How many costumes does Michael Shannon have in Man of Steel? What did Shane Black have to say about returning characters and his focus in Iron Man 3? Will Mickey Rourke return for Sin City 2? What’s the deal with Olivia Wilde and Tomb Raider? Does Brandon Routh have regrets about Superman Returns? And want to see, arguably, the biggest (clearly marked) spoiler photo from The Dark Knight Rises yet? Read about all of this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits.

/Film reader Michael M sent in a photo of his very cool Joker pumpkin. Head over to Forever Geek if you want to see more geeky jack-o-lanterns.

Mickey Rourke spoke to Coming Soon about his reluctance to do Sin City 2 as well as his displeasure with his character in Iron Man 2. Here’s a sample, head there for the Iron Man 2 quote:

It depends. It depends on how bad they want me. You feel me? I did [like the character] but I’m claustrophobic, so the the hours of makeup — You have to keep it on for about 13 or 14 hours a day. It’s latex and glue and that stuff that gets my eyes all red…

Blastr made their list of 10 monsters who got turned into super villains. And they say remakes are a new thing.

Variety reports Tribeca Film has picked up the animated/live action story of a cartoonist battling cancer called Death of a Superhero. Starring Andy Serkis, it’ll be released next year.

Cool Halloween costume, Octo Frat Boy via Unique Daily.

Cosmic Book News (via CBM) claims to have an “official” plot synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises. I’m about 99% sure that’s a lie, but, we’ll let you decide for yourself.

A rumor circulated this weekend that Olivia Wilde might be playing Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider reboot, but, she quickly jumped on Twitter to debunk that.

Fox All Access spoke to Henry Cavill in the middle of filming Man of Steel and Comic Book Movie transcribed the audio. I can’t wait for people to read into that last sentence:

I have made a concerted effort to focus purely on the source material, which is the comic. I personally believe to focus too much on other people’s interpretation of the source material is going to detract from my performance and my interpretation. It’s a wonderful opportunity and there is so much material there. And there is such a wealth of…way he is represented across all the comics. That it’s a deep well to choose from.

Daily, I’m learning more. Because as I’m experiencing it, as I’m performing…I’m…As you say, if you were to look at George Reeves, and Christopher Reeves and all that. I’m doing bits myself and therefore learning more about the character. Because hopefully if I do my job right, I’ll be remembered and maybe fifteen years in the future someone will be saying Henry Cavill when the next chap is playing Superman.

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