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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Henry Cavill sporting his Man of Steel haircut! Want to see another photo? Maybe you want to read how he’s preparing his mind and body for the role of Superman? Curious about a Batman themed fan-film called GCPD? What set from The Avengers could be moving across into Iron Man 3? And do we have a major clue to the ultimate baddy in The Dark Knight Rises? Read all of this, and more, in today’s Superhero Bits.

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Doesn’t that picture just bring a tear to your eye? It’s Henry Cavill, of course, sporting his best Superman hairdo in preparation for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. The pics come from Moviehole (via Ain’t It Cool).

Speaking of Cavill, he talked to Total Film about the role in Man of Steel. He talked about wearing the suit, and the preparation to get into it:

I’m on 5000 calories a day… You’ve got to eat protein first, then a little bit of carbs…you’ve gotta keep your hunger levels going. I’m training two and a half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just making myself look like Superman.

So that’s how Henry Cavill is exercising his body. What about his mind? io9 asked him which Superman comics he read and enjoyed in preparing to be Man of Steel:

I did love Superman: Doomsday, The Death of Superman, Superman Returns, The New Krypton Saga especially, Red Son. Red Son was cool because it had the alternate story line. A lot of them I love, but recently, the one I read most recently was The New Krypton Saga, and I really enjoyed that.

CNet (via CBM) talked to Joss Whedon at Comic Con and he definitely said that Ant-Man is not in The Avengers. But it has been a challenge for him.

The late, legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby has been in the news lately because of his family’s lawsuits with Marvel. But since many younger people might not know the man responsible (or not so, according to the courts) for the look of iconic characters like Captain America and the Hulk, Gamma Squad has come up with 17 things you may not know about Jack Kirby.

Luke Skywalker might be best known for voicing the Joker these days and that’s what he talks about in this clip from The Flickcast (via CBM). He mentions both Batman: Arkham City and The Killing Joke. Oh, wait, he’s Mark Hamill, not Luke Skywalker.

News of a developing Doctor Strange movie broke earlier this week and that means fans can start wildly speculating about casting. What Culture has a bunch of great ideas (eight of them to be exact) of who could play the role but they’re a little too ambitious. I mean, Johnny Depp? Dare to dream, I guess.

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