Superhero Bits: The Avengers, Spider-Man, Robin, Ryan Gosling, DC, Man Of Steel

Want to see Spider-Man being a real-life menace on two continents? How about a Chinese interpretation of the Batman origin story? Is Ryan Gosling a real life superhero? What does Loki look like in the streets of Cleveland on the set of The Avengers and what epic shot did he reveal in an interview? What did the Batwing from The Dark Knight Rises look like as the crew left Pittsburgh? Read about all of this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

IGN has posted this image of the various skins that you can put on Robin in Batman: Arkham City. They're Red Robin, Hooded Robin, and Robin from Batman: The Animated Series.

J. Jonah Jamison was right. Spider-Man is a menace. Thanks to io9, you can watch him rob this Oklahoma City convenience store.

Marvel comics is known for their huge, epic storylines such as Infinity Gauntlet and Civil War. They're currently in the midst of Fear Itself and, in an interview with io9, Marvel writers like Ed Brubaker discussed the next one, Shattered Heroes.

Here's more Spider-Man terror. After robbing that store above, he traveled across the globe to Warsaw, Poland and terrorized this mall. Thanks to Comics Alliance.

A huge Avengers fan named Andrew Becraft created these custom Avengers Lego figures. You can see more individual images over on Geeks Are Sexy.

Comic Book Movie conducted an interview with the guys from fuelVFX about their work on Captain America: The First Avenger. It's an extensive article, and here's a taste:

Probably the single trickiest challenge was creating the shot were Cap's motorbike runs off on it's own towards the entrance to the Hydra base and explodes. The bike was filmed in camera but the timing and speed of it within the camera move just didn't work and we spent quite some time coming up with various solutions with Chris and Editorial to make the shot work.

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BoingBoing found this description of Batman's Spider-Man's origin from a dollar toy in China. Hilarious.

The Associated Press (via CBM) cut together all their interviews with The Avengers from D23 Expo. Good stuff.

Above you saw Spider-Man acting like a menace. Here, J. Jonah Jamison gets his revenge. So mean, but so funny. Thanks to Mike Mitchell's blog.

In this column, I write about superheros like Batman and Spider-Man, but what about real ones like Ryan Gosling, who broke up a fight on the streets of New York this week? Yes, I'm half-kidding.

DC Comics has revealed the logos of all 52 New Titles relaunching in September. There's a sampling above. Head to Comic Book Movie to see the rest.


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Gamma Squad compiled a gallery of photoshops from The Avengers set photos that leaked last week. While this obviously isn't a spoiler, people are probably trying to avoid these photos. Head to the site for 20 more funny images, but this one was my favorite.

Access Hollywood (via CBM) spoke to Tom Hiddleston about shooting the big, Manhattan battle in The Avengers and he dropped this quote about an amazing shot in the movie:

There's one scene in the film at the end of the film where I'm looking up at the Avengers assembled. You've got Thor and Captain America and Iron Man and Hawkeye and Black Widow and the Incredible Hulk, and they're staring me down in one shot. And that was the day I realized we're definitively making The Avengers.

And just like that, Batman has left the city. You saw the newspaper ad yesterday and today we have this video (thanks to CBM) of the Batwing leaving Pittsburgh. There are more, new, Dark Knight Rises videos at that link.

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On Location Vacations (Via CBM) posted a few images from the set of Man of Steel that seem to show a crashed plane in Smallville.

Speaking of Tom Hiddleston, here's your first look of him – in full Loki garb – on the set of The Avengers. Thanks to Comic Book Movie.

Coming Soon offer a description of what's being filmed above, and in several videos below, in The Avengers:

Public Square was transformed into Stuttgart Germany, complete with street signs, banners, and even a marquee over entrance to the site of the former Higbee's Department Building–all written in German.

According to one of the movie's extra, Terminal Tower was being used as a museum, and the extra told NewsChannel5 that the character Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, killed someone in front of hundreds of museum visitors and was making his getaway when the police arrived. Hundreds of extras were seen running in fear multiple times from the set.

The most exciting part of the night came at around 2:30 a.m. when the crew used a pneumatic ram mounted in the rear of a German police car to flip it onto its roof. The setup for the stunt took a few hours and had to be done twice because the first time the car did not flip completely onto its roof.

That same post on CBM also has videos from up above of Public Square in Cleveland as extras on the set of The Avengers run out of a building. I wonder what's going on inside.

Another Avengers set video, this one seems to be a reverse shot to something from the air shooting down into civilians. It comes to us via CBM.