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Has Jesse Eisenberg finally emerged on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Want to see promos from the upcoming seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Arrow? How much Hawkeye stuff was cut from the Captain America: The Winter Soldier script? Would Liam Neeson like to return to the DC Comics world? Which Drax scene was Dave Bautista upset got cut from Guardians of the Galaxy? What happens in Captain America 3, according to Anthony Mackie? Want to watch Karen Gillan shave her head for Guardians of the Galaxy? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

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The Tick revival

Late on a Friday before a holiday weekend is the worst time to fact-check anything, so we’re in the position of praying this is true. A report says that Fox and Amazon have made a deal for Amazon to do a new live-action series based on Ben Edlund‘s The Tick. The show revolved around a giant, good-natured and bumbling hero played by Patrick Warburton. A spot-on blend of broad comedy and sharp satire, the show originally ran for only nine episodes on Fox from 2001 to 2002. Or, as Edlund once described it: “a superheroic portrait of genuine human lameness.” The best news: Edlund and Warburton will both be part of The Tick revival.

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Marvel Famous Firsts

How does Jesse Eisenberg describe Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman? What location is Clark Kent investigating in the movie? Which actors have been cast in Agent Carter? What does the first season 2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promo show? Which superhero distracted a local news helicopter? Why was Batman speeding around the streets of China? Can you get the Batarangs from Batman and Batman Returns? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

new Greatest American Hero TV series

In the early ’80s, comic book fans didn’t have a lot of options to see costumed heroes on TV and in movies. Outside of the big-screen Superman films and The Incredible Hulk on TV, the offerings were pretty slim. But William Katt wore a red costume as the title character in The Greatest American Hero, an original TV series that centered around a schoolteacher who acquires a super-powered suit from aliens, but loses the instructions and has to learn the hero game by trial and error. Now Fox is prepping a new Greatest American Hero TV series, with The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street writer/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller as guiding producers.

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Superman Flyby
In 2002 Warner Bros was developing a new Superman movie with then screenwriter JJ Abrams called Superman: Flyby, with Brett Ratner hired to direct. Abrams’ screenplay for the film would have reinvented Superman, incorporating a bunch of new ideas that angered fans when a negative script review was posted on the internet. The film was abandoned and never went into production. Mr. Sunday Movies has created a video essay giving the complete history of Superman Flyby. Watch that now after the jump.
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Scoot McNairy Flash

Which character is Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire, Argo) playing in Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? New evidence has come out to support a theory that McNairy might be playing Barry Allen (aka The Flash) in the upcoming film. Learn more about the Scoot McNairy Flash connection after the jump.

Update on August 29: A new report downplays the Flash supposition, and instead suggests a different but still relatively major DC character.  Potential spoilers follow.

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MCP Guardians ships

Want to see some cool new concept art from Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past? Which star of The Wolverine is joining Arrow? Have photos of Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four hit the net? Does Ben Kingsley have some thoughts on the future of the Mandarin? Which superhero does Jessica Chastain should get their own movie? Has Scoot McNairy‘s Batman v Superman role been revealed? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Stan Lee

Kevin Smith has always been a comic book fan. His second and third movies were steeped in comics. To this day, he’ll occasionally write a comic and even maintains a podcast about Batman. And for a comic book fan/filmmaker, there’s really nothing better than getting Stan Lee to appear in your film. That happened for Smith in film number two, Mallrats, when Lee showed up – as himself – to spout a few gross words of wisdom to our hero, Brodie.

Now, almost 20 years later, Smith got Lee to return for his latest film, Yoga Hosers. Check out the image and more below. Read More »

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