Rick MarshallHey everyone, your friendly neighborhood Splash Page editor here. I just want to let you all know that this will be my last day as the acting J. Jonah Jameson around these parts.

Before I go on, though, I want to thank all of you for your support of Splash Page the last three years. It would never have grown to become one of the most successful blogs in the MTV News network if it wasn't for the great readers - and contributors - I've had the pleasure of working with since the site launched.

Not only have I been honored to have some of the best writers in the industry lend their byline to Splash Page, but I've gotten to know a lot of readers by name and chat with you both online and in person. We've had great chats in the comment section and on Twitter, and I was thrilled to have so many readers take an active role in the site's evolution.

I'm sure Splash Page will be in good hands after my departure, and I'm as intrigued as anyone else to see where it's headed!

As always, if you're interested in what I'll be up to next, you can always find me online via my personal blog at www.mindpollution.org or on Twitter (@RickMarshall).

Once again, thank you to everyone who's been a part of Splash Page the last three years. You played as much of a role in making the site what it is as I did, and I can't thank you enough for that! Oh, and be nice to the new guy, okay?

All the best,

- Rick "Rom Spaceknight 4 Eva" Marshall

ThorYesterday we got word on the release date for a sequel to "Thor," as well as the news that director Kenneth Branagh would not be returning for a follow-up film. Today brings more "Thor" sequel details — specifically, the screenwriter who will handle the God of Thunder's next solo adventure.

According to Deadline, Marvel Studios has tapped screenwriter Don Payne to script the sequel. Payne was a co-writer on this year's "Thor," and previously co-wrote "Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer." He was also brought in to do a rewrite on the "Lobo" movie that's being developed. Read More...

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The Walking DeadThe second season of "The Walking Dead" is currently filming in Atlanta, which means we only have a few more months to wait before AMC's hit series returns.

One person who's certainly going to be busy between now and the Season Two premiere is "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman, who serves as executive producer and writer on the television series, while also scripting the monthly adventures of Rick Grimes in the comic book that inspired the series.

Along with all of his responsibilities on "The Walking Dead," Kirkman is also pairing up with veteran creator (and Deadpool co-creator) Rob Liefeld for The Infinite, a new comic book series about a man who travels back in time to enlist his younger self in a battle against a supervillain. MTV News managed to slip a few questions to Kirkman about the next season of "The Walking Dead" and The Infinite. Read More...

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For a superhero who made his debut wearing a tiara, Luke Cage certainly has a lot of fans — and a lot of people campaigning to play him on the big screen.

Thsi year alone, we've seen actors Isaiah Mustafa and Idris Elba pitch themselves for the role of Marvel's steel-skinned powerhouse, with Mustafa going so far as to create a cool video package featuring himself as the character. And it was almost two years ago to the day that Tyrese Gibson told MTV News he's eager to take the role, too — and apparently, he hasn't given up hope.

"Listen, to Marvel: this is Tyrese Gibson. Get it together. Let's go ahead and shoot this comic book," he told MTV News at the premiere of "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon." Read More...

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Captain AmericaYesterday we got a new "Captain America" television spot, and today we have a brand new poster from the upcoming film featuring Chris Evans as soldier-turned-superhero Steve Rogers.

The new international poster for "Captain America: The First Avenger" debuted at ComingSoon.net, and offers a nice look at Evans as Cap (sans mask) in the foreground, with the Howling Commandoes behind him. Tommy Lee Jones also appears on the poster as Col. Chester Phillips, along with Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter.

Above it all, the eyes of Red Skull peer out over the assembled cast. *shiver* Read More...


The third and possibly final installment of Michael Bay's "Transformers" movie franchise arrived in theaters this week, and just like many of the superhero movies we cover here on Splash Page, it's full of call-outs to the cartoons and comics that inspired it.

That's why we decided to give "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" the same treatment as "X-Men: First Class," "Thor," and "Green Lantern," and identify some of the cool, under-the-radar elements you'll want to look for when you head the movies. (Oh, and I'm a big nerd for giant robots, too. That's the other reason.)

Not able to watch the video? Don't worry — I've highlighted each of the elements I call out in the video below. Read More...

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San Diego Comic-ConIt feels like just yesterday I was toasting the end of another San Diego Comic-Con and the promise of 11 months of not freaking out about everything going on at the biggest industry event of the year. Cut to today, and... INITIATE FREAK-OUT.

Yes, this year's Comic-Con International kicks off a month from now, and while I'm still not certain whether I'll be in San Diego for the show (*fingers crossed*), you can bet that MTV News will be there in some form, bringing you all the highlights from the show floor and beyond. And much like we did last year, we've teamed up with some of our movie-blogging pals from around the InterWebs to reveal what we're most looking forward to at this year's Comic-Con-palooza. Read More...


Way back in January, we got word that a sequel was in the works for "Red," last year's well-received adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's comic book miniseries. After all, Helen Mirren is on board for another go-around as one of the greatest secret agents ever to wield a sniper rifle, so why not?

When MTV News snagged some time with "Red" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura at the "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" premiere, we asked him about his plans for "Red 2."

"We're trying to put it together," he told MTV News. "We just got a script and it's really good. We're all just now discussing how to put it all back together again." Read More...

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Captain AmericaOne thing that sets "Captain America: The First Avenger" apart from the rest of Marvel's recent and upcoming slate of movies is that, well... everyone already knows how it ends.

Since it's no secret that Captain America had a long list of adventures during World War II prior to joining the modern-era Avengers, the new television spot featuring an arctic team discovering the hero frozen in ice probably isn't too much of a spoiler.

Featuring the tagline "Every Legend... Every Hero... Has A Beginning," the new spot begins with the discovery of the hero — and his iconic shield — frozen in ice, then offers a montage of action scenes from the upcoming film. Read More...


Beasts of BurdenEarlier this month, we were psyched to bring you the news that the award-winning Dark Horse Comics series "Beast Of Burden" was being made into a CG-animated feature.Things seems to have been moving right along since then, as the studio has found a screenwriter for the film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Jack The Giant Killer" writer Darren Lemke will pen the screenplay for "Beasts Of Burden," which follows a group of animals in the fictional community of Burden Hill who fight supernatural threats. The Eisner-winning comic book — which we recommended for adaptation all the way back in September 2009 — was created by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. Read More...

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