Superhero Bits: The Dark Knight Rises, Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers

Want to see the first set photos from Iron Man 3? Has Matthew Modine's character in The Dark Knight Rises got his own poster? What Stan Lee character is the latest to get their own movie adaptation? Which one Dark Knight Rises toy will Todd McFarlane be making? Did you know George Reeves was almost shot by a kid while playing Superman? How should The Avengers really have ended? Read about all of this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

Here's one of the first set photos from Iron Man 3 of Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr. Spoiler, he wears a suit. Thanks to WECT 6 via Superhero Hype. Head there for more updates on the filming.

Wolverine and Blade Anime DVDs will be released July 31.

CBM has posted several pages of the Dark Knight Rises kids adaptation that give away the beginning of the film. Here's just a quick refresh from the end of The Dark Knight, head there for more but beware of spoilers.

Messenjahmatt tweeted the above Dark Knight Rises photoshop poster to Matthew Modine, which was then posted by Superhero Hype. Looks great.

Spider-Man is usually a New York guy but, in his new Carl's Jr. ads, he's moonlighting in Los Angeles. Thanks to Franklin Ave.

Nate Bellegarde has some hilarious drawings (via Geek Art) of the Hipster X-Men.

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Forever Geek posted this first look at Marvel Heroes, the new Marvel MMO. If you've already seen this trailer, though, the site has a bunch of new photos too.

Deadline reports Stan Lee has sold the movie rights to a new, green, superhero: The Retaliator. Here's a description:

Chosen by the Ancients and awarded the powers of the elements, this once ordinary man must protect the Earth against those who abuse and destroy its ecosystem. Jim Hart and Jake Hart are writing.

Marvel has posted a few dramatic photos of minimates from The Amazing Spider-Man. That's another one on the first page.

Gizmodo lists the 10 weirdest superhero gadgets of all time.

Pittsburgh Steeler great Hines Ward is getting a McFarlane tied to his Gotham Rogues character in The Dark Knight Rises. So cool. Read much more at USA Today via CBM.

ThinkGeek has some cool Spider-Man and Venom bathrobes.

In a funny turn of events, the San Francisco Chronicle got asked by 20th Century Fox take down an article because of the word "Chronicle," which they thought was about their superhero movie, Chronicle. Read more at Tech Dirt.

SCF (via Fashionably Geek) posted this Iron Man/Green Lantern cosplay.

Which villains might be in Thor 2? Blastr has eight good choices.

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9Gag posted the story of a man who cosplayed as the Hulk, but then couldn't get the green off. It's sad, but kind of funny.

Did you know that George Reeves was almost shot by a kid who wanted to see if he was really Superman? Movies.com has the story.

How should The Avengers have ended? The team at How It Should Have Ended have finally chimed in.

Blue Sky Disney also has some thoughts on the villains of Thor 2. Thanks to /Film reader Troy S.

Cyclops was spotted on the side of a New York City truck from Laughing Squid.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight (via CBM), Sylvester Stallone surmises superheroes have killed the classic action star:

This genre unfortunately is becoming...let's just say it's fading away. You have the superheroes today which are possessed with all extraordinary powers; they can blink and a fireball comes out of there. It's great. And then you have a bunch of us which is just your basic male-pattern badness...Kind of like hands-on action.

New image of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man from Facebook.

We've had plenty to say about the Marvel Movie Universe post Avengers, but what does Movies.com think?

The Iron Man Iron via Blastr.

Comic Book Movie has pulled together some reactions to the pilot for Arrow.

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/Film readerĀ Jordan W created some Avengers 2 teaser posters surmising team ups with Spider-Man, above, and the X-Men, at this link.

If you really want an amazing look at the costume in The Amazing Spider-Man, CBM has posted several, high-res looks at the character. That's just a screengrab above, head there for the full versions.

Comic Book Movie has a huge post filled with Dark Knight Rises promo art, some of which is better than the rest, but this cool rendition of The Bat caught my eye.