Hank Pym, foiled again!
In case you're new to the news, Marvel's "Avengers" sequel officially has a title: "Avengers: The Age of Ultron." That means it's Ultron, not Thanos, taking center stage against Earth's mightiest heroes. But it doesn't mean that the movie is based on "Age of Ultron," Marvel Comics' recent event series — and it doesn't mean we'll see Hank Pym in an "Avengers" movie, either.
Like you, we're this reeling from the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" news, but we also have something that will help your melting brain.
Last night, MTV News spoke with everyone that appeared on Marvel's Comic-Con panel, and a bunch of those interviews will play today during our livestream. Check it out today for our chats with Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Hiddleston.
It all starts at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET, right here!
Comic-Con is raging into day three, and MTV is still going strong, bringing you interviews with the casts of the biggest movies live.
Saturday will be our biggest day yet with appearance by the casts of "300: Rise of an Empire," "Catching Fire," "Godzilla," and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
It all starts right here at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT.
From huge Hollywood movie productions, franchises and sequels, to genre television fare, collectibles and (believe it or not!) actual comic books, there's so much cool stuff to process each year at San Diego Comic-Con that it can start to get extremely overwhelming.
But never fear! MTV will be coming to you live from Comic-Con each and every day until it wraps up on Sunday. The coverage begins each day at 2 p.m. ET, hosted by MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz and Steven Smith from MTV Geek and the Going Off Track podcast.
Harrison Ford talked J.J. Abrams and Chewbacca with us on Thursday, in addition to visits from the casts of "Teen Wolf" and "Divergent" on Thursday. What will tomorrow bring? Glad you asked! We've scheduled appearances from Comic-Con vets Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost ("The World's End") as well as the casts of "Adventure Time" and "Children's Hospital," DC Comics' Geoff Johns, Aaron "Two-Face" Eckhart from "I, Frankenstein" and "Spider-Man"/"Spawn"/every-cool-toy-ever legend Todd McFarlane. Same "Bat-Time," same "Bat-Channel" (er, website).
by Ryan Rigley
Good news, Ant-Man fans! Last week, director Edgar Wright announced that after many, many years of pre-production and planning that the script for his "Ant-Man" film is finally completed. Although there's still no word on what the movie will entail, or even who the protagonist will be (odds are either Hank Pym or Scott Lang), we think there's a pretty good chance that all will be revealed this weekend at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con.
However, that doesn't mean that we can't keep speculating about the film before then! Probably one of the least recognizable superheroes inducted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far (with the exception of the Guardians of the Galaxy), Ant-Man is actually a founding Avenger in the comics. Click past the jump for five Ant-Man comics that we could potentially see up on the big screen!
We don't need to tell you that the comic book-loving world is revolving around San Diego for the next four days, but what you may not know is that MTV is the place to get the inside scoop on everything going down at Comic-Con this year.
We are coming to you live from San Diego every day of Comic-Con starting today at 2 p.m. ET. Our Comic-Con livestream hosted by MTV News' Josh Horowitz and Steven Smith will go for seven nerdy hours Thursday through Sunday.
It all kicks off tomorrow with the cast of "Divergent" and "Ender's Games," when Harrison Ford himself will be stopping by to talk about the upcoming sci-fi adaptation.
Tune into the MTV.com starting today at 2 p.m. ET and continuing through Sunday to learn about everything that goes down at San Diego Comic-Con.
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!
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: Black Widow teams up with Fantomex in A + X #10, the caped crusader returns to the swingin' '60s in Batman '66 #1, and the Nova Corps' youngest member starts a new mission in Nova #6.
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!
What do you think of puppet Wolverine? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!
by Brett White
After remaining relatively mum during the first half of the summer, "300: Rise of an Empire" has started kicking up a fuss lately. On the heels of the Protosamurai character poster from last week comes two more, this time focusing on actual faces and not creepy close-up shots of metal masks.
The first character posters focus on Lena Headey's returning Queen Gorgo, and new character Calisto, played by Jack O'Connell. The images follow the same intense orange and blue color scheme and close-up style of the first poster, which means you can expect to see leading man Sullivan Stapleton looking like this at some point in the near future. But if you're desperate to take a trip to Stapletown, then check out the "300: Rise of an Empire" trailer. An no, I have no regrets about that last sentence.
Check out the full posters below.