'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe'Video games infiltrated Splash Page in a big way earlier this week, but movies found their way back into the spotlight. Some big projects took a step forward, while some lesser-known projects were attached to some big names. Here are some of the highlights:

- We began the week by taking a comics-savvy look at the recent release of the "Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe" video game, and even posted a video of all the "Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe" fatalities.

- Josh Brolin told us why he didn't think very highly of the "Jonah Hex" script... just as the directors announced they were leaving.

- A few high-profile projects received key players, as "The First Avenger: Captain America" teamed up with the "Chronicles of Narnia" writers and "X-Men: First Class" tagged "Gossip Girl" creator Josh Schwartz as screenwriter.



Iron ManGreek philosopher Aristotle once said, "Man is by nature a political animal" -- and he would've been hard-pressed to find any disagreement with that statement this week. Even in the world of comic books and the movies based on 'em, there was politics to be found around every corner... and on every page, for that matter.

Here are the topics that made up our campaign platform this week:

- In an MTV-exclusive chat, Robert Downey Jr. played the role of a master statesman when discussing the switch from Terrence Howard to Don Cheadle in "Iron Man 2."

- Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction and Peter David told us which candidate some famous comic characters would vote for.

- Samuel L. Jackson continued his campaign to bring Nick Fury back in future Marvel movies like "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 2."

- Creators from all corners of the comic book industry shared their thoughts about Barack Obama becoming the next US President.

- "Hulk" producer Gale Ann Hurd told us why "Magdalena" can't avoid being controversial.

- Screenwriter Chris Morgan confirmed he'll be scripting "Wanted 2" and offered up some hints about the potential storyline for the sequel.

- We also received an update on the Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal "Torso" rumors from the film's producer.

- Neil Gaiman told us how he got involved with "Who Killed Amanda Palmer?", what inspired his new travel book "Monkey and Me" and how "The Graveyard Book" would smell.

- Finally, we gave you a sneak peek at writer/director Luke Ricci's new Viper Comics series "How to be a Serial Killer."

So, there you have it, folks. We quoted Aristotle, talked politics and had some good times all around. See ya next week!

'Chucky'It was a delightfully dreadful Halloween Week here at Splash Page as we geared up for the day in which we can wear our favorite superhero and villain costumes out on the town and not have to deal with strange looks from the general public. In case you were busy getting your costume ready and missed something, here's a rundown of the big news from this week:

- This week, we packed in five days worth of exclusive horror previews, setting it off with a look at Jason Henderson’s “Sword of Dracula: The Dracula War."

- We followed that up with Viper Comics’ upcoming “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” series.

- Devil's Due made Reality TV even more horrifying with a look at their new “Chucky” comic.

- The fine folks at Boom Studios gave us a trifecta of terror with first looks at “Fall of Cthulhu: Apocalypse,” “Zombie Tales” and “Salem.”

- Finally, Dark Horse capped off the frightful festivities with a look at where it all began with an eight-page story from “Creepy” Archives, Vol. 2.

- But it wasn’t all don’t-read-‘em-in-the-dark previews during Halloween Week! “Hellboy” and “Buffy” writer Christopher Golden reminded us all about the magic (or should we say, “magik”) of Halloween.

- And Neil Gaiman announced that he will be the producing the "The Graveyard Book" movie.

- With all of the Halloween goodness going on around here, you’d think there was no new comic news – and you’d be wrong! For starters, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau were all officially confirmed for “Iron Man 2” AND “The Avengers.”

- “Watchmen” stars Carla Gugino and Malin Ackerman talked about their mother/daughter dynamic in the film.

- We took you behind these scenes at the “Coraline” screening with director Henry Selick.

- It looks like a “Preacher” movie is back on track, and we offered up our choices for the cast.

- And lastly, MTV launched MTVMusic.com – which means you can watch Prince’s “Batdance” whenever and wherever you want!

And there you have it, Splash Pagers! Hope you have a happy – and above all else, safe -- Halloween!

Dr. StrangeYou want news about comics and the movies based on 'em? Well, this was your week, folks. The sheer amount of news on Splash Page this week could only be quantified using the sort of words normally reserved for Stan the Man's Soapbox! It was ASTONISHING! It was MIGHTY! It was... Well, you get the idea. Here's yer weekly roundup, folks:

- Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told us to look forward to a "Dr. Strange" movie and a "Runaways" movie, but not to hold our breath for a "1602" film.

- We doubled up on My Chemical Romance this week, with Gerard Way explaining why he isn't quite ready for an "Umbrella Academy" film, and Mikey Way describing his Halloween-themed Batman story.

- A new "Watchmen" trailer and "Watchmen" poster had the InterWebs buzzing, while Silk Spectre told us about the "Under the Hood" documentary.

- We learned all about Grant Morrison's past, present and potential work on "Doctor Who" comics, TV and... a movie?

- We heard from "Incredible Hulk" producer Gale Anne Hurd about "Incredible Hulk 2", who echoed Feige's tease that Hulk might be the villain in the "Avengers" movie.

- We found out why Neil Gaiman left the adaptation of Charles Burns' "Black Hole."

- There was no shortage of exclusive previews, with ""Xena vs. Army of Darkness: What, Again?" and "City of Dust," as well as DC/Wildstorm's new "X-Files" and "Chuck" series.

- And if Kevin Smith had his way, "Aquaman" would be bringin' the noise down in Atlantis.

That's it from our end -- have a great weekend, everybody!

The HulkAnother week of exciting funnybook news has come and gone, and your humble Splash Page crew was there every step of the way. Here's some of the week's biggest stories in case you missed 'em...

- Could the Incredible Hulk become an Incredible Headache for The Avengers? He will be if the "Iron Man" screenwriters have it their way.

- "Body of Lies" star Oscar Isaac is willing to make some blinding sacrifices to become Daredevil.

- David Goyer set the record straight on all those crazy "Batman 3" rumors.

- "Watchmen" star Matthew Goode gave us his take on Ozymandias' pets and sexuality.

- Comic book writers all agreed on one thing when it came to Wonder Woman -- and it had nothing to do with an invisible jet!

- Writer Marc Andreyko talked about working with Joel Silver and showed us an exclusive preview of "The Ferryman."

- And acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman wants to see either a "1602" or a "Dr. Strange" film...but would be happy with both.

Alrighty folks -- we're outta here! Have a fantastic weekend and we'll see ya back here on Monday!

Kirsten Dunst in 'Spider-Man'Sweet Christmas, what a week of awesome comic book news! It was difficult for even your friendly neighborhood Splash Page Crew to keep up, so in case you missed something, here's a recap of the week's biggest stories...

- With the "Iron Man" DVD dropping earlier this week, we spoke to co-screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby about their favorite scene that didn't make the final cut.

- Fergus and Ostby also teased about a possible Iron Man/Captain America connection that could provide fodder for the next installment.

- Kirsten Dunst: is she in or out on "Spider-Man 4?" Either way, Simon Pegg would be happy to get involved.

- Will Kenneth Branagh be the director of the "Thor" feature film? He's got J. Michael Straczynski's blessing, and Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, too!

- Jeffrey Dean Morgan talked about getting into the mind of The Comedian for "Watchmen."

- Mark Ruffalo told us how he almost landed the role of Two-Face in "The Dark Knight"!

- You had questions for "Watchmen" director Zack Snyder? Splash Page got the answers!

- "Die Hard" screenwriter Steven de Souza gave us an exclusive preview of the upcoming "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle" miniseries he's writing, and told us which actress should put on a leopard-skin bikini for a live-action "Sheena" movie.

And there you have it, Geeks and Geekettes! Be sure to tune in next Monday for another exciting week of funnybook film news right here on Splash Page! Have a great weekend!

Heath Ledger as The Joker in 'The Dark Knight'It's been five days chock full o' exclusive previews, news and just-like-being-there video here at Splash Page HQ, folks. From potential "Joker" spin-off films to mysterious Marvel movies on the horizon, we've brought you the comics movie buzz all week. Here's a quick roundup of the highlights:

- Should there be a "Joker" solo film? "X-Men: The Last Stand" director Brett Ratner thinks so.

- The "Iron Man" screenwriters revealed to us that they have another Marvel movie in the works!

- Rob Venditti clued us in on the future of "The Surrogates" in comics and film.

- "X-Men" and "Superman Returns" star James Marsden explained why Supes' latest movie didn't fly.

- Samuel L. Jackson waxed philosophic on the connection between Frank Miller's "The Spirit" and Looney Tunes cartoons.

- "Colbert Report" writer Glenn Eichler gave us a sneak peek at his new graphic novel "Stuffed".

- "Invincible Iron Man" writer Matt Fraction gave us a preview of issue #6, and explained how his ongoing series connects with the live-action "Iron Man" universe, and what it's like to feed off -- and into -- the film franchise.

- James Schamus took a hard look at the 2003 "Hulk" film he wrote and its 2008 reboot, and told us why they weren't so different after all.

- "Gargoyles" creator and "Spectacular Spider-Man" producer Greg Weisman gave us a peek at the upcoming villains of "Spectacular Spider-Man" and talked up his two new comic book series.

'Nuff said, Splash Page readers! We'll see you again on Monday!

Captain AmericaIt was another action-packed week of comic book movie news, and MTV Splash Page was there every step of the way! Here are a few of the stories that lit up the charts in case you missed a beat:

- Matthew McConaughey thought "Captain America" was a "cool name," but won't be playing the Sentinel of Liberty in a big screen production...

- ...and that goes for Will Smith, too...officially.

- Brett Ratner's take on "Superman" sparked some serious debate amongst you guys in the comments.

- We got a first look at Danity Kane's upcoming comic book, and spoke with DK singer, Dawn Richard.

- Marvel hooked us up with an exclusive video for their adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel “The Stand.”

- Screenwriter Jonathan Ames bellied up to the bar and showed us a sneak-peak of his upcoming graphic novel, "The Alcoholic."

- We got a glimpse of the upcoming documentary DVD, “The Mindscape of Alan Moore."

- And will we see a sequel to "Unbreakable?" Director M. Night Shymalan and Samuel L. Jackson sure hope so!

And there you have it, comic fans! Thanks for tuning in this week, and we'll be back at ya on Monday!

RiddlerIt's been one heckuva week here on Splash Page. Here's a recap of what went down:

- "Dark Knight" actor Michael Caine told us he not only knew who the villains in the next Batman film were going to be, but he also named the actors who would be playing them...

- ...only to have Philip Seymour Hoffman clarify Caine's story just 24 hours later.

- Derek Luke told us he'd heard through the Hollywood grapevine that Will Smith had been offered the title role in "Captain America".

- TMNT co-creator Peter Laird told us that a hybrid live-action/CGI "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film is indeed in the works. Cowabunga!

- The Wachowski Bros. on "Wonder Woman?" We brought you an update on the big-screen future for Diana, DC's fan-favorite Amazon.

- Aaron Eckhart told us why Batman and George W. Bush really don't have a lot in common.

- Wondering what happened to the "Conan: Red Nails" animated feature? We tracked down the crew behind the project and brought you the full scoop!

- Mickey Rourke told us that the notion of working with director Robert Rodriguez again is enough to make him consider donning the Marv makeup for a "Sin City" sequel!

- "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" star Lynn Collins told us about the work she did (or lack thereof) to prepare for the role.

- Joseph Gordon Levitt denied the rumors that he's been targeted to star in a live-action "Akira" feature film.

Wow. That was a heroic number of stories! See you next week!

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