Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
What’s the name of the USO montage song in Captain America The First Avenger? How can you get Marvel to bring a VIP screening of the film to your town? Does Mr. Fantastic, Ioan Gruffudd, think a new Fantastic Four reboot is a good idea? Want to see what the Batman Live Batmobile looks like? What does the cover of Batman Arkham City look like? And what happened to the second page of yesterday’s column? Find out all that and more over three epic pages of Superhero Bits!
The second page of yesterday’s Superhero Bits got screwed up when we published it. Sorry about that. Here it is, once again.
Though she was fired a few months back, Julie Taymor showed up at the premiere (yes, finally, the real premiere) of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Though it went though a myriad of chances since she left, the reviews are still pretty lukewarm, though most admit the show improved with the changes. But when you’re changing something god-awful, it’s hard not to get better.
The show still lacks a unifying look and tone. Its mish-mash of 1940s styles with contemporary references is a jarring choice that makes many jokes fall flat.
And that’s not even talking about the character himself.
Video, and photo described below…
Captain America: The First Avenger is right around the corner and while we already know what his normal action suit is going to look like, the above photo, and video, show off the horribly geeky USO outfit that Steve Rogers has to wear in the film. There are even more new, small photos over on Comic Book Movie.
Speaking of Captain America: The First Avenger, there seems to be quite the hubbub about this GQ profile with Chris Evans mostly because the journalist, who spent a lot of intimate time with the actor, wrote a feature that – as Media Bistro put it – “reads like a diary entry from a girl with a serious crush on a celebrity.” Here’s an example:
Since we’re both single and roughly the same age, it was hard for me not to treat our interview as a sort of date. Surprisingly, Chris did the same, asking all about me, my family, my job, my most recent relationship. And from ten minutes into that first interview, when he reached across the table to punctuate a joke by putting his hand on top of mine, Chris kept up frequent hand holding and lower-back touching, palm kissing and knee squeezing. He’s an attractive movie star, no complaints. I also didn’t know how much I was supposed to respond; when I did, it sometimes felt a little like hitting on the bartender or misconstruing the bartender’s professional flirting for something more. I wanted to think it was genuine, or that part of it was, because I liked him right away.
Eventually, she does get around to talking about Captain America but, yeah, it’s a weird read.
The trailers for Green Lantern have shown Hal Jordan fight Kilowog, but, we never saw how they filmed it in green screen. Hear the humorous story of Ryan Reynolds‘ giant problem during filming that scene in the above clip from the Late Show With David Letterman.
Collider did a great interview with Green Lantern director Martin Campbell, co-screenwriter Greg Berlanti and producer Donald De Line in which they discussed a ton of different things: the actors, the script, shooting, the mythology and more. Basically it answers a ton of questions including, why choose Hal Jordan:
Hal Jordan being the first human that was picked to be a Green Lantern, and that is a big part of this story. The audience puts themselves in Hal Jordan’s shoes, and that’s what makes it a really interesting, powerful story, and a good way to introduce it to the world. That was a big part of the decision.
Due to the amount of graphics and images included in Superhero Bits, we have to split this post over THREE pages. Click the link above to continue to the second page of Superhero Bits.