What happens when you blend The Avengers with the popular TV show Friends? Is Marvel planning multiple Avengers video games? Where can you purchase the actual movie-used props of Thor‘s hammer or Captain America‘s shield? Which comic book is on pace to outperform Justice League #1? What influences did the costume designer for The Dark Knight Rises bring into the Bane outfit? How many superhero films has Jon Hamm been offered? And how did Joss Whedon seek to differentiate his Hulk from the previous films? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

This is, by far, my favorite Avengers trailer yet. Edited by Colleen, via this Tumblr and Comic Book Movie, it’s done in the style of the TV show Friends.

The VP of Games Production for Marvel, TQ Jefferson, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about several upcoming games, including Amazing Spider-Man and The Avengers:

We just launched Marvel: Avengers Alliance on Facebook; which is just the tip of the iceberg. This is the first in a much larger effort to support the Avengers franchise across not just one but multiple video game touch points. The Avengers are bigger than just one game, and we’re planning to allow consumers to enjoy The Avengers regardless of their preference in gameplay style or platform. Look for more announcements in the weeks to come.

Wonder Woman tattoo from Fashionably Geek plus the original artwork by David Despau.

Dark Knight Rises costume designer Lindy Hemming talked to GQ about designing Bane‘s costume in the film. She also teased that Batman will have some costume additions. Thanks to CBM for the heads up:

Bane was meant to look like a cross between a dictator and a revolutionary. I designed the coat myself – it took a year. We took inspiration from a Swedish army jacket and a French Revolution frock coat and amalgamated the two. It was a pain to have made, because in LA shearling is not their sort of thing: there weren’t the tailors who could work with the fabric.

This Zombie Captain America is a one of a kind custom, on sale for $299 on this Etsy page. Thanks to Nerd Approved.

What Culture asks the question, “Should Commissioner Gordon Die in The Dark Knight Rises?”

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