Superhero Bits: Man Of Steel, The Avengers, Venom, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Joss Whedon

Want to read about some spoilery concept art from Man of Steel? How much influence on the Marvel universe does Joss Whedon have? Which major character is about to die in the Marvel universe? Why are The Avengers going to Battle Royale? Could Batman actually be a secret member of The Avengers and what about Captain America: The Winter Soldier isn't Chris Evans looking forward to? Read about all this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

Andy Gee made this cool Avengers poster.

Comic Book Movie (via SHH) posted a spoiler-filled rundown of concept art from Man of Steel.

Cool pixel Loki shirt at We Love Fine via Shirtoid.

Could Joss Whedon make Clark Gregg play Vision in The Avengers 2? He spoke about the process and influence in the Huffington Post:

I have some power, you know? I think there's a level of trust. You know, Kevin Feige and I have always had mutual respect, and on the first movie he was very supportive. But there were definitely things where they were like, "Hmm, we don't see that." And I think now Kevin's in a place where it would be more like, "We don't see it, but we think you do."

Love this style. The Dark Knight Rises by Ninjabot via F Yeah.

If you aren't reading Marvel's Avengers vs. X-Men, you might be surprised to read about which character Marvel is offing. Head to THR for the story.

Love this comic by Yale Stewart via Nerd Approved.

Speaking to SFX, Tom Hiddleston revealed who his favorite superhero is – and he's not from Marvel.

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This is incredibly frightening. Venom body art by Devious Body Art via Fashionably Geek.

Blackburn Burrow, a new comic book, is being considered by Amazon Studios for a movie according to the LA Times.

Dare to dream...dare to dream...Thanks to Superheroes.

Marvel Studios Visual Development Supervisor Charlie Wen talked to Marvel (via CBM) about changing the look of Thor from Thor to The Avengers.

This is the cover of Avengers Arena #1, an upcoming series that – apparently – has a little Battle Royale influence. Thanks to via Newsarama.

Chris Evans talked to Comic Book Movie about one thing he's not excited for with Captain America: The Winter Soldier coming up:

I'm dreading [the physical transformation], this is what I keep thinking. We start Cap 2 in March so come January I have to get back into that routine. All I'm thinking about is the future movies, like 'god, how am I going to keep getting big', it's such a chore. I hate to admit it but it's not easy (laughs). It's months and months of lifting heavy stuff and...not looking forward to it. But, it's worth it because I am happy with the movies and I do love the character so come January, my life is going to be different. It's such a commitment, top-to-bottom, its not just lifting, sleep is important, your diet is important. It's a complete commitment but what am I saying, it's good problems to have. "Ugh, it's just so difficult, I'd much rather be in the coal mines" (laughs) .

Cool Spider-Man cake by  Little Cherry Cake Company via Between the Pages.

High-Def Digest via CBM talked to ILM about the logistics of taking Hulk from The Avengers and putting him on network TV.