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04.16.2008

THE INCREDIBLE HULK For a little while now, we've been hearing about the dispute Marvel got into with Edward Norton about the final cut of THE INCREDIBLE HULK. Norton was particulary sensitive on the issue considering he not only stars as the not so jolly green giant but he's producer and wrote huge chunks of the script. An article in Entertainment Weekly recently surfaced, however, explaining that the whole thing was just blown out of proportion by our gossip hungry internet minds. Both director Louis Leterrier offered their opinions with Norton himself issuing a statement, part of which reads:

Every good movie gets forged through collaboration, and different ideas among people who are all committed and respect the validity of each other's opinions is the heart of filmmaking. Regrettably, our healthy process, which is and should be a private matter, was misrepresented publicly as a 'dispute,' seized on by people looking for a good story, and has been distorted to such a degree that it risks distracting from the film itself, which Marvel, Universal and I refuse to let happen.

Read the rest of what Leterrier and Norton had to say over HERE. Hulk squares off against Abomination on June 27th.

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Extra Tidbit: Let's hope this movie delivers. It'd be a shame to never see Hulk wreck shit up on the big screen again.
Source: EW

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10:11AM on 04/18/2008

previous typo...

I corrected a typo on the first post i made, it should've read, "this movie was created," and not, "This franchise was created." I'm only being critical of this entry in the series because there is no need for it. Ang Lee's Hulk was by no means an insult to the franchise like Batman and Robin was to the Batman series. I find it difficult to believe that this film has any more to say on the character than the first film, which went very in depth with the characters and philosophy. This is
I corrected a typo on the first post i made, it should've read, "this movie was created," and not, "This franchise was created." I'm only being critical of this entry in the series because there is no need for it. Ang Lee's Hulk was by no means an insult to the franchise like Batman and Robin was to the Batman series. I find it difficult to believe that this film has any more to say on the character than the first film, which went very in depth with the characters and philosophy. This is just an excuse for long and drawn out action sequences, it's what everybody wants to see. Ya, Marvel would be stupid if they weren't into movies to make some money, but can you blame my doubt of their concern with quality when they put out such adaptations as the punisher, daredevil, electra, ghost rider, and x-men 3? I do grow tired of the studios blatant attempts to cash in on another franchise and IMO this doesn't seem any different. Why not make a sequel to hulk and improve the characters and story with the same actors and production team? Instead of considering that I'm entitled to my opinion I get blasted and called an idiot because my opinion is an ignorant and shallow? Do you know Marvel executives personally or something? Here's an idea, how about you don't get so pissed off when I criticize a new film? Especially since I haven't just thrown some pedestrian argument together for the hell of it and might just have some points to make, if you consider them. I'm sorry if the last post seemed rash, but I hate it when people immediately call someone else on these boards an idiot for having an opinion. You don't like it, then leave it at that.
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4:37AM on 04/18/2008
"Marvel is redoing a movie that's less then 5 years old because the first one bombed financially and they want an attempt to reboot it for extra cash."

You really don't have a clue, do you? Every film company tries to make money, they would otherwise be morons. But Marvel is rebooting the Hulk franchise to make it superior to the old film first hand.

I'm not surprised I have to explain this to a retard like yourself.
"Marvel is redoing a movie that's less then 5 years old because the first one bombed financially and they want an attempt to reboot it for extra cash."

You really don't have a clue, do you? Every film company tries to make money, they would otherwise be morons. But Marvel is rebooting the Hulk franchise to make it superior to the old film first hand.

I'm not surprised I have to explain this to a retard like yourself.
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7:09PM on 04/17/2008
I guess most of us will watch it hoping for the best.
I know I will.
I guess most of us will watch it hoping for the best.
I know I will.
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3:27PM on 04/17/2008
"To show where they stand in terms of quality" pfffftt...please! give me a break, that must be why punisher: war zone is being made, right? Are you ignorant or just stupid? Marvel is redoing a movie that's less then 5 years old because the first one bombed financially and they want an attempt to reboot it for extra cash. Not all of Marvel's entries are based on quality, sometimes they're like any other studio assholes.
"To show where they stand in terms of quality" pfffftt...please! give me a break, that must be why punisher: war zone is being made, right? Are you ignorant or just stupid? Marvel is redoing a movie that's less then 5 years old because the first one bombed financially and they want an attempt to reboot it for extra cash. Not all of Marvel's entries are based on quality, sometimes they're like any other studio assholes.
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12:23PM on 04/17/2008
This remake of The Hulk, with the help of Marvel and Ed Norton, should be a huge hit this summer. The Hulk still is the second most popular comic Marvel has ever made only behind the man spider himself who likes to sling his white 'web' in peoples faces.
This remake of The Hulk, with the help of Marvel and Ed Norton, should be a huge hit this summer. The Hulk still is the second most popular comic Marvel has ever made only behind the man spider himself who likes to sling his white 'web' in peoples faces.
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10:00AM on 04/17/2008
"Do two Oscar nominations earn him the right to rewrite everything, order the director around, and completely re-edit the entire film?"

No, but being the mother fucking producer does. ZING!
"Do two Oscar nominations earn him the right to rewrite everything, order the director around, and completely re-edit the entire film?"

No, but being the mother fucking producer does. ZING!
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6:49AM on 04/17/2008
"to make Marvel even more money..."

... and to show where they stand in terms of quality.

Oh. My mistake. You're an idiot.
"to make Marvel even more money..."

... and to show where they stand in terms of quality.

Oh. My mistake. You're an idiot.
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10:58PM on 04/16/2008

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Ya, this movie was created for a reason...to make Marvel even more money...an already tasteless attempt to make money off of eager fan boys, made even more tasteless by Norton's large ego interfering with production...
Ya, this movie was created for a reason...to make Marvel even more money...an already tasteless attempt to make money off of eager fan boys, made even more tasteless by Norton's large ego interfering with production...
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10:16PM on 04/16/2008

Nightmare

Norton sounds psychotic like a wife beater trying to telling the cops that there isn't a problem while his wife cries in the background. I think he's learned to hit where it doesn't show, but does he really expect anyone to believe that he doesn't beat his wife after all those stories about him on American History X, Frida, and Down in the Valley. He sounds like a nightmare to have as part of your movie. Do two Oscar nominations earn him the right to rewrite everything, order the director
Norton sounds psychotic like a wife beater trying to telling the cops that there isn't a problem while his wife cries in the background. I think he's learned to hit where it doesn't show, but does he really expect anyone to believe that he doesn't beat his wife after all those stories about him on American History X, Frida, and Down in the Valley. He sounds like a nightmare to have as part of your movie. Do two Oscar nominations earn him the right to rewrite everything, order the director around, and completely re-edit the entire film? He acts like he's as pretty as Brad Pitt and as good an actor as Tom Hanks, but he really hasn't done that much and has only a few blockbusters under his belt that he CO-starred in.
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9:36PM on 04/16/2008

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The way Iron-Man is looking I seriously doubt that Marvel, director LL or ED would let this film suck, this franchise was rebooted for a reason and I don't think they'll mess this one up, I mean, this could probably be their last chance to save the HULK franchise and I can't wait to see how this film turns out.
The way Iron-Man is looking I seriously doubt that Marvel, director LL or ED would let this film suck, this franchise was rebooted for a reason and I don't think they'll mess this one up, I mean, this could probably be their last chance to save the HULK franchise and I can't wait to see how this film turns out.
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