Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Who could be scoring The Avengers? How can you play as Batman Beyond in Batman: Arkham City? Where does Robert Downey Jr. rank Iron Man 3 with the other films in the franchise? Will Thor 2 change Hollywood’s perception of blockbuster female directors? What news came out of the Smallville retrospective that screened at New York Comic Con? When will we learn the DC 52 origin story of Superman? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
What’s better than comic themed knee socks? Comic themed knee socks with capes on them. Thanks to Fashionably Geek.
Screened has an interesting editorial asking if Thor 2, now being directed by Patty Jenkins, could make Hollywood less afraid of females helming major motion pictures.
Patrick Collins recut The Avengers trailer with some Hans Zimmer score and more.
A rumor began on the Superhero Hype boards, as reported by CBM, that Alan Silvestri will be scoring The Avengers.
A Geeks Are Sexy reader sent in a photo of his Justice League themed birthday cake featuring character themed cupcakes.
Neveldine and Taylor spoke to io9 about Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and gave some hints about the film’s villain, Blackout:
He’s loosely based on Blackout from the comics, but we’ve expanded on him a little bit. We gave him some new powers and abilities he didn’t have in the comic, but really at the heart of it is a really weird, fucked-up performance by Johnny Whitworth.
Superman will be given a new origin in Action Comics #5, out in January, according to Comic Book Movie. That’s the cover above.
Newsarama spoke to producer Bruce Timm about Batman Year One and the Catwoman short. They’re out today.
In addition to talking about Captain America 2, I Am Rogue‘s interview with Neal McDonough spoke about doing the voice of the Green Arrow and revealed discussions were held about a live action version:
We talked about a live action version but unfortunately the other two green movies (Green Hornet, and Green Lantern) may have put a stop to it, who knows? We’re not sure. But Green Arrow is a character that is just so funny, and has such a dry sense of humor but is still a bad ass at the same time. I think of all the green superheroes, and now offense but even Hulk included, I think there is something about Green Arrow being such a smart ass and yet such a big tough guy. He only uses arrows but the way he uses those arrows is pretty amazing. I think it would be an awesome film to do and ultimately hopefully we’ll get around to doing it.
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