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Storm

by Brett White

Director Bryan Singer has really enjoyed keeping fans in the know as "X-Men: Days of Future Past" begins filming. So far he's been tweeting pictures of the cast as they undergo various costume fittings and special effects prep, showing off Professor X, Iceman, Storm, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine. Each image has offered looks ranging from a glimpse to a full-on display of what each character will possibly be wearing in the new film, and they're all rather... odd when you look at them together.

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Quicksilver Scarlet Witch

by Brett White

When Joss Whedon flat-out stated that he intended on including a "brother and sister act" in "The Avengers 2," it caused the entire comic book community to do a double-take. The most prominent brother and sister pair in Marvel Comics are Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, two characters everyone pretty much assumed were tied up over at Fox since they are the children of Magneto and, you know... mutants. But apparently Fox's film rights to Marvel's mutants contain a loophole for longtime Avengers like Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. And since the pair most likely aren't showing up in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" or "The Wolverine," Marvel is free to call dibs. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige didn't deny the duo's inclusion in Whedon's first draft, either.

The sequel isn't due in theaters for another two years, so firm confirmation and casting is definitely a ways away (we have "Iron Man 3" to get through first!), but that doesn't mean I can't start wildly speculating. For this casting call, I'm looking only at actors that already work together for two reasons: 1. Pietro and Wanda Maximoff need to work off of each other effortlessly and casting them together makes sense; 2. This arbitrary limitation prohibits me from just listing all the usual suspects (sorry Connie Britton, who should be in literally everything).

Check out the candidates below.

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Fantastic Four

Clear eyes. Full hearts. Flame on.

Word on the street today is that "Chronicle" duo Josh Trank and Michael B. Jordan are once again teaming up for a take on superheroes — and this time, it's Marvel's First Family. According to a report from The Wrap, the "Friday Night Lights" vet is in talks to star in Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot as Johnny Storm, the Human Torch. This douses rumors of Noel Fisher getting the part and comes hot on the heels of Allison Williams being rumored for the part of Invisible Woman.

My fingers are crossed that this one works out, if only because every movie should star someone from "Friday Night Lights." Honestly, every movie should star everyone from "Friday Night Lights," especially "Fantastic Four."

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Iron Man 3

FROM MTV GEEK

You've already purchased your tickets for the midnight showing of "Iron Man 3," right? Of course you have. This is the first Marvel movie since last summer's "Marvel's the Avengers." This is the biggest movie to come out since then, and possibly all summer. The excitement surrounding this movie is powerful enough to jumpstart a Helicarrier.

With that in mind, you might want to check out this handy list from MTV Geek spotlighting ten not-so-spoilery things to keep an eye out for. The list mostly focuses on the film's stand out performances, as well as a few Shane Black-isms that made their way into the film. Get familiar with the list now because checking it on your phone during the movie is a strict no-no.

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Iron Man 3 Toy

by Ryan Rigley

This Friday marks the release of Shane Black's "Iron Man 3", the third installment in the "Iron Man" movie franchise and first film in Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Obviously, an "Iron Man" film this monumental will have its fair share of armors, and what better way to celebrate those awesome, new armors than with awesome, new "Iron Man 3" toys!

Ranging everywhere from action figures to motorized gauntlets, Hasbro's "Iron Man 3" toys are certainly worth your hard-earned money. Whether it's for your kids or for yourself, each of these toys put you virtually in Tony Stark's jet-powered shoes. Here's a look at the top five coolest "Iron Man 3" toys from Hasbro.

Iron Man 3 Toy

Arc FX Mission Mask
What better way to get inside Tony Stark's head than by wearing his Iron Man mask? This "Arc FX Mission Mask" comes complete with varying degrees of lights and sounds from the movie, as well as a dual missile launcher and laser targeting beam! Perfect for any "Iron Man" fan, over the age of 5, who wants to protect their face whilst battling the never-ending hordes of Chitauri forces.

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Unicorn

by Ryan Rigley

With Tony Stark's latest and possibly greatest enemy, the Mandarin, making his big screen debut in the upcoming "Iron Man 3," it would appear as though comic book fans will finally be getting the Iron Man movie that they so rightfully deserve. Since his first appearance in the Marvel comic book universe, back in 1964, the Mandarin has proven himself to be Tony Stark's worst nightmare.

But while the Mandarin may be Iron Man's official arch nemesis, we've already been introduced to two of his lesser known enemies in the previous Iron Man films (Iron Monger and Whiplash). In fact, there are still a ton of other Iron Man enemies that will never see the silver screen, mostly because they're lame and/or boring and/or not threatening in the least. That being said, here's a list of five Iron Man villains that will most likely never exist within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Unicorn
Milos Masaryk is a former Soviet intelligence agent turned super villain. Donning a helmet equipped with powerful energy projectors (as seen above), Masaryk adopts the name "The Unicorn" after the energy beam that shoots from his forehead. Milos makes this list mostly because "The Unicorn" is quite possibly the least threatening name a super villain could ever ask for, second only to "The Butterfly."

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Mandarin

by Ryan Rigley

Sure, Robert Downey Jr. makes for a fantastic Tony Stark. But he's not the only reason we're excited for "Iron Man 3." Since the original "Iron Man" movie was released back in 2008, comic book fans have been clamoring for Stark's arch nemesis, the Mandarin, to make an appearance on the big screen.

Brought to life by the magnificent Sir Ben Kingsley, the Mandarin is without a doubt the deadliest threat that Iron Man has yet to come across. With more fire power than Obadiah Stane and Whiplash combined, Tony Stark is in for a rude awakening once the Mandarin plays his hand. That said, we here at MTV Splash Page thought it best to take a look back on all of the awful things that the Mandarin has done (or tried to do) to our world throughout the years.

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Iron Man 2

by Brett White

Somewhere along the way, "Iron Man 2" got a bad rap. We're venturing heavily into personal opinion territory, here, so buckle your seat belts. To me it seems like the movie has inexplicably become shorthand for garbage, and I just don't see it. Yeah, I'm the target audience for a movie like "Iron Man 2," and I was hungry for more Marvel when the film came out in 2010. But I thoroughly enjoyed it, which apparently doesn't jive with the majority of comic book movie fans out there, who seemingly forget that actual superhero film garbage exists. "Iron Man 2" is not "Batman and Robin," people. It's not "Catwoman."

As a true believer in "Iron Man 2," I've assembled a diverse group of commentators to argue the film's case. There's too much hate for this movie online, so it's time to consider showing it some love. And with "Iron Man 3" just around the corner, what better time is there than now? Read on ahead for more Sam Rockwell praise than has possibly ever been compiled in one place on the internet.

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Iron Man 3

Here at MTV Splash Page, we like "Iron Man 3" a lot. Like, a lot a lot. We've been hyped for the project since long before the movie was even announced and have continued to be big supporters in the years since. With the Marvel film finally making its way to the big screen next Friday, we decided to take a look back at our coverage of the film since we first reported on it way back in 2008.

Yes, 2008, two years before the release of "Iron Man 2" in 2010. Even in the early days people were talking about the Mandarin being this movie's villain, and about how the story will act as a sequel to "The Avengers." It's interesting how many of the initial rumors and reports ended up coming true, and it might surprise you how much was known about the movie ahead of time.

Check out our timeline of coverage after the jump!

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Extremis

by Brett White

"Iron Man 3" finally lands in theaters next Friday and to get everyone prepared, we've compiled a list of five Iron Man stories that fill in a little bit of the film's primary characters' backgrounds. Sure, this may seem like a hefty reading list to tackle over the next week, but it's Iron Man. Isn't it worth it? This is the film that kicks off Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! There's going to be a post-credits scene and Easter eggs galore! Most importantly, Robert Downey Jr. will be on-screen as Tony Stark again. If none of that makes you excited, then you really should crack open the collections listed below. They are 100% guaranteed to get you pumped up.

Iron Man is coming, and he craves your enthusiasm.

"Armor Wars," "Iron Man" #225-232 (1987)
While this story line isn't directly tied into "Iron Man 3," it does feature a lot of elements that we have a hunch will play a major role in the film. For one thing, it features Tony Stark and James Rhodes (played by Don Cheadle in the film) teaming up against a bunch of armored foes. Even if bad guys like the Beetle, Shockwave, the Crimson Dynamo, and Titanium Man don't show up in the film, Tony still has to fight approximately one bajillion suits of armor. This is a classic Iron Man story from classic Iron Man creators Bob Layton and David Michelinie, so you know you can't go wrong with it.

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