Superhero Bits: Iron Man 3, The Flash, Dark Knight Rises, Captain America, The Avengers, Green Hornet
Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Where and when will Iron Man 3 begin shooting? What does the Captain America: The First Avenger alternate Blu-ray cover look like? Which superheroes have really wimpy weaknesses? Besides the James Cameron one, how many Spider-Man movies never got made? Does Seth Rogen think a Green Hornet sequel is possible? And why does Doc Ock have Jonas Brothers pictures on his wall? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
Look what was spotted in LA recently! It’s the Tumbler from The Dark Knight Rises. Thanks to Curbed.
According to Latino Review, Iron Man 3 will most likely be shooting in Wilmington, North Carolina with shooting commencing in June.
Everyone knows about the famous superhero weaknesses: Superman and Kryptonite, Spider-Man and pretty girls, but what about the worst, most ridiculous ones? Cracked has great list including the photo above of Venom, who can’t deal with fire. (From Russ: well, fire’s not that wimpy. If it’ll scare off xenomorphs, it has to be worthy of respect.)
To that end, we all can list every superhero’s power but what power does Nick Fury have? How about The Punisher? Tintin? Jonah Hex? io9 answers it all in a list of the 10 superheroes you didn’t know had powers.
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Is this game really not out yet? MTV Multiplayer has a new, exclusive Batman Arkham City trailer featuring The Joker.
Cobie Smulders was on the How I Met Your Mother Podcast recently (via CBM) and spoke at length about her experiences on The Avengers. Nothing earth-shattering, as usual, but there’s a ton of good stuff here, such as:
I had no idea what it was gonna be like at all. I was so happy to see a friendly face in Joss Whedon because I know him socially. – But [the film] was huge; the magnitude of it. I mean, just the amount of people it takes to make a film like this and move out to Albuquerque, New Mexico; People were working on the movie almost seven months before I arrived there.
io9 has a very well-researched article about the seedy side of Spider-Man movies, mainly a bunch that never got made including a Cannon version in the 1980s that considered a stuntman named Scott Lava to play the lead.
Photographer Ian Pool did a really clever series of photos that show what superheros do on their day off. Filmmaker James Gunn (via Blastr) turned us on to these, including Doc Ock jonesing over the Jonas Brothers.
Shawn Levy, director of Real Steel, spoke to Collider about his work on The Flash movie. Head there for more, but here’s a quote:
I oversaw a draft for about three-and-a-half months. And, at that time, I learned two things. One, if you’re going to take on a character like that… I was still the family comedy guy. And I just felt like, I gotta get a few more under my belt before I can claim the legitimacy of making a movie like that. And that’s what I’m doing, to be very honest. I’m not saying I have a master plan to go back to The Flash. In the end, The Flash went away because Justice League was gonna happen. And then it didn’t happen. To my great dismay, because I would have been first in line for that, too.
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