Superhero Bits: The Wolverine, Iron Man 3, Man Of Steel, The Dark Knight, SuperCrooks, Hellboy

Want to see an awesome set from The Wolverine? Will the movie feature ninjas? Who is Mark Millar trying to cast for SuperCrooks? Has David Goyer revealed something about Dark Knight Rises deleted scenes? What's up with The Mandarin's tattoo and rings in Iron Man 3? Is Paul Thomas Anderson a fan of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight films? Read about all of this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

Comic Book Movie linked the above MSN video of a parking lot in Sydney being transformed into a snow covered Japanese village for The Wolverine. It might seem stupid, but it's a short, fantastic look at the magic of filmmaking. More Wolverine below.

He'll likely have some competition but Mark Millar really wants Bradley Cooper to play Johnny Bolt in SuperCrooks.

With the election coming up, show your superhero support from Red Bubble via Shirtoid.

Forever Geek writes about what creates a memorable comic book villain.Collider spoke to David Goyer, writer of Man of Steel and Dark Knight Rises, who talked about both including deleted scenes. Fast forward to about 450.Screenrant did a good analysis of the Iron Man 3 trailer, including this quote from Kevin Feige that might describe why Mandarin has a Captain America tattoo on his neck:

It's less about his specific ethnicity than the symbolism of various cultures and iconography that he perverts for his own end.

Japanese artist Macaon does pop culture characters out of aluminum cans including, of course, Batman. See more at Geekologie.

Entertainment Weekly reports that in Iron Man 3, Mandarin's rings won't be as mystical as they are in the comic books.

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Planet Pulp artists are doing Tim Burton characters this month, such as Joker by Jayson Weidel.The Wrap reports the decision to release The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises at the same time in China hurt the box office of each.Hellboy just lends himself to being a cake pop, would you agree?Armie Hammer spoke to Empire (via CBM) and compared his take on The Lone Ranger to Batman or Spider-Man.Nerd Ache Cakes (via Nerdalicious) posted a bunch of Batman villain cookies and this awesome Bane one is the simplest.Paul Thomas Anderson was speaking in Australia (via C & RV) and revealed he loves Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight series:

I'm a huge fan of 'The Dark Knight' series, what Chris Nolan did was to combine the highest level of artistry with great commercial success, it's what everyone dreams for, what he did with those films is truly amazing.

I'm sure this has been out there for a while, but Rob Liefeld recently tweeted it and made me laugh.

The Daily Telegraph (via CBM) posted a bunch of images from the set of The Wolverine featuring ninjas. Bad ass.