In what movie can you see Leslie Bibb as Wonder Woman, Jason Sudeikis as Batman, Bobby Cannavale as Superman, John Hodgman as Penguin, Uma Thurman as Lois Lane and Kristen Bell as Supergirl? How does Christopher Nolan describe Bane in The Dark Knight Rises? What happens when you combine Batman: The Animated Series and Star Wars? Which other heroes are showing up in the new Batman Lego video game? And will Kenneth Branagh return to Marvel? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

The Hollywood Reporter ran a few more quotes from the recent Empire article on The Dark Knight Rises. There’s one about Tom Hardy being “intimidated” by Batman but this one, Christopher Nolan talking about Bane, is more telling:

He’s a great sort of movie monster but with an incredible brain, and that was a side of him that hadn’t been tapped before. Because the stories from the comics are very epic and very evocative — very much in the way that Bruce Wayne’s origin story is epic and evocative. We were looking to really parallel that with our choice of villain. So he is a worthy adversary.

Look what showed up on the side of a building in Portland recently. Thanks To Reddit (via The Daily What).

io9 has an interview with a journalist who was very close to real life superhero Phoenix Jones. Pretty interesting stuff.

Geek Tyrant (via CBM) has posted several highly impressive piece of fan art of The Dark Knight Rises. This one is by Dogan Can Gundogdu. There are other cool ones at those links.

Christian Bale commented to the Daily Inquirer (via Vulture) on the end of shooting for The Dark Knight Rises:

I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I’m taking that cowl [Batman hood] off. I believe that the whole production wrapped yesterday, so it’s all done. Everything’s finished. It’s me and Chris — that will be the end of that Batman era.

Designer Dean T Fraser came up with a very cool concept, combining Star Wars and Batman The Animated Series. He calls it Star Wars : Empire of the Bat and you can see more designs and read more about it on his site. Thanks to io9.

C.S.I. Miami star Adam Rodriguez, originally reported as being a part of The Dark Knight Rises, isn’t in the movie due to scheduling conflicts.

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