Brandon RouthThings are about to get hectic for Scott Mednick. The former "Superman Returns" and "300" executive producer recently announced his involvement in the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" live-action movie and says he'll soon be busy producing another major franchise as well. However, one thing Mednick says he won't be doing anytime soon is taking another crack at rebooting the Superman movie franchise. Of course, that doesn't mean he doesn't have an idea or two about who should.

"Bryan Singer is, as we all know from 'X-Men' to 'Superman' to 'House' on television, a genius," Mednick told MTV News. "And if anybody can bring [Superman] again to the screen, it’s going to be that team." Read More...

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'Last month, the 25th anniversary of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" kicked off in a big way -- with the announcement of a new, live-action movie featuring the famous Turtle heroes. (Oh, and there was that whole "lighting the Empire State Building green" thing, too.)

I spoke with Ninja Turtles co-creator Peter Laird just after the announcement, and he offered up some thoughts on what fans can expect from the film. Recently, I had the chance for some follow-up with the film's producer, Scott Mednick, who also served as executive producer on comics-friendly films "300" and "Superman Returns." He shared some details about potential plot points and where else we might see the style of effects likely to be used for the film. There was also some talk of cameos and returning characters, too. Cowabunga! Read More...

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There's clearly a lot of Splash Page readers who, like me, grew up with the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" cartoon -- so this one's for you, folks. Tomorrow, TMNT fans can pick up four "25th Anniversary Edition" DVD sets that collectively make up the full Season 7 of the animated series.

Each of the DVD sets will also have a "Mini-Classic Turtles Action Figure" and a different Turtle on each cover. Every set will also include a unique documentary focusing on different aspects of the TMNT phenomenon, such as the toys, the "Ninja Turtles" comic creators, the cartoon series' creative team and, as you'll see in the following clip from "Shellabration of a Fan-Nomenon Sensation" feature, the die-hard TMNT fans.

With a new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie in the works, it's a good time to be a fan of the ol' Heroes in a Half-Shell, eh? Read More...


'Wolverine'Everybody's talking about tomorrow's annual Free Comic Book Day event. Thanks in part to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman's public service announcement, the excitement has extended far beyond participating comic retailer walls.

With so much buzz surrounding the celebration, the event's 2 million free comics could circulate more than any other year.

With that in mind, Splash Page has your guide to the titles that tie in with some of this summer's most anticipated comic book movies and other film favorites. Read More...

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'That sound you heard last week? That was millions of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" fans yelling "Cowabunga!" at the news that the famous Heroes in a Half Shell would be returning to the big screen in a new movie scheduled to hit theaters in 2011.

While rumors of a new TMNT movie have been circulating for a while now, last week's official announcement kicked off a nationwide celebration of the characters' 25th Anniversary.

Back in September, I spoke with "Ninja Turtles" co-creator Peter Laird to clear up some of the initial rumors surrounding the film, and now that it's official, he was able to offer a few more details about the return of Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo to the big screen. Read More...

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'The 25th Anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kicked off in a big way this morning, with plans for a new live-action movie announced just before New York City's "heroes in a half-shell" turned the lights green at the Empire State Building.

Yes, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael will indeed be making another trip to the big screen in 2011. The film, which looks to be a live-action and CGI hybrid, will be produced by Scott Mednick ("300," "Superman Returns"), Galen Walker (producer of 2007's CGI film "TMNT"), TMNT co-creator Peter Laird and Mirage Studios president Gary Richardson, among others.

I dropped by this morning's "green-lighting" event at the Empire State Building, which was attended by a number of TMNT notables, including 1990's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" director Steve Barron, and managed to get a few more details about the upcoming movie and anniversary events, as well as some photos of the Turtles and their party van parked outside. Read More...

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'Uncanny X-Men'Writer Matt Fraction certainly seems to have the ear of Hollywood these days, from his trip to Los Angeles to consult with Jon Favreau about “Iron Man 2,” to the optioning of his independent comics “Casanova” and “Last of the Independents.”

Since he's also the writer currently tasked with scripting Marvel's most prominent and longest running titles in their mutant universe, "The Uncanny X-Men," we caught up with the hardworking scribe to get his thoughts on the future of the X-Men film franchise and what's new with his optioned projects. Read More...

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'Earlier this month, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" co-creator Kevin Eastman created significant buzz when he posted on his website that talks were underway for a new live-action film featuring the comic book characters he created alongside Peter Laird back in 1983.

The post was removed a short time later after "Turtles" writer Steve Murphy labeled it as "complete nonsense," and Eastman offered up an apology to various industry peers for sharing information about the project. The beans had already been spilled, however, and though Eastman had sold his rights to the TMNT property back to Laird and Mirage Studios back in 2000, his connection to the property still generated significant speculation about the future of TMNT on the big screen.

So, in order to get the skinny on exactly what TMNT's owners have planned for the Turtles, Splash Page spoke with the owner of the property and the Turtles' main man, co-creator Peter Laird, about the live-action movie rumors, his thoughts on the recent CGI "TMNT" film and what TMNT fans can expect to see when (and if) the Turtles return to theaters. Read More...

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