With Loki reigning as your pick for Best Supervillain of 2012 (not to mention his status as one of our Heroes of 2012, which is, we admit, kind of awkward), the time has come to assemble a group of superheroes to take him down. With over 15,000 votes cast in our poll for the Best Superhero of 2012, the results are in for your top five heroes.
(Spoiler: most of them are very mighty!)
Eight years of retirement couldn't stop the big bad Bat from making one hell of a comeback in "The Dark Knight Rises." Though Bruce Wayne has hung up his cape and cowl for good now, he put on one final rager of a show in "Rises," bringing all of his might to bear upon Bane and Talia al Ghul.
We asked you to vote, and vote you did! Thousands of votes were cast for the Best Supervillain of 2012 poll, and today, we present to you the results. Read on to see who you voted as the Top Five Supervillains of the year.
5. Talia Al Ghul
The secret villain behind Batman's final battle clocks into our list at the number five spot. She might have had the silliest looking death of the year, but there's no doubting the damage Talia unleashed upon the people of Gotham City and the spirit of its greatest defender. Plus, Marion Cotillard is one hell of a liar, which surely earned her some points.
With "Walking Dead" currently on hiatus, there's simply not enough weekly Daryl Dixon going on in our lives right now. So, we're going to change that — by welcoming Norman Reedus into the MTV News family this week!
The "Walking Dead" star is the special guest of honor for the After Hours segment of "The Big & Best of 2012," an eight-hour live-stream premiering Wednesday (12/12) at 12 p.m. ET to celebrate the year in music, movies and more. Reedus joins us at 2 p.m. ET to talk about "Walking Dead" and much more, and we're asking for your questions! Tweet them to @mtvnews or @mtvsplashpage using the hash-tag #AskReedus!
Even if "Avengers" ruled over 2012, it didn't happen without stiff competition from the Caped Crusader. The second highest-grossing film of the year and the end of an era, "The Dark Knight Rises" brought Christopher Nolan's epic Batman trilogy to its natural conclusion. It was a full circle ending, one that, in retrospect, we should have seen coming, but didn't because of that signature Nolan-wizardry he's perfected over the years.
Relive the greatness of "The Dark Knight Rises" and its reign in 2012 with our handy GIF guide!
In a year of excellent comic book movies populated by excellent superheroes, it would be foolish to dismiss 2012's excellent villains: a boy who became mad with power, an assassin with a decaying touch, a time-traveling alien, a vengeful trickster god, a science experiment gone wrong, a back-breaking terrorist and his duplicitous lady love, and the queen of a dystopian drug empire.
From Loki to Bane and beyond, here are your picks for Best Supervillain of 2012. Vote for your champion in the poll below, and tune in later this month for the results.
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Dane DeHaan is Harry Osborn. But who should play his dad? Between a reference to the ailing Oscorp figurehead in the first "Amazing Spider-Man" to DeHaan's casting, it's only a matter of time before we find out who is playing Norman Osborn — the man who ultimately becomes Spidey's arch-nemesis, the Green Goblin.
Before Sony and Marc Webb have a chance to announce their choice (assuming Norman's in the movie at all), we wanted to get a jump-start with our own list of actors perfect for Osborn. Click on for our Norman Osborn casting call!
FIRST: "Say My Name!"
Between "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Dark Knight Rises" and more, there was no shortage of superheroes to root for in 2012. But which one was the best superhero of 2012? You tell us! Vote in our poll below for the Best Superhero of 2012, and check back with MTV Splash Page this month for the results.
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"X-Men: Days of Future Past" will combine new mutants with old ones, as Bryan Singer has officially announced the return of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to the Marvel franchise. And that's not all: Singer teased that there's "more to come" as far as big casting news is concerned.
Clearly, it's not just the returning "First Class" players like James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender that Singer is bringing into the fold. He's looking into his own "X-Men" past for some new (old?) recruits. Assuming that Stewart and McKellen aren't the last of the old "X-Men" guard to be asked back, then, we're left to wonder… who else from the original trilogy deserves a spot on the "Days of Future Past" roster? Read on to see our list!
FIRST: The Best There Is At What He Does
Between the release of "Marvel's The Avengers" and the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy, the comic book movies of 2012 had something for everyone.
But it wasn't just the movies themselves that we're thankful for this year. There were plenty of announcements and developments that got us jumping for joy, from Marvel developing a "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV series to their plans for Phase Two and beyond.
Read on for what the MTV Splash Page team is thankful for in 2012!
There's no doubt that 2012 was one of the most eventful years for comic book movies to date. But which one was the best? Whether you're a "Dark Knight" die-hard or an "Avengers" loyalist, we want to hear from you! Vote in our poll below for the best comic book movie of 2012, and check back in with MTV Splash Page over the next few weeks as we make the results known.
"The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile" goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at BigAndBestOf2012.com for eight hours of live performances from stars like Bruno Mars and Miguel, special editions of "RapFix Live" with Ma$e and A$AP Rocky, "Big Morning Buzz Live," "MTV After Hours" with Norman Reedus, "You Oughta Know," surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways and much much more!
Stick with MTV as we count down the Best of 2012, including the Best Songs of 2012, Live Performances, Movies and EDM Videos of the year.