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Wonder Woman

by Ryan Rigley

With a "Justice League" movie planned for 2016, Warner Bros. has been doing everything within their power to make sure audiences are well acquainted with their DC superheroes before the big team-up franchise. In 2015, Zack Snyder will be helming a "Superman vs. Batman" movie, which may be loosely based on Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns." Before that, the CW plans to produce a new "Flash" TV series which may or may not tie into the upcoming "Flash" film.

With all of these DC capes flying around, we here at Splash Page can't help but wonder when Wonder Woman's time to shine will be. After all, the Amazing Amazon is one of the founding members of the Justice League and even one of the core three members—right next to Superman and Batman. Clearly it's only a matter of time before Diana Prince gets her own feature film. So what say we start talking about which Wonder Woman stories are fit for the silver screen?

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Rocket Raccoon

by Ryan Rigley

Despite the rumors of Vin Diesel portraying the heroic synthezoid known as the Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," it would appear as though the "Fast & Furious" actor may be up for a different Marvel role entirely. Earlier this week, Diesel changed the cover photo on his personal Facebook page to that of Groot from "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Since then, fans have been speculating as to whether or not the one time "Iron Giant" could be providing his vocal talents for the Guardians' titular talking tree. After all, it's entirely possible that Diesel had assumed Disney would be officially announcing the role at the D23 Expo this past weekend. Be that as it may, there is still one very important Guardian that has yet to be cast: Rocket Raccoon. Who could play the lovable yet deadly creature? Here are five picks!

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Flash

by Ryan Rigley

The TV series starring the Fastest Man Alive just can't come fast enough! Since Warner Bros. announced their plans to make a "Flash" TV series, set to premiere on the CW before the "Flash" movie, the minds of "Flash" fans everywhere have been racing with possibilities.

While this isn't the first time that the Scarlet Speedster has starred in his own TV series, there's no denying that this new "Flash" series will be infinitely better than its predecessor—especially considering the fact that it could potentially link to the newly-developed DC cinematic and/or television universe. The possibilities are virtually endless! With that, we here at Splash Page present to you a list of five Flash stories that we hope to see in the new "Flash" TV series.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

by Brett White

So today's been a pretty big day for "Guardians of the Galaxy." First there was the rumor that Groot may be the tree that walks like a man and talks like a Vin Diesel, and then there was the first look at a heavily-disguised Glenn Close from the film's first set photos. Then the "Guardians" news hat trick—thirty seconds of the unfinished SDCC footage leaked online, after being captured on a camera phone at Disney's D23 Expo over the weekend.

And yeah, it was awesome. And yes, it has been taken down. But for those of you who missed it, there are plenty of screen grabs and GIFs on Tumblr—because of course there are. Due to the total awesomeness of the footage and our undying love of raccoons with heavy artillery, we've taken the principle cast as seen in the footage and compared them to their comic book counterparts. Check it out after the jump!

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Jim Carrey

by Ryan Rigley

Contrary to Jim Carrey's recent "Kick-Ass 2" promotional protest, it seems as though the anti-violence actor may or may not be portraying one of Peter Parker's most violent villains in the upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel. Originating on the message boards of Superhero Hype, a rumor has been running rampant all over the Internet that Carrey has a brief appearance in "Amazing Spider-Man 2."

Now a fan picture has surfaced which proves that Jim Carrey was on the "Amazing Spider-Man 2" set back in March. With the majority of the scenes filmed in March taking place at the Ravencroft Institute, fans have begun to speculate as to exactly which mental patient Carrey might be playing. You can check out our guesses after the jump!

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Spider-Man Unlimited

by Ryan Rigley

These past few months have been pretty superior for Spider-Man. For those of you who aren't up speed, writer Dan Slott has placed the mind of Doctor Otto Octavius—a.k.a. Doctor Octopus—into Peter Parker's body within the pages of Marvel's "Superior Spider-Man.". Now, as if that weren't exciting enough, Slott will be re-introducing a fan-favorite futuristic character: Miguel O'Hara, a.k.a. Spider-Man 2099.

Making his big comeback in issue #17 of "Superior Spider-Man," Miguel O'Hara had another brush with fame following "Spider-Man 2099's" cancellation way back in 1996. Following the end of Fox's successful—and long-running—"Spider-Man" cartoon, they looked to 2099 for inspiration.

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Fables

by Ryan Rigley

Although there haven't been any major updates on "Fables" since last month, long-time "Fables" artist Mark Buckingham has expressed his expert opinion on what absolutely needs to be in the film. "I think if it doesn't have Snow White and Bigby [Wolf] in it, then... [that's a problem]," Buckingham explained in an interview with io9. "They were such a core element of the first 50 issues of the story. So I think their romance, their relationship, is a really core aspect of the series."

Not much else is known about the "Fables" movie thus far, besides the fact that it will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel ("A Royal Affair"), written by Jeremy Slater (2015's "Fantastic Four Reboot"), and produced by David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford (the "Harry Potter" series). "Fables" marks the fifth Vertigo title to be adapted for film, right after "Hellblazer," "A History of Violence," "Stardust," and "V for Vendetta." Click past the jump for five more Vertigo titles fit for the big screen!

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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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Thunderbolts

by Brett White

Yesterday, "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn revealed via his Formspring page that there are three other comic book properties he'd be interested in getting his hands on: "We3," "Hit-Monkey," and "Thunderbolts." While this talk was in no way an announcement or even an indicator of what's to come, I can't even begin to explain how awesome it would be to see a James Gunn adaptation of "Thunderbolts."

"Thunderbolts" began way back in 1997, the brainchild of writer Kurt Busiek and artist Mark Bagley. While they were initially marketed and presented as a new superhero team, the first issue's big twist ending revealed that they were actually the Masters of Evil in disguise! The series, which has been around in one incarnation or another ever since, has become the home for Marvel's many underused—and underappreciated—villains and minor characters as they either try to become superheroes... or are forced to become superheroes.

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Age of Ultron

by Brett White

A movie or television adaptation has long been a surefire way to drive up prices and interest in comic book back issues. A "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie gets announced and suddenly no one can find "Marvel Super-Heroes" #18—simply because that's where the original team made their debut!

Even celebrities aren't immune to this movie-based buying. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the guy rumored to be Joss Whedon's top choice for Quicksilver in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," revealed to MTV News that he now owns a key Quicksilver comic, simply because of his rumored involvement!

With that in mind, here are five comics that you should keep an eye out for as the next batch of comic book movies near release!

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