Marc Webb's 2012 Spidey reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man," excluded the essential J. Jonah Jameson. The cigar chomping and loud talking newspaper publisher has harassed Spider-Man for 50 years in the comics and in Sam Raimi's original Spider-Man trilogy, where he was played by the always awesome J.K. Simmons.
With Webb's new series continuing in next year's "Amazing Spider-Man 2," it's not unreasonable to assume that J. Jonah Jameson could show up again. In an exclusive interview, MTV Geek asked Simmons if he has plans to play Jameson again.
"There's always talk. I'm doing it in animation land [on 'Ultimate Spider-Man'], but Sam Raimi's take on the world of Spider-Man has run its course. We were all excited and ramping up for 'Spider-Man 4' a few years ago, but for a variety of ridiculous showbiz reasons it ended up not happening. The reboot is a very different universe. Both versions are legitimate, and this one doesn't have a J. Jonah Jameson so far. As far as I know, I won't be putting on the flat-top again."
Just last year Simmons mentioned he'd be up for reprising the role, so even though it doesn't look like he'll be popping up in "Amazing Spider-Man 2," we have our fingers crossed for the future. Head over to MTV Geek for the complete interview, including Simmons' thoughts on "Dark Skies" and "Arrested Development."
It's hard to improve upon the level of perfection reached by this trailer for "Man of Steel," but the team over at Steelehouse gave it their all with this trailer remake done entirely inside the indie game Minecraft. The recreation gets everything right, even capturing the slight movement of Superman's eyebrow in his interrogation scene. It's really a sight to behold, and makes us kinda interested in the notion of an entire film done in this style. Thanks to MTV Geek for bringing this trailer to our attention. Now, watch it on repeat until "Man of Steel" opens on June 14th!
Bryan Singer's latest tweet from the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" set is not as controversial as his last one, but it's still very newsworthy. After we first posited that Peter Dinklage will be playing Bolivar Trask (the inventor of the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots), that theory has gone on to have a life of its own. In fact, MTV Geek confronted Dinklage with the name "Bolivar Trask" to interesting results. Now, just a few days after Dinklage arrived on the "Days of Future Past" set, we have confirmation that Trask Industries will be playing a big part in the film. Well, at least a big enough part to justify a jumpsuit.
What's really interesting is just how similar the logo is to the classic Sentinel model, from the color to the way the stylized "T" almost makes a roboty face. Check out MTV Geek for the full tweet and more information!
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"Man of Steel's" release date is quickly approaching and, going by the most recent, exhilarating trailer, it seems like it's one action packed affair. For fans of all ages wishing to recreate the punchier moments of this summer's Superman film, Mattel has a line of action figures in stores for just such a purpose. The Movie Masters line of figures includes Superman, Jor-El and General Zod, with more figures on the way (like fellow Kryptonian Faora). We reported on these figures a little while ago, and now, thanks to MTV Geek, you can see the figure in action with an in-depth review. Check out the review over at MTV Geek, and be sure to catch up on all the latest "Man of Steel" news!
There's a long summer stretching out between now and the fall premiere of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and awesome trailers and cast photos won't be enough to hold us over until we start getting our weekly fix of Agent Coulson and company. To stay psyched for all things S.H.I.E.L.D., it wouldn't hurt to check out the decades' worth of Marvel Comics out there starring Nick Fury and his league of super spies. MTV Geek has a new series of articles spotlighting the spy organization's publication history to help guide you through the wide world of S.H.I.E.L.D. From modern day Nick Fury's humble beginnings as a supporting character in "Fantastic Four" to the slow reveal of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s reach in "Strange Tales," to the downright iconic work of Jim Steranko on "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.," MTV Geek has you covered.
DC Comics' continuation of the fan-favorite (and long-running) CW series "Smallville" has ambitiously integrated much of the classic DC Universe into the show's separate mythos. The comic book has introduced Clark Kent to Batman and, as MTV Geek found out in an exclusive interview with writer Bryan Q. Miller, Wonder Woman will soon pay a visit.
"When we first meet Diana [in 'Smallville: Season 11'], she isn't being called 'Wonder Woman' just yet. She's got a very specific mission. There's a very big reason that she left the island, which we'll eventually cover. Does she have the bracelets? Oh, yes. Like you see on the cover. And pants, of course. Regarding the rest of her 'traditional' look - something tells me she might find her way to a lasso and some armor by the time all is said and done!"
For the rest of the interview and a full look at "Smallville's" Wonder Woman, head on over to MTV Geek!
Sure Fox may be preoccupied with two high-profile X-Men films (this year's "The Wolverine" and 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), but this video makes a strong case for a big screen adaptation of "Uncanny X-Force." The Marvel Comics series by writer Sam Humphries and artist Ron Garney has taken an unlikely quartet of mutants - Storm, Psylocke, Puck and Spiral - and thrown them into Los Angeles. And much like how last year's "Marvel's the Avengers" painstakingly recreated the area around Manhattan's iconic Grand Central Station, writer Sam Humphries takes MTV Geek on a tour of locations rendered faithfully by artist Ron Garney in the comic's first four issues.
Check out the video below or over at MTV Geek, and imagine Bishop throwing down with X-Force in the very locations they're walking through. It's incredibly rad.
Remember that music from the latest "Man of Steel" theatrical trailer, the piece of music that single-handedly made everyone freak out with anticipation for this summer's Superman movie? Well, the entire bit of the score from the trailer has been revealed, now that the file has been unlocked through using a QR code on the film's international poster. By the way, read that last sentence again. We live in the future.
Anyway, the gang over at MTV Geek have the clip ready for your ears (and your heart), and they even have a theory about Superman's new theme. They think they can hear the classic, original Superman theme by John Williams underneath this new one by "Man of Steel" composer Hans Zimmer. Could that be possible? Hop on over to MTV Geek and see if your ears are as acute as Superman's.
You've already purchased your tickets for the midnight showing of "Iron Man 3," right? Of course you have. This is the first Marvel movie since last summer's "Marvel's the Avengers." This is the biggest movie to come out since then, and possibly all summer. The excitement surrounding this movie is powerful enough to jumpstart a Helicarrier.
With that in mind, you might want to check out this handy list from MTV Geek spotlighting ten not-so-spoilery things to keep an eye out for. The list mostly focuses on the film's stand out performances, as well as a few Shane Black-isms that made their way into the film. Get familiar with the list now because checking it on your phone during the movie is a strict no-no.
This fall's big Marvel Comics event, titled "Infinity," just got a new variant cover. MTV Geek astutely points out that it might as well be a teaser poster for "Avengers 2," what with the cover's cinematic flair and inclusion of a few of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's biggest players. The event will pit the heroes of Earth (including the Avengers) against an unrevealed antagonist with Thanos and Black Bolt in the mix as well. The synopsis is appropriately epic and can be read in full over at MTV Geek. The variant cover by artist Marko Djurdjevic looks as much like a classic film poster as it does a comic book cover, placing Movie-Vengers like Thor, Captain America and the Hulk front and center underneath the looming menace of Thanos.
You can check out the full image over at MTV Geek.
Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.