Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Want to read a letter George R.R. Martin wrote to Marvel several decades ago? How about a few brand new quotes from Joss Whedon and Marc Webb about The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man? What was Morgan Freeman sporting on the set of The Dark Knight Rises that could be considered a possible spoiler? Which two Six Flags theme parks are getting new Superman rides in 2012? Did Tom Hiddleston have any juicy gossip to drop when it comes to Thor 2? Find out the answers to all of these and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
I honestly don’t know what to make of this photo but I kind of love it because Batman loves me. Thanks to the Movie Club.
Joss Whedon spoke to Total Film about his choices directing The Avengers:
You have to respect the realities of the other movies. But visually this is very much my own thing. My style is very comic-book-like anyway, so I’m trying to do things the way I always do….Part of Iron Man’s thing was, ‘Wow, this feels just like us!’ Asgard, less so, and Captain America was a nostalgia piece, so basically it would have been like hiring all the composers of all the other movies to work together on the score.
Like Galactus? Like Noodles? Then this shirt from Shirtoid might be just your thing.
Heath Ledger as the Joker. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Both were great comic book movie casting decisions but neither is the best of all time according to WhatCulture. Check out their their Top 10 Best Comic Book Castings in History.
This is the new Batman Imaginext Batcave Playset that’ll be available later this month. I’m not 8 so I’m a little out of the age range but, it’s pretty sweet. Thanks to Geekalerts.
We’ve seen so much fan art from The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel but where’s the love for The Amazing Spider-Man? Comic Book Movie points us to the Superhero Hype message boards where several pieces of art have been put up. I dig this one by “ntbone” and there’s a Drew Struzan-inspired one too which I dig less.
Tom Hiddleston spoke to MTV about Thor 2 and more or less confirmed that he’ll be in it and also suggested that director Bryan Kirk might not have the job yet. Head over there to read all of his thoughts but here’s an excerpt of what he thinks will be in store for his character due to The Avengers:
In ‘The Avengers’ he’s really dark and kind of sociopathic, or maybe even psychopathic is the word, in a deluded way. Obviously I haven’t let go of the spiritual damage at the heart of him, it still comes from that lost place, but he’s just incredibly nasty. I think that probably in ‘Thor 2’ his previous actions will, he’ll have to take responsibility for what he’s done. The great thing about Loki is there is potential in him for greatness and awfulness, for great heroism and great villainy. There are still, even within ‘The Avengers,’ there are moments where you see within Loki a glimmer of hope and that possibility of redemption.
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