Deathstroke

Manu Bennett's days on "Spartacus" are over, but he's got plenty of business ahead of him as Slade Wilson.

Bennett has been upgraded to series regular status for season two of "Arrow," having logged plenty of season one time as a recurring guest star. The "Spartacus" actor can't wait to show fans more sides to his deadly mercenary of a character, based on what he said in a new interview with Access Hollywood.

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Osborn Electro

by Brett White

We already know that "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is packed with villains like Jamie Foxx's Electro and Paul Giamatti's Rhino, and the film also counts a pair of oftentimes villainous Osborn men as part of its supporting cast—Chris Cooper's Norman and Dane DeHaan's Harry. While the jury's still out as to whether or not all of these villains are heading towards a massive team-up in the already-scheduled "Amazing Spider-Man 3" (Paul Giamatti hinted that it could happen), the big picture is coming a bit more in focus thanks to a new interview with Chris Cooper.

The actor revealed to Access Hollywood that his appearance in "Amazing Spider-Man 2" might just be a prelude to something more. "This is an introduction to Norman Osborn," said Cooper. "And, apparently, this leads to better things in The Amazing Spider-Man 3."

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James Spader

by Brett White

We were all a bit surprised when Marvel announced that James Spader, best known recently for TV shows like "The Office" and "Boston Legal," would be providing Ultron with his voice in 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Maybe we thought Marvel would get a big name actor for the role, or maybe we thought they'd have Paul Bettany turn Tony Stark's A.I. JARVIS to the dark side. Either way, James Spader was completely off our radar, but not writer/director Joss Whedon's.

The "Avengers" mastermind said via an exclusive quote given to Marvel's web-series "The Watcher" that the Emmy Award winning actor was his only choice for the robotic villain.

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Guardians

by Brett White

Things have been relatively quiet for "Guardians of the Galaxy" as it has moved into the latter half of its shooting schedule. August began with a blockbuster week, including leaked footage and the first real set photos featuring Glenn Close, and last month ended with the biggest news of all: Bradley Cooper is voicing Rocket Raccoon.

Even though things have seemingly (temporarily?) calmed down for "Guardians," the film's cast and director are still very active on the Internet. With that in mind, here are a few updates that you may have missed if you don't follow the online exploits of director James Gunn and Dave Bautista, who plays Drax.

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Wonder Woman

by Brett White

With all the attention surrounding Superman, Batman and Ben Affleck lately, comic book fans are wondering when Warner Bros. will focus their attention on any superhero that doesn't wear a cape—specifically Wonder Woman. Yeah, she's been around for over seventy years, headlined her own TV show, become a feminist icon and the most popular female superhero ever, and has still never had a feature film. What gives?

That could be changing, as "Chronicle" screenwriter Max Landis revealed during a recent AMA session on Reddit that he does have a superhero announcement of some sort to make in the near future, and that he has an idea for the popular Amazon that he plans on pitching to Warner Bros.

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Agent Carter

by Ryan Rigley

Last week, Marvel Studios Co-President Louis D'Esposito had an in-depth conversation with Collider about his new short, "Agent Carter," which will be appearing on the upcoming "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray. "What we've discussed is that there are going to be more Peggy Carter stories that we need to tell," D'Esposito explains. "What we'll do and how we'll do it has not been determined yet, but those discussions have started. It's in our consciousness that we need to tell another Peggy Carter story, somehow. Yet to be figured out yet, though."

All this talk of another Peggy Carter short, before the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray has even been released, has us here at Splash Page extremely excited for D'Esposito's "Agent Carter" short. So much so, that we've decided to come up with a list of ideas for five more shorts starring Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter!

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Wolverine

by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week: DC's Forever Evil event continues with Batman, Action Comics and more, Wolverine and Gambit hit the road in the start of a new story in Astonishing X-Men #67, and the zombie apocalypse continues in Walking Dead #114.

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by Brett White

While we most likely won't be seeing the big-screen Avengers guest-starring in ABC's new "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." TV series, that doesn't mean they've been forgotten entirely. After all, the new show takes place in the same universe as the films, and we know from the pilot's synopsis that the first episode takes place in the wake of "Marvel's the Avengers'" final battle. The pilot has even relocated two big screen presences to the small one: Clark Gregg's series regular Agent Coulson, and Cobie Smulders, who turns in a guest-starring turn as Agent Maria Hill.

And now, thanks to these 5 new clips, we know that a few other Avengers will be referenced on the show—half of them to be exact! You can check out the first one, where Coulson tries to convince Ming-Na Wen's Agent Melinda May to "drive the bus," below.

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Watchmen

by Brett White

According to Super Hero Hype, director Zack Snyder will be reuniting with an old friend for the still-untitled "Man of Steel" sequel. It looks like Larry Fong, cinematographer on previous Snyder films "300," "Watchmen," and "Sucker Punch," will once again turn his eye towards superheroes with 2015's Superman and Batman slug-and/or-hugfest.

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Ellen Page

FROM MTV GEEK

After years in development, "Queen and Country" appears to be on the right track towards a big screen adaptation. Just yesterday Variety revealed that actress Ellen Page (of Kitty Pryde and "Inception" fame) is in talks to bring the Oni Press heroine to life. MTV Geek caught up with "Queen and Country" creator and writer Greg Rucka to get his take on the casting, which he found out along with the entire internet yesterday afternoon.

"It's great news," Rucka told MTV Geek. "She's an absolutely tremendous actress... [producers] Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, I have incredible faith in them." While Rucka was caught unaware with the Page announcement, he's apparently read the new script by John Rogers.

"To this day, it's one of the best scripts I've ever read--ever." For the rest of Rucka's thoughts—including what Ellen Page will physically bring to the role of Tara Chace—head on over to MTV Geek!

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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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