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Sin City

This week, we got the welcome news that Robert Rodriguez will maybe finally start filming the long-awaited "Sin City 2" this coming summer.

One of the things we know for sure is that Frank Miller has written new stories for the next movie, and a great thing about the world is that basically anyone can show up at any time. That means that even the smallest character could play a big role in the next film. Hell, the character might even be dead. It doesn't matter. Miller certainly doesn't care.

In honor of the news, we've compiled a wish list of supporting characters from the 2005 "Sin City" that we'd like to see play a bigger role in the next movie.

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Spider-Man

by Joel Hanek

These days it's impossible to release any animated feature without at least thirty names billed on the movie poster and the smog of its promotional campaigns polluting all of late night television.

But not unlike their superhero alter egos, once upon a time celebrity voice actors remained anonymous behind their animated masks. Most of us remember when our minds were blown by the revelation that James Avery, aka Uncle Phil from "Fresh Prince," provided the voice of Shredder on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Let's take a look at some lesser known, random, and nonsensical voice castings in the superhero universe.

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Have you heard the one about the theft of Nicolas Cage's copy of "Action Comics" #1? If not, you'll hear all about it soon: it's being turned into a movie.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news that "Reno 911!" creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are writing a Lionsgate heist comedy centered on Cage's stolen "Action Comics" #1 and the "group of nerds" who committed the crime. Pretty damn awesome, if you ask me. Less awesome is the word that Cage is "unlikely" to play himself in the film, and that Jason Statham has likewise turned down the opportunity to get in on the fun.

Look, I'm a big fan of Nic Cage, specifically when the man is at his craziest. So I have some thoughts on this movie. Thoughts that many of you will not agree with. That's okay; I accept my status as a niche Cage fan, the kind that worships "Wicker Man" and devours "Drive Angry" with glee. That's the kind of "How to make Nic Cage's 'Action Comics' #1 theft into a movie" pitch* you'll find after the jump. Haters beware, you're in for a scare, and such.

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Walking Dead

by Ryan Rigley

"Walking Dead" fans everywhere were shocked by the death of one of the series' major characters at the end of this past week's episode, "Judge, Jury, Executioner." While fans of the television show were stunned that a character with such a prominent role could be killed off so easily, fans of the comic book were even more surprised, considering the character's prominence in Robert Kirkman's original series.

This character, who shall remain nameless until after the jump, was calm, caring, compassionate... and now very dead. Which goes to show us that no matter who you are or how you act, you are never truly safe during a zombie apocalypse.

Click past the jump to find out who we're talking about! Oh, and spoilers. Obviously.

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Arkham City

Superhero games don't have the most illustrious history. Sure, there have been exceptions to the rule, but prior to Rocksteady Studio's groundbreaking "Batman: Arkham Asylum," the majority of comic book adaptations were absolute garbage. That sounds like a cruel comment, but have you looked at older Batman games, for instance? I would rather stab myself in the eye with a pencil.

So, it was no small task when the developer decided to follow up "Asylum" with a sequel. Though the team had managed to create a Batman title that treated the property with respect, could they make a game that was actually better than its predecessor? Thankfully, "Arkham City" did precisely that, and in doing so, is arguably the best superhero game ever created.

Here's just five ways "Arkham City" changed the comic-book videogame landscape forever.

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Joker

Jerry Robinson, one of the men responsible for creating one of the most memorable and recognizable characters in all of pop culture, the Joker, died early December 8 in his sleep.

MTV Geek has a look back at the life of Robinson, in addition to a fascinating interview conducted with him at Baltimore Comic-Con in 2010. Be sure to head over to learn more about the artist and his amazing accomplishments.

The character Robinson helped bring to life, along side Batman co-creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger, took on a life of his own and expanded far beyond the limits of his original medium, comic books. So in memory of his creator, we take a look at the five greatest Joker moments outside of print.

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Green LanternNow that "Green Lantern" is in theaters, more people know that the DC Comics universe is a big place, with the self-styled Guardians of the Universe watching over 3600 individual sectors, each assigned its own member of the Green Lantern Corps to patrol and protect it.

As you can probably imagine, one sector in particular — numbered 2814 — has proven extremely troublesome time and again. In fact, it’s one particular planet in that sector where most of the trouble comes from (or, in the case of the "Green Lantern" movie, ends up on): a little mudball called “Earth.”

Because of the constant problems stemming from this planet, the Guardians determined over time that more than one Green Lantern is warranted to watch over it. in the new film, we see Hal Jordan become the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 — but there have been others, past and present, who have come to Earth’s defense when needed.

For those who saw the film and want to catch up on the Corps, we've put together a quick primer on who's come before and after Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern comics universe. Read More...

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The CrowBy Jenni Miller

The remake/reboot/rejiggering of "The Crow" is flapping its way to fruition. However, the latest rumor that "The Hangover, Part II" star Bradley Cooper is in talks to star as Eric Draven has met with some skepticism.

Can the wholesome-looking star don Draven's eyeliner and satisfy fans of the Alex Proyas original? Can he lose the trademark smirk long enough to win over those of us who had the posters and the comics and the soundtrack and perhaps even the t-shirt? (I mean, I'm just saying, some people keep stuff like that around.)

Just in case Cooper decides to fly elsewhere, here are five suggestions for actors we'd like to see take his place. Read More...

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The WolverineNow that Darren Aronofsky is no longer directing "The Wolverine," the field is wide open for another filmmaker interested in tackling Logan's second solo adventure.

Way back in September 2010, before Aronofsky was confirmed for the gig, we suggested five directors we thought would be good for the project (he was one of them). In the months that since, we've learned more about the film and, well... let's just say it's time to revise our list.

After much debate around Splash Page HQ, we've come up with a list of five filmmakers we'd like to see behind the camera when Wolverine heads to Japan. Read More...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt"Inception" actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt will likely be rejoining director Christopher Nolan on "The Dark Knight Rises," but there's still no word on who the talented actor could play in the third installment of the record-breaking movie franchise.

If this week's casting report proves true, Gordon-Levitt will join new additions Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway, who will play Bane and Selina Kyle in the 2012 film. However, the question of whether Gordon-Levitt is being considered for a hero or villain role is unanswered at this point.

With that in mind, here are five characters from Batman's famous stable of villains and supporting characters who might be a good fit for the latest addition to "The Dark Knight Rises" cast. (Spoiler: It's actually four serious suggestions and one ridiculous one.) Read More...

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