X-Men

by Brett White

Fans who saw "The Wolverine" over this past weekend know that Fox Studios is once again paying significant attention towards their X-Men properties. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will bring entire casts from different films together in one movie, the way that "Avengers" assembled solo heroes. Following that, an "X-Force" film is on the horizon—one that may or may not tie into the end of "Days of Future Past." Considering the runaway success that Marvel Studios has had with its cinematic universe, and now that it seems like DC is going the same way, it would make sense for Fox to structure its X-Men franchise in a similar way.

Collider caught up with Mark Millar—Fox's creative consultant on all things Marvel—at San Diego Comic-Con and asked if Fox had plans to develop their Marvel properties. Check out his answer—and the whole interview video, which includes extensive "Kick-Ass 2" musings—below!

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Mintz-Plasse

by Brett White

Things have gotten a bit more intense for the Red Mist since 2010's "Kick-Ass." The arch-nemesis has gotten darker, taken on a NSFW moniker (the Mother F---er). and started throwing his money towards nefarious plans. Two new clips from "Kick-Ass 2" show actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse reveling in the role more than ever, and give us our first look at John Leguizamo as Javier, one of The Mother F---er's bodyguards.

One clip catches up with the bad guy post-crime as he concocts a surefire way to kill his do-gooder enemy Kick-Ass... and the other one shows the bad guy just coming up with a short cut. See, it's just like a super villain to take a short cut! Check out both clips below, both of which are surprisingly SFW considering pretty much everything else about this movie.

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Justice League

by Ryan Rigley

Seems like DC is finally getting their "Justice League" movie on the right track. At this year's San Diego Comic Con, DC and Warner Bros. announced their plans to release a "Superman vs. Batman" movie (directed by Zack Snyder) and a movie centered around the Scarlet Speedster known as "The Flash."

Pushed back to 2016, the "Justice League" movie is sure to be an "Avengers" level hit for Warner Bros.—if done properly, that is. With all of this talk of superhero team-ups, we can't help but be reminded of the "Justice League" animated series. Reminisce with us after the jump!

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Guardians

by Brett White

"Guardians of the Galaxy" surprised everyone crowded into the massive Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con International last weekend by showing off a rough cut of what's been shot so far. The big surprise? They've apparently already shot a lot of awesome stuff, according to reports from those lucky enough to see the footage. Jokes from Peter Quill, intergalactic transports, fully animated shots of Groot and Rocket Raccoon—"Guardians" is coming along nicely.

On hand at the panel were non-Guardians Lee Pace and Karen Gillan, who play the less-than-friendly Ronan the Accuser and Nebula in next year's space saga. MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with the duo following the panel—and post-reveal of Gillan's Nebula-style shaved head—to find out what they like most about the film.

"What I'm looking forward to is the comedic element," says Gillan. "[Director James Gunn] just brings both of the things, like depth and comedy, which excites me."

"It's got a wicked, wicked sense of humor," confirms Pace. The two had yet to start filming when this interview went down, but odds are they're on-set and covered in blue body paint as you read this. Check out the rest of the interview below for Gillan and Pace's thoughts on their prep material and being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

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by Brett White

With "The Wolverine" in theaters, "Kick-Ass 2" is the next superhero film ready to leap forth from the printed page. With all eyes now squarely on Kick-Ass and Co., the film has released a new clip that highlights the film's ensemble.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Clark Duke get the most screentime in the clip, which features Duke's alter-ego Battle-Guy running through his origin story to Justice Forever, but Donald Faison and Jim Carrey get a punchline or two in as well. Check out the clip after the jump!

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by Brett White

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" had a pretty good time in San Diego last weekend, as the first batch of footage from the upcoming Marvel movie blew the roof off of Hall H at Comic-Con International. One key actor—Sebastian Stan—had even more cause for celebration than his co-stars.

Following the events of "Captain America: The First Avenger," Stan's Bucky Barnes was left for dead. Of course, Marvel readers knew that to not be the case, but no one knew if a Captain America sequel would dive into the character's traumatic resurrection story. And then they announced the title of the film—"The Winter Soldier"—and Stan knew he was back in business. Adapting a story that's both beloved and critically acclaimed seems like a hefty task, but Stan told MTV News' Josh Horowitz that the sequel's cast and crew were more than up for the job.

"I'd say literally that—from the people that made the costume and the arm—I mean, they've done a phenomenal job," said Stan. "To the writing of the movie... everyone's honored the comic books." You can hear more about how the Winter Soldier's origin made the transition from the printed page to the silver screen in the interview below.

What do you think of this "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" update? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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by Brett White

Spoiler alert for "The Wolverine": there is what appears to be a Dwayne Johnson-esque pec pop in the film. Break out the stack of comics! Are pec pops from the source material?!

But before you go scouring the Larry Hama/Marc Silvestri "Wolverine" run for pops, know that it was purely unintentional on Hugh Jackman's part.

"On that day I was doing this water dehydration thing that I did for 'Les Mis' as well, and I was getting cramps a lot from it," Jackman told MTV News' Josh Horowitz. "I think what you're seeing is one of those cramps. Thankfully not a pec pop."

Check out the interview below for Jackman's thoughts on how the finished film lives up to the initial talks he had with director James Mangold, and more!

Do you think the pec pop was legit? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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by Brett White

While "The Wolverine" may be another one of the titular character's solo outings, he does have one X-Man by his side... sort of. Thanks to the trailers and character posters, it's now common knowledge that Famke Janssen returns in "The Wolverine" as Jean Grey. But that definitely was not always the case.

"The studio called me and said it's a big secret, we want to keep it a secret, can we do this?," Janssen tells MTV News' Josh Horowitz. "Of course they have an entire crew knowing about it and nobody's supposed to leak it, and you hope that it doesn't happen. And they still have to fly you to Sydney and, you know, be on a plane with people and then land there. So it's a lot of hurdles to go through, but we went through all of them."

In the full interview below, Janssen also discusses the many iterations of Jean Grey she's played in the past—including the one that gets to hop in bed with Hugh Jackman in this film. Check it out!

What version of Jean Grey do you like best? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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by Brett White

This year's San Diego Comic-Con International was only the second time that Hugh Jackman has made an appearance promoting a mutant film, and he's particularly proud to be doing so for "The Wolverine."

"When I come here for a movie other than Wolverine, I want to say to whoever's bringing me here, 'Just don't, because you're going to get frustrated,'" Jackman told MTV News' Josh Horowitz. "No matter what I'm talking about, there's going to be twenty Wolverines down the front row, just going, '[insert Wolverine imitation here].'"

The con was also primed for promoting "The Wolverine" with the film set to open the following weekend (a.k.a. "tonight at midnight"), and anticipation for the film is running high. Jackman teased his favorite fight scene in the film, which is one we've already gotten a glimpse of.

"I love seeing the bullet train sequence," says Jackman. "There's been millions of fight sequences on trains—but none at that speed." Check out the full interview below for further info on the train fight and more!

What do you think of this "Wolverine" interview? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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by Brett White

The name is out! The Avengers sequel is subtitled "Age of Ultron," as Joss Whedon revealed during Saturday's soon-to-be-historic Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con. But there were a few people who weren't able to keep up with the constantly updating livefeed of announcements—those backstage at the Hall H panel.

That included Samuel L. Jackson, who had to have the news reported to him by MTV News during the following red carpet.

"Joss is giving out that kind of information?" asked Jackson after hearing the news. He then turned the questioning back on Horowitz, asking "What do you think that could be about?" Horowitz used the opportunity to bring up all of the rumors surrounding Vin Diesel—who is rumored to be up for the Vision.

Jackson seemed suspicious about this, possibly saying a lot... with his eyes. Just watch and see for yourself in the full interview below!

What do you think of "Avengers: Age of Ultron"? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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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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