John Krasinski - Captain AmericaThe online world has been buzzing with speculation ever since an alleged list of five contenders for the lead role in "The First Avenger: Captain America" hit the 'Net. While there's been no official word on whether the list is legit, we asked you to vote on your favorite from the five contenders last week — just to find out where popular opinion stands on the actors' shield-slinging potential.

Since then, two of the actors have declared they're out of the running, but according to our poll results, they were never really in the running — not when it comes to fan opinion, that is.

With 51 percent of the vote, "The Office" actor John Krasinski was named fans' favorite actor for the role (from among the rumored contenders). His tally nearly doubled that of runner-up Chace Crawford ("Gossip Girl"), who netted 26 percent of the total votes. Read More...

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Captain AmericaLast week, a rumor hit the 'Net that the list of contenders for the lead in "The First Avenger: Captain America" had been narrowed down to five actors. Response to the list was (to put it lightly) intense, and while we weighed in with our own thoughts on the pros and cons of the rumored "Captain America" contenders, it's time for you to vote on your favorite.

To be honest, we expected the official announcement regarding the role to be made by now. Director Joe Johnston said back in early February that we were "weeks away" from having a "Captain America" actor, so now that February is in the rearview mirror, it seems as good a time as any to gauge reader opinion.

I've limited the choices in this week's poll to the rumored contender list, even though I know many readers (and our own Secret Identity column) have suggested other actors for the role and nothing is official at this point. Read More...

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Joseph Gordon-LevittJust a day or two after we asked readers to pick their favorite actor to play Peter Parker in Marc Webb's upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot, the InterWebs were buzzing with word that "Percy Jackson" actor Logan Lerman could be up for the role.

While Lerman seems to have pulled back a bit in his Spidey talk since then, there was no shortage of readers willing to add his name to the pool of potential webslingers via write-in vote — but he still fell short of the mark when the polls closed. With 27 percent of the total vote, Webb's "500 Days of Summer" actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt was chosen by readers as the favorite for the coveted role.

However, it wasn't a big jump to the runner-up, with a fairly close grouping of actors receiving the lion's share of the votes. Read More...

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Spider-ManIt's been a little while since our last update on the "Spider-Man" movie front, and with a director now in place for Spidey's rebooted film franchise, it's about time we found out who readers want to see as the new Peter Parker.

A few weeks ago, we gave you our five picks for the Spider-Man role, and now it's your turn to decide which one of them (or of the other actors you suggested in the comment section or who didn't make the cut in our original list) is the fan-favorite actor to bring Peter Parker back to the big screen. Remember: the new franchise is aiming for an actor who can play the teenage version of the character, so keep that in mind when you cast your vote.


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Spider-ManLast week, we devoted our weekly reader poll to asking your opinion of the latest news to rock the comic book movie world: the conspicuous absence of a "ROM: Spaceknight" movie in Marvel's 2010 film slate.

Okay, so that wasn't what we asked... but come on, was there ever any question about last week's poll topic? The news that Sony was dropping plans for "Spider-Man 4" and rebooting the entire "Spider-Man" movie franchise in 2012 was the biggest story of the year, and continues to develop as the search for a new "Spider-Man" director and actor to play Peter Parker continues.

We asked what you thought of the "Spider-Man" movie news, and you responded — in a big way. Read More...

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Spider-ManTobey Maguire has left his left the webs behind and Sam Raimi has left the building, folks. "Spider-Man 4" is dead, and a new "Spider-Man" franchise is primed to launch in 2012.

But are fans better off for it, or is this a kiss of big-screen death for your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler?

We'll be exploring these questions (and some possible answers) throughout the week here on Splash Page, but right now we want to know what YOU think. Is a "Spider-Man" franchise sans Raimi and Maguire in good hands? Is a full-on reboot the best idea, or would the studio be better off continuing the current franchise with a new star and director? Now's your chance to sound off about all the recent Spider-Man news. Read More...

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WatchmenLast week, we asked MTV readers to vote on their favorite comic book movie of 2009, and now the votes are in!

With more than 50 percent of the total votes, "Watchmen" was the top choice among fans — and by a wide margin, too. When all the votes were tallied, Zack Snyder's live-action adaptation of the classic Alan Moore graphic novel was the clear-cut winner over "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which received half as many votes to nab the second-place spot.

However, while many predicted a victory by Rorschach, Nite Owl and the rest of "Watchmen" cast, there were some surprises in the final vote — namely among the animated features. Read More...

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X-Men Origins: WolverineIt's that time of year when we run down our favorite projects from the world of comics and comic book movies, folks. And while that's all well and good, this year I want to make sure Splash Page readers have a say in all the "Best Of" madness, too!

Next week, we're rolling out bunches of "Best Of" lists covering our favorite books, series, films and anything else that made big waves around Splash Page HQ over the last year — and along with rolling out our own picks, we'll reveal your pick for the best comic book movie of 2009.

Was "Wolverine" the best there was at what it did (this year)? Has distance (and the rest of the year's films) made you fonder of "Watchmen"? Or was one of this year's animated movies (i.e., "Hulk Vs." or "Green Lantern: First Flight") better than anything the live-action world had to offer? Read More...

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Iron Man 2Well, that certainly wasn't much of a surprise. After we asked readers to pick the 2010 comic book movie they're most looking forward to, they voted "Iron Man 2" the overwhelming winner — but not all of the results were as predictable as Tony Stark and War Machine's victory.

In the end, "Iron Man 2" nabbed just over half the total votes, with Matthew Vaughn's "Kick-Ass" and Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" each taking home 11 percent of the vote and sharing the runner-up spot. Both "Jonah Hex" and "Dead of Night" also had decent showings, with the latter receiving 7 percent of the total vote via a big outpouring of fan support and an active write-in campaign. (I'd accidentally left the Brandon Routh-starring film out of the poll.)

Read on for the full results and some reader feedback about the results. Read More...

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Kick-AssAs we approach the end of the year, it's nice to know we have a lot to look forward to in 2010 — at least as far as comic book movies go.

From "The Losers" and "Kick-Ass" in April to "Red" and "The Green Hornet" closing out the year, there's quite a bit going on next year with adaptations of comic book properties — including a few projects that don't have release dates yet. While the May arrival of "Iron Man 2" seems like a no-brainer for next year's most anticipated film, I have a sneaking suspicion that some of the other films with significant buzz around them (like "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," for example) have fans eagerly anticipating the end of '09 and the beginning of the next movie cycle.

So, what has you most excited for the onset of 2010 films? Is it the all-star cast of "Red"? Josh Brolin and Megan Fox doing a grim and gritty turn in "Jonah Hex"? The "Twilight"-meets-"True Blood" casting of "Priest"? Now's your chance to let us know what you're itching to know more about and finally see in theaters next year. Read More...


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