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Iron Man 3 armors

by Ryan Rigley

Is it just us or does Tony Stark acquire at least four more suits of armor for each "Iron Man" movie that hits theaters? Continuing in the same fashion as its predecessor films, concept art from "Iron Man 3" has already revealed a bunch of new and exciting armors in Iron Man's arsenal. So far we've seen pictures of the Iron Patriot armor, the Enhanced Energy Suit (a.k.a. Silver Centurion), the Hyper Velocity Suit (a.k.a. Shotgun), and what appears to be the Extremis Armor.

While we might not be watching Tony suit up in all of these armors, there's still a good chance that they'll be appearing onscreen in some capacity, whether it's in the background or on another character. However, as fans of the Iron Man comics well know, there are still a good many suits of armor missing from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that said, here's a look at the five Iron Man armors we hope to get a glimpse of in the "Iron Man" threequel.

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Item 47

by Brett White

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has slowly built out its world through a series of short films (called "Marvel One-Shots") found on the Blu-rays and DVDs of its feature-length films. Films like "Item 47" and "The Consultant" have expanded the mythos of Phil Coulson and showed the fallout of New York City's Chitauri invasion. Now it appears as if supporting characters from those feature films, like "Captain America: The First Avenger's" Peggy Carter, will be the focus of Phase Two's "One-Shots."

This information comes from actress Hayley Atwell, who revealed that there was more Peggy Carter in store outside of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito seemingly confirmed the rumor, meaning that future one-shots could feature characters other than Jasper Sitwell and Phil Coulson. Any MCU character is up for grabs! With that in mind, here are a few Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters that we think deserve a "One-Shot" short film.

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Daredevil

by Brett White

What was long suspected was revealed to be true yesterday: Daredevil's film rights belong with Marvel again. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed it after months of fans assuming that was the case; the rights were said to have reverted back to Marvel after Fox failed to get a "Daredevil" reboot up and running before the expiration date. Not that Fox didn't try, with pitches by both David Slade and Joe Carnahan amounting to nothing.

The first "Daredevil" film is not remembered fondly, which is a shame considering how important the character is to Marvel Comics. His comic series, which has been running since the character's debut in 1964, contains more seminal runs than most others. Frank Miller did two highly influential runs on the book (the latter with art by the legendary David Mazzucchelli), followed by Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr.'s lengthy run. Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada made the character relevant again in the late '90s, and then Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev created the most iconic iteration of the character since his Miller heyday. "Daredevil" is currently enjoying critical acclaim under the guidance of writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee.

With so many great and highly respected comics in his briefcase (Daredevil is a lawyer, so... briefcase), it'd be foolish for Marvel to not turn him into their next Iron Man. Here are a few ways they could make that happen.

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Avengers

by Brett White

One of the coolest parts of "Marvel's the Avengers" had to be seeing the stars of disparate Marvel films finally sharing the screen together. I remember applause breaks pretty much every time a pairing happened or skirmish started. The intermingling makes these movies fun. Now Marvel is slowly building out their cinematic world, populating it with as many extraordinary people as the comic universe that spawned it.

Since the sequel won't be able to deliver on the some of the same thrills now that Thor and the Hulk have finally met, it would make sense for Joss Whedon and company to pull other supporting characters out of their corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and plop them into the middle of the Avengers. Don Cheadle's already said there are talks going on regarding increasing War Machine's profile, and I think that'd be a great idea. Here are five characters that I'd like to see assemble alongside the Avengers in 2015.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

by Ryan Rigley

Last week, if you asked any comic book fan which characters would be appearing in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, they'd have a simple answer for you: Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon. Now, however, things seem to be a bit more muddled. Earlier this week, Deadline broke the news of "Walking Dead" star Michael Rooker being cast in the film as original Guardians member Yondu Udonta.

Hailing from the planet Centauri IV, Yondu appears in the earliest incarnation of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" comic book series, which made its debut in 1969's "Marvel Super-Heroes" #18, unlike the rest of the characters already set to appear in the film. With the assumption that "Guardians of the Galaxy" would only be featuring modern Guardians now blown completely out of the water, we here at MTV Splash Page have taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of five more original Guardians that could potentially appear in James Gunn's film adaptation.

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Lois Superman

by Brett White

Superman and Lois Lane are having a pretty stellar week. Sure, it started off with a terrifying TV message from General Zod, but then we got a scene showing the duo coming face to face in the latest (and greatest) "Man of Steel" trailer. Now we celebrate the pair's 75th birthday. 1938's "Action Comics" #1 contained the debut of two of the most important characters in comic book history. In fact, it's safe to say that these characters embody traits that have become essential ingredients in every successful hero: Selfless like Superman, tenacious like Lois Lane; powerful of body like Superman and powerful of spirit like Lois Lane.

MTV Geek will be celebrating the birthday all day long, so be sure to drop by the site and check out the festivities. Get started with this great compilation of Superman footage, including interviews with the stars of "Superman Unbound" and the man who was almost Clark Kent, Nicolas Cage.

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Evil Kryptonians

by Ryan Rigley

General Zod may be the most well known evil Kryptonian, but he is by no means the only evil Kryptonian. In the newest TV spot for "Man of Steel," Michael Shannon's portrayal of General Zod takes center stage as he gives Earth the ultimate ultimatum: return Kal-El to Zod or be obliterated. Well... I guess we should just give the crazy alien man what he wants, huh?

With Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" only months away, and the terror that is Zod now in full effect, we here at MTV Splash Page thought it best to come up with a whole list of evil Kryptonians in honor of the good general. Because hey, Zod may be attacking our planet soon, but it could still be a hell of a lot worse .

Jax-Ur
A morally defunct and disturbed Kryptonian scientist, Jax-Ur is imprisoned within the Phantom Zone after blowing up one of Krypton's moons with a massive nuclear warhead rocket. Jax-Ur is bald, chubby, and mustached; although he has the same powers as every other Kryptonian his physique makes him no match for the likes of Superman. Jax-Ur often escapes from the Phantom Zone in an ethereal form, which is also probably the quickest way for him to lose weight.

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Man of Steel

by Brett White

If you haven't seen the newest "Man of Steel" trailer, stop what you're doing right now and watch it. I'll wait for you.

Now that you've watched the trailer, I think you'll agree that it's by far the best one released for "Man of Steel." It's epic in scope and has a score that just won't quit. It feels like the modern Superman update we've been waiting for, and it appears to keep the heart of Superman intact. The trailer is also packed with moments worth savoring, so here are 15 moments you gotta see again.

» It looks like Krypton is being torn apart by war in the opening seconds of "Man of Steel." There are explosions, laser blasts, flying spaceships, it's all very intense.

» Here's a more peaceful shot of Krypton, complete with a weird alien dragonfly thing.

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Joss Whedon

by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)

The past year has been quite a celebratory one for Joss Whedon, and The Weekly Whedon has celebrated right along with him. Our first column was posted in May of 2012, just after "The Avengers" had its US premiere. Now, our final post follows Joss & Co.'s triumph at the MTV Movie Awards.

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General Zod

by Ryan Rigley

Earlier this week, General Zod himself took to our nation's airwaves in a new TV spot for the upcoming "Man of Steel." In the aforementioned ad, Zod demands that Kal-El (a.k.a. Superman) be returned to him or else the good people of Earth will suffer. Although the commercial is super static-y, you can just barely make out the distorted image of Zod sporting his terrifying new mask.

As any Superman fan could tell you, General Zod is one of the Man of Steel's biggest and most well known adversaries, other than Lex Luthor of course. In fact, he's already played a key part in both "Superman" and "Superman II" as portrayed by Terence Stamp. But if you're looking to brush up on your Zod knowledge before "Man of Steel" hit theaters, then look no further! MTV Splash Page has just the thing for you! Here are five General Zod stories from DC Comics that will help you get into the mind of this summer's biggest villain.

"Adventure Comics" #283 (1961)
In Zod's earliest appearance, the disgruntled Kryptonian is depicted as an ex-military leader turned megalomaniac. After the destruction of one of Krypton's moons, General Zod raises an entire army of robotic clones in an attempt to take over the entire planet. Eventually, Zod is banished to the Phantom Zone with a 40 year sentence but that doesn't stop him from escaping every now and again to mess with the Man of Steel.

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