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by Brett White

Marvel Studios' Hall H presentation was the biggest showstopper of San Diego Comic-Con International, with footage from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" receiving uproarious applause from the crowd. One scene in particular where Falcon, Cap's ally played by Anthony Mackie, extends his wings garnered noticeable cheers.

"When I extend, people get excited," said Mackie in an interview with MTV News' Josh Horowitz, revealing that the double entendre is another skill the Falcon has mastered. The actor went on to say that the key to Marvel's success has been realism. "The thing that ['Winter Soldier' directors] the Russos have been able to do with this movie, that I feel Marvel has been able to do with all of their films, is steep them in a reality to where you can relate to the characters."

But things got even more real when Horowitz asked if the actors read up on the source material to prepare for the film. Mackie gave possibly the best summation of how Marvel handles film adaptations, and it's the most legit drop-the-mic moment I have ever witnessed in a comic book context. Check. It. Out.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

by Brett White

Yahoo! Movies has a bit more insight from the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast about their characters, providing some of the first soundbites from the actors since donning the extensive make-up and new muscles needed for their roles.

"It's the 'Anti-Hero Hero Movie,'" said Zoe Saldana, who plays the deadliest woman in the galaxy — the assassin called Gamora. "These are thieves, rebels, assassins who come together to fight something actually much worse than them. And there's actually a lot of comedy — the levity will be abundant."

But just because the team may bring the quips doesn't mean they don't also bring the pain. In fact, Saldana and Dave Bautista (who plays the appropriately named Drax the Destroyer) believe their squadron of five is more than a match for The Avengers Six.

"We're different than the Avengers," said Saldana. "The Guardians have much 'bigger' powers. We could totally kick Thor and Captain America's ass."

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Witchblade

by Ryan Rigley

Great news for comic books fans this past weekend as a number of huge announcements were made at this year's San Diego Comic Con. On Friday, Marvel held a surprise screening of Joss Whedon's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot for those lucky enough to attend their panel. On Saturday, DC announced their plans for a Batman/Superman crossover movie, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.

But that's not all! Lest we forget about all of the other comic book publishing companies out there, Top Cow revealed their plans to release a film based on "The Darkness" which, as they also revealed, will be featuring non-other than Sara Pezzini, a.k.a. Witchblade. This isn't the first time that Ms. Pezzini has made the crossover to film. In fact, not too long ago she was the star of her very own TV series!

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300

by Brett White

They may make being sea-faring warriors look easy, but the cast of "300: Rise of an Empire" put in a lot of work to bring audiences the "300" sequel they so craved. Film stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Rodrigo Santoro stopped by MTV News during San Diego's Comic-Con International to talk about the film... and their rigorous diets.

"I learned that I've got a six pack under there," says Stapleton. "We all have, if you train really hard and don't eat much. I thought it was [that] some men were genetically blessed with those kinds of bodies, and I thought I was maybe the other kind. It's not true." The actor called his action-ready bod a badge of honor, saying that every bicep you see on the big screen is all him. "It happened. It's there. You can see it, it happened."

Returning actor Rodrigo Santoro was happy to reprise his role as King Xerxes, but wasn't as ready to jump back into the extensive training regiment. "The whole diet, working out, and going back to that shape wasn't very exciting, but in a way I really enjoy playing this character."

The other potential hurdle for the cast had to be the green screen use, but Eva Green gave a tip on how to approach working with heavy-CGI scenes. "There's a story, and you have real actors around you," says Green. "For me, I take it like it's theater. You have to use lots of your imagination. At the beginning you're always a bit lost, I have to say, but it always helps to get pictures from the designer so that you know the world."

Check out the rest of the exclusive "300: Rise of an Empire" interview below for info about the film's unique relationship to its predecessor and more!

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by Brett White

During San Diego Comic-Con, a select group of lucky "Captain America" fans got to see a special screening of the upcoming short film, "Agent Carter." The new Marvel One-Shot picks up with Agent Peggy Carter right where 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger" left off, with Hayley Atwell's formidable secret agent joining proto-S.H.I.E.L.D. just after the end of World War II.

As Entertainment Weekly previously revealed, the short film also stars Bradley Whitford as the sexist Agent Flynn and Dominic Cooper, who reprises his role as Howard Stark. Now, thanks to the magic of the internet, fans everywhere can watch an action-packed fraction of what those lucky SDCC attendees saw in full.

"Agent Carter" will be released on the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray on September 24th.

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by Brett White

The plot's one we've all seen before: kid races home before their parent finds out they've actually skipped school. That's just what happens in this new clip from "Kick-Ass 2", where the "Full House"-ish plot gets a thoroughly "Kick-Ass" makeover.

Mindy Macready's left her superhero career behind - at least that's what her guardian, a police officer named Marcus, believes. With the threat of a supreme grounding looming over her head, Hit-Girl hops on her Ducati bike and pounds on the gas to try to get home before Marcus does.

The clip also features a souped-up remix of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' "I Hate Myself For Loving You," which is a nice nod to the first "Kick-Ass" film wherein Hit-Girl took out a hallway of mobsters to Jett's "Bad Reputation." Check out the entire clip below!

[via Comic Book Movie]

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by Brett White

Joss Whedon had a big weekend. With the con encompassing everything Whedon, like "Avengers: Age of Ultron" capping off the ginormous Marvel Studios presentation, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." could have easily fallen through the cracks. But that was decidedly not the case, as the show hyped up its profile with a screening of the pilot and the announcement that Cobie Smulders will reprise her role as Maria Hill in the pilot.

MTV News caught up with Whedon and asked him the two big questions: when will we find out how Coulson came back from the dead, and how much will the show tie into the Marvel films?

"Well in episode three we will reveal that he's made of cheese," jokes Whedon regarding Coulson's return. "That's obviously something that we're clearly planning to tease out, because it's not really about what happened. We make it clear that something happened and it's going to be about him dealing with it."

Whedon had lengthier thoughts on how the show will fit in with the movies, stating that making a quality show takes priority over referencing the movies, but that they will still try to squeeze in nods. Check out the full interview below for his answer!

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X-Men

by Ryan Rigley

With the release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" still a year away and "The Wolverine" just around the corner, we here at MTV Splash Page have mutants on the mind. Especially with the ever-expanding amounts of "Wolverine" clips and featurettes surfacing in promotion for the film. Last week, we got a first look at one of the new villainesses that Logan will be facing off against in Japan: Viper.

Before that, we got a glimpse Yukio and Kenuichio Harada (a.k.a. the Silver Samurai) as well as two epic fight scenes: one on a train and one that takes place during a funeral. While the wait for "The Wolverine" is almost over, we can't help but think back on some of the more popular adaptations of the X-Men. Specifically "X-Men: The Animated Series," which premiered on FOX Kids back in 1992!

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by Brett White

"The Wolverine" isn't all fighting and bad ass claws; this new comedy video shows that the hirsute brawler can inspire things like puppetry and musical parodies, too! I mean, when a character is played by musical master Hugh Jackman, you have to expect this type of treatment (but I'm restraining myself for doing a Google search to find out if "Van HelSing!" exists).

Glove and Boots has created the Marvel musical parody to please even those of you who have seen one Marvel musical parody too many. The clip mashes up popular songs from "Chicago," "Phantom of the Opera," "Oklahoma!," "Guys and Dolls," and - comically - "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" with references to his stint as an Avenger and lyrics that namedrop legendary "X-Men" writer Chris Claremont. It even features a chorus of Multiple Man duplicates.

It's really those last two things that really won me over. I'm a Multiple Man fan for life. Check out the video below!

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by Brett White

Last week, a featurette for ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." introduced us to the no-nonsense Agent Grant Ward. Now another featurette gives us a closer look at Agent Phil Coulson's science team, Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons.

Played by Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge, the duo's responsible for analyzing data and creating tools to be used in the field. In the featurette, they put their skills to work analyzing a crime scene that contains a lot of 'nonsense.' The video contains a few new moments and comedy beats, and also shows off some of the show's promising special effects shots (those flying robots look pretty great).

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premieres Tuesdays this fall on ABC.

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