Recalling my Newsarama editor J.K. Parkin wrote about the free Web site listening post for the Spider-Man 3 soundtrack two weeks ago, this weird news item caught my attention about Spidey and Batman kicking the stuffings out of Jack Black in Hollyweird last month, or so says Gary Lightbody, vocalist of Scottish pop band Snow Patrol, on his blog.
Whilst in LA on the U.S. leg of their tour, Lightbody watched as a Jack Black look-alike whacked a faux Batman from behind with a bottle, only to have another faux Spidey jump to the aid of the fake Caped Crusader. All this took place while Lightbody was looking out his hotel window onto Hollywood Boulevard. In all, 10 police cars were called, and all three faux fellows were arrested.
The really weird thing: This fake superhero beatdown took place about the time Snow Patrol was announcing their song Signal Fire would be part of the Spidey 3 soundtrack appearing in trailers and end credits, at the very least. Wish Lightbody had taken an image of this epic Spidey-Bats teamup for posterity…
Reread more about Snow Patrol’s tour and the Spidey 3 deal here.