Superhero Bits: The Dark Knight Rises, Dredd, The Wolverine, The Avengers, Hans Zimmer, Amazing Spider-Man

How much did The Dark Knight Rises end up making on its opening weekend? What's going on with The Wolverine in Australia? Why does Hans Zimmer have his own Dark Knight Rises app? Does Harvey Weinstein like The Avengers? Did an actor audition for The Dark Knight Rises without knowing it? If Spider-Man tried to pick up Black Widow, what would happen to The Avengers? How did an artist hand paint a Dark Knight Rises banner? Is Christopher Nolan obsessed with the Eighties? Read about all of this and much more in today's Superhero Bits.

Lionsgate premiered this cover of the online Dredd prequel comic, coming August, by Greg Staples.

Hugh Jackman gave the Australian Prime Minister a tour of the set of The Wolverine according to the Hollywood Reporter. Also Australia's The Leader (via Superhero Hype) talked about one of the sets.

Composer Hans Zimmer has released his The Dark Knight Rises Z+ app for iPhone which allows you to explore the audio of the film. Read more at Comic Book Movie.

The Dark Knight Rises made a near record $160.89 million over the weekend. Total Film lists its 50 best moments, all of which likely contributed to that success.

Hot Toys (via CBM) has teased a bunch of new figures including this Agent Coulson, which looks worth it just for the gun.

Warner Bros. is making a "substantial donation" to charity in light of the tragic shooting in Colorado.

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Here's another Dark Knight Rises parody sketch from Awesomenes TV about Batman and Bane becoming BFFs. Movies.com has a list of their five favorite Batman fan films too.

ScreenCrush writes about five crazy Dark Knight Rises theories.

This Dark Knight Rises ad looks like a banner, but it's actually a hand painting. See the full process photos and more at Tor (via Nerd Approved).

Harvey Weinstein loved The Avengers.

This infographic by John Gara (via Buzzfeed) shows the many lives of Batman.

Apparently the Batman: The Movie commentary is pretty educational. So says Film School Rejects.

Boing Boing posted this kind of sad video of a man selling his childhood collection of comic books.

Badass Digest has a great story about a lesser known Batman story that heavily influenced The Dark Knight Rises.

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RIPT Apparel has this Dark Knight Rises shirt on sale until the end of the day today.

Bleeding Cool posted this in depth discussion of some of the comic book influences to the villains in The Dark Knight Rises.

Movies.com has a fun story about how an actor got cast in The Dark Knight Rises without knowing he was cast in The Dark Knight Rises.

It's Batman vs. Captain America in real life thanks to IGN's Ultimate Fan Fights.

Did you know that Christopher Nolan doesn't have an email address or a cell phone? Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Sam Spratt (via Screenrant) posted a few funny "Batman is a Dick" memes. More at the links.

Is Christopher Nolan obsessed with the Eighties? Film.com has a funny piece about five relics he put in his Batman films.

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Funny stuff. Spider-Man cockblocks The Avengers by Booya Pictures (thanks to /Film reader Ryan C)

I like the design of Fabio Castro's Amazing Spider-Man poster, via F Yeah Movie Posters.

What Culture has about a million lists concerning The Dark Knight Rises. Here one, with four things that sucked and two that didn't. Here's another, looking at five ways the film differs from comics.

Here's a cool Lego Deadpool by Michael McCooey via Super Punch.

Geeks of Doom has several different articles on Batman comics to get into if you loved the Nolan Batman films. Here's the beginners list and intermediate list.

We Love Fine continues pumping out the superhero t-shirt, such as this fun Agent Coulson one. There are many, many more on the site.

Daniel Heard did this funny Batman bomb mashup.