Whedon to Direct Avengers

Whedon to Direct Avengers

Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy, Serenity, and a host of other short-lived Fox shows (of course minus Buffy) is in final negotiations to direct ‘The Avengers.’

‘The Avengers’ is the superhero film we’ve all been waiting for, where characters in all the recent Marvel Studios adaptations will team up for one epic movie. The avengers movie has been hinted in the other Marvel films, a cameo by Nick Fury at the end of Iron Man, etc.

‘The Avengers’ will follow the debut of Captain America in ‘The First Avenger.’ It is expected that Edward Norton, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, and the actors that are playing other major characters in subsequent movies will reprise their roles in this film.

Definitely psyched for this one.

Good Times with Jack Black and Edward Norton

Good Times with Jack Black and Edward Norton

en-jb.jpgSo each week with the Good Times column, I try to pick a relevant actor due to their upcoming release. This week I decided to go with two, we’ve got Jack Black appearing in “Kung Fu Panda,” and Edward Norton with “The Incredible Hulk.” [Read more…]

Marvel & Norton in ‘Hulk’ Smash-Up

Marvel & Norton in ‘Hulk’ Smash-Up

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Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that actor and screenwriter Edward Norton clashed with Marvel Studios about the cut of their upcoming film and second take on the Hulk story.

Norton has now agreed with Marvel, after offering up his own cut of the movie. Norton reportedly thinks that the Marvel cut will make a lot of money for all involved, which, is probably a good thing considering the thud that the first Hulk movie made.

Marvel is insisting that Norton is happy with the cut, and that his longer, more character-driven cut wasn’t the most commercial thing. They also say that Norton will do promotion for the movie. You will remember that Norton had similar issues with Paramount with his role in the ‘Italian Job’ remake movie.  ‘The Incredible Hulk,’ opens June 13th.