Tuesday, July 13, 2010
BOO Marvel's Unincredible Kevin Feige!
If this report is correct, it seems that the Marvel exec took a superfluous pot shot at Ed Norton after Norton negotiated in good faith to reprise his role of Bruce Banner for the AVENGERS movie.
I'm disappointed that they let Norton, who was superb in THE INCREDIBLE HULK, slip through their fingers. But I'm more disappointed that Marvel did not pursue a sequel to THE INCREDIBLE HULK (which promised The Leader in a sequel). I rather see INCREDIBLE HULK 2 than AVENGERS, to be honest. If IRON MAN 2 is any indication (the toothless Sam Jackson Nick Fury, the so-so casting of Black Widow), I can't say I'm super-excited about the AVENGERS movie. I'm hopeful they'll make a decent THOR movie and get CAPTAIN AMERICA right....
....Right now, I'm more interested in the GREEN LANTERN movie and BATMAN sequel right now......and I grew up reading Marvel!
The DC comic book movies just seem to be more creatively interesting right now. SUPERMAN RETURNS aside, I enjoyed the recent BATMAN films, WATCHMEN, and even the much-maligned box-office failure JONAH HEX......while I thought the FANTASTIC FOUR films were really lacking, I detested WOLVERINE, and I was let down by the talky IRON MAN 2, which boasted some nonsensical action scenes devoid of much logic.
By the way, SUCH a good poster above: this image sums up THE INCREDIBLE HULK and captures the FUGITIVE-esque flavor of the HULK TV series to boot. It's too bad HULK wasn't big enough a hit to generate a sequel. When all was said and done, I think it only made $20 million more than the godawful Ang Lee version from 2003.