Speeding Bullets: Thursday, January 12, 2012

from the Comic Hero News staff
There’s a lot that happens in the world of superheroes everyday, and we at Comic Hero News don’t have the ability to write up a full story about everything, as much as we’d like to. So, we bring you Speeding Bullets – for all of those pieces of news that are fired our way that are worth noticing, but don’t merit a full story in their own right.

  • Speaking to MTV’s Splashpage, Jaime Alexander confirmed that Sif would be in Thor 2, and teased a possible appearance in The Avengers.
  • Daniel Way spoke to Comic Book Resources to discuss the “Dead” storyline coming up in Deadpool where, in theory, the Merc With a Mouth will die. Tons of questions are answered, and lots of preview art abounds.
  • Feeling skeptical about Iron Man 3? After all, no third superhero film has ever been really good up until now (although The Dark Knight Rises might change that). Well, Robert Downey Jr. isn’t. In fact, Downey says it could be one of the best, as you can see in this interview with Omelete.
  • Gail Simone has attracted her fair share of criticism for the handling of the New 52 Batgirl which gave Barbara Gordon back the use of her legs. Simone recently answered a batch of reader questions over at Newsarama where she discussed how Gordon’s injuries have been handled and what we can expect in future issues on the title.
  • Captain America & Bucky will soon become Captain America & Hawkeye, and writer Cullen Burns spoke to Comic Book Resources to discuss the soon-to-be-revolving cast in the title.
  • The Los Angeles Times has some word on who bought ad space during the Super Bowl this year, and it’s worth noting that both Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers did not. This means there won’t be any ads for The Amazing Spider-Man, Men In Black III, or The Dark Knight Rises. On the other hand, Disney did pay for ad space, so expect to see something for The Avengers.
  • Deadline tells us that James Badge Dale is in talks to play the titular character’s older brother in The Lone Ranger.
  • Batman stands on the cover of Entertainment Weekly as they focus on The Dark Knight Rises in this Friday’s issue.

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