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Ant-Man

by Ryan Rigley

Good news, Ant-Man fans! Last week, director Edgar Wright announced that after many, many years of pre-production and planning that the script for his "Ant-Man" film is finally completed. Although there's still no word on what the movie will entail, or even who the protagonist will be (odds are either Hank Pym or Scott Lang), we think there's a pretty good chance that all will be revealed this weekend at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con.

However, that doesn't mean that we can't keep speculating about the film before then! Probably one of the least recognizable superheroes inducted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far (with the exception of the Guardians of the Galaxy), Ant-Man is actually a founding Avenger in the comics. Click past the jump for five Ant-Man comics that we could potentially see up on the big screen!

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X-Men

by Ryan Rigley

With the release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" still a year away and "The Wolverine" just around the corner, we here at MTV Splash Page have mutants on the mind. Especially with the ever-expanding amounts of "Wolverine" clips and featurettes surfacing in promotion for the film. Last week, we got a first look at one of the new villainesses that Logan will be facing off against in Japan: Viper.

Before that, we got a glimpse Yukio and Kenuichio Harada (a.k.a. the Silver Samurai) as well as two epic fight scenes: one on a train and one that takes place during a funeral. While the wait for "The Wolverine" is almost over, we can't help but think back on some of the more popular adaptations of the X-Men. Specifically "X-Men: The Animated Series," which premiered on FOX Kids back in 1992!

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X-Force_Capullo_Original

by Brett White

With all of the hubbub surrounding "X-Force" and the possibility of an expanded X-Men Cinematic Universe being announced at San Diego Comic-Con, thoughts are naturally turning towards figuring out just who will be in the film, and which actors will enlist in the mutant militia.

As an X-Force fan from way back, I can honestly say that these thoughts have been on my mind for a long time. How long? Well, since 1999, which was when I decided to - at the age of 15 - use my Windows 95 skills to create a comprehensive X-Force magazine / compendium. I catalogued every issue to date, counted how many time bombs Meltdown threw, and wrote extensive biographies for every team member - with citations. I also cast an X-Force feature film, comprised of the best and brightest stars of the day.

Here, after sitting on a floppy disk for fourteen years, is a small portion of the cast of "X-Force: 1999."

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X-Force Mignola

by Brett White

It looks like yesterday's simple domain name registration has turned into a full on thing: an "X-Force" movie is in development.

Bleeding Cool has reported that, according to a 'tip', Fox will use San Diego's Comic-Con International to announce a larger X-Men cinematic universe, including "X-Force." We hoped this would be the case back in February, and X-Force was one of our hunches.

X-Force co-creator Rob Liefeld even took to Twitter today to confirm that, yeah, an "X-Force" film is in development.


He then went on to clarify that "informed" is much different from actually shooting a film, so hopes shouldn't be too high yet.

But with 215 issues (and counting) published, spread across two decades and six different series, what stories would make for the best X-Force movie? Here are my five picks.

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by Brett White

Hey everyone who was unjustifiably angry about the campaign to have Donald Glover don a pair of web-shooters, you'll probably really hate the charming change Andrew Garfield has quasi-sorta-half-but-maybe-not-really suggested for his character, Peter Parker. The "Amazing Spider-Man 2" actor has suggested that Mary Jane Watson be... a man.

It's no secret that Shailene Woodley's part as Mary Jane has been removed from next year's Spidey sequel, and the character's future remains uncertain. With that in mind, Garfield has apparently proposed an idea to producer Matt Tolmach and director Marc Webb.

"I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ," Garfield told EW. "And I was like, 'What if MJ is a dude?' Why can't we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It's hardly even groundbreaking! ... So why can’t he be gay? Why can't he be into boys?"

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Spider-Man Electro

by Brett White

Yeah, director Marc Webb gave us plenty of TwitPics during "The Amazing Spider-Man 2's" New York filming, but we've been hungry for a real look at Spidey major new foe for months. Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con coverage, we have just that.

The "Amazing Spider-Man 2" cover (because yeah, there are a few different Comic-Con covers) shows off Jamie Foxx's finalized Electro makeup and even a little bit of his supervillain duds as well. You know what this means? It's time to unleash my geek instincts — appropriately called geekstincts — all over this cover. Let's dissect it!

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Hot Toys

by Brett White

No company makes toys quite like Hot Toys, as proven yet again with the reveal of their new Captain America: Star Spangled Man figure. The attention to detail, the incredible likenesses, the intricate clothing and ton of accessories all add up to figures that are unlike anything that has ever crowded your shelves. They're fantastic, and I'd say they are some of the best comic book movie figures to ever exist.

The company's created figures for a wide range of heroes, movies and comic book publishers; the list includes characters like Iron Patriot, Bane, Agent Coulson, Jim Gordon, Black Widow and a ton more. But what comic book characters have they overlooked so far, and who should they make next? Here are five suggestions.

Catwoman
"Batman Returns" Catwoman
The company's already started tackling classic Tim Burton-era "Batman" with the release of both Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. Howsabout adding Michelle Pfeiffer's version of Catwoman, to go alongside the fantastic Anne Hathaway one?

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Batman

by Ryan Rigley

Bad news struck for Batman fans last week when Christian Bale officially announced that he will not be appearing as the Dark Knight in the highly anticipated "Justice League" movie, set for a tentative 2015 release date.

However, since 2015 is still quite a ways away, we here at Splash Page thought it best to take a look back on a version of Batman that we all know and love: "Batman: The Animated Series." Starring the vocal talents of Kevin Conroy as the Dark Knight, there's not a single person that can deny the fact that "Batman: The Animated Series" is a true work of Batman art.

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Doctor Strange

by Ryan Rigley

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! Although no definite answer has been given thus far, it would appear as though a "Doctor Strange" movie is finally in the works over at Marvel Studios. Judging by the ample amounts of rumors regarding the film as of late, the Sorcerer Supreme will allegedly be playing a "hub" role in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, much in same vein as Tony Stark in Phase 1.

While long-time Marvel fans may be elated by these rumors, newer and more casual Marvel fans might have absolutely no idea who Stephen Strange is. After all, the character isn't nearly as popular as Captain America or the Hulk. As the Sorcerer Supreme, Strange has a plethora of spells and incantation at his disposal that aid him in battle against the evil that dwells in other realms. Here are five you should brush up on, should the film get the official go-ahead.

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Captain America

by Ryan Rigley

Traditionally, Independence Day means three simple things to Americans: hot dogs, fireworks, and superheroes. At least, that's how we here at Splash Page see it. Each year since the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress back in 1776, July 4th has been a national holiday celebrating the birth of Independence, freedom, and, of course, patriotism.

On that same note, the very idea of the "super hero" is about as patriotic as Uncle Sam riding a bald eagle. Throughout the decades, as both Marvel and DC have become household names, the number of United States-themed superheroes has nearly quadrupled in numbers. In honor of our nation's independence, we've compiled a list of the most patriotic superheroes to ever grace the silver screen.

Captain America
Whether it's the original 1940's Captain America, the universally panned 1990's Captain America, or even the modern day Marvel Studios Captain America, there's no doubt that the name Steve Rogers is synonymous with patriotism. I mean, seriously. The guy has "America" right in his name!

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