Superhero Bits: The Rock On A Marvel/DC Crossover, Superman & Lois Loses A Cast Member & 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:

  • The Rock weighs in on a Marvel/DC crossover.

  • Marvel Comics previews what's next for Spider-Man.

  • The "Gotham Knights" video game is finished.

  • "Superman & Lois" loses a major cast member.

  • All that and more!

Marvel previews what's next for Spider-Man following his 60th birthday

Spider-Man recently celebrated his 60th birthday and the webslinger remains Marvel's most popular superhero. So, what's next? The publisher's Editor In Chief C.B. Cebulski and Spider-Editor Nick Lowe both sat down in the above video to go over some of what's coming down the pipeline for Spidey, including the upcoming landmark "Amazing Spider-Man" #900. Check it out for yourself above.

Kevin Feige helped develop Marvel's made-for-TV Man-Thing movie

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has helped to turn the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the most reliable franchise in all of entertainment. But Feige, before "Iron Man" kicked off the shared cinematic universe, produced many other Marvel movies. This includes 2005's made-for-TV "Man-Thing," directed by Brett Leonard. The film was made for a mere $5 million and is miles away from what fans are familiar with today. In a recent chat with, though, Leonard reveals that Feige was a big help even back then:

"He was actually one of the greatest supporting energies because when I sent the dailies, he really loved the dailies. He loved how I was moving the camera. He was very, very helpful. He was a great guy. And he was just a sweet man, and is to this day. His success is well deserved. He was a great executive to work with."

Maybe Feige should bring "Man-Thing" to the MCU with a more sizable budget?

The Gotham Knights video game is officially finished

That's a wrap on "Gotham Knights!" The long-awaited video game focused on the Bat family is set to arrive on October 25, 2022. The WB Games social media accounts recently revealed that the game is "gold," which means that it is completely finished and ready to ship. No more delays, no more waiting, and no more tinkering. Sure, there will be patches and updates after the game arrives but rest assured, those who are ready to return to Gotham City can do so in the very near future. 

Secure those pre-orders, gamers.

Jameela Jamil wants to see her She-Hulk character in the Thunderbolts movie

Jameela Jamil is playing the villain Titania in the Disney+ series "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law," which arrives on the streaming service tomorrow. But what might the future hold for Titania in the MCU? As reported by, if Jamil has her way, it will be as part of Marvel's upcoming "Thunderbolts" movie.

"I want to drive Deadpool crazy ... I love Ryan Reynolds, I love Deadpool so much. There's so much for the MCU. The Thunderbolts, there's so many places that Titania can exist in the MCU, because she's so messy and vile. She's pissed off most of the MCU. Spider-Man, Thor ... she's got enemies everywhere. Kind of like me in real life."

Currently, there is no word on who will be featured in the "Thunderbolts" movie but we do know that it will close out Phase 5 of the MCU. Deadpool is certainly a possibility, but the options are plentiful, so we shall see.

Superman & Lois loses Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent

"Superman & Lois" has a third season to get through on The CW (even though the network is being sold), but it is going to have to do so without one of its key cast members. According to Variety, Jordan Elsass will not be returning to the series, meaning the show is in need of a new Jonathan Kent. Warner Bros. Television confirmed the news in a statement, saying, "Jordan Elsass has notified the Studio that he will not be returning to 'Superman & Lois' for Season 3 due to personal reasons. The role of Jonathan Kent will be recast." Variety also clarified that "the actor's exit is not a result of a workplace-related issue, according to sources close to the production."

Details are scarce as of this writing but it sounds like this was the actor's choice. It would be reckless to do much speculating now, but all eyes will be on who shall take over the role, and odds are, that part will have to be filled soon. Stay tuned.

Neil deGrasse Tyson has some thoughts on the Bat-Signal

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson recently took to Twitter to share some thoughts on Batman. Specifically, how the famed DC hero is called into action, typically with his big light in the sky, the Bat-Signal. But Tyson believes this method is flawed because it has serious limitations. 

His solution? An emoji or a beeper. Discuss amongst yourselves.

The Rock is optimistic about a DC vs. Marvel crossover

Even in the comics, Marvel and DC crossovers have been few and far between. But what about on the big screen? That dream seems right next to impossible. That is unless you're The Rock. Indeed, Dwayne Johnson recently spoke to Total Film (via GamesRadar) in anticipation of "Black Adam" and addressed the possibility of making a Marvel/DC crossover happen. Johnson is, in a world, optimistic:

"I am optimistic. Just my nature is optimistic. And especially when it comes to creative. Especially when it comes to movies. And especially when it comes to the pantheon of DC superheroes and supervillains. Across the street, we have the pantheon of superheroes and supervillains of Marvel. To me, they can not only exist, but they should, in my mind, cross paths one day."

This does, indeed, seem lofty, but if anyone can make this happen, The Rock feels like the right guy for the job. Make some calls, Mr. Johnson.

Check out some new She-Hulk artwork before the show arrives tomorrow

Lastly, Marvel is getting ready to unleash "She-Hulk" on Disney+, and on the eve of the show's premiere, they have shared a few new pieces of artwork inspired by the law-centric series. Largely, they focus on Tatiana Maslany's Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner's cousin who ends up gaining similar powers while maintaining her day job as a lawyer. Check out the artwork above and look for "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" on Disney+ beginning tomorrow.