Superhero Bits: The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, Amazing Spider-Man, Gambit, Wolverine, Smallville

Want to watch the entire red carpet premiere of The Avengers from Wednesday night? Has The Hulk become a cover model? Why is Wolverine killing Don Draper? What happened to Tony Stark between Iron Man 2 and The Avengers? How does Tom Hardy think Bane in The Dark Knight Rises is different from Joker in The Dark Knight? Which person could get Taylor Kitsch to come back and play Gambit again? How did X-Men First Class inadvertently derail The Hunger Games sequel? Read about all this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

I don't think this issue of Muscle and Fitness can really help you grow to 9 feet and be invincible, but that's what they promise. Thanks to Coming Soon.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly (via CBM), Tom Hardy discussed the differences between The Joker in The Dark Knight and Bane in The Dark Knight Rises:

The Joker didn't care-he just wanted to see the world burn, and he was a master of chaos and destruction, unscrupulous and crazy. Bane is not that guy. There's a very meticulous and calculated way about Bane. There is a huge orchestration of organization to his ambition.

This motion comic from Colontotte (via Comic Book Movie) gives a bit of back story concerning Tony Stark between Iron Man 2 and The Avengers.

Den of Geek spoke to Taylor Kitsch who said he'd be open to doing a cameo as Gambit in The Wolverine:

I would, man. I know Hugh [Jackman]'s doing Wolverine soon, so I'm not planting a seed in any way, but if he called me and wanted me to do a cameo in it or something, I'd do it

Speaking of The Avengers, the premiere was last night and Superhero Hype posted 99 photos from the premiere. You can watch the full two hour red carpet below too.

Here's the full Avengers red carpet premiere.

Filmophilia breaks down the numbers on The Avengers and decides how much it needs to be made to be considered a hit.

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The new Kotobukiya Iron Man Mark VII Statue will have a sensor that lets you wave your hand in front of it and it'll light up. Awe. Some. Read more at Cool Toy Review.

Deadline reports early tracking numbers have The Avengers grossing $125 million during its opening weekend.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Scarlett Johansson on The Avengers red carpet about Black Widow's history. You can also watch Mark Ruffalo talk about the first time he saw himself as The Hulk.

This gave me a good laugh. Nice job by Axel Ryan via The Daily What.

A new featurette for The Avengers went up on IMDB. It's not embeddable.

Comic Book Movie posted this tribute video to the show Smallville.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gary Ross left The Hunger Games because of the X-Men First Class sequel.

Stitch Kingdom posted fifteen new photos from The Avengers.

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Comic Book Movie found some new Amazing Spider-Man books on Amazon. Here's one. You can see other non-book images here.

This is unfair, but very funny. Pajiba ran a list of ten reasons by casting Ben Kingsley in Iron Man 3 isn't a big deal.

For our female readers (crickets) Geeks Are Sexy posted a gallery of "sexy" male cosplay photos by Philip Bonneau. The photos are actually pretty striking, even for guys too.

What Culture has a solid list of comic book tie in's they'd love to see from universes that aren't in comics. For example, Jules Winfield in Pulp Fiction.

The Avengers are now selling insurance too. Thanks to The Daily What for the commercial.

Fans of the sixties Batman movie will like this shirt, which you can learn more about on Super Punch.