Superhero Bits: Man Of Steel, Dark Knight Rises, Joker, Thor: The Dark World, Mark Millar

Want to watch Russell Crowe talk about stepping into Marlon Brando's shoes for Man of Steel? How about a gander at early concept art from The Dark Knight? Is there anything better than reading Christopher Nolan explain his thought process behind his Batman trilogy? What gift is Olly Moss making for the crew of Thor: The Dark World? How can you get your name in a new Mark Millar comic book? Does Joel Schumacher like Nolan's films? Read about all this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

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MTV asks Russell Crowe about his role in Man of Steel. He thinks about an answer for 20 seconds.

The Playlist has a straight up fantastic interview with Christopher Nolan about the developement and thought behind his Batman films. It's a must read and just part one.

Yesterday we posted a Catwoman infographic and now IO9 has the Bane equivalent, teased above.

The Hawkeye Initiative is a way for fans to try and change the role of females in comics. Thanks to Geeks are Sexy.

The LAist has a nice gallery of images of the Batman exhibit currently on display in Los Angeles.

Tor.com gives you five reasons you should be reading the X-Men comics.

[adult swim] The Dark Knight Rises from cat solen on Vimeo.

Awesome commercial for The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray courtesy of Adult Swim. It stars puppets. Thanks to Super Punch.

If you're a Batman Returns fan, What Culture has some cool images you may not have seen before.

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Olly Moss did the cast and crew poster for Thor and now he's working on one for Thor: The Dark World. Here's a work in progress glimpse from Instagram.

Cracked lists six mental conditions which could be mistaken for superpowers.

Movies.com linked two some video of Christopher Nolan discussing Batman recently at a New York screening.

Bleeding Cool takes a look at the future of the Marvel Comic Universe.

Brazilian graphic designer Bucther Billy (via Geeks Are Sexy) took mixed up the Marvel movies and comics in fun ways.

Mark Millar is auctioning off another name is one of his upcoming comics for charity.

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Geekologie posted this photo of a cat, that looks like a Bat. Obvious comic references made.

In a Superhero Bits from this summer, a video of The Bat in The Dark Knight Rises showed Batman being ejected from the front. It's not in the movie but, Comic Book Movie remembers back and figures that could be how he gets out in the film.

Comic Book Movie posted a huge cache of old concept art from The Dark Knight, focusing on Joker and Two Face.

Speaking to Coming Soon, Batman director Joel Schumacher talked about Christopher Nolan's take on the character:

I think what's very interesting about Batman and how brilliant Chris Nolan is is, if you look at the last Batman, ours were at a much simpler time. Our job was to entertain the whole family. To make it fun and sell a lot of toys. It was a franchise. The last one is really about what we're going through, the extraordinary gap between the haves and the have-nots... I think right now the last Batman is very reflective of the times we're living in, which are scary times. I'm not a predictor of revolutions and I don't think there will be one in the United States, but there are the seeds of it. When you have too many poor and too many rich, those are the seeds of revolution.