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10 Controversial Comic Book Movie Castings — Besides Ben Affleck as Batman

Controversial Superhero Movie Castings
Fox/Warner Bros/Miramax

When it comes to comic book movie castings, this sort of outrage is nothing new. Just about every announcement comes with some sort of protest, as comic book fans have their own preconceived notions of what the big screen version of their favorite hero or villain should look and sound like.

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5 Reasons Why a ‘Dexter’ Spinoff Would Be a Huge Mistake

Dexter Season 8 Cast
CBS Express

With 'Dexter' nearing the end of its final season, talk is brewing about the possibilities of a spin-off. Current showrunner Scott Buck recently signed a development deal with Showtime, prompting talk that the network's hit series could be extended beyond the finale.

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The 10 Must-Have Toys at Comic-Con 2013

Comic-Con 2013 Toys
McFarlane Toys/Hoy Toys/ReAction

While some fans hit Comic-Con to stand in line for hours to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars or comic book creators, we prefer getting something tangible to make up for our achey legs. That's why we have no qualms about lining up to score some of the awesome exclusive toys at the con.

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Where Movie Prices Could Go After the $50 Mega Ticket


In an attempt to capitalize on the moment before the fervor of fandom surrounding 'World War Z' began to fizzle out, Regal Cinemas offered a $50 "megaticket" that included a digital copy of the movie, a poster, a small popcorn and a pair of 'World War Z' 3D glasses, in addition to admission to the movie. Yup -- $50 to see a Brad Pitt movie.

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Make Your Own Superhero Movie, Mad Libs-Style

Mad Lib Lead
Kristy Puchko

Don't get us wrong -- we love superhero movies. We're all about going to the theater in the summer and sitting in the cold dark, watching costumed characters punch each other out as we shovel popcorn into our gullets until we almost puke.

That doesn't mean we can't admit that some superhero flicks can get pretty formulaic. Don't believe us? Try this Mad Lib we made and see if you don't wind up with something that sounds like a fairly plausible superhero movie plot.

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