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Nemesis

by Ryan Rigley

First "Kick-Ass," then "X-Men: First Class," and now the upcoming adaptation of comic book writer Mark Millar's "Secret Service." If director Matthew Vaughn wasn't a comic book movie icon before, he certainly will be now. Last week, Variety broke the news of actress Sophie Cookson signing on as the female lead of "Secret Service" alongside the relatively unknown Taron Egerton.

Based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar, "Secret Service" details the events following a veteran superspy as he takes a bratty, young upstart under his wing. Millar is, of course, no stranger to the world of comic book movies. After all, his series "Wanted," Kick-Ass," and "Kick-Ass 2" have already been turned into major motion pictures. With that, here's a look at five more Millar properties just ripe for the big screen!

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Quicksilver Scarlet Witch

by Brett White

Ever since Joss Whedon announced that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch would be the Avengers' new recruits in 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," fans have wondered how the duo's mutant heritage would be addressed. While Marvel Studios definitely has the rights to the two long-serving Avengers members, Fox has the rights to Marvel's mutants—rights that include the term "mutant."

Things heated up when "X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer announced that Quicksilver would be in his film too, a move that Joss Whedon has said doesn't change his film one bit. In fact, the film has started taking steps towards casting the two roles, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson reportedly up for Quicksilver and Elizabeth Olsen in talks to play Scarlet Witch. But if Marvel can't call Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver mutants, then how will they explain their powers?

We're calling it: they're going to be Inhumans.

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Amanda Waller

by Ryan Rigley

Not too long ago, it was rumored that Amanda Waller would be popping up in the second season of "Arrow" as the leader of the A.R.G.U.S. organization. Now, thanks to Super Hero Hype, we know that she will indeed be in "Arrow" season two as portrayed by actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson.

Addai-Robinson, best known for her role as Naevia on "Spartacus," is a terrific choice, guaranteed to bring a fresh, new perspective to Waller's blunt force and brutal military tactics. Yes, there's a whole lot about Amanda Waller that we here at Splash Page cannot wait to see unfold on "Arrow." After all, she's just about as deceitful as she is deadly. Click past the jump to learn more about Amanda Waller!

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Agent Carter

by Ryan Rigley

Last week, Marvel Studios Co-President Louis D'Esposito had an in-depth conversation with Collider about his new short, "Agent Carter," which will be appearing on the upcoming "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray. "What we've discussed is that there are going to be more Peggy Carter stories that we need to tell," D'Esposito explains. "What we'll do and how we'll do it has not been determined yet, but those discussions have started. It's in our consciousness that we need to tell another Peggy Carter story, somehow. Yet to be figured out yet, though."

All this talk of another Peggy Carter short, before the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray has even been released, has us here at Splash Page extremely excited for D'Esposito's "Agent Carter" short. So much so, that we've decided to come up with a list of ideas for five more shorts starring Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter!

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Vicki Vale

by Ryan Rigley

So far, we know two key things about the "Man of Steel" sequel. First and foremost, it will feature Batman (played by Academy Award winner, Ben Affleck). Second, the sequel will at least be partially filmed in Detroit. Now, thanks to Latino Review, there's a rumor that Batfleck will also have a love interest.

Although the casting call put out for Bruce's lady friend is oddly specific (late 20's, possessing physicality), we still have no idea as to who this so-called "love interest" will be. In the comics, Batman has actually had a plethora of girlfriends throughout the decades. That being said, here's a list of five characters who could potentially be Bruce's love interest in "Batman vs. Superman"—starting with a familiar face.

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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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Katee Sackhoff Captain Marvel

by Brett White

That sound you're hearing is the sound of pretty much every single Marvel Comics fan crossing their fingers, because we now have reason to believe that Marvel Studios has approached Katee Sackhoff to appear as Captain Marvel.

Okay, that is a bit of a leap, but Katee Sackhoff playing Carol Danvers is about as perfect a casting as Patrick Stewart as Professor X, so we're gonna talk about anything that gets this closer to being a reality. In truth, Comic Book Movie is reporting that Sackhoff appeared on the Schmoes Know Podcast and mentioned that "there's been some stuff going on" between herself and Disney, mostly "a lot of checking of availability for the first quarter of next year."

So get your speculation-engines fired up!

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Nick Fury David Hasselhoff

by Brett White

Don't hassle the Hoff with details about the Marvel Cinematic Universe! It turns out that David Hasselhoff still wants another shot at commanding S.H.I.E.L.D. from behind a Helicarrier control panel following his... interesting... turn as Nick Fury in the 1998 TV movie "Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." The "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" leading man revealed his marvelous dream to Yahoo! Movies, claiming that he is the cigar-chomping rightful wearer of the eyepatch.

"I was the first Nick Fury," said Hasselhoff. "[Nick Fury co-creator] Stan Lee put me in that... Stan Lee came on the set and told me all about Nick. He said 'You're the ultimate Nick Fury'. He gave me the greatest compliment ever." Ironically, it's actually Samuel L. Jackson—the current Nick Fury—that is the literal 'ultimate' Fury. Jackson's casting was inspired by the Nick Fury from Marvel's Ultimate Universe, a character that was based on Jackson's likeness.

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Avengers

by Ryan Rigley

In the wake of Warner Bros. casting Ben Affleck as the new Batman, Marvel unveiled its choice for the main antagonist in the highly-anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron." James Spader ("Stargate," "The Office") will be portraying the evil android known as Ultron in Earth's Mightiest Sequel.

While no further details have been released about Spader's role, this newest development still pleases us to no end. James Spader is the perfect choice for Ultron, a cold, calculating android hellbent on destroying the human race, for a number of reasons. But before we get into the future of "Avengers," let's first take a look at its past—specifically the recently concluded "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" animated TV series!

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Zack Snyder

by Brett White

Whatever your thoughts on the kinda divisive "Man of Steel," you have to admit that the film had it's fair share of destruction and (at least implied) death. I had my own thoughts about "Man of Steel's" big finale, where I wondered why a movie about Superman was so bogged down in mass destruction. Now director Zack Snyder has talked to the Japan Times about just why so many buildings got knocked down in "Man of Steel."

"I wanted the movie to have a mythological feeling," said the director. "In ancient mythology, mass deaths are used to symbolize disasters. In other countries like Greece and Japan, myths were recounted through the generations, partly to answer unanswerable questions about death and violence. In America, we don't have that legacy of ancient mythology. Superman is probably the closest we get. It's a way of recounting the myth."

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