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Louis Leterrier Talks ‘Hulk,’ ‘Clash of the Titans’ Failures

Louis LeterrierMaking the press rounds for the release of his latest picture, magician heist thriller Now You See Me, director Louis Leterrier has opened up about his past Hollywood blockbusters The Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans - including what he feels went wrong with them.

Though Leterrier was quick to dispel rumors that he didn't get along with The Incredible Hulk star Edward Norton (who is said to have offered substantial revisions to the screenplay), but he did reveal that the largest problem he faced was beginning to direct a film without a script! "[Marvel/producers] were like, 'Oh, welcome, welcome. Great news, Louis. We just got a release date. It's a year from now.' I'm like, 'Fantastic, we have to go. Where's the script?' They said, 'Actually, that's the problem, we don't have a script.' ...I've started movies without screenplays both on Clash and on Hulk and that is tremendously stressful, because you have a tendency to overcompensate with effects," Leterrier explained.

Leterrier also admitted that Joss Whedon was not alone in picturing Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk: "I actually wanted to cast Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Marvel was like "No, you should get Edward Norton because he's more famous."

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Edward Norton Not Keen on Superhero Movies

Edward NortonEdward Norton has no desire to star in superhero movies like The Avengers.

The 42-year-old actor missed out on reprising his role as The Hulk/Bruce Banner in this year's Marvel movie for "personal and professional" reasons, but he isn't bothered about appearing in any future incarnations of the franchise, or similar films.

"I couldn't do it for a variety of reasons - personal and professional. I had a blast doing The Hulk. I don't mean to sound snotty but I don't aspire to spend that much time in my life doing those types of films. I have a lot of other things I want to do."

While the Fight Club actor is keen to distance himself from such fantasy films, he is disappointed that film studios have become reluctant to make "more thoughtful" movies for adults. "Studios aren't as willing to make mid-budget, more thoughtful films aimed at adults. It's more challenging to get those films made than it was. There's been a shift from people buying DVDs to streaming them online. The studios have been asleep at the switch and suffered a huge loss of revenue from falling DVD sales. Unfortunately, that revenue was often what helped convince them to make films which aren't blockbusters," he added.


Wes Anderson: Bruce Willis is Like a Real Policeman

Bruce Willis

Wes Anderson thinks Bruce Willis seems like a "real policeman."

The filmmaker cast the actor as an officer in his new film Moonrise Kingdom - which tells the story of two 12 years olds who decide to run away together and the subsequent search - and though he didn't know the star before they worked together, he always felt he would be perfect for the role.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 18, 2011

Takers DVDHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Animal Kingdom: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Buried: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Death Race 2: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Freakonomics: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Jack Goes Boating: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Lebanon: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Naked Kiss: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Paper Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Shock Corridor: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Stone: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Takers: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: October 12, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Arn: The Knight Templar: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Darjeeling Limited (Criterion Collection): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Hangover (Extreme Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • How to Train Your Dragon: DVD/Blu-ray Combo
  • I Am Love: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Jonah Hex: DVD/Blu-ray Combo
  • Leaves of Grass: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Magician (Criterion Collection): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Red Dragon: Blu-ray
  • Sex and Lucia: Blu-ray
  • Three Kings: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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In Theaters This Weekend: October 8, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Life as We Know It (PG-13): starring Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas (directed by Greg Berlanti)
  • My Soul to Take (R): starring Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Emily Meade (directed by Wes Craven)
  • Secretariat (PG): starring Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh (directed by Randall Wallace)

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Comic-Con News: Mark Ruffalo is The Hulk

Jackson, Renner and Ruffalo at Comic-Con 2010

Robert Downey, Jr., also known as Iron Man, gave news-hungry Comic-Con fans exactly what they wanted during his appearance at the convention: he announced the next Hulk.

Mark Ruffalo, primarily known for roles in the romantic comedy and dramatic film genres, will officially step into The Hulk’s sizable shoes to take on the role of self-effacing scientist Bruce Banner, the green hero’s alter ego. (Edward Norton, who played the green superhero in the 2008 film, was dropped from the upcoming Avengers movie project, leaving a huge casting hole in the Marvel movie franchise.)

Meanwhile, Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) has been confirmed for the role of Hawkeye.

is scheduled for release in 2012. Comic book fans won’t have to wait that long to see more live-action heroes, however: Captain America and Thor are both getting their own movies, which will release in the summer of 2011.

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Edward Norton Responds to Incredible Hulk Snub

Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk

Think Edward Norton is green with anger/envy over being excluded from The Avengers film? Wonder if he’s pissed about not being considered a team player? Well, if he is - the former Incredible Hulk sure isn’t acting that way.

Yesterday, the Oscar nominee turned to his Twitter and Facebook accounts to respond to the recent casting announcement. Norton’s very pleasant response to Marvel’s decision can be read after the jump.

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New Hulk in Upcoming Avengers Flick


Edward Norton is no longer the face of .

Norton, who played Bruce Banner in the 2008 film, will not reprise his role in the upcoming Avengers film. The cast currently Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and several more - but no Hulk has been cast yet.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: June 8, 2010

Shutter IslandHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Caddyshack: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Coach: DVD
  • The Cry of the Owl: DVD
  • From Paris with Love: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Happy Together: Blu-ray
  • The Illusionist: Blu-ray
  • Metal Man: DVD
  • Power Kids: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Shinjuku Incident: DVD
  • Shutter Island: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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