Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Where can you see an exhibit of Avengers themed art? Want to see a new image from The Amazing Spider-Man? What did Tom Hiddleston have to say about the importance of the superhero genre? Did Kevin Feige offer a significant update on Ant-Man? If Batman had an OK Cupid profile, what would it look like? Are there five things you don’t know about Superman II? Read about this and much, much more in today’s Superhero Bits.
New image from The Amazing Spider-Man via Facebook.
Tom Hiddleston, aka Loki in The Avengers, wrote a passionate defense of superhero movies in The Guardian. Here’s a piece:
Superhero movies also represent the pinnacle of cinema as “motion picture”. I’d like to think that the Lumière brothers would thrill at the cat-and-mouse chase through the netherworld streets of Gotham in The Dark Knight, with helicopters tripping on high-tensile wires and falling from the sky, and a huge Joker-driven triple-length truck upending 180 degrees like a Russian acrobat. I hope that they would cheer and delight at the rollercoaster ride through the skies of Manhattan at the end of Avengers Assemble. These scenes are the result of a creative engine set in motion when the Lumières shot L’Arrivée d’un Train en Gare de la Ciotat in 1895. The trains just move a lot faster these days. And not just trains; trucks, bikes, bat-mobiles and men in flying, shining iron suits. The spectacle is part of the fun – part of the art, part of our shared joy.
Expect more on this soon, but Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is hosting an Avengers art show on May 3. Find out more here and check back soon for more information and coverage.
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