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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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Secret Service

by Brett White

As director Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of Mark Miller and Dave Gibbons' "Secret Service" edges closer to the start of its production, the film's cast has started to firm up. Millar confirmed Colin Firth's involvement in an interview with /Film, and dropped another name that should make comic book movie fans happy.

"Michael Caine is the head of this spy organization," said Millar. "Colin Firth is the senior guy, and a new young guy coming in who's [unintelligible]. So it's 'My Fair Lady' meets James Bond. It's... I don't know what Americans would call it, but a chav, the street kids, somebody who's a kind of hoodie or something. It's a scummy kid who's being trained to be a British gentleman spy."

And just who will play that hoodie chav from the streets (I used all that slang super correctly)?

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Flash

by Ryan Rigley

This year's San Diego Comic Con was huge for DC fans. In addition to the crazy reveal of Zack Snyder making a "Superman vs. Batman" movie, DC also announced their plans to produce a film based on the Scarlet Speedster, better known as the Flash. This, of course, would push the "Justice League" release date back even further, with the DC team-up movie now scheduled to hit theaters sometime between late 2016 and early 2017.

Clearly, introducing DC superheroes in their own separate films before "Justice League" is a good idea. If it worked so well for Marvel Studios and "The Avengers," how could it not work for Warner Bros. and DC? There are still a number of questions to be answered regarding "The Flash," with the most pressing question being who will be playing the fastest man alive? We have five picks for you, just after the jump!

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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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Justice League

by Ryan Rigley

With the news of Zack Snyder making "Superman vs. Batman" for 2015 and a movie based on "The Flash" scheduled for 2016, it seems like DC is finally taking those first few steps at tackling the highly-anticipated "Justice League" film.

Like Marvel Studios, it would appear as though DC plans on producing several separate superhero films before bringing all of their heroes together in "Justice League." However, with only announcements for "Superman vs. Batman" and "The Flash" made at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, we can't help but wonder when or if we'll be getting those other superhero films. After all, there's more than just Batman, Superman, and the Flash on the Justice League.

We've picked out five other Justice Leaguers that deserve a solo film of their own. Find out who they are after the jump!

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Hawkeye Black Widow

by Brett White

Fans worried that newcomers Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch could possibly edge out Black Widow and Hawkeye from "Avengers: Age of Ultron" need not worry, says writer/director Joss Whedon. At two separate events during last weekend's San Diego Comic-Con International, the Avengers assembler revealed that there's still plenty of room for the spytastic duo, and that they might even get bigger roles to play in the sequel.

While Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow got more screen time than most of her teammates in the first film, Hawkeye hardly registered. Jeremy Renner was publicly bummed by the role the archer played in the final film, and that's something Whedon has taken into consideration for "Age of Ultron" since Renner's involvement was confirmed.

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Spider-Man

by Brett White

Of all the upcoming superhero movies, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" has been the not-telling-you-who-this-actor-is-playing-est of them all. Right now, Sarah Gadon, Felicity Jones and Colm Feore are all playing mystery roles. We're also not sure how Goblin-y Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan will get, and we haven't heard anything else regarding B.J. Novak's quick appearance on-set.

As frustrating as that may be for fans and bloggers alike, director Marc Webb recently revealed to Total Film that that's all part of his masterplan.

"Anything you expect [about who these actors are playing], you'll be surprised," he said. "To be totally honest, I intentionally conceal these things because I want people to be engaged and surprised when they see the film and experience it for the first time. It's not like 'Harry Potter' or 'Twilight' necessarily where you know the stories."

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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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Ultron

by Ryan Rigley

Joss Whedon has once again blown the minds of the entire geek community. At San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, the "Avengers" director showed up during the last minutes of the Marvel panel to announce the official title of his highly-anticipated "Avengers" sequel: "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

Obviously, this comes as a huge surprise to everyone who has seen the first "Avengers" film, due to the fact that Thanos is teased in a post-credits sequence. We here at MTV Splash Page did not see this coming. However, the decision does make a lot of sense considering the fact that Ultron has always been one of the primary villains of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Click past the jump for more on the evil automaton!

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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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