Which countries opted to not call Captain America: The First Avenger by its full name? Want to see some set construction photos from Man of Steel? Who is influencing Hans Zimmer as he writes the score for The Dark Knight Rises? Does four minutes of Batman Live sound cool? And did the guy above win Fourth of July? Read about all of that and much more in today’s Superhero Bits.

You’re reading Superhero Bits, but what if it was called Superhero Briefs? This photo comes from Buzzfeed (via The Daily What) and begs the question, “Are these really essential?”

What Culture has an enlightening list of “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Captain America” from both the comics, pop culture and more. Here’s one example:

Marvel’s first ever African-American superhero, the Falcon, was introduced in Captain America #117 (Sept. 1969). He donned the Falcon guise at the urging of Steve Rogers aka Captain America. Harking back to the days where race was a prickly issue, his introduction into mainstream comics was revolutionary. He was also the first African superhero without the word ‘black’ in his name!

Kyle Roberts (via Toysrevils) has made this clever stop motion animated film featuring Captain America and a bomb pop. Read more about the creation at those links.

There had been some controversy over the title of Captain America: The First Avenger in that the word “America” might not be used in the title for various countries. Well, it’s official, it’ll have the full title in all of the world except in Russia, Ukraine and South Korea. In those countries it’ll just be called The First Avenger.

Los Angeles blog The LAIst has posted a funny gallery of the latest superheros to grace Hollywood Boulevard and, predictably, they are a little awkward looking such as the above Spider-Man having a pot belly.

Hans Zimmer will not have the help of James Newton Howard when he scores The Dark Knight Rises, according to an article in the BBC (via The Playlist) but he has been listening to some very different people looking for inspiration:

I’ve been listening to a lot of Verdi lately. And Alison Goldfrapp, and a lot of electronica as I’m heading into ‘Dark Knight’ territory again.

Screenrant reports that Marvel CCO Joe Queseda tweeted from the set of The Avengers: “One word… QUINJET!” Now we’d heard rumors that the vehicle (seen above in its comic form) would be in the movie but here’s further confirmation.

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