Posted on Thursday, December 29th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Which former WWE wrestler plays one of Bane‘s henchman in The Dark Knight Rises? Why does Anne Hathaway think her Catwoman is so different from every other one before her? Is there a reason girls are forced to buy pink toys while boys can buy superhero toys? What do Super Mario Bros. and Alan Moore have in common? Who owns the rights to Ghost Rider and which superhero movie was nominated for four People’s Choice Awards? Read all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
Anne Hathaway spoke to the Los Angeles Times about her influences playing Catwoman (Hedy Lamarr, for example) and why her Dark Knight Rises Catwoman doesn’t actually have to be the same as the ones who came before it:
What’s come before doesn’t limit or even affect this new version. It doesn’t affect me because each Catwoman – and this is true in the comics as well – she is defined by the context of the Gotham City created around her. Catwoman is so influenced by Gotham and whoever is creating Gotham at the time. Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman was informed by Tim Burton’s Gotham and Eartha Kitt was informed by Adam West’s Gotham. You have to live in whatever the reality of the world is and whatever Gotham is.
Marvel recently won a lawsuit that was filed against them in regards to the Ghost Rider character and whether or not former Marvel writer Gary Friedrich owned the rights. Read more at The Associated Press.
X-Men First Class is up for four People’s Choice Awards: Favorite Action Movie, Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast, Favorite Movie Superhero: James McAvoy (Professor X) and Favorite Movie Superhero: Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique). Thanks to Comic Book Movie.
Geek Tyrant posted this awesome Batman Beyond fan poster by Guy Bourraine Jr. Visit there for a bigger version.
Comic Book Movie reminds us that yesterday, when I didn’t do a SHB, was Stan Lee‘s birthday.
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