Now that we've had some time to digest that record-breaking, action-packed season two finale of the most zombie-riffic show on television, "The Walking Dead," we can focus on season three and the fact that Rick and Co. will finally be sent to prison.
We've heard a little about what creator Robert Kirkman and the show's producers have in store for us next season, but how about a little preview action from wonderfully talented and fanboy-beloved composer Bear McCreary? MTV News was very lucky to attend McCreary's scoring session for the season finale, after which he shared his thoughts for what he has planned for a "prison theme" of sorts.
If I had my way, we "X-Men: First Class" fans would be getting a sequel this summer. Or this week, for that matter. Unfortunately I don't get my way and we're going to have to wait awhile for a few of the most in-demand actors in the business right now to get some free time to suit-up again. Also there is the matter of needing a script from which to work.
MTV News recently caught up with the sequel's screenwriter Simon Kinberg at the premiere of his latest film, "This Means War," where we discussed his plans for Magneto, Xavier and the rest.
"I don’t know what the title is going to be but certainly I’m working on the sequel to 'X-Men: First Class' right now," Kinberg said. "I’m going to be writing and producing it, I’m starting now, with Matthew Vaughn directing."
When asked about what he enjoys most about incorporating so many characters into the story, Kinberg first emphasized his fanboy-ness, along with excitement to further explore the many layers of Magneto and Charles Xavier.
I’d like to take a moment to wish Tom Hiddleston a very happy birthday today. The multi-talented British actor turns 31 years young today and to celebrate here at Splash Page I’ve compiled a list of five perfect gifts for Hiddleston’s most recognizable character so far, our favorite God of Mischief Loki.
Now that "Chronicle" has shown its real super powers at the box office, it's time to turn our attention toward the questions that we are left wondering about at the end of the film and whether or not a sequel could be in the works.
There are a lot of questions still swirling in our heads following the film's ending. For example, what the heck happens next? What goes down in the aftermath of that third act?
No spoilers here, but the three lead actors -- Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan -- spoke with MTV News and gave their thoughts on the future of "Chronicle."
One of the fun elements in the upcoming superhero powers-oriented film "Chronicle," is that unlike other movies of the same genre, we see normal kids playing with their power. Normal teenagers rather, who have a lot of fun with their new found abilities via playing a few lighthearted if slightly mischievous pranks on unsuspecting victims.
When MTV News caught up with the film's director Josh Trank recently, we asked him what was involved in brainstorming the "pranks" and what inspired him to take the story in that direction in the first place.
"This was years and years and years of me creating a back catalog of ideas, almost viral-y ideas of kids with telekinesis filming themselves doing stuff in public," Trank said. "Like every other kid I used to daydream about moving things with my mind. So I always wanted to see that, but I didn't have a context for a story and one day the story just kind of hit me.
Over the course of a season and a half of "The Walking Dead," we've noticed that the fans of the show and its source material tend to fall into two very distinct categories. One group is all about the zombie action, seeking them out and killing them.
The other group is more interested in the interpersonal and emotional dramas that unfold among the various characters. As such, the reactions to this second season have been slightly mixed, with some fans wanting more action, less drama and vice versa.
When MTV News caught up with "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman and executive producer Glen Mazzara, we asked them how much thought goes into satisfying the different groups of fans.
We "Walking Dead" fans are no stranger to death and depression on the show. From what we've seen so far over the course of the first and second seasons tells us that we must approach every episode with uncertainty and/or the knowledge that a major character could be offed or zombified at any moment.
Case in point: the show's mid-season finale during which the search for Sophia ended for good. MTV News recently caught up with Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus during the show's appearance at the TCAs over the weekend and asked them to tease what's next for our stunned survivors.
"For my character Carol, she's got to deal with the grief and how she's going to move forward," McBride said.
With all the critical acclaim and international box office success of "The Adventures of Tintin," it seems like a no-brainer that Paramount and Sony would work out sequel details soon. But right now, the question is more "when" than "if," since most of the big names from the first film are currently tied up with different projects.
When MTV News caught up with star Jamie Bell while the actor promoted his latest movie, "Man on a Ledge," we asked him what he's heard about more "Tintin."
We just can't stop talking about "The Dark Knight Rises." After a sneak peek at the prologue and then the trailer, the excitement is almost too much. And the "Rises"-related news just keeps on coming, as we have more from our recent interview with Hans Zimmer to share. In addition to his request for more aggressive chanting from fans on the film's score, Zimmer touched on plans for Selina Kyle/Catwoman, how to further involve fans in next year's premiere, and why Christopher Nolan's third Batman film is really and truly the "end of our journey."
"She will have [a theme], she hasn't yet," Zimmer said of his plans for Catwoman's theme in the score. "That's got something to do with I haven't written it. Of course I'm working on that. Right now my dilemma is I have far too many ideas and it will take me some time to actually execute them and put them in some sort of order."
Had enough superhero movie-related news for the week yet? No? Good, because we've got one more for you before we head into the weekend. It looks like the folks over at Superhero Hype have gotten their hands on the first poster for Sony's upcoming, anticipated blockbuster, "The Amazing Spider-Man."
Contrary to the first teaser poster, which was unveiled over the summer at San Diego Comic-Con, this one features a full-length Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) perched on or descending down a stone wall. The strategic and sparse lighting is such that where Parker's two hands and feet are making contact with the wall, they cast long dark shadows beneath them, which form the perfect outline of a spider. It is super cool and only slightly creepy, which is a creative success for Sony in my mind. Curiously enough there is no titling on the poster, just the tagline "The Untold Story" at the bottom along with the July 3, 2012 release date.