Superhero Bits: The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Arrow, The Amazing Spider-Man

What video did Marvel create to thank everyone for The Avengers? Want to see some new images from The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man? Does the success of The Avengers prove piracy isn't a big deal? Which soft drink will have its own Dark Knight Rises flavor? Where will The Amazing Spider-Man open before the United States? What's the latest on the CW show Arrow? Is The Avengers responsible for America's economic problems? Which joke in the film has some people up in arms? Read about all of this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

Above: The Avengers inserted into Nighthawks by Edward Hopper by John P Glynn via Gizmodo.

Marvel has released the above video as a thank you to all the fans for the success of The Avengers.

I love this Iron Man painting, called Gilded, by Sam Spratt. Thanks to Geek Art.

Another major movie is opening overseas before the U.S. This time, it's The Amazing Spider-Man in India via Hollywood Reporter.

Above, listen to Edgar Wright talk to Empire about a ton of things including Ant-Man, around the 18 minute mark. More on this soon.

The official numbers are now in. It took on 19 days for The Avengers to make $1 billion and demolished the second weekend all time record with $103 million. The second weekend take for The Avengers would have ranked as the #19 opening weekend of all time.

It's The Avengers in the style of the late, great, Maurice Sendak via IO9.

IGN compares The Avengers and Star Wars and finds that they're pretty similar.

I might have posted these before but I can't say for sure. Noelle Stevenson did some really cool, cute drawings of The Avengers. Head to her Tumblr (via IO9) for more.

The legacy and current state of Stan Lee is detailed in a fantastic profile at Grantland.

Comic Book Movie found what's almost an Amazing Spider-Man trading card featuring Gwen Stacy.

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The Avengers wait to see The Avengers courtesy of Booya Pictures.Comic Book Movie rounded up a bunch of tweets by Dark Knight Rises star Matthew Modine trashing The Avengers.

Little Avengers from I Heart Chaos, via Geeks Are Sexy.

Slice of Sci-Fi reviewed the Avengers XXX porn parody.Chris Hemsworth breaks some uncomfortable news as Thor on the radio in London. Thanks to The Awesomer.

Don't try asking Josh Trank about Fantastic Four, as quoted by ScreenRant, he can't talk about it:

I can't comment on any [of] my personal roles. I can't comment on any project in development...No comment and just cool things to come.

This Rhino statue is insane. See more images at Cool Toy Review.

A man called the fire department because his screening of The Avengers had subtitles, via Bleeding Cool.

/Film reader Luis Alan R. alerted us to this Saturday Night Live skit this weekend featuring The Hulk. Presented by Hulu.

From Mike Mitchell's Tumblr, here's "Thor's Helmet, 15,000 light years from us. It's about 30 light years across which is 1,897,170 times the distance from the sun to the earth."

Quint at Ain't It Cool News has a theory about a certain death in The Avengers.

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@RossPeacock on Twitter alerted me to this great Avengers/Queen mashup.Bleeding Cool found this image in England that tries really hard to pretend is the Chris Evans Marvel version. It's not.Buzzfeed does a great job casting the rest of the major superheroes who still don't have movies. Adrien Brody as Dr. Strange? Perfect.

Pre-order this Mjolner prop at Forbidden Planet (via Geek Alerts) if you have the cash.

Why is the economy in the crapper? Funny or Die thinks its because The Avengers took all the money.

Arrow officially got picked up by The CW and IO9, among other places, ran this description:

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

Besides the link with NASCAR, The Dark Knight Rises has a major marketing campaign in place with Mountain Dew featuring its own flavor.

According to Forbes, the success of The Avengers shows piracy isn't that big a deal.

Head to Cool Vibe to see the rest of this gorgeous Batman art by Dave Wilkins.

Really? Really? (via Gordon & The Whale) has a petition to get an apology over the adoption joke in The Avengers.

A better look at the Total Film (via CBM) image of Batman in The Dark Knight Rises.