Superhero Bits: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer Info, ‘Captain America’ Post-Credits, ‘Man of Steel,’ Luke Cage
Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Would you read the details on the above note projectionists got telling them the restrictions on The Dark Knight Rises trailer? Curious about the Captain America: The First Avenger post-credits sequence and what about that film made Chris Evans go to therapy? Will Man of Steel start its own Carmageddon? Want to see what this year’s Warner Bros. Comic-Con bags look like? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
A projectionist sent us the above photo of the note that came about The Dark Knight Rises trailer. Very explicit instructions revealing that you won’t see it in a theater until Thursday. Very interesting. Here’s the note we got:
I am a projectionist at the local theater here and we got our content for HP 7.5 today. The only trailer with the hard drive was Sherlock Holmes. When I checked our email however, the attached letter was sent confirming that the Dark Knight Rises teaser will premiere Potter but it is locked until Thursday night.
If you’ve been to San Diego Comic-Con before, you know all about the Warner Bros. bags. They’ve gone from functional giveaway to legitimate collectible and, this year, they double as backpacks. Collider has posted photos all of them, which includes Green Lantern, Harry Potter, Supernatural and much more. That’s, obviously, the Batman Arkham City one above. Click the link to see them all.
SPOILER ALERT!! Much like Thor before it, Joe Johnston had nothing to do with the post credits sequence for Captain America: The First Avenger which sees Cap meeting Nick Fury. The director said the following in an interview with Comic Book Movie:
The scene between Chris Evans and Nick Fury was cut together from AVENGERS footage, so I had nothing to do with it other than agree to put it after the credits.
The Daily Blam has posted some more screenshots from the upcoming video game Captain America: Super Soldier including this detailed one of the Red Skull.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have chosen Sideshow Collectibles as the officially licensed collectibles, according to Action Figure Insider. Sideshow does great work and are great social media promoters, but their sculpts can’t compare to Hot Toys. Thoughts on this?
The Dark Knight Rises has provided the biggest superhero news recently and has, subsequently, gotten a lot of flack for the fan obsession. Someone (via Daily Blam Twitter) then made up the above poster, highlighting the “Easter eggs” in the teaser poster. Kind of funny.
The New York Times has a great profile on Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and among the revelations are that when he finally agreed – after much courting – to play the role, that he immediately began seeing a psychologist:
‘I wouldn’t have done it,’ Mr. Evans said, discussing his therapy experience … ‘had I not agreed to do ‘Captain America’ and gone into panic mode.’ He added, ‘The second I agreed to do it, I was like, ‘All right, I’ll do this, but I’ve got to start working on my head.’’
Laughing Squid has posted a cute gallery of superhero garden gnome mods with instructions on how to make them such as “paint and plenty of spare time.”
This weekend might be Carmageddon in Los Angeles (as a major highway will be closed) but it sounds like Man of Steel will be doing something similar in Illinois in the coming months. The Times (via CBM) reports the following:
Warner Bros. production officials have filed applications for special use road permits with the Illinois Department of Transportationin order to film segments of “Superman: Man of Steel” in Northern La Salle County, according to an IDOT spokesman. Producers have requested to use a portion of U.S. 34 north of Mendota for filming later this summer or early fall.
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