Iron Man

The Brawl for it all is down to eight, but only two comic book movies remain!

"Thor: The Dark World" dealt "Man of Steel" a thunderous blow it never recovered from in the previous round of the MTV Movie Brawl. It now faces off against "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" in round three — and with Logan Lerman fans out in full support, "Percy" could pull out a surprise victory over the God of Thunder.

Tony Stark, meanwhile, had no problem taking care of the "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" squad, but it could be a different story as he goes up against James Franco and the ladies of "Spring Breakers." The indie seems no match for "Iron Man 3" on the surface, but it completely owned Morgan Spurlock's "One Direction" documentary — anything with enough firepower to defeat the Directioners is a force to be feared.

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Zack Snyder

Have you heard the one about Zack Snyder and "Star Wars" yet?

A report surfaced earlier in the week that Snyder is developing a standalone "Star Wars" movie inspired by Akira Kurosawa and his classic film "Seven Samurai." Snyder's camp denied the report, though the original source, Vulture, is sticking to its story. The truth remains unclear, but the story got us thinking: if Snyder directed a "Star Wars" movie as his next project, then he would presumably be out of the running for "Justice League," and possibly the "Man of Steel" sequel as well.

So, while we're living in the land of the theoretical, we'll ask you this: which project would you want to see Snyder direct next? Vote in the poll below and explain your pick in the comments!

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The MTV Movie Brawl continues this week with the launch of the official 16-film bracket. Eight epic match-ups are underway now, with four comic book movies currently slugging it out: "Iron Man 3," "Thor: The Dark World," "The Wolverine" and "Man of Steel." At least one of those movies will get knocked out of the competition this round, however, as Thor brings Mjolnir against the impossibly powerful Superman.

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JGL

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a fixture in the comic book movie rumor mill these days. Not only is he supposedly in line to play Batman in the "Justice League" movie, he's now apparently a front-runner for the role of Star-Lord in "Guardians of the Galaxy" for Marvel.

It's not unprecedented for an actor to play characters in different comic book universes — Ryan Reynolds did it as Deadpool in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and as Hal Jordan in "Green Lantern," for one example — but many fans prefer their actors stick to one continuity. So, with that in mind, answer us this: which role would you prefer JGL play: Star-Lord or Batman?

Vote in the poll below and explain your answer in the comments section!

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Comic Book Movies 2013

In 2012, "The Avengers" finally assembled. "The Dark Knight" closed down shop, and "Spider-Man" started anew. But that's all behind us now — it's time to start looking forward.

Make no mistake about it: 2013 is going to be a huge year for comic book movies. Superman takes flight again, two of the Avengers get back in the solo grind, Wolverine pops his claws once more, and the denizens of Sin City return at long last. And those are just the highlights.

Which 2013 release are you most excited for? Vote in our poll, and keep the conversation going in the comments section below or on Twitter!

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Man of Steel

A full day has passed since the "Man of Steel" trailer flew into our lives, and the resounding reaction seems to be a positive one. Praise is coming in for Zack Snyder's epic vision of Superman, and Henry Cavill's captivating portrayal of the DC Comics icon. But others have expressed skepticism towards the new look at the Man of Tomorrow, worrying over Snyder's previous track record (with many specifically pointing at the disappointing "Sucker Punch") and a lack of action until the very end of the trailer.

But what did you think of the "Man of Steel" trailer? That's what we want to know! Let us know by voting in the poll below, and explaining your reaction in the comments or on Twitter!

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Supervillains

In a year of excellent comic book movies populated by excellent superheroes, it would be foolish to dismiss 2012's excellent villains: a boy who became mad with power, an assassin with a decaying touch, a time-traveling alien, a vengeful trickster god, a science experiment gone wrong, a back-breaking terrorist and his duplicitous lady love, and the queen of a dystopian drug empire.

From Loki to Bane and beyond, here are your picks for Best Supervillain of 2012. Vote for your champion in the poll below, and tune in later this month for the results.

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Best Hero 2012

Between "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Dark Knight Rises" and more, there was no shortage of superheroes to root for in 2012. But which one was the best superhero of 2012? You tell us! Vote in our poll below for the Best Superhero of 2012, and check back with MTV Splash Page this month for the results.

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Wolverine

Hugh Jackman and "X-Men: Days of Future Past." That's a thing that's happening. But is it a thing that should happen? That's debatable.

Sure, Wolverine plays a monumental role in the "Days of Future Past" comic books the film gets its title from. And few will argue that Jackman has carved out an iconic character over five (six counting "The Wolverine") films. But as "X-Men" action figure collectors know all too well, there's such a thing as too much Wolverine. Is that the same for the movies? Is there a risk of Logan distracting from some of the other truly excellent characters in place — like McAvoy's Xavier and Fassbender's Magneto, for instance?

We leave the question to you: should Wolverine be in "X-Men: Days of Future Past"? Let us know in the poll below and explain yourself in the comments or on Twitter!

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Best Comic Book Movie 2012

There's no doubt that 2012 was one of the most eventful years for comic book movies to date. But which one was the best? Whether you're a "Dark Knight" die-hard or an "Avengers" loyalist, we want to hear from you! Vote in our poll below for the best comic book movie of 2012, and check back in with MTV Splash Page over the next few weeks as we make the results known.

"The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile" goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at BigAndBestOf2012.com for eight hours of live performances from stars like Bruno Mars and Miguel, special editions of "RapFix Live" with Ma$e and A$AP Rocky, "Big Morning Buzz Live," "MTV After Hours" with Norman Reedus, "You Oughta Know," surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways and much much more!

Stick with MTV as we count down the Best of 2012, including the Best Songs of 2012, Live Performances, Movies and EDM Videos of the year.

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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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