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Enchantress

By Alex Zalben

Though fandom doesn't quite seem to be suffering from Loki fatigue as of yet, Marvel Studios is taking a step back. The Prince of Lies won't appear in "Avengers: Age of Spader," according to writer/director Joss Whedon. And given his prominence in "Thor: The Dark World," chances are Loki won't necessarily be front and center in a possible "Thor 3." If that happens though, Tom Hiddleston has a plan: get him a girlfriend.

In the comics, Enchantress has sometimes filled that role. She's an Asgardian sorceress who, you know, allies with Loki because they both wear green. So with that in mind, who could play Amora in the not-yet-greenlit "Thor 3"? True, this is territory we've walked before, but the Marvel Universe has come a long way since 2012. Hit the jump for our ideas, our really, really good ideas.

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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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Gotham Central

by Paul Montgomery

Yesterday we reported on Ed Brubaker's latest comments with regard to a "Gotham Central" television series, a project long sought by fans, studio execs and the book's creators. Despite all that interest and the heap of gauntlets tossed down by Disney and Marvel, the project has also been deferred for just as long thanks to Batman's loftier exploits in Hollywood and Christopher Nolan's desire to stay on message. With Nolan's trilogy on the shelf and "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." launching this evening, fervor for a potential DC procedural has crested higher than ever.

Though Zack Snyder's fast-tracked "Superman vs. Batman" could put yet another damper on that "Gotham Central" green light, the hope of seeing Montoya, Allen, Sawyer and Driver on screen begs for speculation, especially in the afterglow of the Emmy Awards gala and the reminder that we bask in a golden age of television. The stars could yet align.

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Gina Torres

by Brett White

In an interview with Vulture, actress Gina Torres revealed that she was both aware of and flattered by fans that have been championing her to play Wonder Woman. The iconic hero still doesn't have a feature film in the works, unlike seemingly every other big name DC hero. The actress, best known for her role as Zoe on Joss Whedon's "Firefly," would be a perfect big screen Diana—after all, Torres is no stranger to playing bad ass women.

But why limit the actress to just Wonder Woman? What other superheroes could she bring to life—and could Marvel or Fox possibly snatch her up first? Here are five characters other than Wonder Woman that Torres could play.

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Captain Marvel

by Brett White

There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Captain Marvel today, thanks to two news stories that popped up pretty much back to back. First, Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito revealed that Marvel Studios is very much aware of the groundswell of support for a Carol Danvers film. Then Katee Sackhoff revealed that there are mysterious talks going on between her and Disney, Marvel's parent company. We're closing out the week with a lot of Captain Marvel news that could be premature, but that's just fine with me.

It goes without saying that Katee Sackhoff would be a dream casting for Captain Marvel. She looks the part, she can act the part, she has built-in cred thanks to kicking ass as Starbuck on "Battlestar Galactica," and pretty much everyone seems to love her for the part. But. What if it doesn't work out? If the perfect person for the part isn't available, who would don Cap's blue and red tights? And going for the second choice can work out; after all, Scarlett Johansson only became Black Widow after Emily Blunt pulled out of "Iron Man 2" due to a scheduling conflict. So with that in mind, here are five worthy runners-up to Katee Sackhoff.

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Thunderbolts

by Brett White

"Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn made an offhand remark about maybe-sorta-kinda being interested in doing a "Thunderbolts" movie after he finishes he first foray into the Marvel Universe. There has been no announcement. There has been no commitment. No "T-bolts" film is in development. But if you think that's going to stop us from doing a casting call for one of the greatest, weirdest teams to ever assemble in Marvel Comics, then think again! If there are just two things we love here at MTV Splash Page, it's Casting Calls and Casting Calls.

Our cast selection comes from the more recent Jeff Parker run on "Thunderbolts," which saw the Avenger Luke Cage being put in charge of a more rowdy group of Thunderbolts, not all of whom were down with rehabilitating. The run was marked by Parker's excellent sense of humor and artists Declan Shalvey and Kev Walker's excellent artwork and character designs. This run, moreso than any other distinct T-Bolts era, seems to match Gunn's style—if the film ever goes past the wishful thinking stage.

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Venom Flash Thompson

by Brett White

I know that doing a casting call for "Amazing Spider-Man 4" five years before it gets made—and before two preceding sequels even hit theaters—is a bit of a stretch, but the cosmic confluence of events surrounding this new bit of MTV News footage from San Diego's Comic-Con International and the possible resurrection of a Venom solo movie set in Marc Webb's new Spider-Verse warranted a full-on post.

In the interview, which can be seen after the jump, "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello reveals that he's still up for playing a superhero—despite not getting the "Man of Steel" gig—as long as the project tries something different.

"I want to do something that's a real deconstruction of the genre," Manganiello told MTV News' Josh Horowitz. "There's so many superhero projects out there that it's almost like they're becoming normal, so I want to do one that just flips it on its head and makes it crazy. I want to make the 'Fight Club' of superhero movies." And that's why Manganiello would be perfect for "Venom"—and it'd even be a role that he's played before!

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Flash

by Ryan Rigley

This year's San Diego Comic Con was huge for DC fans. In addition to the crazy reveal of Zack Snyder making a "Superman vs. Batman" movie, DC also announced their plans to produce a film based on the Scarlet Speedster, better known as the Flash. This, of course, would push the "Justice League" release date back even further, with the DC team-up movie now scheduled to hit theaters sometime between late 2016 and early 2017.

Clearly, introducing DC superheroes in their own separate films before "Justice League" is a good idea. If it worked so well for Marvel Studios and "The Avengers," how could it not work for Warner Bros. and DC? There are still a number of questions to be answered regarding "The Flash," with the most pressing question being who will be playing the fastest man alive? We have five picks for you, just after the jump!

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X-Force_Capullo_Original

by Brett White

With all of the hubbub surrounding "X-Force" and the possibility of an expanded X-Men Cinematic Universe being announced at San Diego Comic-Con, thoughts are naturally turning towards figuring out just who will be in the film, and which actors will enlist in the mutant militia.

As an X-Force fan from way back, I can honestly say that these thoughts have been on my mind for a long time. How long? Well, since 1999, which was when I decided to - at the age of 15 - use my Windows 95 skills to create a comprehensive X-Force magazine / compendium. I catalogued every issue to date, counted how many time bombs Meltdown threw, and wrote extensive biographies for every team member - with citations. I also cast an X-Force feature film, comprised of the best and brightest stars of the day.

Here, after sitting on a floppy disk for fourteen years, is a small portion of the cast of "X-Force: 1999."

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Josh Helman

by Ryan Rigley

As if Bryan Singer's highly-anticipated "X-Men: Days of Future Past" wasn't already chock full of lovable mutants, Josh Helman ("Jack Reacher," "Mad Max: Fury Road") has just been thrown into the mix as well. According to the Wrap, Helman's role, while still a huge mystery at this time, is most likely one of great importance based on the fact that the Australian-born actor is due on set for several weeks of shooting.

But with literally no clues to go off of at this point, Josh Helman could be playing virtually anyone! Good mutant, bad mutant, perhaps even a non-mutant character. They're all fair game for Helman's mystery role. So who exactly could Josh Helman be playing in "Days of Future Past"?

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