Posted on Monday, July 4th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Want to buy a copy of The Amazing Spider-Man #6 signed by Andrew Garfield? What would a Batman story written by Patton Oswalt be like? Which former Batman actor could cameo in The Dark Knight Rises? What does “The Fire Rises” mean? And would you like to read a ton of Captain America: The First Avenger content while listening to the film’s score? Seems appropriate for the July 4th edition of Superhero Bits!
AICN uncovered this video which previews some of Alan Silverstri‘s score for Captain America: The First Avenger. I’ve posted it up top here so you can listen while reading the rest of this column on July 4, which has a bunch of other Captain America news.
Comedian and pop culture junkie Patton Oswalt posted two rejected Batman stories he pitched DC a few years ago. As expected, they’re pretty much unlike anything you’ve ever read. One was about the Joker escaping Arkham Asylum and how the criminals help Batman bring him to justice. The other is called “Arkham’s Arsenal” and featured 11 of the most famous Batman villains, and one other person, who took place in a mysterious, Dirty Dozen-type, World War II mission. Read about both of these in Oswalt’s words on his site.
Batman: Arkham City looks awesome no matter what, whether it’s a still image or box art. But the real beauty is in video, as in this 12 minute Catwoman clip uncovered by Topless Robot.
You’ve probably all seen the crappy looking first video of Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) showing up in The Dark Knight Rises but Superhero Hype has some additional info on that shoot. They’ve got info on the football game happening in Pittsburgh as well as parachute jumps in England:
Parachutists dressed in black and using a private jet painted black have been in action at Cairngorm Gliding Club’s site at Feshie Bridge. A former US military C130 Hercules transport aircraft linked to The Dark Knight Rises has also been making flights from Inverness Airport.
The Los Angeles Times has a bunch of info on Frank Miller‘s upcoming, and long gestating, comic called Holy Terror which has a terrorist/September 11 slant. That’s an image above.
Coming Soon got their hands on the “Captain America: Official Movie Special” magazine which provides a slew of behind the scenes and spoiler photos from the film. If you’re excited about it, it’s worth checking out some of the images.
Comic Book Movie came upon some tweets and alternate posts that suggest Adam West himself has been spotted around the same areas of England where Christopher Nolan has been filming The Dark Knight Rises. Is it just coincidence? Probably, but that would be awfully interesting.
Due to the amount of graphics and images included in Superhero Bits, we have to split this post over TWO pages. Click the link above to continue to the second page of Superhero Bits.