Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
What did Total Film rank as the Best Superhero Movie of All Time? When and where will Cowboys & Aliens have its world premiere? Did you ever think you’d be able to create energy out of nowhere like Cyclops? How much did Green Lantern cost and what’s it on track to make? And what the heck is that image about? Find out about all of this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits.
Spider-Man made an appearance at the Tony Awards where The Book of Mormon kicked major ass.
We’d heard that Jon Favreau wanted to do the world premiere of Cowboys & Aliens at Comic Con and now we know when and where. July 23 at the 2000 seat San Diego Civic Theatre. That shouldn’t be too difficult a ticket to get. Read the full press release here.
Did you hear Green Lantern is coming out this weekend? Warner Bros. put up a whole bunch of new TV commercials on their YouTube page.
Marvel has a new game in the App Store called KAPOW, which gets a great review from AppAdvice.
You’ll probably hear me commenting as I was sitting right there but, Steve from Collider posted a bunch of audio from the Hero Complex Film Festival including this piece from Captain America: The First Avenger screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. They talk about never losing sign of “scrawny Steve” and expanding that story beyond the few panels that he gets in the original comics.
Sesame Street did a little parody of the Spider-Man musical called SpiderMonster: The Musical which apparently might become a running series. Thanks to Vulture for the heads up.
Want to create a laser out of nowhere like Cyclops? Well, it might be possible according to an article from Engadget:
Developed by Malte Gather and Seok Hyun Yun at Massachusetts General Hospital, the new technique revolves around something known as green fluorescent protein (GFP) — a naturally glowing molecule found in jellyfish that can be used to illuminate living material. After genetically engineering a human kidney cell to express this protein, Gather and Yun wedged it between two mirrors in an inch-long cylinder, filled with a GFP solution. Then, they infused the system with blue light, until the cell began to emit its own pulses of bright green laser light.
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