What do the toys for The Avengers look like? When can New Yorkers be extras in The Dark Knight Rises? Will the new DC comics have any link to Christopher Nolan‘s film? What is Hugh Jackman saying about The Wolverine and the X-Men sequels? How many reasons are there that Spider-Man 3 sucks? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

Collider has gotten their hands on images of several pieces of Avengers merchandise including the toy packaging.

Pittsburgh resident shad their chance to be extras in The Dark Knight Rises; so did people in Los Angeles. Now New Yorkers can try to be extras in the film, according to Comic Book Movie.

The 70th anniversary of Max Fleischer‘s iconic Superman cartoon just passed and WhatCulture has a great retrospective including the above cartoon, the first in the series.

Jumping off the report from this weekend, the Detroit Free Press (via Superhero Hype) confirms that Iron Man 3 is shooting in North Carolina, rather than Michigan, which was previously in the running to be the primary location.

Awesome Batman/Disney mash-up t-shirt over on Othertees via Shirtoid.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the writer of the new Batman, Scott Snyder, said The Dark Knight Rises won’t have any bearing on the comics:

No. Not at all. DC really lets us do stories we want to do, pretty much. I don’t have any initiative from DC or Warner to include those characters. You won’t see Bane. And I’m really not sure if you’re going to see Catwoman, either, honestly. We’re really just trying to do the story that we think would be the best Bruce Wayne story at this point.

X-Men Destiny just hit home video game consoles and WhatCulture has put up a few new trailers including the one above.

According to a story in The Metro (via Comic Book Movie), Robert Downey Jr. knocked out Scarlett Johansson on the set of The Avengers with his Iron Man suit.

3D artist Iliya Mihashin created this retro spin on the Batmobile via The High Definite.

The Playlist got a ton of great information out of Hugh Jackman while the actor was promoting Real Steel. He talked about delays on The Wolverine, James Mangold coming on board, Darren Aronofsky leaving, X-Men 4, the possibility of being in the X-Men: First Class sequel and more. Here’s a sample:

Many directors wanted to do this film, I’m happy to say, because of the strength of the script. When [Mangold] came in he just had such a clear vision of where this movie should go. He had the best take. He’s done many, many genres. I look at ‘3:10 to Yuma,’ and when he started talking about ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’ I was like, ‘Okay, now we’re on the right track.” He had a couple of things which, I think, even in Darren’s version of the script, hadn’t been solved that he just knew he had the key.

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