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Posted: Jul 12 2010, 11:37 AM
Walking Talking Marvel Encyclopedia
Group: Creative Genius
Member No.: 7
Joined: 12-November 07
You probably heard over the weekend that Edward Norton wonít be returning to play the Hulk for the AVENGERS movie. Since then, thereís been a bit of public back-and-forth at Hitflix between Marvel and the actorís reps disputing the exact reasons for his departure. First, there was the companyís statement, then there was Nortonís agentís response. Now, Chudís breaking the rumor that Joaquin Phoenix might be the name actor Marvelís talking to about taking on the role. I donít think weíll be getting an official announcement about it until next week in San Diego.
Iím not going to make any conjectures about this situation - - Iíll leave that up to you all. What I will say is that this is a reminder that fans shouldnít take for granted how ambitious an endeavor the AVENGERS movie is going to be. Itís bold to use four film series to set up one mega film over five years. Whatís perhaps even bolder is trying to get the schedules of so many leading men to coincide for this crossover, because itís a lot more difficult than you think.
One movie Iím really looking forward to seeing next month is THE EXPENDABLES, which has the unstated premise of putting every action star under the same bill. With 10 big names, already, itís already got quite an impressive cast, but fans are still asking why Jean-Claude Van Damme or Wesley Snipes arenít in it. Itís coming out now that they were actually considered and approached, but they either didnít like their parts or they werenít available. Issues like this come up for ensemble pictures and it's a trick for any production to surmount them.
Anyway, what does the Comic Vine community think of these developments? Are you disappointed that Norton isnít returning? Do you figure Phoenix fits the part?
Posted: Jul 29 2010, 10:00 AM
Grand Venereal Mickey August In Jade
Group: Grand Venereal EIC
Member No.: 1
Joined: 8-November 07
I liked Norton as Banner...shame he wont be in the Avengers.
Posted: Nov 22 2010, 05:49 AM
Praetor of Precoital Propeller Positioners
Member No.: 2
Joined: 9-November 07
yea, and i just don't feel that ruffalo's in the same class.