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Justice League

by Ryan Rigley

Seems like DC is finally getting their "Justice League" movie on the right track. At this year's San Diego Comic Con, DC and Warner Bros. announced their plans to release a "Superman vs. Batman" movie (directed by Zack Snyder) and a movie centered around the Scarlet Speedster known as "The Flash."

Pushed back to 2016, the "Justice League" movie is sure to be an "Avengers" level hit for Warner Bros.—if done properly, that is. With all of this talk of superhero team-ups, we can't help but be reminded of the "Justice League" animated series. Reminisce with us after the jump!

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Superman Batman

by Ryan Rigley

One of the most surprising bits of news to come out of this year's Comic Con, other than "Avengers: Age of Ultron," was Zack Snyder's announcement that he will be directing a co-writing a "Superman vs. Batman" film with Henry Cavill reprising his role as the Man of Steel.

Scheduled for a 2015 release, "Superman vs. Batman" would be in theaters a whole year before the "Justice League" film, which has now been pushed back to 2016. While this is all very exciting, we here at Splash Page can't help but wonder which villain the dynamic duo will be pitted against in the aforementioned team-up film. Sure, the title seems to indicate that the two heroes will square off against each other, but there's no way they won't team up against a common foe. Here's a list of five villains too powerful for just one superhero.

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by Brett White

I had high hopes for "The Wolverine." From early on, we knew that the cast seemed pretty gender balanced, with Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova), Yukio (Rila Fukushima), Mariko (Tao Okamoto) and Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) all guaranteed to play a big part in the film—heck, they all got character posters! The ratio looked good, especially compared to pretty much every other superhero film in recent memory, which usually manages to cap off the leading lady number at two, even when the male characters skyrocket into double digits.

Plus, the storyline that inspired the film was written by Chris Claremont, the guy that made the X-Franchise incredibly progressive. All of the women in the James Mangold film were there in Claremont's original story, and that guy wrote strong women. If the film managed to not stray too far from that source material, then I knew it'd be in good shape. I knew that we'd finally get a film where women played as pivotal a role—and got as much screentime—as their male cast mates.

I'm happy to report that "The Wolverine" exceeded my expectations in a big way, turning a lot of film and superhero film conventions on their head and even improved on the source material. Here are five reasons why "The Wolverine" is the most feminist superhero film in recent memory. Also, duh, SPOILERS AHEAD.

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Flash

by Ryan Rigley

This year's San Diego Comic Con was huge for DC fans. In addition to the crazy reveal of Zack Snyder making a "Superman vs. Batman" movie, DC also announced their plans to produce a film based on the Scarlet Speedster, better known as the Flash. This, of course, would push the "Justice League" release date back even further, with the DC team-up movie now scheduled to hit theaters sometime between late 2016 and early 2017.

Clearly, introducing DC superheroes in their own separate films before "Justice League" is a good idea. If it worked so well for Marvel Studios and "The Avengers," how could it not work for Warner Bros. and DC? There are still a number of questions to be answered regarding "The Flash," with the most pressing question being who will be playing the fastest man alive? We have five picks for you, just after the jump!

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Justice League

by Ryan Rigley

With the news of Zack Snyder making "Superman vs. Batman" for 2015 and a movie based on "The Flash" scheduled for 2016, it seems like DC is finally taking those first few steps at tackling the highly-anticipated "Justice League" film.

Like Marvel Studios, it would appear as though DC plans on producing several separate superhero films before bringing all of their heroes together in "Justice League." However, with only announcements for "Superman vs. Batman" and "The Flash" made at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, we can't help but wonder when or if we'll be getting those other superhero films. After all, there's more than just Batman, Superman, and the Flash on the Justice League.

We've picked out five other Justice Leaguers that deserve a solo film of their own. Find out who they are after the jump!

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Ultron

by Ryan Rigley

Joss Whedon has once again blown the minds of the entire geek community. At San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, the "Avengers" director showed up during the last minutes of the Marvel panel to announce the official title of his highly-anticipated "Avengers" sequel: "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

Obviously, this comes as a huge surprise to everyone who has seen the first "Avengers" film, due to the fact that Thanos is teased in a post-credits sequence. We here at MTV Splash Page did not see this coming. However, the decision does make a lot of sense considering the fact that Ultron has always been one of the primary villains of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Click past the jump for more on the evil automaton!

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Swamp Thing

by Ryan Rigley

No matter how much Alan Moore protests, big name studios just keep making film adaptations of his work. Whether it's "Watchmen," "V For Vendetta," or "From Hell," it seems like Hollywood just can't get enough of the bearded hermit's literary genius. Even graphic novels that have already been adapted are fair play, as is the case with Fox's plans to turn Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" into a TV series.

The network ordered a "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" put pilot be made with 20th Century Fox helming the project. This, of course, means that even if Fox decides to pass on the series all together they're still obligated to at least air the pilot; which is great news for us and terrible news for Moore. With that, we've decided to compile a list of five more Alan Moore comics that would make for good TV. Check 'em out past the jump!

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Witchblade

by Ryan Rigley

Great news for comic books fans this past weekend as a number of huge announcements were made at this year's San Diego Comic Con. On Friday, Marvel held a surprise screening of Joss Whedon's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot for those lucky enough to attend their panel. On Saturday, DC announced their plans for a Batman/Superman crossover movie, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.

But that's not all! Lest we forget about all of the other comic book publishing companies out there, Top Cow revealed their plans to release a film based on "The Darkness" which, as they also revealed, will be featuring non-other than Sara Pezzini, a.k.a. Witchblade. This isn't the first time that Ms. Pezzini has made the crossover to film. In fact, not too long ago she was the star of her very own TV series!

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by Brett White

While Fox's "X-Men" panel at San Diego Comic-Con was void of any real news about the X-Force movie, SlashFilm got a chance to speak to "X-Force" writer (and "Kick-Ass 2" writer/director) Jeff Wadlow about the spin-off movie that everybody (re: me) can't stop thinking about.

Wadlow first thanked Fox's comic book creative consultant Mark Millar, saying that "'X-Force' is something I'm incredibly passionate about and without his support it wouldn't be happening."

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Walking Dead

by Ryan Rigley

Last week, "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for an in-depth interview about the upcoming fourth season of the crazy popular AMC series of the same name. In said interview, Kirkman discusses Michonne's lust for vengeance, the return of the Governor, and the newly-appointed "Walking Dead" showrunner, writer Scott Gimple.

With Gimple now at the forefront of the series, odds are we'll be seeing a lot more scenes from the Walking Dead comic popping up in the "Walking Dead" TV series. After all, Gimple is the first showrunner that was actually a fan of the comic books before production on season one even began. That being said, here are five things from the Walking Dead comic book that we hope to see in season four of "The Walking Dead."

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