It’s that time again for the Superhero Roundup. It has all the news that was too small to have its own spotlight, but too juicy to pass up. Sneak peeks for today’s roundup include Warner Bros. release of artwork for Batman: Arkham City, Hugh Jackman spills on when Les Wolverine will be , and exclusive interviews for super hero films in the works all of which you can read after the jump.

We start our roundup with Batman: Arkham City, which is one of the many highly anticipated video games being released this year. After much speculation over what the official box art for Batman: Arkham City could be, Warner Bros. finally sets all the rumors to rest by releasing the box art that will be seen in stores. Of course, what we see right now is the X-Box 360 box art, but could there be different art work for the PS3 box? I think not. You can always hope for a little spice in your box art game rack though.

via: Comic Book Movie

Hugh Jackman’s radio interview with CHFI in Toronto, we get a little plug for his new film production Les Miserables and his future work with The Wolverine. Here is his quoted statement on the two subjects:

“I’m going to Les Miserables, the movie version of it, next year… We shoot [The Wolverine] in October, so it will probably come out a year after that. That’s usually around the timeline.”

This may not be much to go by, but at least we get to hear from the horses mouth when filming will start, and a time frame for release of the film. I can’t help but chuckle when I hear Les Miserables, and Wolverine in the same sentence and think of “Wolverine: The Musical”. It won’t happen, but the fact that he is filming those in close proximity to one another can’t help but make me think the two roles will bleed into one another at some random moment.

Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger moves closer and closer to its theater debut, and we get to see another new TV spot. Despite its low quality it does give us another look at what we may see in the beginning of the film. Check out the new spot below.

Finally, we end our roundup with news that pertains to people’s concern about the new re-boot of DC Universe. Angered fans are gathering to protest DC relaunch of 52 titles on the Saturday of Comic-Con. The Facebook page for the event reads:

“Are you utterly baffled, disappointed and just ANGRY to see how DC ruins your favorite character’s design and wipes decades of comic history out of the mainstream universe? Well, you’re not alone!
And why not make some noise at the biggest pop-culture event this year, where creators, artists and writers appear in person – show them how fans – the fans of the classic characters, the (nevertheless slightly changing) designs, the character’s history and personality – really feel about it!”

If you don’t know about it, then you do now, but DC plans redesigning many characters along with wiping away decades of continuity and DCU back stories. If you went to check out the details for the event, head on over to their FB page here and either bash or support the protest.


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