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Fantastic Four

Fox is keeping it in the family as they approach the next "Fantastic Four" film.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been hired to retool Josh Trank's script for the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot. He'll also serve as producer. According to the report, Kinberg's contributions to the new "Fantastic Four" script could be a "substantial" overhaul.

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Kindergarten Heroes

Mark Millar's movie mayhem is set to continue, with 20th Century Fox coming aboard to adapt the comic book writer's "Kindergarten Heroes."

Deadline has the news, reporting that Carter Blanchard has been hired to write a film based on the Millar project. As the name implies, "Kindergarten Heroes" is considerably more kid-friendly than some of Millar's other more adult-oriented projects like "Kick-Ass" and "Secret Service." Don't expect to see any swear-spewing, limb-slicing Hit-Girls running amok in this one, in other words.

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James Spader

Earth's Mightiest Android is speaking up.

Actor James Spader, the man who will bring the titular robot to life in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" in 2015, spoke out about his coming role for the first time in a new interview. Spader's reasons for signing onto Joss Whedon's superhero sequel: nostalgia, nostalgia, nostalgia.

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Emily VanCamp

As Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson is as front and center in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" as any character not named "Captain America" or "The Winter Soldier" can be. But she's not the only supporting player in Steve Rogers' orbit: there's also Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter to consider.

For VanCamp, playing Carter, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and descendant of Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter, was no easy feat — but still a ton of fun.

"One of the most interesting things was actually learning about it, to really start to understand just how grand this universe is," she said in a new interview with Fandango. "Researching my character, I started to get interested in a lot of other things that I was reading. It was just a really fun process."

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Gotham

Well, that happened fast!

Hours after our comprehensive "Gotham Central" casting call went live, word spread that Fox has committed to a series order for "Gotham," centered on a young Gotham City detective named Jim Gordon before he ever met the shadowy Batman. So, clearly, MTV Splash Page is wholly responsible for "Gotham" happening. You're welcome.

Now that the "whose responsible this" question has been answered, let's address another question: who is going to play Gordon? That's a tough nut to crack, but we're giving it a shot after the break.

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howerton

If you thought Chris Pratt was hard to imagine as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" hero Star-Lord, try this on for size: the part could have gone to Glenn Howerton of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fame.

"I did audition recently for 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' to play the role Chris Pratt is playing," Howerton revealed in a recent interview with Zap2It. "And I know the director of that movie is supposedly a big 'Sunny' fan, which is cool."

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Dark Knight

Before Christian Bale rattled Katie Holmes' cages, he rattled Amy Adams'.

Okay, that sounds bad without context, so let's give you some of that: a new behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming "Dark Knight" Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray set has gone online, featuring Christian Bale's initial audition, wearing Val Kilmer's Batman costume, and testing opposite future Lois Lane actress Amy Adams.

It's quintessential "see it to believe it" stuff. So, see it below!

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RIPD

Hey, remember "R.I.P.D."? Yeah, we're trying not to remember, either. And we're not alone: one of the key actors in the movie would rather move on as well.

Actor Jeff Bridges played undead Western gunslinger Roy Pulsipher in Universal Pictures and director Robert Schwentke's critically-mauled "R.I.P.D.," currently sporting a 13 percent "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com. Bridges didn't write a review, but if he had, it would probably log on the review aggregator under the "rotten" column, based on what he just told GQ Magazine.

"I had such a great time working on that movie," he said. "I remember what we were doing. I thought: this could be fun to see. And when I saw it, I was a little underwhelmed. For my mind, the studio made some, uh, choices that I wouldn't have made."

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Agent Carter

Weeks before "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." even debuts, the House of Ideas is already looking ahead at its next small-screen endeavor.

But they're not looking much further than what they've already successfully accomplished, according to a report on Deadline that says Marvel's new TV series could very well be inspired by "Agent Carter"—the Hayley Atwell-starring short set to debut on the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray.

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Christian Serratos

"The Walking Dead" keeps growing and growing.

Not only is a spinoff series in the works, but a brand-new cast member has joined the ranks of the current "Walking Dead" series, as it marches into its fourth season on AMC. It's "Twilight" actress Christian Serratos, and she's playing a character familiar to fans of the comics: Rosita Espinosa.

Some minor spoilers ahead.

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