The "Man of Steel" sequel, reportedly titled "Batman Vs. Superman," has found itself in an interesting spot within the public's opinion of the project in the past few days.

Everyone was talking about the Batfleck to the point where Twitter essentially tired itself out with both the backlash and the backlash to the backlash. Where do we currently stand on Ben Affleck as the new Dark Knight? The arrow on the buzz-o-meter appears to be stuck somewhere between "Hate it" and "We'll see," but a new rumor has been pushing the opinion back toward the positive.

While it has yet to be confirmed, despite a crazy amount of irresponsible rereporting, Bryan Cranston has not joined the movie as Lex Luthor yet. But he seems like far away the most obvious and best choice for the movie, especially when you consider his ongoing relationship with the studio, thanks to "Godzilla."

How would a "Batman Vs. Superman" with Henry Cavill, Affleck, and Cranston look? One YouTube user just gave us a really good idea.

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Batman

by Ryan Rigley

"I am vengeance. I am the night. I am... Ben Affleck." That's right, folks. Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder have officially announced who our next Dark Knight will be and it's neither Josh Brolin nor Ryan Gosling. Apparently, Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck has officially signed a multi-film deal with Warner Bros., meaning he'll play the Caped Crusader in the next few Batman films— including Snyder's "Superman vs. Batman" and the highly-anticipated "Justice League."

So far, reactions to Affleck's new role have been pretty mixed with several online petitions being made to recast the Dark Knight. Lest we forget, there have already been a few different interpretations of Batman throughout the years, including Adam West's Batusi-doing do-gooder. Speaking of which, here's a look back on the super campy, yet super awesome "Batman" TV series from the 60's.

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Superman Unchained

by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week: check out the origins of the Superior Spider-Man with the Spider-Man: Dying Wish trade paperback, join in on the retro fun with Batman '66 #2, and check in with the mutants as they catch their breath in X-Men #4.

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Man of Steel

by Brett White

To say that "Man of Steel" did pretty well at the box office would be an understatement; the movie was huge and proved that DC can have success with a character who is not Batman. Now fans will be able to relive their favorite moments from "Man of Steel" (Jor-El's thrilling Krypton chase? Lois Lane blasting away Kryptonians? Everything with Faora?) in the comfort of their own home when "Man of Steel" hits stores on November 12th.

The film will be released in a few different ways, including a Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, a Blu-ray Combo Pack, a DVD 2-disc Special Edition, and as a 3D Limited Collector's Edition. For those of you trying hard to decide which one to buy, full disclosure time: the 3D Limited Collector's Edition does come with a limited release metal "S" glyph with lucite glass stand. Pictures and information about the special features can be found after the jump.

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Preacher

by Brett White

With a film adaptation of fellow Vertigo comic series "Fables" getting some momentum behind it, fans have hoped that this would lead to more films based on high-profile series from DC Comics' mature readers imprint. Comics like "Preacher," "Sandman" and "Y: The Last Man" have been languishing for close to a decade now, if not longer. Now, thanks to iamROGUE's interview with "Disturbia" and "Eagle Eye" director D.J. Caruso, we have an update about "Preacher"—even if it's really just more of the same.

"I'm still attached to 'Preacher' and we're wrestling with Sony because I got another movie at Sony called 'Invertigo,' which is a big action film we're trying to get going this summer," said Caruso. "So 'Preacher' got put on the back burner, but we're still involved with 'Preacher' and hopefully we'll have some good news on that soon. Todd August wrote a great script. I think it's one of those features that has to kind of go through the studio system if it's going to be made for a certain price. So we're kind of revisiting a way to approach making the movie in the right way."

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Lex Luthor

by Ryan Rigley

Since the release of Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel," vigilant fans have been on the lookout for any hints as to what might be popping up in the upcoming "Superman vs. Batman" movie. In addition to a Wayne Enterprises satellite that makes a very brief appearance in the third act, "Man of Steel" viewers were also quick to point out the Lexcorp building and a Lexcorp truck displayed quite prominently during the last battle.

Could this mean that Batman and Superman will be teaming up to take down the bald megalomaniac known as Lex Luthor? We'd sure like to think so. However, we here at MTV Splash Page aren't the only ones discussing the possibility of Lex's big screen return. In fact, two big name actors are already competing for the role: Bryan Cranston, from "Breaking Bad," and Mark Strong, from "Low Winter Sun."

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Bex

by Brett White

Just through all the casting announcements, "Arrow's" second season is starting to take a firm shape. The CW drama has just added "The Killing's" Bex Taylor-Klaus to its cast, with the actress scheduled to appear in the season's third and fourth episodes as the character Sin.

TV Line describes Taylor-Klaus' character as "a wayward youth" who is "befriended by the Black Canary." She also boasts a connection with new regular character Roy Harper.

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Gina Carano

by Brett White

With seemingly the rest of the DC Universe getting live-action attention nowadays—thanks to "Man of Steel's" success, the upcoming "Superman vs. Batman" film, and Black Canary and the Flash's upcoming appearance on "Arrow"—one has to wonder when Wonder Woman is going to get the spotlight she so rightfully deserves. Actress and former mixed martial artist Gina Carano is wondering the same thing, as she revealed in an interview with ComingSoon.net

"That's the ultimate superhero for a woman," said Carano, who has been a favorite of fans to bring the Amazon to life after roles in "Haywire" and "Fast and Furious 6." "No matter what, no matter who ends up being Wonder Woman someday, I just hope it's something that is done correctly. I know it's there and that it could definitely be done correctly. It's just a matter of getting the right people and having the right vision come together. A director and producer and writer have to see the beauty in it and make it real."

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Laurel Lance

by Ryan Rigley

With the confirmed list of cameos growing each week, the second season of "Arrow" is already shaping up to be twice as good as the first. Not only will we be getting appearances from Roy Harper and China White. Barry Allen is also set to appear in three episodes of the upcoming season, with the third appearance spinning off into his own "Flash" TV series.

Black Canary, another newcomer to the Arrow-verse, has been pretty much a given from day one of the series. After all, you can't have a Green Arrow TV show without the Black Canary. However, with the news that the Black Canary will not be Dinah "Laurel" Lance, it would appear as though we have a lot more questions than answers when it comes to Laurel's role in the new season.

CAUTION: "Arrow" season one and season two SPOILERS ahead!

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Arrow

by Brett White

When a superhero television show adopts a strict 'no superpowers' rule, the last person you expect to show up is a guy capable of running at the speed of light. But that rule was apparently meant to be broken, as the speedster known as the Flash will be guest-starring in three episodes of the street-level hero show "Arrow" before possibly getting his own television series.

But what about the rule? If there are no rules, will "Arrow" descend into capes and tights chaos? In a new interview with Comic Book Resources, executive producer Marc Guggenheim has assured the audience that order will be maintained in Starling City—and he made sure to speak in a metaphor all comic fans can understand.

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Cover Artist

Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.
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