Want to hear Tom Hardy talk about criticisms of The Dark Knight Rises? What would other actors look like if they would have been cast as the Man of Steel? Were you a fan of the end credits in Captain America: The First Avenger and want to learn more about them? Who are the people fighting The Avengers on the streets of Cleveland? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

Spidermedia (via CBM) has posted this promo image of Loki in The Avengers. Impressive. See the counterpart on the next page.

Tom Hardy spoke to CineMovies.tv about how he’s reacting to criticisms of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. He begs fans to “trust” Nolan, said he cries about it and discusses his weight gain for the role, which is 20 more pounds than he was for Warrior. Head there to read what he said and also hear the audio.

Everyone has seen the new Superman suit images but what they haven’t seen are what the other actors who were up for Man of Steel would have looked like in the new duds. /Film reader Torrey A sent us to his blog where he posted this photoshops of Jon Hamm, Matt Bomer, Tom Welling and more in the suit. Head over to his site to see the hi-res version.

“We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up.” Who said that? Well it’s a verse from the Bible but, according to the Christian Post (via io9), 63% of Americans think it was Martin Luther King Jr., George W. Bush Jr. or Captain America.

The Art of the Title does some of the coolest videos online, getting in depth into the credit designs of huge movies and their latest one is about the amazing closing credits of Captain America: The First Avenger. No embed, so just click on the above image.

Visual Effects legend John Dykstra spoke to Screenrant about his impressive resume of work including the recent X-Men First Class and how he and Matthew Vaughn worked with the comic book source material:

We were more biased towards the director’s point of view, but we certainly referenced scrap from all the comic books. I have to admit I wasn’t an avid comic book reader, but between Matthew Vaughn and all of the people who worked with us, they all brought to the table images and ideas and story components that were part of the original X-Men comic books. I know Matthew was trying to be very true to the comic books. It was the same thing with Sam Raimi on the Spider-Man movies. He would constantly ask, “Is this going to work for the kids who read the comic books?” That’s critical with the source material. Bringing that to the big screen at least requires that you keep a component of that chord or you lose what the comic was about.

Put the word “Rises” in your title and it’s bound for porn parody. So, months before its release – pun intended – here’s a porn parody for The Dark Knight Rises.

An artist named Jenzee has created this beautiful rendition of Batgirl called The Black Bat. Thanks to CGHUB via Geek Tyrant.

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