Superhero Bits: The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Amazing Spider-Man, Ninja Turtles, Green Lantern

Which film festival will be closed by The Avengers? What previously rumored actor has now been confirmed to appear in The Dark Knight Rises? Want to see a brand new international poster for The Avengers? How did Marc Webb go about reimagining the origin in The Amazing Spider-Man? Has a runtime for The Dark Knight Rises been revealed? What would the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles look like if they weren't teenage or mutants? Read about all of this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

Here's a German poster for The Avengers. Thoughts? Thanks to Comic Book Movie.

A Variety reporter is hearing the run time of The Dark Knight Rises will clock in just over two hours.

Bev Review (via CBM) reveals this image showing a new Mountain Dew flavor inspired by the Dark Knight Rises.

New Black Widow photo from The Avengers courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

Marc Webb spoke to NBC Chicago (via CBM) about reimagining the Spider-Man origin in The Amazing Spider-Man. This is just a taste:

Well, we're telling the story in a different way and I think it's really important when you're redefining a character for the audience to experience things that they haven't experienced from the ground up. I wanted to build a character.

People love to blend their cosplay, so here's a Renaissance version of the Justice League posted on The Gay Comic Geek (via Geeks are Sexy).

The press notes of an upcoming movie revealed that a certain actor officially appears in The Dark Knight Rises. So as to keep the spoiler hidden, head to Comic Book Movie for the reveal.

Check out this behind the scenes video from Green Lantern: The Animated Series via USA Today.

Though it premieres in Hollywood on April 11, the public's first chance to see The Avengers will be April 28 when it closes the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Deviant Artist Ryan Hall made a bunch of nice Avengers pieces that you can see over on Geek Tyrant. Here's Hulk.

A new paperback called The Road to The Avengers, is officially licensed canon stories of what happened with all the superheros before The Avengers. Barnes and Noble (via CBM) has this description:

Gear up for the upcoming Avengers movie with these official in-movie-continuity stories starring Avengers mainstays Iron Man, Captain America and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! First, it's an expanded re-imagining of the original Iron Man, featuring bonus scenes not in the movie! Then, it's an all-new Iron Man adventure! What happened between the events of Iron Man and Iron Man 2? How did Tony Stark put a new chapter in the history books? And how did Iron Man break and rewrite all the rules? Then, it's Black Widow, Nick Fury and Agent Coulson in espionage action! Think you know S.H.I.E.L.D.? Check out what you DIDN 'T see in the movies! And finally, it's the official comics prequel to the blockbuster Captain America! Steve Rogers is the inspiration for millions during the dark days of World War Two – but where did he get his inspiration from? How did he meet his best friend, "Bucky" Barnes? And what set him on the path to becoming the First Avenger? Experience an all-new Cap adventure on the European battlefields!

Here's the Lego version of the DC Universe via Geeks are Sexy.

You think you're a Batman fan? This kid is a Batman fan. Thanks to BIOTV via Fashionably Geek.

ShowbizNest spoke to Kevin Feige about the genesis of The Avengers. It's a fun read and here's the intro. Thanks to CBM:

We started looking at the list of characters in the Marvel Universe that hadn't been taken by other studios: Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow," says Feige. "And I thought, 'Isn't that interesting; all of these characters happen to form one of the most popular comic book series – 'The Avengers.'

When Batman and Robin "walked up" the side of a building, there were regularaly cameos on the classic TV show. Boing Boing found this clip compiling them all.

Stan Lee talked to Collider about his preparation to play Stan the Janitor in Ultimate Spider-Man:

I spoke to the director and the cast and the crew. I learned what my motivation was. They took me through my background and how I arrived at this point. And, I really put my all into this performance. I wanted to be a janitor, from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. I wielded that mop with such care and dexterity that I'm quite proud of my performance. I think I've done a lot for janitors, worldwide.

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Bad ass Two Face cosplay by Doppelgesicht22, from Comics Alliance (via FG)

Entertainment Earth is selling this $400 prop replica cowl from The Dark Knight.

Busted Tees is selling this shirt riffing off the preview ad for Mad Men Season 5. It's doubly cool when you think Jon Hamm could have played Superman.

IO9 posted these Ninja Turtle drawings by Deviant Artist Marv who imagined the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles without the Teenage and Mutant.

And there's this too. Grown Up Alien Ninja Turtles.