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Blade

by Ryan Rigley

Terrible news for Luke Cage fans last week as Terry Crews has officially taken himself out of the running for Marvel's Power Man. "Everybody's like, 'I want to play this superhero character, that superhero character,'" Crews states in a recent interview with Black Film. "I'd rather make up my own. Make a brand new one, you know. 'Blade' was basically a failed character. That comic book didn't do very well."

While it is a shame to hear that Crews is uninterested in portraying Luke Cage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he does have a point as far as "Blade's" non-movie endeavors go. Although the vampire hunter has been the star of several ongoing comic series in the past, he never really took off until the "Blade" movie was released back in 1998, which went on to spawn two sequel films and even a live-action TV series. But to prove Crews' right, those two successful films led to a dud of a third film and this short-lived series from Spike TV.

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Wonder Woman

by Brett White

Has Marvel and DC's current game of one-upmanship led to DC secretly adding Wonder Woman to the cast of Zack Snyder's 2015 "Man of Steel" sequel? That's the rumor currently swirling around a few Hollywood agencies as they send actresses out for a very specific—and very vague—role in the upcoming team-up/throw-down film.

Bleeding Cool has reported that the role is for a woman in her late '20s or early '30s who has to appear physically strong, which sounds a lot like the casting call for Batman's love interest that that was rumored to be circulating earlier this month. Bleeding Cool wonders what other female role would require this much secrecy, unless the role is actually for the film's villain and not a love interest/woman of wonder.

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Runaways

by Brett White

Bad news, "Runaways" fans. It looks like the feature film adaptation starring Marvel's youngest and coolest kids won't leapfrog into theaters anytime soon. And, just like in the source material, it's all because of adults—specifically the Avengers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the big-screen success of "Marvel's the Avengers" has halted any film not closely tied to the Avengers brand. Even having a script by "Iron Man 3" screenwriter Drew Pearce hasn't helped, as he revealed on the Q&A With Jeff Goldsmith podcast.

"We were really close to being made, and then this movie started to happen called 'The Avengers,'" said Pearce. "Oddly, it pulled focus from the unheard-of brand 'Runaways,' and it really did kind of consume the Marvel Cinematic Universe." But even with this focus on the Avengers, surely there's some way to work this ragtag group of super-kids—all of whom are the children of super-villains fighting to right their wrongs—in somewhere.

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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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SHIELD

by Brett White

After what feels like years of waiting (or actually just one year), the debut of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is a day away. Set your DVRs, invite your friends over, bust the S.H.I.E.L.D. shirt out of the closet and fly your "Coulson Lives" flags high, because there is some serious TV watching in your future. The internet has been going S.H.I.E.L.D. crazy lately, with wacky morning show segments and behind the scenes photos popping up at a rapid pace, but none of this will accurately prepare you for the awesomeness of "S.H.I.E.L.D."

With that in mind, here are the five things you should watch before plopping down on the couch for tomorrow's television event. You've got time, so make it count!

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer" short from "Captain America: The First Avenger"
Agent Coulson's second solo outing (following the previous Marvel One-Shot short film entitled "The Consultant") shows Clark Gregg in full on secret agent action as he thwarts a couple of ne'er do wells at a gas station. This was the first time we saw Coulson get dirty with some hand-to-hand combat, and boy does it contrast with his mild-mannered attitude. This is a reminder of what we could get every single week now that "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is a reality.

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Spidey Super Stories

by Ryan Rigley

With the trailer for the highly-anticipated "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel now officially attached to "Thor: The Dark World," Spidey fans all across the country have been making their own trailers in preparation for the actual thing. On that same note, last week, screenwriter Alex Kurtzman sat down with iamROGUE and talked briefly about the unanswered questions raised by "The Amazing Spider-Man" and how the sequel addresses them.

"It's interesting because the first movie asks all these questions and what I loved about it in so many ways is that it didn't answer them," explains Kurtzman. "The villains emerge from a lot of the unanswered questions at the end of that movie and none of them are random at all." Sounds like we've got a lot to be excited for in the "Amazing" sequel. While on the subject of Spider-Man, we thought it best to take a look back at Spidey's first live-action television debut: "Spidey Super Stories."

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Arrow

by Brett White

Even though the DC Comics TV show isn't returning for a second season until October 9th, "Arrow" kept us busy all week long with a number of exciting updates. The show's successful first season and explosive season finale have left fans eagerly awaiting a return trip to Starling City, and the people behind "Arrow" have been dropping massive hints about the series' superhero-studded future all summer long.

A number of new faces will be joining the cast, including Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller and Summer Glau as Isabel Rochev. This past week has seen a number of new updates regarding the show, as well as a number of new shirtless promo photos. Never change, "Arrow."

If you missed any of this week's "Arrow" news, check out the list below!

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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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RoboCop

by Ryan Rigley

As if the "RoboCop" trailer wasn't enough, yesterday MGM graciously unveiled a sleek, new poster for their 80's movie remake. Directed by Jose Pedilha, the new "RoboCop" looks to be fairly faithful to the original version while adding its own characters and subplots.

With that in mind, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to discuss the possibilities of spotting RoboCop comic book references in the film. Yep, that's right. There are RoboCop comic books. The character debuted in his own ongoing series from Marvel Comics in 1990, which lasted for 23 issues. Now he's back in a new series called "RoboCop: Last Stand" from Boom! Studios, co-written by Frank Miller. Click past the jump for five RoboCop comics we hope to see on the big screen!

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