In the past two years, Sam Worthington built a career for himself by taking starring roles in films that benefited from high-profile collaborators or familiar franchises, including "Terminator: Salvation," "Clash of the Titans," and of course, James Cameron’s longtime pet project "Avatar." But on Friday, Worthington told MTV News that he’s ready to get behind projects he has a part in creating.

Speaking at a press day for Full Clip Productions, the comic book imprint Worthington launched with his partners John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz, the actor said the increased participation only fuels his creativity.

“We come from a cottage industry whether we’re making graphic novels in Australia or short films or major movies,” he told MTV News. “You’re basically coming in from the get-go, and what that does is it gives you a bigger investment. We’re not in here as guns for hire or writing stuff that’s like a gravy train for young Samuel – that ain’t going to happen.” Read More...

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Following the critical success of “Narc” and “Smokin' Aces,” director Joe Carnahan is hoping for a commercial hit with his latest film “The A-Team,” a big-screen adaptation of the 1980s television series of the same name. But during a recent interview with MTV News, Carnahan revealed that he spoke to the folks who are working on another highly-anticipated adaptation – namely, the epic Marvel team-up film “The Avengers.”

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios previously announced that “Firefly” and “Buffy” creator Joss Whedon would be helming the film, which is currently scheduled for release in 2012. But Carnahan confessed to MTV that he found more than a few interesting directions that he thinks a successful "Avengers" movie could go. Read More...

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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.
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