Superhero Bits: Man Of Steel, Batman Arkham City, Thor, Ghost Rider, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

What did Tom Hardy mean when he said The Dark Knight Rises was like Starbucks? What does the new Batman: Arkham City XBox 360 look like? Is there a downside to having a Batcave? Do dinosaurs and superheros like Gambit and Wolverine mix? Would you like to watch a video of Donald Glover talking about Spider-Man? Read about all of this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

Whoever holds this bottle opener, if he be worthy, shall drink with the power of Thor. It's available this Christmas, thanks to That's Nerdalicious for the heads up.

Tom Hardy spoke to Variety and cleared up his recent comment saying that working on The Dark Knight Rises was like working for Starbucks:

I'm really sorry if anyone misunderstood what I said about comparing working for a huge franchise to being like working for Starbucks. I didn't mean it like that. I mean, it could have been British Airways, it could have been Virgin, it could have been Nike, it could have been any huge company. I'm human and I do read things and I get hurt. My friends say, 'Don't read anything, just ignore it,' but I do. And I read comics. And I cry.

A few MTV writers sat down to discuss the Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance trailer.

Microsoft revealed their brand new XBox 360 themed to Batman: Arkham City. On one side, Batman. On the other side, The Joker. Check out more photos at The Daily BLAM.Deadline is reporting that Disney has fired the marketing team at Marvel after Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger ran their course. The positions were now redundant that Disney owns the company and will be releasing the rest of their movies.Giorgio Comolo did this beautiful piece of work depicting everyone's favorite evil being, Galactus, from Red Sector (via GeekTyrant).

The residents of Quincy, Il woke up to a surprise Wednesday when three Tumblers from The Dark Knight Rises showed up in town. The man transporting them made a quick pit stop but lost the tarp that was supposed to be covering them. Head to WGEM to see a little video.

Marco D'Alfonso says this is the only downside of having a Batcave. Thanks to Rampaged Reality.Collider spoke to Donald Glover about his thoughts on the new Ultimate Spider-Man.


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The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in comic book stores with this ongoing series that "offers a brand-new take on the original series." Read the full press release at Toy News International.

Here's a series of prints called "Superhero Dinosaurs" by David Restro. He's got The Avengersaurus, X-Dinos and general superhero dinosaurs. Very cool stuff. You can see them all in more detail at this site, thanks to Posters and Prints.

This is a little more gossipy than usual but Comic Book Movie found an article on that details what Scarlet Johansson and Chris Evans were doing when not shooting The Avengers. Hint: Drinks and karaoke.


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Comic Book Movie has a MASSIVE set report from Plano, Il which is standing in for Smallville in Man of Steel. In addition to a ton of detailed photos from around town, like the one above, the scooper spoke to a ton of people and go information what's being filmed, where and why. Here's a taste. Head there for much, MUCH more.

Downtown Smallville WILL be in the heat of battle! Crews will be shooting a scene during the early part of the week of August 22-29, 2011 where they will be blowing up a 7-11/gas station. They will also be setting up a "jet fighter" and a military helicopter in the downtown streets of "Smallville", where supposedly they both crash.

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Superhero Hype got some brand new photos sent in of the alien ship found on the Cleveland set of The Avengers.

/Film reader Nickolay L sent in this spy footage from the set of The Dark Knight Rises which shows Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman filming a full scene.