Superhero Bits: Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight Rises, Sin City 2, Man Of Steel, Spawn

How many costumes does Michael Shannon have in Man of Steel? What did Shane Black have to say about returning characters and his focus in Iron Man 3? Will Mickey Rourke return for Sin City 2? What's the deal with Olivia Wilde and Tomb Raider? Does Brandon Routh have regrets about Superman Returns? And want to see, arguably, the biggest (clearly marked) spoiler photo from The Dark Knight Rises yet? Read about all of this and much more in today's Superhero Bits.

/Film reader Michael M sent in a photo of his very cool Joker pumpkin. Head over to Forever Geek if you want to see more geeky jack-o-lanterns.

Mickey Rourke spoke to Coming Soon about his reluctance to do Sin City 2 as well as his displeasure with his character in Iron Man 2. Here's a sample, head there for the Iron Man 2 quote:

It depends. It depends on how bad they want me. You feel me? I did [like the character] but I'm claustrophobic, so the the hours of makeup — You have to keep it on for about 13 or 14 hours a day. It's latex and glue and that stuff that gets my eyes all red...

Blastr made their list of 10 monsters who got turned into super villains. And they say remakes are a new thing.

Variety reports Tribeca Film has picked up the animated/live action story of a cartoonist battling cancer called Death of a Superhero. Starring Andy Serkis, it'll be released next year.

Cool Halloween costume, Octo Frat Boy via Unique Daily.

Cosmic Book News (via CBM) claims to have an "official" plot synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises. I'm about 99% sure that's a lie, but, we'll let you decide for yourself.

A rumor circulated this weekend that Olivia Wilde might be playing Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider reboot, but, she quickly jumped on Twitter to debunk that.

Fox All Access spoke to Henry Cavill in the middle of filming Man of Steel and Comic Book Movie transcribed the audio. I can't wait for people to read into that last sentence:

I have made a concerted effort to focus purely on the source material, which is the comic. I personally believe to focus too much on other people's interpretation of the source material is going to detract from my performance and my interpretation. It's a wonderful opportunity and there is so much material there. And there is such a wealth of...way he is represented across all the comics. That it's a deep well to choose from.

Daily, I'm learning more. Because as I'm experiencing it, as I'm performing...I'm...As you say, if you were to look at George Reeves, and Christopher Reeves and all that. I'm doing bits myself and therefore learning more about the character. Because hopefully if I do my job right, I'll be remembered and maybe fifteen years in the future someone will be saying Henry Cavill when the next chap is playing Superman.

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Sideshow Collectibles revealed this life size Batman bust today. It's a steal at only $679.99.

Shane Black spoke about Iron Man 3 at Long Beach Comic Con this weekend and said there will be references to The Avengers in it, his main focus is ""realism and the potential for evil in all men" and several cast members will be returning. Head to Comic Book Movie and Comic Book Resources for more quotes.

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Brandon Routh spoke to Comic Book Movie about some of the flaws he sees in Superman Returns. You think?

The Movie Blog (via CBM) spoke to Todd McFarlane about a potential Spawn movie sequel and he admitted he was the hold up as he hasn't written the script yet. He then described the movie as follows:

You ever see the movie "The Departed"? It's like the movie "The Departed" except there's a boogey man in it. It won't be a "superhero movie". It'll be sort of a suspense/thriller/drama. The only thing in the movie that will be out of the ordinary will be the "boogey man" that You and I know as "Spawn". So, it's not going to be "Spawn vs. a demon vs. Clown", they're not going to do any of that. Think about it as "The Grudge". There's only one thing in that movie the "boogey man" in that house, everything else in that is real in that movie so it's like that. It's more of a story movie.

And now, a Halloween themed episode of Marvel Superheroes: What The.. ?!? featuring MODOK as Elvira. Thanks to Comics Alliance.

Michael Shannon spoke to Entertainment Weekly and confirmed that he has two costumes in Man of Steel:

There's two different modes. There's something that I have to wear a motion-capture suit for, because if I actually wore it, I wouldn't be able to move. It's a very big...thing. I actually don't know what it's going to look like, I just know that it's very cumbersome. There's another thing that I wear that's an actual costume. It's pretty simple. There's no paisley or anything.

We love Iron Man, we love Zombies, so this insane Zombie Iron Man cosplay that appearted as part of a Paris Zombie walk is just perfect. Thanks to Obvious Winner via Gizmodo.

I really don't know what to make of this. Geeky Tattoos (via Fashionably Geek) shows us these images of a guy who is simultaneously Captain America and Batman.

THE FINAL PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR MAN OF STEEL AND THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

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Buff Henry Cavill on Superman Set

5 Minutes (via CBM) posted this Man of Steel set video. The first half you've seen, the second half is footage of a scene that we haven't seen yet.

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Superhero Hype has a huge gallery of images from the Dark Knight Rises New York set.  That's just one above.

Comic Book Movie also has a TON of new Dark Knight Rises set descriptions, videos and photos from filming in New York City. Above is one of the videos showing Gotham City PD rushing down to the Gotham Stock Exchange.

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Here's another image from the CBM story, via Batman News. It's our first look at Matthew Modine in The Dark Knight Rises. He seems to be working with Commissioner Gordon.

This is oddly creepy but YouTube user TheeDarkKnightRises (nice name, via CBM) caught 14 minutes of filming when Christopher Nolan and crew were in Los Angeles. You'll see Nolan and a ton of Joseph Gordon Levitt too.

And, finally, this whole page is spoilers but this last picture feels even bigger than usual. Secondary mention needed.

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Comic Book Movie has posted a gallery of images showing the Batwing hovering over the above object, which they describe as Bane's Earthquake Device. Many more images at the link or by heading to Coming Soon.