Note: Superhero Bits will likely be sporadic over the next week because I’m at Fantastic Fest. Please, don’t weep for me.

Want to watch the first clip from Batman: Year One? Why is George R.R. Martin such a big Marvel fan? What does Ron Perlman have to say about the possibility of Hellboy 3? How about Mark Millar about Kick Ass 2 and Kick Ass 3? Does Tom Hardy have any plans post The Dark Knight Rises? Would you like to study the architecture of various superhero lairs? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

Batman spends so many nights up late, The Warehouse (via the Daily What) is sure he’d drink some coffee.

Batman Year One is coming to Blu-ray and io9 has your first look from the movie. It’s not embeddable so head over there to check it out.

According to Tom Hardy, his Dark Knight Rises co-star and nemesis Christian Bale is not a guy you want to mess with. Thanks to The Digital Spy (via CBM) for the video.

Collider did a pretty great interview with Michael Shannon about a bunch of his projects and, of course, touched on Man of Steel, especially the fact that Shannon can’t believe it’s actually happening:

For instance, getting Man of Steel – I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would get an opportunity like that.  But it has been a really slow progression.  I mean, I have been acting for over 20 years and I started in the smallest little theater that you can possibly imagine and then I very slowly built myself to this point.   So it is never like there is this real sharp change or something that really startled me.  It has just been very gradual.

Cool fan art mixing Mickey and Wolverine from The Uniblog (via LikeCool).

Comic Book Resources pulled some quotes from a podcast that Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin was on and spoke to him about his love for Marvel comics. Much of it came from the fact that, back in the day, anything was possible, including death. Head there to read his interview.

Batman is really not lending his name to the best quality products anymore. Thanks to Reddit for this find.

X-Men: First Class is a big hit once again, clearing about $30 million in a week in home video sales according to The Numbers (via CBM)…

…But it’s a short lived time at the top as Thor then took the top spot the following week according to The Hollywood Reporter.

You have to think these guys heard from DC’s lawyer at some point. Very sexy use of Batgirl, Catwoman and Wonder Woman in a Mexican Commercial thanks to Comics Alliance.

Ron Perlman told MovieWeb that he’s still waiting on Hellboy 3 but thinks it’s possible:

I wait patiently. Write your Congressman.

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