Superhero Bits: Jerry Robinson, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Green Lantern 2, Fantastic Four, The Wolverine
Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Jerry Robinson, the legendary creator of The Joker, Robin, Two-Face and more, has passed away. Want to see a recent interview with him? How did Robert Downey Jr. react when he read the script to Iron Man 3? Is 20th Century Fox moving forward on X-Men First Class 2, Daredevil and Fantastic Four? Will Man of Steel still be released in 2013? Does Mark Strong have an opinion on whether or not a Green Lantern 2 will happen? Read about all of this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits.
20th Century Fox big shot Tom Rothman spoke to MTV and said the studio is actively developing X-Men First Class 2, Daredevil and Fantastic Four reboots.
Be on the lookout for accurate Dark Knight Rises prologue descriptions soon as it’s reportedly playing for press today and Monday.
Superhero Hype, via Comic Book Movie, posted this image of a coloring book from The Avengers.
Another animated video for Gotham City Imposters has popped online via Superhero Hype.
Mark Strong spoke to Crave Online about what’s going on, or isn’t, with Green Lantern 2:
But I think what they’ve done, they feel they have a property that is interesting enough if they get it right. And now the advertising, the groundwork has been laid with the first one and I think they genuinely feel, because the second one I think exists in written form, they feel they have something that could work. Having said all that I’ve heard absolutely nothing and I have no idea whether they will go again, but I know there are two schools of thought. One, that it didn’t work, it didn’t make the money so we don’t make another one, and the other school of thought is: “Imagine we made a really, really good second movie. It could fly.
Cool Iron Man Hoodie via ThinkGeek.
The New York Post reports that a man died on set during the New York filming of The Dark Knight Rises.
Back to Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. calls Iron Man 3 “the best script I’ve read in five years.” The full interview is above, the Iron Man talk is around 6 minutes in. Here’s the full quote though. Thanks to Extra and CBM.
Iron Man 3 is probably the best script I’ve read in five years, which is so funny. I mean, things have come so full circle that a genre superhero movie can actually be the most artistic bit of writing I read. But I think The Avengers is something a lot of the fans are really looking forward to, so I’m excited about that. The third Iron Man to me is an opportunity to go back to the kind of storytelling and character exploration that made the first one good.
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