Edward Norton slammed Marvel over the script for The Incredible Hulk in a video that has begun to recirculate online.
During his appearance at the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, Edward Norton called out Marvel and took a shot at the studio. The actor said that he “wanted a better script.” Despite reaching an agreement with Marvel to rewrite the script penned by Zak Penn, the studio ultimately removed most of the scenes Edward Norton fought for during the editing process. After going head-to-head with the producers over script and editing changes, Edward Norton was replaced as the Hulk by Mark Ruffalo for future installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And it seems that even after a decade, Edward Norton is still not over his falling out with Marvel.
When Edward Norton took the stage at the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, the actor told Bruce Willis:
“I tried to be like you. I did a big action movie called The Incredible Hulk. You know what went wrong? I wanted a better script…I thought we should make one Marvel movie as good as the worst Christopher Nolan movie, but what the hell was I thinking.”
You can check out what Edward Norton had to say about the script for The Incredible Hulk below.
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— Ruin Johnson (@RuinJohnson1) August 12, 2019
Although Edward Norton was replaced by Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, and despite the character not having his own solo outing since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, the Marvel superhero has grown to have a key role in the MCU, reaching his full potential as Smart Hulk and helping the Avengers undo Thanos’ decimation in this year’s Avengers: Endgame.
Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney’s remake The Lion King is next in the studios’ line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click “next” to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney’s live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.