other, giving Wade Wilson fans legitimate reason to worry about the Merc with a Mouth's big-screen future.

But even if Reynolds himself hasn't fully committed to "Deadpool," it appears that 20th Century Fox has: at long last, "Deadpool" has a director.

Deadline reports that Tim Miller, a visual effects veteran from previous "X-Men" films, has just been tasked with bringing "Deadpool" to life for the studio. Though he has a long list of VFX credits on films like "Daredevil" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," this would mark his first time stepping behind the lens as director.


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Have you seen enough new photos from "X-Men: First Class" to satisfy you for the week? Silly question — of course you haven't! Well, you're in luck, because Matthew Vaughn himself has provided two more glimpses at his currently shooting superhero prequel.

Vaughn reached out to Slash Film to unveil these new photos featuring Michael Fassbender in the thick of the action as a helmet-clad Magneto, while James McAvoy gets his telepathy on as Professor Charles Xavier in the second photo. Read More...

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Official "X-Men: First Class" images are floating around all over the place today, providing fans with their best looks yet at characters including Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon), Emma Frost (January Jones) and more.

The Los Angeles Times has an extensive report from the set of "First Class," along with first looks at Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and the various mutant students under their supervision. Read More...

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BaneThe Riddler. Hugo Strange. Deadshot. Killer Croc. What do these iconic Batman villains all have in common? None of them are going to be played by Tom Hardy in "The Dark Knight Rises," contrary to persistent rumors.

Instead, Hardy, who was Christopher Nolan's first new hire for his last Batman movie's cast, is on board for Bane — and to say that we're pumped about this casting is nothing short of an understatement, if you'll forgive the pun.

For those of you who aren't terribly familiar with Bane, the gist of what you need to know about the character is after the jump! Read More...

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Anne HathawayAfter several weeks, months and even years of rumors and erroneous reports, we can now say with the fullest of confidence that Catwoman, or at least her alter-ego Selina Kyle, is in "The Dark Knight Rises."

Whew! Doesn't that just feel good to say? Whether or not you're a fan of Christopher Nolan bringing Catwoman into his vision of Gotham City — with Oscar-nominated actress Anne Hathaway inhabiting the role, no less — it's just nice to know that we're finally done with all of those pesky Catwoman rumors…

And believe us, there were a lot of them. Read More...

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DreddSylvester Stallone's "Judge Dredd" adaptation wasn't exactly a fan-favorite, to say the least. Thankfully, the character's silver screen revival in "Dredd" looks a lot more promising, a fact that's further endorsed by comments from co-creator John Wagner.

Wagner recently visited the South Africa set of "Dredd" and has discussed his experiences on Facebook (via Bleeding Cool), saying that his expectations for this version of Mega City One's helmeted enforcer are a lot higher than Stallone's previous effort.

"Very pleased with what I saw of Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby," he said. "Both excellent in their roles and work well as a team. Entire crew really dedicated and determined to produce a damned good movie." Read More...

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Anne HathawayThe cat is officially out of the bag, and the search for Batman's leading lady is at least partially over. Consider it official, folks: Anne Hathaway is Catwoman. Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. have announced that the Oscar-nominated actress is joining "The Dark Knight Rises" as Selina Kyle, the alter-ego of Batman's feline nemesis.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story," Nolan said in an official statement.

Additionally, the filmmaker revealed that longtime cast member Tom Hardy will be playing the role of Bane: “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.” Read More...

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Captain AmericaIf you're worried that the lack of a "Captain America" trailer so far means that Marvel Studios isn't happy with the film, Joe Johnston has some good news for you: after watching a first cut of the film, the director has declared that his movie is "a helluva lot of fun to watch."

“I watched the movie for the first time a few days ago and I just looked at the first cut and there is so much entertainment value," he said in an interview with Hero Complex. "It’s just flat-out fun to watch.”

Naturally, Johnston isn't without some bias towards "Captain America" considering that he, you know, directed the film. That said, Johnston acknowledges his bias and says he still thinks Cap is a winner. Read More...

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