Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
What did Andrew Garfield learn from studying spiders to play the lead of The Amazing Spider-Man? What’s the deal with Catwoman’s goggles in The Dark Knight Rises and what parts of that movie is filming now? Is Henry Cavill watching Superman movies while filming Man of Steel and what does he look like as Clark Kent? Curious about the first set footage from R.I.P.D.? When does Captain America: The First Avenger come out on Blu-ray and what are the extras? Read about all this, The Avengers, and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
Bleeding Cool uncovered this new look at The Avengers which is a promo for a bunch of new comic books that Marvel will release before the movie hits theaters in May.
Loki is the God of Mischief and Lies, is he not? So Superhero Hype came up with the great idea, because Tom Hiddleston can’t talk much about the plot of The Avengers, just make him tell lies about it.
Though it hasn’t been officially announced, the Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray info has leaked. First released by The Blu-ray Blog, Comic Book Movie picked up the info. It’s out on October 25 in both 2D and 3D formats with a slew of documentaries, commentaries are more. There’s more at CBM.
When you’re doing an origin story, and a reinvention of the franchise, I certainly want to avoid watching too much of the films done previously, or other moving footage, because you can start picking up character traits of other actors’ interpretations….The truest source of Superman is the comic books, and I want to immerse myself in those, and bring out what I can bring out from that.
We recently put up an image that Keron Grant did of Superman flying above Metropolis and Forever Geek alerted us to some more. There’s Batman and this awesome one of The Flash.
Another week, another interview with a voice cast member of Spider-Men: Edge of Time. This time it’s Josh Keaton, Spider-Man himself. Thanks to Superhero Hype.
Andrew Garfield did an extensive interview with the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex about playing the lead in The Amazing Spider-Man and, as part of the article, said that he studied spider movements to help influence his character:
What would having spider DNA constituting a percentage of your blood — what would that do? So I studied spiders, I studied their movements and how they operate in the world and I tried to incorporate as much of that as I could. He’s a boy/spider in terms of how he moves, and not just in the suit. It also shapes the way he interacts with people. A spider is so sensitive; their skin is sensitive to everything. That’s the thing with the spider sense and the way he takes in everything. Imagine all of your skin was as sensitive as a spider, the slightest gust of wind would feel like a tornado going by. You’d always be rushing, that rush. What does that do to you? The idea of how he adjusts to that. And I looked at the idea of having more legs, more arms, and the spacial awareness. A spider moves up, down, side-to-side, all around. He’s not linear and with the knowledge of that spatial awareness and the fact that he can be here and then over there incredibly fast. The stillness of a spider and the lightness I found all of that very interesting to explore as well.
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