Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
The Dark Knight Rises starts filming in Pittsburgh this weekend and a press conference was held announcing the shoot. Want to watch it? What happened when the estate of Jack Kirby sued Marvel over rights to some superheroes? Is that a teaser poster for The Avengers you see? Do you need a few options for an witty new, superhero themed t-shirt? And what does Wayne’s World have to do with Man of Steel? Find out the answers to these questions and more in today’s Superhero Bits!
The Dark Knight Rises begins shooting in Pittsburgh this weekend and the Pittsburgh Film Office held a press conference that included Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale. Of course, they didn’t drop any spoilers, but it’s cool to see them being so candid about where and when they’re shooting. Thanks to the Pittsburgh Tribute (via Nolan Fans).
Shirtoid points out this cool t-shirt that combines camping with superheros and pop culture, things we never thought would go together.
What happens when you combine Wayne’s World and pancakes? According to Before the Trailer, it’s the Man of Steel. The film was reportedly filming at an IHOP in Aurora, Illinois yesterday.
Deadline reports that a court in New York ruled against the estate of Jack Kirby and for Marvel in an ongoing lawsuit that surmised Kirby should have owned a copyright to several characters he helped created. They say that he was a freelancer and, therefore, didn’t have any ownership. Ouch.
But never fret! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Kirby estate vows that they’ll appeal.
Batman has inspired some really awesome Hollywood movies and fan films as well. The latest entry into that latter category is Batman: The Last Laugh, which you can watch above. It’s a co-production between ENSO Productions and Gotham City FX. Thanks to Geekologie (via Geek Tyrant).
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