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Marvel Studios dropping Edward Norton as Hulk makes Bitter Balcony very, very ANGRY!

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By now, we all know that Edward Norton was dropped from his role as Bruce Banner in the upcoming star-studded “The Avengers.” Multiple sources have released Marvel Studios head of production Kevin Feige confirming the studio parted ways with the talented but highly demanding Norton, apparently in favor of finding an actor who would be a better team player. In an excerpt of Feige’s written statement, he claims that “Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members." For a third time, the role of Banner is up for grabs, proving how much Marvel Studios really cares about consistency with their property, which is zero. Bitter Balcony, we angry!

For a studio that sole purpose is to put the best and steady adaptations of their characters, they sure act like producers that have never read a comic book. First, they don’t give a damn who plays their heroes, proved by re-casting Terrence Howard for Don Cheadle as Col.Rhodes/War Machine in the “Iron Man” movies, not to mention hiring Chris Evans to play Captain America, the same guy fans identify as the Human Torch from another Marvel property, “Fantastic 4.” And while it could appear to Marvel Studios inconsequential who plays Banner since he gets transformed into an overgrown green freak anyways, somebody has to give the tragic scientist credibility, and Norton did it in stride.

Furthermore, rumored frugality about actor’s salaries(i.e Howard) and hints on creative clashes with collaborators(i.e Norton) makes Marvel Studios look as amateurish as Thor’s tacky costume, which is not good for business when the rights for their most popular characters, Wolverine and Spider-Man, belong to other studios. Worst of all, Marvel is so eager to push “The Avengers” down our throats that it limited the story of “Iron Man 2” into an uninvolved mess barely saved by Robert Downey Jr. and Company’s unyielding charismas. Next year, we have the “Thor” and “Captain America” films lined up, and we can count on half those movies being about “putting as team together.” Unfortunately for Marvel, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth don’t have to skill of Downey Jr. or Norton to save their respective films if they start heading south, like they care.

Source of the Bitter: John Rojas

Comments, rants and other stuffs below
JAS on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 2:40pm

I think Marvel has started off on the wrong foot and wants to make shit movies they feel will make them a killing instead of going the "Dark Knight" route and making quality movies that also make a killing.

I'll have more to say about this when I have more time to write it out, but for now I will leave you all with this...

"Avengers" is going to suck and all the hype is going to make it worse. Sorry Joss Whedon, it has nothing to do with you.

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