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Chris PineChris Pine may be showing up in theaters as the new James T. Kirk for "Star Trek" this year, but contrary to percolating rumors he has not yet been offered a green ring to play Hal Jordan. It turns out that discussions have taken place, but no one has sealed any deals yet for Pine to appear in the new "Green Lantern" film from Warner Bros.

"No, I had a meeting with [casting director] Pam Dixon and [executive producer] Donald De Line, but a meeting was all it was," Pine told MTV News. "I have not been offered squat. I do not have the part and haven't read a script." Read More...

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'Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk'The third issue of Marvel's famously delayed six-issue series "Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk" finally hit shelves last month, and while writer (and "Lost" co-creator) Damon Lindelof has never been shy about taking blame for the long period between issues hitting shelves, his efforts appear to have paid off with impressive sales -- and hefty amounts of praise -- for the series' return.

Now, with the debut of the "Ultimate" version of She-Hulk in last month's issue, and next week's chapter promising to make the showdown between Wolverine and Hulk a three-way brawl, Lindelof took some time to chat with MTV News about the series and offer an exclusive preview of "Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk" #4.

What characters can we expect to see in the remaining issues? Will Wolverine retrieve the lower half of his body before or after its been through Hulk's digestive tract? We pressed the hardworking writer for answers. Read More...

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For a man with a substantial chunk of geek cred -- please see his publicly acknowledged "Dungeons and Dragons" loyalty -- "Fast and Furious" star Vin Diesel has remained surprisingly squeamish when it comes to comic book films, declaring that he makes his own superhero characters instead. Interestingly, it might be that superheroes aren't his preference, as the actor recently told MTV News that he's got his eye on some more villainous roles.

"I would be more apt to play a villain," Diesel revealed to MTV News. "[I'd like to play] the protagonist of a story that is also like a Marvel villain -- like Doctor Doom or something." Read More...

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'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'Sure, it's April Fool's Day, but the early arrival of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" on the 'Net is no joke, folks.

News broke yesterday evening that an early version of the much-anticipated 20th Century Fox film had been making the rounds online, and while that much of the story is true, there are a few aspects of the news that you should keep in mind before reconsidering your May 1 cinema plans.

According to various sources in and around Hollywood, the version of "Wolverine" currently available online isn't the final cut of the film. In fact, the most notable story elements likely to be missing from the leaked "Wolverine" movie are the scenes filmed last -- specifically, those that were re-shot back in January. That footage is rumored to focus heavily on Ryan Reynolds' character, Deadpool, who remains one of the project's biggest mysteries -- and it could be a mystery that the leaked film might not solve entirely. Read More...

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'Daredevil'Once upon a time, Ben Affleck was thrilled to play Daredevil, one of Marvel’s most complex superheroes. These days, the newly-rebirthed star of the political drama “State of Play” isn’t so eager to discuss his days spent in red latex.

“Uh, no,” he replied recently, shifting his energetic tempo to a methodical, disapproving downbeat when I mentioned the “D” word.

The exact question was a simple one: After the resounding success of such recent hits as “Iron Man” and “The Dark Knight,” does Ben watch those movies and think, "I want one more crack at the superhero thing, so I can do it that way?" Read More...

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'XXXombies'Back in February, I spoke to "Fear Agent" creator Rick Remender about his Radical Comics series "The Last Days of American Crime" and the movie-minded publisher's plans to bring the series to the big screen. This marked the second of the writer's projects tagged for adaptation after Rememnder teased last year that a "Fear Agent" film was also in the works -- but could there be a third? His porn-pushing zombie tale "XXXombies," perhaps?

"XXXombies screenplay is almost done," wrote Remender on his Twitter feed last week. "Rewriting the story so many times has [made] it rock solid but I'm really tired of looking at it."

So, given that tease, I contacted Remender to get the scoop on this mysterious "XXXombies" screenplay. Read More...

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Over the past few months, we've seen our share of speculation regarding 'First Avenger: Captain America,' and more specifically, who will fill the buccaneer boots of Steve Rogers -- a.k.a. Captain America. And while the names that have popped up on the rumor grid have included actors such as Matthew McConaughey, Will Smith and that giant blond dude from "American Gladiators," one name that has piqued interest among fans is WWE Superstar, John Cena.

"Strictly a rumor," said Cena in between bites of ice cream, but added with a smile, "If you guys are listening over at Marvel, that is a pretty cool rumor. I'm extremely patriotic, I was a captain of the football team once, so I think it works out. I think I'm your man." Read More...

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'Public Enemy'We've seen our share of comic books heroes make the jump from the four-color page to the silver screen over the years, but could we be on the verge of seeing a comic book enemy -- better yet, Public Enemy -- heading to the multiplex?

While we're not in the habit of breaking stories based on anonymous sources, a tipster dropped us a line recently and mentioned that the faces of the iconic rap crew -- Chuck D and Flavor Flav -- are in talks with a major animation studio to produce a feature film based on the band and their recent comic book exploits, with an all-new P.E. album being recorded for the movie. A second, very reliable source then backed up the original tipster's claim, stating a script is indeed in the works, adding, "The first 'Public Enemy' graphic novel collection comes out in May and there is a lot of interest from Hollywood." Read More...

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The April 8 release of "Dragonball Evolution," the live-action adaptation of the popular anime/manga property, is nearly upon us -- and we have three brand new clips (as well as a variety of other "Dragonball Evolution" video) premiering here on MTV's Splash Page!

The first of our exclusive "Dragonball Evolution" clips features Goku (Justin Chatwin) engaged in some high-wire sparring with Grandpa Gohan (Randall Duk Kim). Read More...

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'Marvel Universe' MMOYesterday, we brought you an update on the recent deal between Marvel Entertainment and game developer Gazillion that offered up some exclusive details regarding the types of Marvel-based games we can expect from the deal and when we can expect to see them hit shelves. But that wasn't all we learned from my conversation with Simon Phillips, Marvel's president of worldwide consumer products.

While my chat with the Marvel exec offered up a lot of information about the gaming-side particulars of the deal, Phillips also addressed some of the issues likely to be foremost on the minds of Splash Page readers -- namely, the role of Marvel's upcoming movies and stable of comic book writers in the long-awaited "Marvel Universe" multiplayer online game.

"Marvel is all about the synergy between each of the different areas we're involved in -- from the comics to the movies to the animation to the merchandising, all of them work together," Phillips told MTV News. "And the ['Marvel Universe' game] is going to play off all of that." Read More...

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