Following the unforeseen mega-success of "Marvel's The Avengers," Joss Whedon gave round after round of interviews to talk about his future with the franchise. During one such interview, the filmmaker was asked about which of his many beloved television creations he'd most like to revisit — and his answer was pleasing for Browncoats everywhere.

"You know, I love all my raggedy children," he said. "But if I could be anywhere, I'd be on board Serenity."

Given the show's supremely sad and supremely short run, the minimal box office returns on "Serenity," and current other commitments of the original actors involved, a "Firefly" resurrection doesn't seem too likely at the moment. But here's one way that fans of both "Avengers" and "Firefly" can revisit the greatest space western in the gorram galaxy: by a mash-up of the two!

Check out an awesome "Avengers"/"Firefly" opening credits mash-up past the break!

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Somehow we figured the first set photos of "Oblivion" would be a bit more, well, desolate.

But the images from the movie's set that have popped up online today show a friendly, pre-apocalypse looking world. Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko can be seen shooting scenes in front of the Empire State Building, though it's unclear in the above picture if Cruise is gazing at the tall structure or something else in the sky.

We also can see shots of Cruise and Kurylenko holding hands in some of the set photos. It seems like there is a romance brewing between these two actors' characters, though we don't think the scenes being shot in New York City take place during the film's present day.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Little is known about Joseph Kosinski's upcoming sci-fi project "Oblivion." It is known that Tom Cruise plays Jak, a man tasked with the mundane job of repairing ships on a highly irradiated Earth. And we do know that Andrea Riseborough plays a mysterious woman Jak finds in a crash-landed pod on Earth who sets of a chain off unstoppable events in both of their lives. But what about the rest of the cast, like Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau?

We don't have any additional details on the first two, but Empire recently caught up with the "Game of Thrones" star and asked him to flesh out his "Oblivion" character, a veteran weapons expert named Sykes. Based on Coster-Waldau's MO, it should come as little surprise that he doesn't play the most liked character in "Oblivion."

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Oblivion

Good news for those of us who have been waiting years for Joseph Kosinski's film "Oblivion" to hit theaters: that wait is going to be a little bit shorter.

Deadline is reporting that Universal has bumped "Oblivion" up from July 10, 2013 to April 26, 2013. The film is currently shooting in Baton Rouge, and will reportedly be ready earlier than Universal had expected.

"Oblivion" just recently finished getting its cast together. In addition to Tom Cruise, the project stars Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough and "Game of Thrones's" Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

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There's no one else in Hollywood right now I could even picture playing Hercules other than Dwayne Johnson. Fortunately I'm not the only one who feels that way, as director Brett Ratner has tapped the former WWE star for the title role in his upcoming film.

Variety is reporting that Ratner and MGM have closed a deal with Johnson to have him play the lead in "Hercules." Not much is known about the project other than the fact it's an adaptation of Steven Moore's 2008 graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian War." From what I know about that comic, that means there's going to be a lot of ruthless badassdom in this upcoming movie.

But that's not the only comic book project Johnson is interested in. Click on after the jump to find out more about his other film, "Ciudad."

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by Ryan Rigley

Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been popping up practically everywhere as of late. Whether it be "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," or even the promos for the upcoming WrestleMania XXVIII, this widely recognized actor/wrestler isn't going away any time soon. It's no wonder then that MGM has been eyeing him for the role of Hercules in their newest blockbuster "Hercules: The Thracian War."

Variety reports the possible casting. Helming the project is director Brett Ratner, best known for his work on films such as "Tower Heist," "X-Men: The Last Stand" and both "Rush Hour" movies. The script, written by Ryan Condol, is an adaptation of 2008's "Hercules: The Thracian War" graphic novel, written by Steve Moore and released via Radical Publishing.

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"Game of Thrones" is one of the best shows on TV right now, so it’s nice to see more of its actors getting real work. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who we know as Jaime Lannister, is the most recent Westerosi to find a part-time job.

Deadline reports that he’ll join the cast of "Oblivion," alongside Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko. It’s set to start filming in March; presumably, that means most of his parts for the second season of "Game of Thrones" have already been shot.

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Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion" just got a heck of a lot cooler. Up until this point, Tom Cruise had been the only big name involved in the project, with lesser-known actresses Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough joining the movie as its two female leads. Now new reports are saying that Morgan Freeman is lending his talents to the upcoming sci-fi flick as well.

Deadline broke the news, with Variety's Jeff Sneider later adding that Freeman will play a character named Malcolm Beech. He will apparently be portraying the leader of the human resistance on Earth in the post-apocalyptic movie.

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Horizons,” a scifi tale taking place in a post-apocalyptic world, is having no trouble getting actors interested. Tom Cruise is already attached and Jessica Chastain of “The Help” has been cast, but there is still one other major part to be filled.

They need someone for the other female lead, and according to Deadline, it’s down to Hayley Atwell, Diane Kruger and Kate Beckinsale. Apparently the three headlining actresses will be reading this weekend, after which one will have to be chosen.

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Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde has had a summer of working with top leading men like Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Ryan Reynolds, and now she’s hoping to add Tom Cruise to her list of on-screen partners.

The "Cowboys & Aliens" actress is trying out for a role in Cruise’s upcoming project, the sci-fi extravaganza, “Horizon,” which was formerly titled "Oblivion," according to Variety.

There are two possible roles that Wilde could be auditioning for: the first is the character Julia, who is the fiancé of Cruise’s character, Jack; the second is the part of Victoria, Jack’s able assistant who’s his partner-in-crime on missions to a post-apocalyptic Earth. Going by the character descriptions, I’m hoping Wilde lands the role of Victoria – the girl’s got some ass kicking potential in her!

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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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