The biggest news item this past week was Tuesday's release of the Iron Man 3 trailer. It's the second official trailer and made quite a splash on the web. One thing that really strikes us is how Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin says at :41 you'll never see me coming. It sounds very Heath Ledger-Jokeresque. Take a look:
Also this week, Marvel released a new Iron Man 3 banner featuring both Tony Stark and Pepper Potts:
Also related to Iron Man 3, Marvel has announced they are on the search for a real-life Tony Stark...between the 6th and 9th grades. The Iron Man 3: Inventor and Innovator Fair will be a competition for students between these grades. They are asked to create projects based on themes from the movie
Another significant news story has to do with the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. George Lucas has confirmed that Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will be joining Harrison Ford to reprise their original roles.
In Batman news, Latino Review broke a story earlier this week that Christopher Nolan will be producing an upcoming Justice League movie that will involve Zack Snyder (possibly) directing and the return of Christian Bale as Batman. Take a look:
Since this story broke, Comic Book Movie got word from Warner Bros. that Christian Bale will not be returning as Batman though the facts about Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder returning has been confirmed to be true.
Not news anymore, but worth noting that before Sony pulled the plug on Spider-Man 4, director Sam Raimi had auditioned (Academy-Award) actress Anne Hathaway for the part of Black Cat.
We just found this neat image of the Dark Knight Trilogy logo in the snow at Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium:
Here's a new set photo taken for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 taken in NYC's Chinatown:
In product news, we blogged about accepting pre-orders for the new Western Chief Kids Superman Forever design of rain boots, raincoats and umbrellas. Here's a look at the new raincoat that has a similar logo design to Man Of Steel:
Our favorite superhero-esque t-shirt this week came from the t-shirt website riptapparel.com featuring the Joker called Sons Of Arkham:
And lastly, do you know who pays more to be a superhero: Iron Man or Batman? In an expense showdown, this infographic breaks down the costs to be both superheroes.