SmallvilleThe final season of "Smallville" stops to take a breather this month, leaving fans to wonder a little longer about what happened to Clark Kent and the rest of the series' superheroes after last week's tragic, episode-ending cliffhanger.

Thankfully, The CW has released a teaser for the next episode, "Collateral," which should provide a few hints about the status of Clark (Tom Welling), Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley), and the rest of their team. Oh, and from what we can tell, it looks like fan-favorite character Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) will finally make her return to "Smallville," too.

From the looks of things, Clark and Oliver won't be the only DC characters in the spotlight when the series returns January 28. Read More...


Green LanternGreen Lantern is poised to have a big year in 2011, but the live-action film starring Ryan Reynolds as hotshot hero Hal Jordan isn't the only upcoming project with an emerald hue.

Back in June, word got out about not one, but two animated projects in the works featuring Hal and the Green Lantern Corps: "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" and "Green Lantern: Emerald Knights," an animated movie that many speculated would be a sequel to 2009's "Green Lantern: First Flight."

With both projects poised to make 2011 a very good year for DC's ring-wielding hero, I spoke to producer Bruce Timm to get a few more details about each project. Read More...

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We know that Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, and Thor will all be in "The Avengers," but what about some of the other characters? What about the ones without the superpowers and fancy costumes?

According to "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Tony Stark's favorite leading lady won't be involved in Marvel's 2012 superhero team-up blockbuster.

"Pepper is not invited to 'Avengers,'" Paltrow told MTV News during a press event for her new film "Country Strong." Read More...

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Last week, we got a sneak peek at the trailer for "Batman: Arkham City," the sequel to 2009's critically praised "Batman: Arkham Asylum" (our MTV Splash Page Game of the Year). At this weekend's Video Game Awards on Spike TV, the full trailer debuted — and what a trailer it is!

Yes, it appears that Hugo Strange is indeed the villain of "Batman: Arkham City," which begs the question: Will "The Dark Knight Rises" follow suit? Read More...


Mindless Self IndulgenceConfession time, folks: When I first read Image Comics' sold-out "Adventures Into Mindless Self Indulgence" comic, my mind simply refused to believe that the electro-punk band's true-life touring stories presented within its pages really happened. They're just that crazy.

However, Mindless self Indulgence bandmates Jimmy Urine, Steve, Righ?, LynZ, and Kitty recently assured me that not only are the stories true — they're only the tip of the wild, bloody, and occasionally obscene iceberg when it comes to their exploits on the road. And the impressive sales of their debut comic, illustrated by talented "Chester 5000 XYV" artist Jess Fink, are just a reflection of fans' love for the mixture of music and chaos the band brings to every performance.

With "Adventures Into Mindless Self Indulgence" headed back for a second printing due to a sellout at the distribution level, I checked in with the band to get the lowdown on their wildly successful debut as comic book authors. Read More...


ThorA new one-sheet poster for "Thor" has arrived online to herald the premiere of the first "Thor" trailer. and Yahoo Movies debuted the new poster, which features star Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, wielding the mystical hammer Mjolnir. "Thor" hits theaters in May 2011, and Yahoo Movies has promised to premiere the first official trailer for the film tonight at 7 PM Eastern.

Whether the trailer will feature any new footage or simply re-cut the San Diego Comic-Con "Thor" footage is unknown, but you can bet everyone who wants to know will find out this evening. Read More...


Doctor WhoWe're just a few weeks away from the simultaneous U.S./U.K. premiere of the "Doctor Who" Christmas Special, but today we have a few more holiday gifts for fans of the wildly popular BBC science-fiction series.

The BBC has released the official release date for the "Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol" DVD and Blu-Ray, which will arrive on shelves February 15, 2011 — making it the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your special Time Lord (or companion). Among the bonus features on the DVD and Blu-Ray will be a special episode of "Doctor Who Confidential" and the "Doctor Who at the Proms 2010" concert with series' stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill as hosts.

But that's not all the "Doctor Who" brilliance that hit the 'net this week, as RadioTimes magazine posted a bunch of images from its recent "Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol" photo shoot featuring Smith and guest stars Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins. Read More...

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The Flash movieEarlier this week, I posted a segment from an interview with writer Marc Guggenheim who, along with scripting creator-owned comics "Halcyon" and "Resurrection," also served as co-writer on the upcoming live-action "Green Lantern" movie. Along with discussing Hal Jordan's big-screen debut (and a few DC characters who won't be joining him), we also had a brief chat about another DC character he's helping to bring to theaters: Barry Allen, the scarlet speedster better known as The Flash.

Currently putting the finishing touches on a "Flash" script with co-writers Michael Green and Greg Berlanti, Guggenheim compared their take on the classic DC character to dark, procedural dramas like "Seven" or "Silence of the Lambs," but with superhero elements.

Along with expertly dodging my questions about the presence of Flash's well-known rogues gallery, the writer offered up some interesting thoughts on why Barry Allen was the Flash to focus on in the film (as opposed to Jay Garrick, Wally West, etc). Read More...

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A teaser trailer for Michael Bay's third "Transformers" movie debuted online today, and it offers a pretty good indication why the film is titled "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon."

Apparently, our speculation that it had something to do with Pink Floyd was a little off. Read More...


Batman: Arkham CityIt came as a surprise to no one when we named "Batman: Arkham Asylum" our favorite video game of 2009, so it should be equally un-surprising (non-surprising?) to know that we're ridiculously excited about any and all info we can get about the sequel, "Batman: Arkham City."

Back in September we got a look at a bunch of new images from "Batman: Arkham City" featuring Catwoman, Two-Face, and other characters, and now a teaser trailer for the game has arrived online. The full trailer for "Batman: Arkham City" will debut this Saturday during the Video Game Awards on Spike TV, but this new video offers a short tease.

SPOILER WARNING: Batman does indeed continue to be a total bad-ass in the sequel. Read More...


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