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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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Swamp Thing

by Ryan Rigley

No matter how much Alan Moore protests, big name studios just keep making film adaptations of his work. Whether it's "Watchmen," "V For Vendetta," or "From Hell," it seems like Hollywood just can't get enough of the bearded hermit's literary genius. Even graphic novels that have already been adapted are fair play, as is the case with Fox's plans to turn Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" into a TV series.

The network ordered a "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" put pilot be made with 20th Century Fox helming the project. This, of course, means that even if Fox decides to pass on the series all together they're still obligated to at least air the pilot; which is great news for us and terrible news for Moore. With that, we've decided to compile a list of five more Alan Moore comics that would make for good TV. Check 'em out past the jump!

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by Brett White

While speaking to Crave Online during last weekend's San Diego Comic-Con International, "Amazing Spider-Man" franchise director Marc Webb revealed some basic—but exciting—information about the other two upcoming installments in the franchise.

"Well, I think this was conceived of as a trilogy so there was a defined architecture to the story we were telling and we had sort of a rough outline of what was going to happen," said Webb. "I think [for] the fourth movie, what we've discovered is there are so many ancillary characters, that have enormous, cinematic potential that there may be other ways to exploit those characters, in a way that is exciting and fun and worthwhile. It might not just be a Spider-Man movie."

Does this mean that some of Spider-Man's friends could pop up when "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" swings into theaters on May 4th, 2018? It looks like it!

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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.

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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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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by Brett White

While Fox's "X-Men" panel at San Diego Comic-Con was void of any real news about the X-Force movie, SlashFilm got a chance to speak to "X-Force" writer (and "Kick-Ass 2" writer/director) Jeff Wadlow about the spin-off movie that everybody (re: me) can't stop thinking about.

Wadlow first thanked Fox's comic book creative consultant Mark Millar, saying that "'X-Force' is something I'm incredibly passionate about and without his support it wouldn't be happening."

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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

So the word's out: the film formerly known as "Avengers 2" is now "Avengers: Age of Ultron." And with that info now public, a few of the major players behind "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" have decided to open up just a teeny bit about how the upcoming Cap sequel bridges the gap between "Marvel's the Avengers" and "Age of Ultron."

"I think, and [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige] has said this, it's as big of a bridge of any of the Phase 2 movies from 'Avengers' to 'Avengers 2,'" "Winter Soldier" director Joe Russo told Slash Film. "There's a significant shift in the universe at the end of this movie. Like all of the Marvel movies it has elements of all of the other films, this one I think has probably the strongest bond between those goals."

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Kick-Ass

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: get prepped for "Kick-Ass 2" with Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl, see Logan cope without his powers in Wolverine #7, and get your archer-fix with Hawkeye Annual #1 or Arrow #9.

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