Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
A spy sent Superhero Hype these images from the Pittsburgh set of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises which confirm that Bruce has built a new Tumbler and Batpod (under the tarp). They also have a new photo of a SWAT truck.
Exactly how powerful is Captain America? Director Joe Johnston said the following in a recent interview:
We felt it was necessary to ground the story in reality. When you have a guy throw a ship through the air…and the audience decides that’s not real, they can lose interest. There are many examples in [comic book] films where a line is crossed and audiences say, ‘I don’t believe it anymore.’ We walked a pretty fine line on that. If you take the most powerful and fastest Olympic athlete and add 25 percent, that’s what [Captain America] is.”
Alec Baldwin tweeted a photo of himself with Superman underwear…and a really bad tan, at Target. No real explanation other than humor but check out the full image over at Fashionably Geek.
You probably saw the first glimpse of images from The Amazing Spider-Man from the new Entertainment Weekly and that article has text too. It confirms that Rhys Ifans is The Lizard (Duh) and has the following quote about the tone:
Four years after Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire, The Amazing Spider-Man promises to be a “more contemporary,” “more gritty,” and “more character-driven” look at the comic book hero. He’s a hero the 27-year-old Garfield knows well. Growing up, “I related to Peter Parker [Spidey's alter ego] so much because I felt like someone else inside,” he says. “I loved the comic books and the animated TV series and I even dressed up as Spider-Man as a kid.” Adds Webb: “Ultimately what this movie is about is a kid who grows up looking for his father and finds himself. And that’s a Spider-Man story we haven’t seen before.”
Can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con? Well if you have Sirius XM radio you can get the next best thing. They’ll be launching a special station that’s all about Comic Con Thursday July 21 through Monday the 25. Thanks to Yahoo Finance.
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