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Kick-AssGiven the smashing success of "Kick-Ass," it seemed a no-brainer that the powers that be and all parties involved would be game for a sequel. Problem is that a) we're still waiting on "Kick-Ass 2" the comic to finish up and b) all of the major players from director Matthew Vaughn to stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Chris Mintz-Plasse are all busy with tons of other projects. Hopefully the question is not if it will happen, but when.

Movies.com recently chatted up Moretz about what she knows about where things stand with Hit-Girl when we see her next.

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If you're a fan of set photos, particularly the kind taken by casual fans who happen upon film productions, this year has been one of the best in recent memory for early glimpses of our favorite actors in costume, in action during filming of some of the most anticipated blockbusters.


Photo by Ed Larom

So far we've seen pics from "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Dark Knight Rises" and now some more from "Man Of Steel."

Latino Review has a bunch of new pics that show General Zod (Michael Shannon) clad in a form-fitting black suit, which appears to be similar in texture to Superman's .

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Fans of Zack Snyder's gritty, highly stylized slo-mo-tastic "300" have been long awaiting a sequel to the surprise 2006 hit. Thanks to recent reports from producer Bernie Goldmann, it seems that the next chapter, to be directed by Noam Murro, isn't too far off. Goldmann hinted that while the sequel will feature a whole new cast of characters, there might be room for small cameos by "300" stars Gerard Butler and Lena Headey.

When MTV News caught up with Butler during the press day for his upcoming action drama "Machine Gun Preacher," we asked him for his thoughts on the sequel and reprising the role of King Leonidas.

"You know more than I do. I'm like, 'Oh there's a director now?' I've heard that I'm in the script. I've heard things, I've seen things, I've flown off the moon," he joked throwing in a "Blade Runner" reference to throw us off track. "That was my way of avoiding [the question]," he added with a smile.

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Tom HiddlestonAs you've seen via our various previews recently, there are a bunch of reasons to get your hands on the "Thor" Blu-ray/DVD today. The set is truly packed with deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, an "Avengers" preview, etc. Plus, for those who don't love 3D (this girl!), it's great to see the film again in glorious, bright 2D.

To celebrate today's soon-to-be bestseller, MTV News recently caught up with breakout star Tom Hiddleston to talk about his favorite scenes and those he wished had made the final cut.

"I have a number of favorite scenes. Probably my favorite scene of all, just because it was a great day at work and will go down into my top ten days of work in my whole acting life, was the scene with [Anthony] Hopkins in the vault, when I find out that I’m Laufey’s son," Hiddleston revealed. "Up until that point we’d shot only action."

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Obviously there are many things to be excited about as we inch closer and closer to the release date of "The Dark Knight Rises," chief among them for me, is seeing a cast of the highest quality assembled in order to bring beloved characters, old and new, to life. And while a lot of attention is paid to the high profile roles that Batman newcomers Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and Marion Cotillard are playing, I'm always intrigued about what Christopher Nolan's equally impressive returning cast will be up to.

Take Nestor Carbonell's Mayor Anthony Garcia, for example, who when asked recently about how much action he gets in Christopher Nolan's third and likely final "Batman" flick, said it's hard for him to say, specifically, but we'll be happy with the film regardless.

"I finished [filming] about a month ago in Pittsburgh. It was a lot of fun, it's nice to go back to Chris Nolan's world," he told MTV News at the CW Premiere Party Saturday, adding that there is a sense of finality to Nolan's third film.

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If you haven't already been convinced that the "X-Men: First Class" Blu-ray is a purchase worth making, after catching a glimpse of Magneto in drag, and going behind-the-scenes of Jennifer Lawrence's crazy long makeup routine for Mystique, we've got one more featurette to tickle your fancy: "Suiting Up."


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Denis LearyWith all the talk about and obsessing over "The Amazing Spider-Man" lead actors Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, I sometimes forget how much more excited I am about the film's supporting players like Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field. My absolute favorite, however, is Denis Leary as Captain George Stacey.

It's not just that he looks the part, but he also possesses a certain edge and masculinity that has me more intrigued about Capt. Stacey than I thought I would be. Plus, in speaking to Starpulse about how he felt about remaking a film that is only ten years old, Leary says awesome things like this:

"Oh, I didn’t give a s--t," he told the site. "I’m not really a Spider-Man fan. I’m more of a Batman guy."

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As much as I try to avoid spoilers, all the set photos and videos leaked from "The Avengers" are just too much fun to ignore. Not to mention the brief teases we've had from the cast and director Joss Whedon throughout the last few months. My favorite of the bunch is Tom Hiddleston, aka Loki, who is such a wonderfully warm and pleasant fellow, you almost can't believe that he's for real.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Hiddleston recently to discuss the upcoming Blu-ray release of "Thor" (out on September 13). We also got to chat about his "gangster" new costume, a set photo that leaked for which he did not receive the appropriate credit, and the challenge of playing nice during fight scenes with his fellow cast members. Check out what he had to say past the jump!

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Tom HiddlestonThe last time we checked in on "Thor 2," it seemed as though Marvel had found its Kenneth Branagh successor in "Game Of Thrones" director Brian Kirk. As intriguing as that prospect is, it might not be the case. Yet.

When MTV News caught up with "Thor" and "Avengers" star Tom Hiddleston yesterday to talk about the "Thor" Blu-ray release (out September 13), I asked if he'd had any interaction with Kirk, and he revealed that the "Thor 2" director's chair has not officially been filled.

"I haven’t. I also don’t know that that’s actually confirmed," he said. "That’s not me being coy. I spoke to Kevin Feige last week on ["The Avengers"] set and he said, 'Oh no, we haven’t got anyone yet. We’re thinking about people,'" Hiddleston recalled. "I think [Kirk's] name is definitely in the hat, but I don’t think anything is solid."

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There are so many major superheroic players involved in Joss Whedon's "Avengers" that it's easy to forget about the equally important supporting characters in the film. Like S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill (played by "How I Met Your Mother" actress Cobie Smulders) for example.

Thanks to a lengthy chat with Smulders at D23, we are very intrigued about Hill's story arc in the film, but also psyched that Smulders snagged the role. She's just so fun and down to earth, and didn't geek out too much when we asked her about the most surreal moment on set thus far.

"I showed up to the set, like a week before we started shooting, just to meet with Joss and do rehearsals and stuff and I walked on the set and it was freakin' huge," Smulders recalled of stepping onto the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier for the first time. "It was the size of a soundstage, then you walked up these steps and you were just surrounded by this amazing gorgeous set, which my character is in charge of running. I was like, 'Holy smokes, this is crazy and this is big.'"

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