Would John Carpenter ever direct a superhero movie? Which company will be making toys for The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel? Who trained Henry Cavill for Man of Steel? Want to see a new set video from The Dark Knight Rises? Which superhero did a high school principal show up to graduation as? How can you make Wolverine claws for $5? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

That’s Unemployed Man, the unofficial superhero of Occupy Wall Street. Read more about him over on Wired.

Comic Book Movie ran a press release announcing that Warner Bros. and DC have extended their deal with Mattel which includes toys for The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel.

Geeks Are Sexy readers submitted their best pop culture themed costumes which, of course, included a bunch of superheroes. Here’s a cool one of the full X-Men team.

That’s a great Marvel team photo, and here’s a great DC team photo. /Film reader Sam R dressed as Superman and the rest of his friends were the Justice League and their villains. Very impressive.

Speaking of DC, DC Universe Online is now FREE. In a limited capacity. Superhero Hype has the scoop.

This is from several months ago but, for some reason, it’s just reaching my radar. It’s a Taiwanese high school principal making an incredibly huge entrance at graduation. Thanks to Bleeding Cool.

One day, maybe, we might see a John Carpenter superhero movie. Movies.com pointed out a quote from Carpenter on IFC.com that he’s no opposed to doing one and, in fact, was approached some decades ago:

Way back in the ’70s, I was approached to talk about the story I’d write for a Spider-Man movie. They also talked to me about Batman. I had to think about it, but that was way, way back when. I’ve gone through various periods with superheroes. They work in the right hands, but they don’t work in other hands. It’s tricky. But any movie is tricky. It’s impossible to say, ‘This is what you do in any situation.’ So yes, I’ve thought about it and I’m not opposed to it.

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