Jimmy Jean-Louis

by Brett White

It looks like Dr. Anthony Ivo will have a playmate during "Arrow" season two. Comic Book Resources announced today that "Heroes" alum Jimmy Jean-Louis has signed on to play a character mysteriously named the Captain in multiple episodes of the show's sophomore season.

So far all we really know about the Captain is that he keeps some relatively nefarious company; the character is linked to Dr. Anthony Ivo, who will be played by Dylan Neal on the show. But CBR's announcement confirms that Dr. Ivo's most famous creation, the power-replicating android called Amazo, will be included in the show in some capacity.

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Boom Studios

by Brett White

That big "boom" you heard was the sound of up-and-coming comic book company Boom! Studios closing an unprecedented deal with movie studio giant 20th Century Fox.

As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, the Boom!/Fox partnership comes hot on the heels of the success of the Mark Wahlberg/Denzel Washington late-summer action film "2 Guns," a property based on a Boom! Studios series from 2007. The deal marks a big win for comic book companies and creators. Under the new deal, Boom! Studios will get first-dollar gross from Fox movies based on its properties. Those earnings will then be split up in half, with the publisher and the comic book creators each getting paid.

As Boom!'s founder and CEO Ross Richie told THR, this marks a huge step forward in the way comic book creators have been treated after their work has hit the big screen. "In an era where ['Avengers' co-creator and artist] Jack Kirby doesn't get paid for 'The Avengers,' we are bringing the Jack Kirbys into the circle," said Richie. "They can use our expertise in the field while they focus on being creative."

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SHIELD

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." got backed up by some heavy firepower this week, when Samuel L. Jackson made his first appearance on the show as the agency's director, Nick Fury. Jackson's arrival is big news for "S.H.I.E.L.D." and Marvel fans — but for the actor himself, it's nothing new.

"I'm still playing the same guy, it's the same process," the actor nonchalantly said in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, talking about his surprise "S.H.I.E.L.D." cameo. "I just show up and they turn the cameras on and we do it."

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Rhino

by Brett White

It looks like there's more in store for the Rhino than just a Midtown Manhattan tussle with the famous wall-crawler. Paul Giamatti revealed to Collider that he will most likely be returning to thew new Spider-Man franchise in 2016's "The Amazing Spider-Man 3."

The actor seemed surprised to learn that Sony's already webbed off two weekends in the next five years for two additional Spider-Man movies following next year's "Amazing Spider-Man 2," taking the series up to "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" in 2018. "Do they really have it that far ahead?" Giamatti asked. "I think I've only done the next movie, I don't know if I'm doing the next next movie. I didn't know that. That's amazing."

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James McAvoy

You want some "X-Men: Days of Future Past" hype? Try this on for size: James McAvoy says it's likely to be "the biggest, most epic X-Men" movie we've ever seen.

"I think it's the second biggest production Fox have ever embarked upon, behind 'Avatar,'" the actor said in a new interview with IGN. "So they're definitely going for it."

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Spider-Man

by Brett White

With "Amazing Spider-Man 2" still over half a year away from hitting theaters, it could seem a bit premature for Sony to have already hired screenwriters from the already announced 2016 trilogy-capper. But when you have a film that could include up to six bad guys, you want to get your screenwriters working ASAP.

With that in mind, Sony has decided to stick with "Amazing Spider-Man 2" screenwriters Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner for "Amazing Spider-Man 3" rather than gambling with other writers. This could be seen as a risky move considering that the trio has been hired before fans and critics have any idea what their take on Spider-Man will entail. Fingers crossed audiences enjoy the film, particularly its script.

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by Brett White

While Falcon might be fighting alongside Captain America in "Captain America: The Winter Solider," actor Anthony Mackie wants to make one thing clear: Falcon is not Captain America's Robin! Their avian codenames are where the two heroes' similarities end, everybody. In this exclusive interview with MTV News' Josh Horowitz, Mackie offered up his thoughts on the relationship between the star-spangled Avenger, the Falcon, and returning Avenger Black Widow.

"It's interesting because a lot of people equate it to Batman and Robin, but the reality of it is it's more of a working relationship, a respect relationship as opposed to a leader and follower," said Mackie. He added that despite how close Scarlett Johansson has said her character gets to Cap, there's no room for ego in their team-up. "The three of us work really well together."

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SHIELD Nick Fury

by Alex Zalben

It was kind of the worst kept secret on TV, but in case you didn't hear the news: Samuel Jackson's Nick Fury showed up in the quasi-post-credit sequence of last night's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." By all accounts, that's a few months earlier than anyone was expecting, as we all intuited that one of the movie's stars would wait to show up during Sweeps Week. But with Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill in episode one, and Fury in episode two, as Agent Coulson would say, "It's a brave new world."

With that in mind, and the possibility that every episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will have a post-credits sequence, here's speculation as to what could be coming up next:

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Ant-Man

by Brett White

What is HAPPENING?! After Edgar Wright proved that he could do no wrong with this summer's out of this world "The World's End," anticipation for his first foray into the Marvel Universe has increased like whoa. We want "Ant-Man" and we want it now, and not even a new, earlier July 2015 release date will satisfy us. Give us Hank Pym and/or Scott Lang ASAP (and Janet Van Dyne, while you're at it)!

Now the director has tweeted a picture that hands-down wins the internet, and this is the day after a certain someone popped up on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Yeah, this is exciting. Check out the full tweet after the jump!

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Agent Carter

by Brett White

It's safe to say that fan reaction to Marvel's most recent—and most elaborate—"One-Shot" short film "Agent Carter" has been enthusiastic. The period piece action-thriller featured Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter going head-to-head with a squad of menacing henchmen as well as sexism, and has been eyed as a new Marvel television series, according to Deadline.

At the time the news broke, though, it was unclear if Hayley Atwell would be up for committing to a television series as her film career heats up. But in a new interview with Digital Spy, Atwell reveals that she's just as ready to tackle TV as Agent Carter is ready to tackle goons.

"The one-shot was so successful, the fanbase were like, 'We want more of Peggy!,'" said Atwell. "I think Marvel probably take that very seriously, and it's certainly something I would be a part of doing. I'd be interested to show different sides of Peggy." She later added, "I love the Marvel lot, they're really great people to work with, so it would be nice to go back and work with them again. I'd definitely do it."

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Cover Artist

Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.
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