Superhero Bits: X-Men Anime, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, Justice League: Doom

What superhero trend was set at the Heisman Trophy presentation this weekend? Which superhero movie is not eligible for a Best Visual Effects Oscar? Does Scarlett Johansson think she'll appear in Iron Man 3? Want to read Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas talk about The Dark Knight Rises prologue and trailer? Want to know what the next Batman video game might be called? Which Spider-Man stars wanted to cameo in The Amazing Spider-Man? How does the video game for that movie look? Read about all this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

Robert Griffin III of Baylor won the Heisman Trophy this week and was, reportedly, wearing the above Superman socks with capes on them. We reported on this a few months back and, hopefully, you got a pair then because they're sold out everywhere. Thanks to GeekAlerts.

Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor and X-Men First Class are all on the possible short list for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. Not on the list? Green Lantern. Thanks to Deadline.Comic Book Movie posted a vintage Soaky Toys commercial featuring the Man of Steel himself.Superhero Hype asked Scarlett Johansson if she might return to play the Black Widow in Iron Man 3 or other Marvel superhero movies:

I've heard nothing. You know how it goes. Sometimes two days before, it's like 'And here's your next mission.' I have no idea.

X-Men Movie (via CBM) posted this cool motion capture previz video from X-Men First Class.

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (via Deadline) handed their 2011 Best Actor award to Michael Fassbender for his work in A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame and, of course, X-Men First Class.

The Joker won the Best Character award at the Spike Video Game Awards and, while accepting his award, seemed to reveal the title to the next Batman game: Batman: Arkham World. Thanks to Comic Book Movie for the photo.IGN spoke to Christopher Nolan about how much of Bane's backstory might appear in The Dark Knight Rises:

Well, the liberating thing about dealing with a lesser known villain is you feel more creative freedom to embrace the elements of that character you feel can serve your story and ignore those that won't. But at the same time, we chose Bane because he has some very unique elements to who he is. As far as the emphasis to it in the film, I'm actually editing some right now, so you never quite know until it's done. But we certainly intend to do justice to it, to the character I've written and to the comics. And I think the significance of Bane, in our eyes, is his strength as an antagonist to Batman. Everything must serve that, including the nature of his past and how that will play into the story.

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Get More:, The Amazing Spider-Man – VGA 2011: Exclusive Debut Trailer, PC Games, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

The full trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man video game has premiered via Game Trailers.

IGN also spoke to Dark Knight Rises producer Emma Thomas about the new trailer for the film:

We have a great trailer coming out, and there are a couple of things in the prologue that are in the trailer. But there's a lot of the trailer that isn't in the prologue.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is getting a new poster, via CBM, and it looks just like the new standee.Gary Oldman had some cool words on the legacy of the Dark Knight franchise when talking to Movieline:

Well really, they are all individual films. They're all linked and connected, and there's an arc there over the trilogy. But there are such spaces in between. I never saw it quite like... I don't quite know what he meant by that. I guess you are in a movie that, even lovely Matthew Modine said to me, 'It's such a relief that you're in a movie that people are going to go see.' You know that millions of people are going to go see it, and there's an expectation, anticipation for it. But they were all their own movie. So you'd do the first one and you had two or three years off, then you did the second one and had three years off, over eight years or however long it's taken. So I saw them as their own experience. And they're like any other movie, really. They have a little more money than other movies, but Chris [Nolan] doesn't work any differently on the Batman, I think, than he would on Memento. But it promises to be very... I'm intrigued to see it. I'm intrigued to see this one.

Marvel (via CBM) has posted a ton of gorgeous wallpapers and images from the upcoming X-Men Anime show.

Kristen Dunst told Showbiz Spy (via CBM) that she wanted her and Tobey Maguire to cameo in The Amazing Spider-Man:

I wanted to do a cameo. I had the idea of Tobey and I as extras and we'd just walk by in the background but it's not in there. I love Andrew Garfield and I think Emma Stone is cute too. I think that they're going to be really cute in the movie for sure. They look like they have good chemistry.

/Film reader Nathaniel S sent us the above superpower commercials he made for a class project.

Justice League: Doom, the new DVD movie from Warner Premiere and DC Entertainment, has officially been announced. It'll be out February 28 read the full press release over on Comic Book Movie.Superhero Hype posted the new trailer for Gotham City Impostors.

That new Avengers trailer that might be premiering in India is actually the same one that's already been released in the US.


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Andrew Garfield The Amazing Flying Spider-Man

Here's a 5 Min video (via CBM) of what was happening on The Amazing Spider-Man set in those recently released photos.

Since many of you are seeing The Dark Knight Rises prologue either tonight or Thursday, you probably don't want to be spoiled on what happens, but Total Film (via CBM) has posted a detailed description if you're interested. Even I'm not reading it, hence not posting it. There's also the full audio.

We still aren't sure if Marion Cotillard is playing Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises but io9 has posted a link to a UK newspaper article where a young actress was up for a role as "young Talia al Ghul" but didn't take it.