Superhero Bits: Abandoned Spider-Man 4 Video Game Footage, Shang-Chi Hot Toys Figures & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)

In this edition of Superhero Bits:

  • Check out footage from an abandoned "Spider-Man 4" video game
  • How much did a copy of "Amazing Fantasy #15" recently sell for?
  • Who will be the "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" cinematographer?
  • Get a look at the Hot Toys figures for "Shang-Chi"
  • See what happens with Larry David joins The Avengers
  • All that and more!

Amazing Fantasy #15 is Now the Most Expensive Comic Ever Sold

Even though Action Comics #1 and the debut of Superman has long held the record for the most expensive comic ever sold at auction, the Man of Steel just got stopped by a sticky web. Amazing Fantasy #15 is now the most expensive comic ever sold at auction, with a recent copy fetching $3.6 million. That's much higher than the previous record of $3.25 million set by The Big Blue Boy Scout. The cost of these comics is only going to continue to increase, so be prepared for more records to be broken in the coming years.

Larry David Joins The Avengers

"Robot Chicken" has given us the crossover that we never knew we needed. What if comedian Larry David joined The Avengers? This stop-motion animated sketch imagines what "Avengers: Endgame" might have been like if the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star worked alongside the superhero team after Thanos snapped half the universe out of existence. It goes about as well as you'd expect, with Larry David being just as eccentric and frequently annoyed with just about everything.

Jon Bernthal Uncertain About Possible Punisher Return

With rumors swirling about Charlie Cox returning as Matt Murdock in "Spider-Man: No Way Home," fans are wondering if any of the other Marvel characters from Netflix shows will be appearing on the big screen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jon Bernthal was recently asked about this while making the publicity rounds for the new movie "Small Engine Repair." Though it doesn't seem like he's actually aware of any cameo, he played coy about the possibility, saying, "I don't know, man. I don't know. Ya know, yeah. I don't know about all that."

Footage from Canceled Spider-Man 4 Video Game

Obscure Games got their hands on some footage from a "Spider-Man 4" video game, which would have been tied to the movie that director Sam Raimi was supposed to direct before the project fell apart and the franchise came to an end. Video game fans will noticed that the in-progress game footage shares some surprising similarities to Radical Entertainment "Prototype 2" video game, and that's because they utilized the unused elements of this game to create that sequel. 

Venom: Let There Be Chicken

Fandango released a new image from "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," where Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) can be seen holding a live chicken while conferring with his symbiote sidekick. More than likely, Venom is trying to convince Eddie to let him eat, but he's probably not keen on eating the animal while it's still alive. Clearly Venom is still making problems for the journalist, and it's likely only going to get worse when Carnage comes around.

Shang-Chi and the Don't Say It Challenge

The cast of "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" really ran the gamut of promotional videos for the Marvel Studios movie. In this latest marketing move, Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Meng'er Zhang try to describe the film without using certain words. It's like a Marvel version of Taboo, and the cast is actually pretty good at avoiding all the right words. 

Ant-Man and the Wasp Sequel Hires Shang-Chi Cinematographer

Fresh off working on "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," cinematographer Bill Pope is working behind the camera in the same role for Marvel's upcoming sequel "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania." Though "Shang-Chi" was the first Marvel Studios movie that Pope worked on, he previously lensed "Spider-Man 2" and "Spider-Man 3" for Sam Raimi. Pope is also known for his work on the "Matrix" trilogy. Coincidentally enough, the cinematographer has also previously worked with Edgar Wright, who was once attached to direct the first "Ant-Man" movie until creative differences forced the filmmaker to leave the project.

Shang-Chi and the Hot Toys Action Figures

Hot Toys has put two figures from "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" up for pre-order. Shang-Chi and Wenwu are both $250, and they each come loaded with accessories. Even though only Wenwu is pictured with accessories allowing him to wield the power of the Ten Rings, we're betting the hidden accessories for Shang-Chi will feature the Ten Rings with the translucent orange glow instead of the blue versions held by his father. If not, the Shang-Chi figure is going to be pretty disappointing.