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by Brett White

Take everything you know about "Kick-Ass" and double it, and then you get "Kick-Ass 2." This new Red Band featurette shows off the sequel's tougher heroes, rougher villains, fouler language, and bloodier fights in nearly three briskly paced minutes. The stakes are higher, with Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl teaming up with a group of like-minded heroes (including Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars & Stripes) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse turning the Red Mist into the Mother F---er.

The featurette includes interviews with stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, producer Matthew Vaughn, and director Jeff Wadlow, as well as a few new clips that show off the film's killer sense of humor. Check out the video below.

[via IGN]

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Venom Flash Thompson

by Brett White

I know that doing a casting call for "Amazing Spider-Man 4" five years before it gets made—and before two preceding sequels even hit theaters—is a bit of a stretch, but the cosmic confluence of events surrounding this new bit of MTV News footage from San Diego's Comic-Con International and the possible resurrection of a Venom solo movie set in Marc Webb's new Spider-Verse warranted a full-on post.

In the interview, which can be seen after the jump, "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello reveals that he's still up for playing a superhero—despite not getting the "Man of Steel" gig—as long as the project tries something different.

"I want to do something that's a real deconstruction of the genre," Manganiello told MTV News' Josh Horowitz. "There's so many superhero projects out there that it's almost like they're becoming normal, so I want to do one that just flips it on its head and makes it crazy. I want to make the 'Fight Club' of superhero movies." And that's why Manganiello would be perfect for "Venom"—and it'd even be a role that he's played before!

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by Brett White

When fandom's favorite stand-up comic goes on the internet's favorite sitcom to rant for almost eight minutes about a crossover between two of the hottest film franchises ever, creative types will spend a lot of time mining it for comedy gold. So yeah, Patton Oswalt's epic filibuster from "Parks and Recreation" about "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Gauntlet of Infinity" has already gotten an all-inclusive poster mock-up and the animated treatment.

But now, as part of YouTube's Geek Week (the event that will bring us a new "Thor: The Dark World" trailer later this week), Nerdist has released a fully animated version of Oswalt's rant, done by Daniel Spellman. See the movie come to life in the only way that will ever be monetarily feasible!

Great, right? Although I do have to fight off every nerd-urge to correct Oswalt's character, especially his assertion that Moon Knight is an A-List character over Hawkeye and Black Widow. No sir, I don't think so.

[via io9]

What do you think of this mashed-up "Episode VII"? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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Wonder Woman

by Ryan Rigley

A while back, the CW had plans to produce a Wonder Woman TV series entitled "Amazon," in the same vein as their Superman series "Smallville." However, now that the "Flash" TV series has been appropriately placed on the fast-track towards production, it would appear as though all "Amazon" efforts have been put on hold for the time being.

This, of course, does not mean that the "Amazon" series has been canned. On the contrary, with Warner Bros. and DC's plans to make a "Justice League" movie, re-introducing Wonder Woman via TV series seems like a fairly safe bet to make. As some of you may recall, this won't be the first time that Wonder Woman has graced the small screen. Back in the 70's, Wonder Woman was the star of her own successful prime time TV series!

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Maria Hill

by Brett White

We just found out that Maria Hill will appear in the pilot for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and now we have a hint of just what Cobie Smulders' character will be doing in the episode when it airs on ABC on September 24th.

ABC has released three new trailers for the highly anticipated show—Marvel's first foray into live-action television in decades. The new videos don't show off much in the way of new footage, but the few new tidbits they offer are worth analyzing. Aside from Maria Hill's quick scene assigning Agent Ward to Coulson's unit, we also get a sentence from Coulson that explains one of his team's goals:

"The world will want to exploit him," says Coulson, possibly referring to J. August Richards' mystery character. "He's going to need some help." So Coulson and Co. aren't out to contain these new super-powered people, but to protect them. That's cool. Check out all three clips after the jump!

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by Brett White

Movies nowadays have to include viral marketing, as evidenced by the just launched Trask Industries website for "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and these sites and YouTube videos are usually a quick way to tell what tone a film is going for. Whereas "Days of Future Past" is going the realistic and politically conscious way, "Kick-Ass 2" is going... well, less that way.

In this new commercial for Justice Forever (Kick-Ass's supergroup), Aaron Taylor-Johnson takes on a decidedly Mister Rogers feel. This is the latest in a series of recruitment videos, all of which take on an irreverent tone perfectly in line with the "Kick-Ass" comics and first film.

You can check out the viral video below, and don't forget to take a look at a new clip from the film starring Hit-Girl after the jump!

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FROM MTV GEEK

The graphic novel that's already been featured in Variety and Entertainment Weekly now has a new trailer featuring the vocal talents of the one-and-only Bill Paxton.

The "Head Smash" trailer, from the story by Vlad Yudin and Erik Hendrix, focuses on ex-Horde soldier Smash and his attempt to get revenge on his former bosses. The property's already in development with "The Twilight Saga" producers Mark Morgan and Imprint Entertainment-chief Michael Becker, who are working alongside the graphic novel's creators and publisher—Arcana—to bring the project to the big screen.

For more info on "Head Smash," check out the article over at MTV Geek and watch the Paxton-filled trailer below!

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Sentinels

by Brett White

With "The Wolverine" in theaters, Fox can now really launch into promoting "X-Men: Days of Future Past." And ladies and gentlemen, it has begun.

The just-launched Trask Industries viral site is packed with info. There are new pics (like the one above of a Sentinel at President Reagan's inauguration), a new ad (which you can see below), and an overwhelming number of charts and graphs that represent what definitely feels like 50 years worth of history for Trask Industries. The site also boasts enough "Days of Future Past" hints to keep our minds running until the film opens on May 23rd, 2014.

After the jump, we dive into some of the site's more interesting reveals.

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Captain America

by Brett White

Marvel's Hall H presentation at San Diego's Comic-Con International definitely brought the house down, what with all of the announcements and footage and Marvel movie cast members in attendance. "Entertainment Tonight" got the chance to speak with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, and Frank Grillo just before they experienced the insanity of Hall H, many for the first time.

"That's the one thing you like about going into Hall H," said Hall H veteran Samuel L. Jackson. "They're already there, they want it. They're breathing hard before we get in there, and then the fact that we show up is like full lung craziness. It is so awesome. It's like being a Beatle."

The rest of the video, which can be seen after the jump, goes into detail about each actor's experience working on the film, including a few "how I got the job" stories.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson Quicksilver

by Brett White

If rumors prove to be true, then Aaron Taylor-Johnson could end up with more than one superhero on his resume. The "Kick-Ass 2" leading man has apparently been eyed to play Quicksilver in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and there appears to be at least some truth there.

MTV News' Josh Horowitz got a chance to ask Taylor-Johnson about the silver-haired speedster, and it turns out that the actor has put a lot of thought into the character.

"I think when it comes around and you're asking about 'Avengers 2' and Quicksilver and things like that, the thing is to think about that he's an abandoned child," explains Taylor-Johnson. "Him and his sister [the Scarlet Witch] are abandoned and they live in Eastern Europe. There's more character aspects that I'm interested in than the power aspect."

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