Clear eyes. Full hearts. Flame on.
Word on the street today is that "Chronicle" duo Josh Trank and Michael B. Jordan are once again teaming up for a take on superheroes — and this time, it's Marvel's First Family. According to a report from The Wrap, the "Friday Night Lights" vet is in talks to star in Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot as Johnny Storm, the Human Torch. This douses rumors of Noel Fisher getting the part and comes hot on the heels of Allison Williams being rumored for the part of Invisible Woman.
My fingers are crossed that this one works out, if only because every movie should star someone from "Friday Night Lights." Honestly, every movie should star everyone from "Friday Night Lights," especially "Fantastic Four."
by Brett White
Somewhere along the way, "Iron Man 2" got a bad rap. We're venturing heavily into personal opinion territory, here, so buckle your seat belts. To me it seems like the movie has inexplicably become shorthand for garbage, and I just don't see it. Yeah, I'm the target audience for a movie like "Iron Man 2," and I was hungry for more Marvel when the film came out in 2010. But I thoroughly enjoyed it, which apparently doesn't jive with the majority of comic book movie fans out there, who seemingly forget that actual superhero film garbage exists. "Iron Man 2" is not "Batman and Robin," people. It's not "Catwoman."
As a true believer in "Iron Man 2," I've assembled a diverse group of commentators to argue the film's case. There's too much hate for this movie online, so it's time to consider showing it some love. And with "Iron Man 3" just around the corner, what better time is there than now? Read on ahead for more Sam Rockwell praise than has possibly ever been compiled in one place on the internet.
by Brett White
To say that the internet is excited about the teaser for "Thor: The Dark World" would be an incredible understatement. Loki is practically the king of the internet, especially in the realm of Tumblr where GIFs roam free. And if any of you are internet anthropologists, you might want to check out the Loki tag to see the birth of the dozens of memes inspired by Loki's new hair style. It's really something to behold, isn't it?
But before you dive into the wild world of Tumblr in search of new Loki fan art, check out the mighty GIF wall assembled below.
by Brett White
Yesterday we reported that comedian Patton Oswalt had extensive thoughts about how he could work himself into the Marvel movies as a villain. Little did MTV Geek know that Oswalt would soon make his debut as a Nolan-esque version of the Batman villain the Penguin. The video contains some graphic violence and some naughty words, so it's pretty NSFW unless you work at a pretty chill place. It's also hilarious. The video also stars comedy giants Pete Holmes and Matt McCarthy as Batman and Commissioner Gordon.
What do you think of Oswalt's turn as the Penguin? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards are this Sunday, April 14th. The fate of one category, Best Hero, rests in your social-media-savvy hands. But there isn't much of a choice in this category — at least not according to Splash Page writer Josh Wigler.
What's got two thumbs, a multi-billion-dollar corporation to his name, a secret lair and arsenal of highly sophisticated anti-crime technology, and is the Best Hero of the year?
The answer, unfortunately, is not "this guy," as much as I'd like it to be. Instead, I'm throwing all of my hero worship behind the Batman, easily the most deserving candidate in the Best Hero category at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
"Why is Batman the Best Hero," you ask? Really? We have to answer that question? We'll limit ourselves to ten responses, otherwise we would be here all day.
1. He has a Bat Cave and you do not.
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards are this Sunday, April 14th. The fate of one category, Best Hero, rests in your social-media-savvy hands. In this heartfelt opinion piece, Splash Page writer Terri Schwartz passionately explains why Iron Man deserves your vote.
When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's no secret who the most popular Avenger is. Let's give you some hints: his third standalone movie is coming out in less than a month, his two films made more money than the rest of the standalone Marvel movies combined and he's got a sweet collection of armored suits. If you guessed we were talking about Iron Man, than you would be correct.
Of course, Iron Man's coolness comes from more than just the fact he rakes in the big bucks for his mother studio. Tony Stark's also hilarious, has great taste in cars, and what's that phrase he likes to say? Oh yeah, he's a "genius billionaire playboy philanthropist." With that being said, is there really a question about who you should vote to win the MTV Movie Awards Best Hero award?
"The Walking Dead" might have just completed its third season, but Andy Richter is making sure that the show stays close to our hearts. For a segment on "Conan," Richter took a tour of Atlanta dressed as one of the AMC show's zombies.
It seems that Richter stopped by "The Walking Dead's" make-up trailer while he was in Georgia and got the full walker treatment. The application of his new look took two hours, so it's no wonder that he didn't want to wash it off when he went to other culturally significant places in Atlanta like the aquarium, the High Museum of Art and the CNN building. The reactions of other visitors to his zombified look aren't as extreme as we would have expected, but they're still pretty hilarious. Check out the full video below.
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards are this Sunday, April 14th. The fate of one category, Best Hero, rests in your social-media-savvy hands. In this rousing opinion piece, Splash Page writer Eddie Wright passionately explains why Hulk deserves your vote.
Hulk smash. Two words, yet so much meaning. What did the those two words mean for movie-goers in 2012? What exactly did Hulk smash? Why did he smash it? And will he smash it again? Let's take a look at why 2012 was the year of the most deserving nominee for Best Hero at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, "Marvel's The Avengers'" Hulk.
Last year, Hulk was the black sheep of the Marvel movie universe. Sure, there had been bigger Marvel-based clunkers like "Fantastic Four," "The Punisher," "Ghost Rider," and "Daredevil," but Hulk was part of something bigger. The Hulk was part of the newly streamlined Marvel Studios movie universe. He was a character fully licensed and produced by the very comic company that created him. The Marvel Studios movie universe (or MSMU as no one calls it) was something special after "Iron Man" in 2008. The second Nick Fury showed up after the end credits and told Tony Stark that he was part of a larger world full of super-powered nutbars and costumed weirdos, the Marvel movies began to form into a cohesive whole, structured similarly to their comic book counterparts. And after "Iron Man" set the table by netting nearly $600 million, it was up to the big green guy to smash it to bits with "The Incredible Hulk," the second theatrical Hulk outing following Ang Lee's Freudian freakfest (which I kind of love) "Hulk."
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards are this Sunday, April 14th. The fate of one category, Best Hero, rests in your social-media-savvy hands. In this rousing opinion piece, Splash Page writer Ryan Rigley passionately explains why Catwoman deserves your vote.
With the 2013 MTV Movie Awards just on the horizon, we here at MTV Splash Page have been completely divided on the subject of who should win the award for Best Hero. Sure, candidates like Iron Man, Batman or even the Hulk seem like the obvious choice to make, thanks to their own feature films and TV shows. But what about the underdog? Or rather... the undercat. Yes, that's right. My vote is for Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman.
In "The Dark Knight Rises," Catwoman only steps up to the plate when it counts the most by saving both Gotham City and Batman from a fate worse than death. She doesn't ever pretend to be something that she's not, which is a quality that ever hero should have. While Selina may steal priceless diamonds and act in her own interest, she still proves herself to be a good person, managing to pull through and make the right choice despite her own questionable morality.
MTV's third annual Sneak Peek Week kicks off tonight with an early look at this summer's all-star comedy "This Is the End." Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Evan Goldberg will be on hand tonight to debut new footage from the film before its release on June 12th. The exclusive clip airs on MTV at 11 p.m. ET. Following the debut, MTV's Josh Horowitz will chat with the cast live, exclusively on MTV.com.
Unlike pretty much every other feature film, the actors in this movie all portray themselves as they struggle to survive Los Angeles after its upended by a series of apocalypse-level events. Watching these comedians deal with food rationing and cabin fever will be insanely funny, sure, but what would actors from superhero films be like in the event of the end? These actors have regularly faced horrific (albeit CGI) events and most of them have had to go through some physical training.
Here are the five actors we want on our side when things go down.
Robert Downey Jr.
While Downey Jr. probably doesn't possess Tony Stark's technological genius (no suits of armor being built in this scenario), he has pretty much every other quality. The guy is incredibly charismatic and quick-witted; he'd be a dream to have in bargaining situations with other roving groups of survivors. Plus he's already traveled all over the world and lived through his fair share of trials. He'll keep a cool head.