Screen Junkies » edward norton http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:25:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Soundtrack Studies: ‘Fight Club’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/fight-club/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/fight-club/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:11:24 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264065 I want you to listen as hard as you can.

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Last week I spoke of my two reservations in choosing soundtracks for Soundtrack Studies: I didn’t want to do instrumentals (because they’re just harder to write about and far better experienced than read) and I didn’t want to pick soundtracks that were done by just one artist, because the curation of different artists is one of the most compelling aspects of soundtracks.

Nonetheless, I tossed those criteria out the window and did ‘The Social Network, which featured no words, and was done entirely by the team of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Oh well.

I also wrote about how Trent Reznor and David Fincher seemed to be a natural fit for each other, which is presumably why Fincher had recruited Reznor to write his now defunct Fight Club musical. But before there were musicals, spinoffs, or variety hours, there was Fight Club the film which had its own soundtrack, which sounded a LOT like Trent Reznor, even though it was done in its entirety by the the Dust Brothers. And it’s all instrumental as well, save for the last scene, which I will talk about later and is why I’m writing about this soundtrack in the first place.

For those unfamiliar, Fight Club, more than it is about fighting, is about the insidiousness of white male rage. The protagonist (an unnamed narrator played by Edward Norton), gets convinced by a mischievous stranger to thwart the conventions he’s mired himself in, and live life on a more savage, animalistic level. As the film progresses, we see Brad Pitt’s Tyler Durden evolve from “charming imp” to “nihilistic criminal,” which is likely the character’s M.O. all along.

And as we’re faced with and rejecting the Narrator’s very existence, we’re given a droning score that serves as a heart monitor for Edward Norton’s character. For the entire film, the score intentionally avoids crescendo, climax, or excitement, instead serving to ratchet up the tension of a man hitting rock bottom of his own free will (but not really of his own free will.) The exception to this being the opening credits, which, in hindsight, teaches you the only exciting thing in the Narrator’s life is how messed-up his mind is.

Through that lens, the Dust Brothers were a very inspired choice. But they were also a very subversive one. Having been auteurs of beat-driven music fro over ten years at that point, they had largely cut their teeth as producers prior to the film, having overseen the excellent Beck album Odelay, the Korn (naturally) song “Kick the P.A.” and Hanson’s “MMMBop.”

Yes. The Dust Brothers did Hanson’s “MMMBop.” They’re nothing if not diverse.

Unfortunately, the soundtrack listings on Spotify seem to be more what people THINK should have been on the Fight Club soundtrack more than what’s actually on the Fight Club soundtrack. What people think should be on it is fascinating, but not really germane to this discussion. However, if you’d like to get a glimpse of someone making their own, you can see it here. If you want the actual soundtrack, made by the people we’re talking about here, it’s in this lengthy, lengthy YouTube video:

It really does sound a lot (alotalotalot) like The Social Network soundtrack. So much so that many Internet denizens refer to Nine Inch Nails as the composer. Close, but wrong.

The score, like that of The Social Network, sets an eerily ambient tone that pairs as well with senseless vandalism and savagery as it does with a dinner party or filling out a spreadsheet. Instrumental music often affords itself that versatility in a manner that singers can’t. And the film sticks to that formula right until the very end, when the Narrator puts a bullet through his head, demonstrating his free will apart from Tyler Durden, killing him, then watching the world burn and getting the girl.

It’s a lot to take in on a narrative level, but the use of The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” serves as one of the more iconic songs in film, serving as both heavy-handed wordplay (where IS Edward Norton’s mind), but mostly just cutting through the tension carried in the film with  a cathartic release. You know. Like a bullet to the head.

It’s what the film’s soundtrack is most known for, and it rewards the viewer for two hours and fifteen minutes of watching this man trudge through life, then take misguided pains to make it a little more interesting. There’s probably a moral there, but David Fincher’s not the type of person to tell you what it is.

 

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Edward Norton To Make ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ After 15 Years Of Waiting http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/edward-norton-to-make-motherless-brooklyn-after-15-years-of-waiting/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/edward-norton-to-make-motherless-brooklyn-after-15-years-of-waiting/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:05:38 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259578 It's not about expensive coffee and mustaches, surprisingly.

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When Jonathan Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn was published way back in 1999, Edward Norton, whose star was still on the rise, expressed interest in adapting it for the screen. 15 years later, he’s finally pulled the trigger on the project, which will be financed by Brett Ratner (ick).

From A.V. Club:

Motherless Brooklyn tells the story of Lionel Essrog, a Brooklyn native who works for a shady car service. When his boss and mentor goes missing, Essrog takes it upon himself to find him. One of several obstacles in his path is Tourette syndrome, which keeps pulling Essrog into an endless routine of tics and compulsions. In lesser hands, the Tourette’s angle could come across as gimmicky or exploitative, but Lethem walks a careful line, making Essrog’s plight sympathetic and realistic.

Norton has proved his chops playing affected characters in roles like those in The Score and Primal Fear, but he also plans on taking on directing duties here. His only other credit in that arena is Keeping the Faith, a good film, but a romantic comedy starring Ben Stiller and Jenna Elfman. Can he make the leap to something with this much gravity?

He’s certainly had time to prepare.

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Edward Norton To Get Villainous In ‘Bourne Legacy’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/edward-norton-to-get-villainous-in-bourne-legacy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/edward-norton-to-get-villainous-in-bourne-legacy/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:48:38 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=219967 He's probably going to be one of those really lame villains that uses brainpower instead of guns.

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The Bourne Legacy may not have scored a villain as creepy as Chris Cooper, but got one that’s plenty nerdy in Edward Norton. Norton is expected to go up against Jeremy Renner’s hero in the first Bourne-less installment of the Bourne franchise. The two will also be joining Rachel Weisz in the project.

Details on the project have been locked down pretty tightly, so it’s not known what kind of vilain Norton will be, but it’s a safe assumption that he won’t be the kind of villain that goes around beating people up. Though Norton has been seemingly M.I.A. the past few years, he’s got a nice track record of villainy with Primal Fear, Death to Smoochie, The Score, and American History X.

That said, he’s currently playing some sort of scoutmaster in Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom, so maybe a refresher wouldn’t kill him. (Variety)

 

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Pics From Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Show Edward Norton As A Boy Scout http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/pics-from-wes-andersons-moonrise-kingdom-show-edward-norton-as-a-boy-scout/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/pics-from-wes-andersons-moonrise-kingdom-show-edward-norton-as-a-boy-scout/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 19:01:13 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=215122 After 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox', Wes Anderson is back to doing what he does best: making Wes Anderson movies.

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Some set pics have been released from Wes Anderson‘s newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, and they seem to contain your RDA of Wes Anderson hallmarks. We’ve got people wearing uniforms, a timeless set, washed-out colors, and of course, William Murray.

We’ve also got our first look at Edward Norton looking a lot like a scout master (as opposed to real life, when he only sorta looks like a scout master). All in all, it looks like trademark Wes Anderson, who has managed to stick to a style with enough varying stories that audiences haven’t quite tired of his conventions the way that they have other auteurs that peddle in quirk.

While the plot of Moonrise Kingdom has been the subject of much speculation, a few details have emerged. Playlist conveys that this will be his first period film, set in 1960′s New England, in which a boy and girl fall in love and run away, turning their hometown upside down in the process. Sounds ripe for Anderson’s quirky characters and his obscure Kinks songs.

Welcome back, old friend.

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Jason Schwartzman Joins New Wes Anderson Film In Casting Shocker http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-schwartzman-joins-new-wes-anderson-film-in-casting-shocker/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-schwartzman-joins-new-wes-anderson-film-in-casting-shocker/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2011 05:10:37 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203374 The new movie, with the totally not hipster-y title 'Moonrise Kingdom', stars Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand and of course, Schwartzman.

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Actor Jason Schwartzman has been getting his Frequent Wes Anderson Cast Member Card punched for years. It’s hard to find an actor who’s very good at standing off-center in a shot. Bill Murray also has that talent. Maybe that’s why both actors are coming back for director Anderson‘s latest film.

The new movie, with the totally not hipster-y title Moonrise Kingdom, stars Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and we’ve now learned, Schwartzman. Moonrise Kingdom takes place in the 60s, where two young people decide to run away together. This causes everyone in their town to panic and form a rescue party to find them. Hopefully there will be more than one scene in which Willis and Murray team-up to do awesome stuff.

Moonrise Kingdom begins shooting this Spring in Rhode Island. (Examiner)

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Everyone Wants In Wes Anderson’s ‘Moon Rise Kingdom’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/everyone-wants-in-wes-andersons-moon-rise-kingdom/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/everyone-wants-in-wes-andersons-moon-rise-kingdom/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:02:54 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=7620 A whole slew of actors want to play in Wes Anderson's quirky sand box. Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton are all in talks to star in Moon Rise Kingdom, Anderson's next directorial project that he wrote with Roman Coppola.

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A whole slew of actors want to play in Wes Anderson‘s quirky sand box. Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton are all in talks to star in Moon Rise Kingdom, Anderson’s next directorial project that he wrote with Roman Coppola. A start date is set for next spring.

Moon Rise Kingdom is set in the 60s. Two young adults fall in love and run away. Leaders in their New England town are sticking the idea that they’ve disappeared and go in search of them. Norton will play a scout leader who brings his charges on a search. Willis is in talks to pla the town sheriff who’s also looking, and who is having an affair with the missing girl’s mother, the role McDormand is in talks to play. Murray, a regular in Anderson films, will play the girl’s father, who has his own issues.

Next spring leaves plenty of time for Murray to answer the messages that Anderson must be leaving on his 1-800 number. It’s the only way the eccentric funnyman will talk to anyone these days. I wonder how Anderson always seems to land him. Maybe they share the same taste in ironic t-shirts and music. It’s probably a really obscure band that you wouldn’t understand. (Deadline)

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Fantastic Fest Review: ‘Stone’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/fantastic-fest-review-stone/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/fantastic-fest-review-stone/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Stone starts with some intense emotional terrorism. This is how you show how seriously conflicted people can be. It’s not just hitting or yelling at each other. What young Jack Mabry does to his family is so sickening you feel anything could happen in this drama. I have not qualms with watching a tough, intense story. Just don’t wuss out on me. Make the characters really complex and manipulative, and let Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton play them. After about an hour though, you realize that the opening scene isn’t setting anything up for later. This is just going to be one of those films that revels in despair and monotony, just another “bad things happen, people are miserable” pieces for actors who want to show how downbeat they can be. More after the jump...

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Stone starts with some intense emotional terrorism. This is how you show how seriously conflicted people can be. It’s not just hitting or yelling at each other. What young Jack Mabry does to his family is so sickening you feel anything could happen in this drama. I have not qualms with watching a tough, intense story. Just don’t wuss out on me. Make the characters really complex and manipulative, and let Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton play them.

After about an hour though, you realize that the opening scene isn’t setting anything up for later. This is just going to be one of those films that revels in despair and monotony, just another “bad things happen, people are miserable” pieces for actors who want to show how downbeat they can be.

More after the jump…

The setup shows promise. We’re certainly watching masters perform here. Stone (Norton) is a convict up for parole. If anyone else did that corn rowed street talking schtick it would seem like blatant Oscar bait. There are subtle differences in this performance, distinctions that I don’t understand but Norton does.

Mabry (DeNiro) is a parole officer and Stone is his last case before retirement. (If only he were too old for this sh*t. THAT would be a movie.) There is a series of interviews where the film coasts on the merits of the performances. Stone is trying to express real emotion but he only has a vulgar vocabulary. Mabry just won’t be moved by any of it. Even visitations by Stone’s wife Lucetta (Milla Jovovich) are intriguing for the romantic interaction that contrasts the interviews.

When Lucetta makes her play, she is intense, provocative and seductive. Jovovich really holds up her end of this three-way drama. There is also gratuitous Milla skin. And I mean really gratuitous, she’s just sitting in a room naked. Is it because she wanted to show she’s still got the body after having a baby, or is it the usual reliable Milla Jovovich nudity? Either way, sincere thanks to Ms. Jovovich for sharing her beauty with us once again.

Once all of these potentially fascinating characters are introduced though, Stone just drags. Is this all just to show how bad life can be? There are much more fascinating expressions of that in cinema. If the evil isn’t even interesting, then it’s just boring. There’s still decent drama in watching these performers express character, but that just means it’s a consolation for not actually going anywhere. At least you got a little show along the way.

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Marvel Hasn’t Ruled Out Another Edward Norton ‘Hulk’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marvel-hasnt-ruled-out-another-edward-norton-hulk-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marvel-hasnt-ruled-out-another-edward-norton-hulk-movie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 It sucks we won’t see Edward Norton as Bruce Banner in The Avengers, especially the way it went down. The recasting has been well-covered and Norton even told MTV he laughs about it now. The good news it, it sounds like Mark Ruffalo playing Banner in The Avengers doesn’t rule out another solo Hulk film that could continue with Norton. “No, I don’t rule out anything,” Norton said while promoting Stone at FantasticFest. “As I think was amply demonstrated, I think a lot of those things on the other side of the table are big business, which I respect. I don’t have any urgency about it one way or the other.” No rush, of course. Certainly Edward Norton will do fine in his career. It’s good to hear Marvel hasn’t told him they won’t continue a solo Hulk franchise. “I couldn’t say,” Norton hedged. “I’m a fan of those films. I hate when they screw them up so I hope they do it right.” Maybe Marvel’s hedging their bets. They had some needs for The Avengers but people liked The Incredible Hulk, so they could always alternate. “I’ve got so many things I’m working on that I’m interested in. People have been completely great about the film we made and I’m happy about that. I have nothing to complain about.”

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It sucks we won’t see Edward Norton as Bruce Banner in The Avengers, especially the way it went down. The recasting has been well-covered and Norton even told MTV he laughs about it now. The good news it, it sounds like Mark Ruffalo playing Banner in The Avengers doesn’t rule out another solo Hulk film that could continue with Norton.

“No, I don’t rule out anything,” Norton said while promoting Stone at FantasticFest. “As I think was amply demonstrated, I think a lot of those things on the other side of the table are big business, which I respect. I don’t have any urgency about it one way or the other.”

No rush, of course. Certainly Edward Norton will do fine in his career. It’s
good to hear Marvel hasn’t told him they won’t continue a solo Hulk franchise.

“I couldn’t say,” Norton hedged. “I’m a fan of those films. I hate when they screw them up so I hope they do it right.”

Maybe Marvel’s hedging their bets. They had some needs for The Avengers but people liked The Incredible Hulk, so they could always alternate. “I’ve got so many things I’m working on that I’m interested in. People have been completely great about the film we made and I’m happy about that. I have nothing to complain about.”

 

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Hulk Smashed? Joaquin Phoenix May Replace Norton in ‘The Avengers’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hulk-smashed-joaquin-phoenix-may-replace-norton-in-the-avengers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hulk-smashed-joaquin-phoenix-may-replace-norton-in-the-avengers/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Here's a rumor from the "so stupid it might be true" department. “Reliable sources” are claiming that rapper Joaquin Phoenix, who actually started out as an actor, may replace Ed Norton as the Incredible Hulk in The Avengers.On Friday, Marvel started a war of words, claiming that it dropped Norton from the project in order to find "an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members.” Given that description, is Joaquin Phoenix really the guy you want?Don't get me wrong; I don't doubt the creativity of a man who's spent the past year looking like a drug-addled version of Judge Roy Bean. But considering he can barely make it through a one-on-one interview with David Letterman, does Phoenix really "embody" the "collaborative spirit" you're looking for? Well, does it, Marvel? ANSWER ME? (Cinema Blend)

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Here’s a rumor from the "so stupid it might be true" department. “Reliable sources” are claiming that rapper Joaquin Phoenix, who actually started out as an actor, may replace Ed Norton as the Incredible Hulk in The Avengers.

On Friday, Marvel started a war of words, claiming that it dropped Norton from the project in order to find "an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members.” Given that description, is Joaquin Phoenix really the guy you want?

Don’t get me wrong; I don’t doubt the creativity of a man who’s spent the past year looking like a drug-addled version of Judge Roy Bean. But considering he can barely make it through a one-on-one interview with David Letterman, does Phoenix really "embody" the "collaborative spirit" you’re looking for? Well, does it, Marvel? ANSWER ME? (Cinema Blend)

 

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Catfight! Edward Norton’s Agent Hits Back at Marvel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/catfight-edward-nortons-agent-hits-back-at-marvel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/catfight-edward-nortons-agent-hits-back-at-marvel/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Meeee-ow! Looks like we've got ourselves a good old-fashioned catfight! Except instead of two hot women scratching and clawing, we've got an agent from William Morris pissing and moaning about some dork at a comic book company. Actually, that doesn't sound like a catfight at all. It sounds a whole lot sexier! On Friday, Marvel announced that Edward Norton, who clashed with the studio during the making of The Incredible Hulk, will not be part of The Avengers. The press release stated that the decision was not monitary, but was instead “rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members.” For those of you who don't speak Hollywood, that roughly translates to "go f**k yourself, you insufferable twit." Not one to take things lying down, Norton responded like any other red-blooded male, and quickly had his agent, Brian Swardstrom, issue a strongly worded rebuttal. Swardstrom attacked Marvel head on, using big words like defamatory, mean spirited and accusatory. That's right, accusatory! I haven't seen a war of words like this since Biggie and Tupac. If cooler heads don't prevail, I fear someone might get their glasses broken, or maybe even work themselves up into an asthmatic frenzy. (Collider) Read the strongly worded letter from Edward Norton's agent in its entirety after the jump.

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Meeee-ow! Looks like we’ve got ourselves a good old-fashioned catfight! Except instead of two hot women scratching and clawing, we’ve got an agent from William Morris pissing and moaning about some dork at a comic book company. Actually, that doesn’t sound like a catfight at all. It sounds a whole lot sexier!

On Friday, Marvel announced that Edward Norton, who clashed with the studio during the making of The Incredible Hulk, will not be part of The Avengers. The press release stated that the decision was not monitary, but was instead “rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members.” For those of you who don’t speak Hollywood, that roughly translates to "go f**k yourself, you insufferable twit."

Not one to take things lying down, Norton responded like any other red-blooded male, and quickly had his agent, Brian Swardstrom, issue a strongly worded rebuttal. Swardstrom attacked Marvel head on, using big words like defamatory, mean spirited and accusatory. That’s right, accusatory!

I haven’t seen a war of words like this since Biggie and Tupac. If cooler heads don’t prevail, I fear someone might get their glasses broken, or maybe even work themselves up into an asthmatic frenzy. (Collider)

Read the strongly worded letter from Edward Norton’s agent in its entirety after the jump.

 

“This offensive statement from Kevin Feige at Marvel is a purposefully misleading, inappropriate attempt to paint our client in a negative light. Here are the facts: two months ago, Kevin called me and said he wanted Edward to reprise the role of Bruce Banner in The Avengers. He told me it would be his fantasy to bring Edward on stage with the rest of the cast at ComiCon and make it the event of the convention. When I said that Edward was definitely open to this idea, Kevin was very excited and we agreed that Edward should meet with Joss Whedon to discuss the project. Edward and Joss had a very good meeting (confirmed by Feige to me) at which Edward said he was enthusiastic at the prospect of being a part of the ensemble cast. Marvel subsequently made him a financial offer to be in the film and both sides started negotiating in good faith. This past Wednesday, after several weeks of civil, uncontentious discussions, but before we had come to terms on a deal, a representative from Marvel called to say they had decided to go in another direction with the part. This seemed to us to be a financial decision but, whatever the case, it is completely their prerogative, and we accepted their decision with no hard feelings.

We know a lot of fans have voiced their public disappointment with this result, but this is no excuse for Feige’s mean spirited, accusatory comments. Counter to what Kevin implies here, Edward was looking forward to the opportunity to work with Joss and the other actors in the Avengers cast, many of whom are personal friends of his. Feige’s statement is unprofessional, disingenuous and clearly defamatory. Mr. Norton talent, tireless work ethic and professional integrity deserve more respect, and so do Marvel’s fans.

Brian Swardstrom

WME”

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Edward Norton Not Be Hulk in ‘The Avengers’ Smash! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/edward-norton-not-be-hulk-in-the-avengers-smash/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/edward-norton-not-be-hulk-in-the-avengers-smash/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I'd say he took the news rather well.Marvel Studios recently gave Edward Norton a polite f*ck off by informing the actor they wouldn't need him to reprise his role of The Hulk in the upcoming The Avengers movie to be directed by Joss Whedon. The studio is looking to cast an unknown, a.k.a. someone they can pay with turkey sandwiches. According to HitFix, this wasn't Norton or Whedon's idea, as the pair had recently shared their enthusiasm with Marvel about Norton returning. Norton even cleared out his day planner for the project, using puffy Hulk stickers to mark the dates he'd need open for shooting.This news doesn't come as much of a surprise considering Marvel is notorious for dumping actors in favor of the almighty dollar. They probably figure they've already got Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Don Cheadle, and Jeremy Renner, so people are going to get their asses to the theater whether Norton's in it or not. Also, during the making of The Incredible Hulk, Norton and Marvel butted heads over almost every aspect of the film. Maybe the studio is just trying to prevent the same from happening on The Avengers. Joss Whedon would put Norton in a coma with that alien-like cranium of his.

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I’d say he took the news rather well.

Marvel Studios recently gave Edward Norton a polite f*ck off by informing the actor they wouldn’t need him to reprise his role of The Hulk in the upcoming The Avengers movie to be directed by Joss Whedon. The studio is looking to cast at unknown, a.k.a. someone they can pay with turkey sandwiches. According to HitFix, this wasn’t Norton or Whedon’s idea, as the pair had recently shared their enthusiasm with Marvel about Norton returning. Norton even cleared out his day planner for the project, using puffy Hulk stickers to mark the dates he’d need open for shooting.

This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering Marvel is notorious for dumping actors in favor of the almighty dollar. They probably figure they’ve already got Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Don Cheadle, and Jeremy Renner, so people are going to get their asses to the theater whether Norton’s in it or not. Also, during the making of The Incredible Hulk, Norton and Marvel butted heads over almost every aspect of the film. Maybe the studio is just trying to prevent the same from happening on The AvengersJoss Whedon would put Norton in a coma with that alien-like cranium of his.

 

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