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SinestroIn a recent exclusive interview, director Martin Campbell revealed to MTV News that Mark Strong is in talks to play Sinestro in "Green Lantern," effectively ending rumors of Jackie Earle Haley's involvement in the superhero film. Still, Sinestro's participation in the movie's events doesn't necessarily mean that the character will appear as a villain.

Campbell spoke with Superhero Hype about Sinestro's role in "Green Lantern," stating that while the character is likely to show his villainous colors at some point, the revelation might wait for an eventual sequel.

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Ultimate WarWhile Marvel’s current line of direct-to-DVD animated features kicked off with two films based on the publisher's “Ultimates” universe, a third film that would have pit the Avengers versus the X-Men was ultimately scrapped in favor of last year’s “Hulk Vs.” DVD.

“My understanding is this would have been an adaptation of the ‘Ultimate War’ series,” animation director and storyboard artist Steven E. Gordon (“X-Men: Evolution”) told Marvel Animation Age. “I never read a treatment, but since I was working very closely from the comics I assume they adhered pretty closely.”

“Ultimate War” was a four-issue miniseries by Mark Millar and Chris Bachalo first published in 2002. The story brought the X-Men into conflict with the Ultimates after Magneto was freed by the Brotherhood. Read More...

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Clark GreggS.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson might have received the cold shoulder from Tony Stark in "Iron Man," but he'll get at least two more chances to earn a warm reception from Marvel movie audiences when he returns in "Iron Man 2" and "Thor."

Played by Clark Gregg, Agent Coulson will return for both the "Iron Man" sequel and Kenneth Branagh's "Thor," according to Variety. The return of Gregg's character only further confirms the presence of S.H.I.E.L.D. throughout the overarching Marvel movie narrative — a common line likely to culminate in the superhero team-up film "The Avengers."

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Green Lantern & SupermanOn Friday, we were first to bring you the news that "Sherlock Holmes" actor Mark Strong was in talks to play Sinestro in the "Green Lantern" movie. Along with that exclusive scoop, director Martin Campbell also gave MTV News a list of characters from Green Lantern's universe that would be appearing in the film.

And while we were on the subject, we had to ask about another high-profile DC character rumored to make a cameo.

"No, that won't happen," Campbell told MTV News when asked about the chances of Superman (or possibly Clark Kent) appearing in "Green Lantern" in some form. Read More...

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With all this talk about the "Spider-Man" reboot and "Green Lantern" casting, it's easy to forget that another big comic book movie, Kenneth Branagh's "Thor," just kicked off production.

We caught up with Branagh at the Golden Globe Awards red carpet to get an update on how the live-action adventures of Marvel's god of thunder are going thus far.

"We just started last week and so far, so good," Branagh told MTV News. Read More...

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We've made no secret of the fact that we'd love to see "500 Days of Summer" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a "Spider-Man" movie (even though he's a bit old to play a teenage Peter Parker). Now, with "500 Days" director Marc Webb rumored to be Sony's favorite contender for the "Spider-Man" reboot, the notion that Gordon-Levitt could actually become your friendly neighborhood webslinger is a real possibility.

So, when we caught up with Gordon-Levitt on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet, we had to ask: Has he had any meetings with Sony that we should know about?

"You and your movie gossip," laughed Gordon-Levitt. "It's a fun conversation to have with you...It's like a game of chess." Read More...

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We crossed one name off the list of potential "Spider-Man" directors this weekend, but what about the rumored favorite for the gig, "500 Days of Summer" filmmaker Marc Webb?

MTV News caught up with Webb on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet to get his thoughts on the rumors pegging him as Sony's most-wanted man behind the camera when Peter Parker returns to the big screen in 2012.

"Of course," Webb told MTV News when asked if he was a fan of Spider-Man. "Stan Lee, big fan ... love the 'Ultimate [Spider-Man]' stuff." Read More...

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DESCEpisode Title: "Pilot"

Written By: Jonathan E. Steinberg

Synopsis: Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) is a security contractor that offers a unique form of protection — by luring a culprit away from their intended mark, Chance himself becomes the human target of any given situation. One month after an explosive case, Chance accepts a job protecting engineer Stephanie Dobbs (Tricia Helfer), whose work on a California bullet train has drawn the praise of her colleagues... and the attention of an assassin.

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Spider-MAnDo I even need to tell you what story dominated this week's headlines? Here's a hint: With great, big announcements comes great amounts of readers.

Unless you've been living off the grid entirely this past week, you know that the "Spider-Man" movie franchise went through some big changes this week. How big were those changes? Take a look at this week's Top 10 Stories:

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You can cross one name off the list of potential "Spider-Man" directors, because James Cameron isn't interested.

Speaking with MTV News at the Critics Choice Awards red carpet, the "Avatar" director denied rumors that he was in the running to direct Sony's next "Spider-Man" movie and kick off a brand new franchise for the Marvel Comics superhero.

"No, no," Cameron told MTV News when asked if he'd been approached for the "Spider-Man" job. "It's a little bit sloppy seconds, let's face it." Read More...

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