nemesisMost writers hope they’ll see at least one of their creations brought to life on the big screen one day, but comic writer Mark Millar has already been lucky enough to see two — and he has at least two more on the way.

Besides his secret project with Leinil Francis Yu, Millar is set to bring his and artist Steve McNiven’s antihero story “Nemesis” to life with director Tony Scott. And with the success of films like “Wanted” and “Kick-Ass,” it doesn’t appear Hollywood will stop throwing money at him anytime soon.

[UPDATE: Mark Millar has contacted MTV News to clarify several elements that were misunderstood in the original interview. We've edited the post and placed these corrections in BOLD/CAPITALIZED text. -RM]

“They reckon the budget on this thing will probably be around $150 MILLION mark. It’s a very expensive film, it’s got a lot of big set pieces,” he told MTV News while promoting his recently launched "CLiNT" comics magazine. “So the nice thing is, it means we can hopefully afford who we want to work with.” Read More...

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"Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" premieres later this month, but we have a new clip for you today from the DC/Warner Bros animated feature.

In the following clip we get our first look at the arrival of Kara, Superman's cousin from Krypton, and how she discovers the powers she gained upon her arrival on Earth.

Based on the "Superman/Batman: Supergirl" comic book arc written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, "Apocalypse" is produced by Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montgomery ("Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths." The script was adapted by Tab Murphy ("Gorillas in the Mist"). Read More...

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Fan-made costumes at San Diego Comic-Con can be impressive, not just for the statements they make about an attendee's level of passion for Scott Pilgrim characters or War Machine, but for the innovation that goes on when someone switches the Green Hornet's gender or decides to go not just as a Yellow Lantern or Scarecrow, but as Yellow Lantern Scarecrow.

Click on the image below for our Comic-Con costume gallery!

Comic-Con Costumes

These are the badge buyers who truly deserve to be celebrated, and we have done just that in a photo gallery of costumes spotted around the San Diego Convention Center floor this week. Capturing all of the cosplay that goes on inside Comic-Con International would be a fool's errand, but this is a start. Read More...

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Comic-Con kicked off tonight with a big ol' preview of what's in store this weekend, and anyone attending the annual Preview Night didn't leave disappointed — especially if they're fans of some of the big-ticket comic book movies showcased this year.

Abin Sur of "Green Lantern" was on display at the Warner Bros. booth:

Green Lantern - Abin Sur

But that wasn't all convention-goers had to drool over. Read More...

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As anyone who follows me on Twitter learned yesterday, I was a bit shocked to receive an unexpected phone call this week from the great Stan Lee, legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, The X-Men and countless other iconic characters.

But what could Stan "The Man" Lee want to talk to me about? Well, it turns out he's well aware of the big debate surrounding one of his most popular creations, Spider-Man, and wanted to offer his thoughts on "Community" actor Donald Glover's campaign to be cast as the new Peter Parker in Sony's reboot of the film franchise.

Just in case you haven't been following along at home, the issue centers around the question of whether Glover -- or any other African-American actor, for that matter -- should be considered for the role of Peter Parker. So, who better to speak to the issue than the co-creator of Spider-Man himself?

"He's a great actor. I've seen him, and he's terrific," Lee said of Glover. Read More...

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ElephantmenOver the weekend at WonderCon in San Francisco, word broke at the Image Comics panel that two of their comic books have been tagged for adaptation by Hollywood.

According to Comic Book Resources, Richard Starkings announced that his creator-owned series “Elephantmen” has been optioned to be “a major motion picture,” before adding that directors and actors are currently being approached. Originally created by Starkings as a spinoff from "Hip Flask," "Elephantmen" takes place in a dystopian future in which human/animal hybrids struggle to integrate into society after being rescued from a brutal life as mindless, corporate soldiers.

Additionally, Frank Cho screened a short animated pilot of "Liberty Meadows," which depicted a comedic group therapy session between the anthropomorphic residents of an animal sanctuary and their beautiful human caretaker, Brandy Carter. Read More...

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Before Ryan Reynolds was chosen to play the Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814, it was easier to keep track of the actors who weren't rumored to be up for the role than all of the potential Hal Jordans suggested by "insider sources" at various movie blogs.

Back in October 2008, one "Green Lantern" rumor had "The Notebook" star Ryan Gosling pegged for the role. Even though we now know that the DC hero will be played by Reynolds (and the outlets that sparked the rumor later exchanged Gosling for "Star Trek" actor Chris Pine in another casting rumor that was eventually debunked), when we had a chance to catch up with Gosling during the Sundance Film Festival, we had to ask how much of the rumor was true.

"I don't know," said Gosling, in town for the premiere of "Blue Valentine" at the film festival. "Those movies are really hard and you have to be a really good actor to do that stuff. To pretend like something's chasing you that's not chasing you? All of that stuff, that's tough." Read More...

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Bruce CampbellLongtime Sam Raimi collaborator and "Spider-Man" cameo aficionado Bruce Campbell is said to have a "meaty role" in "Spider-Man 4," but whether that means he'll play one of the film's villains or just have a larger guest stint is unclear at the moment.

Right now, Splash Page readers have the opportunity to weigh in on who Campbell should play in the fourth "Spider-Man" movie, but the brainstorming doesn't end there!

Campbell—an absolute superstar in the geek genre thanks to the "Evil Dead" franchise, "Bubba Ho-Tep" and more—would be great in a variety of comic book roles outside of "Spider-Man 4," don't you think? Read More...

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VenomLongtime enemies Spider-Man and Venom are taking the meaning of "symbiosis" quite literally as Gary Ross, the current screenwriter of "Spider-Man 4," has been hired to take a crack at Peter Parker's alien-born nemesis.

According to Variety, Ross has been tapped by Columbia Pictures to direct "Venom," the spin-off based on the popular Marvel Comics villain's previous appearance in "Spider-Man 3." Ross will also write a new draft of the screenplay shortly after finishing his work on "Spider-Man 4." Read More...

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Superman[UPDATE: Video from this interview and a response to concerns raised by Mark Millar about the quotes have now been posted. -RM]

Now that Warner Bros. has a mandate to produce a new Superman film by 2011, speculation goes in several directions anticipating what form Kal-El will take. "Kick-Ass" and "Wanted" creator Mark Millar notably pitched an epic take on the Last Son of Krypton, which subsequently received little interest from WB.

However, even though he still harbors a deep love for the Man of Steel, Millar now says he expects his trilogy-long Superman tale to remain in stasis despite WB's renewed mission.

"I don't think they could afford me now," Millar told MTV News. "I'll stick with Marvel." Read More...

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