The 500th Edition Of Superhero Bits Featuring A 'Dark Knight Trilogy' Exclusive

Five hundred days of small superhero news; my, how far we've come. Today, to commemorate this landmark column edition, we have an exclusive clip from The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition featuring two of the best superhero directors of all time: Christopher Nolan and Richard Donner.

Besides that, do you want to know how you can be an extra in Batman vs. Superman? How did Christopher Nolan decide to use the Tumbler in Batman Begins? Can you see the Avengers: Age of Ultron Comic-Con tease? Which raccoon was the model for Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy? Want to see concept art of Galactus from Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer? Read about all this and more in the 500th edition of Superhero Bits!

Here's our exclusive clip from The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition featuring Christopher Nolan and Richard Donner talking about music and editing their films, The Dark Knight Rises and Superman: The Movie. The full discussion is on the Blu-ray box set.

The top image is from a great post on Batman-News celebrating The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Ultron screenshot

The Comic-Con tease for Avengers: Age of Ultron is floating around online. It's bootleg, so we aren't gonna post it, but that's an image above via CBM.

/Film reader Jean M sent us a casting call searching for extras to be in a big scene for Batman vs. Superman on October 18...in France. Visit this link for more information.

Rocket Raccoon model

The above raccoon, named Oreo, is apparently the model for Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph (via X-Men Movie), Alan Cumming explained that he was almost cast in X-Men: Days of Future Past:

There was a time when it was maybe going to happen, but I wasn't available so it didn't happen. I really loved that film I was in, don't get me wrong, I thought it was a great film, but it wasn't my favorite experience of my life.

Galactus Concept Art

Galactus wasn't always a giant cloud in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Film Sketchr posted some concepts images by Daniel James Cox of a more traditional take.

Regular /Film  contributor Joanna Robinson put her unique spin on the premiere episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. over at Pajiba.

Due to the amount of graphics and images included in Superhero Bits, we have to split this post over TWO pages. Click the link above to continue to the second page of Superhero Bits.

This will probably be taken down, but it's a very long segment of the casting feature on the Dark Knight Trilogy Blu-ray featuring not only Christian Bale, but Eion Bailey and Cillian Murphy. Thanks to CBM.

Miss Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere? It'll re-air Thursday night at 8pm.

Unused Watchmen posters

Film.com posted several unused Watchmen posters.

The Hollywood Reporter has some suggestions on how to deal with the new TV show Gotham.

Another fantastic clip from The Dark Knight Trilogy (via Yahoo) about the original conception of the Tumbler.

Da7e over on Latino Review did some digging and speculating on recent Avengers: Age of Ultron news.

Venom Helmet

DONY Customs (via Fashionably Geek) mades some awesome Spider-Man and Venom motorcycle helmets.

One final note, thanks so much for clicking on this column every day. 500 of them and the fans keep on coming back. I really appreciate it.