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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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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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Quote of the Day: Jonah Hill the New Hulk?

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“I’m playing the Hulk in the movie…I want to say thank you to all the fans who made this happen. Me and Downey, Jr. are going to make this one good. We’ll see you in 2012 guys!”

-Jonah Hill at Comic-Con, joking about the casting dilemma in Marvel’s new superhero-centric movie.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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Mark Ruffalo: The New Hulk?

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Now that Edward Norton is definitely out of the Avengers movie project, speculation is running rampant around who will be the next actor to play the Incredible Hulk.

as one possible Hulk - though he’s supposed to be retired from the filmmaking biz. Now, new sources say Mark Ruffalo is being considered for the role, though no formal negotiations have been conducted.

Ruffalo has been seen in films such as Reservation Road, Shutter Island and The Brothers Bloom and is currently appearing in The Kids Are All Right. Reps for Marvel and have offered no comments on the rumor.

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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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Edward Norton Hopes For Hulk Role

Edward Norton as Bruce BannerWill the third time be the charm for Marvel superhero the Incredible Hulk? Edward Norton thinks so.

The actor—who was believed to be unhappy with the final version of 2008’s movie about the green superhero, in which he played the title character and his alter ego Bruce Banner—says that he will happily appear in The Avengers, which unites Marvel Comic heroes Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and The Incredible Hulk, and is being planned for 2012.

Asked if he can see himself appearing in The Avengers, Edward said, “Yeah, oh yeah. The thing about Marvel‘s universe that’s fun is that it all cross-pollinates. Even when I was working on the script for The Incredible Hulk, I tried to plug in the whole Super-Soldier Serum from Captain America.”

Edward even hopes that the movie will see his character portrayed as the villain, fighting against the other characters: “He kind of was the villain, not in the books, but in the comics there was always a tension between the rest of the superhero community and he was always this problem. They treat him as this problem. I don’t know, I think that’s a fun way to go with it.”


Iron Man’s Downey Jr., Cheadle and Favreau Inked to The Avengers

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has signed on to reprise his role as Iron Man in the second and third installments of the series, as well as the forthcoming Avengers franchise launch, reports Marvel Entertainment.  The first Iron Man film has grossed $578 million in worldwide box office, and Downey Jr.‘s portrayal of Iron Man (Tony Stark) is regarded as crucial to the success of the production plan.

Not so Terrence Howard (who played Stark’s friend Colonel Jim Rhodes in the first film.)  Howard has been replaced in the role by Don Cheadle, who’s signed a contract that will have him appearing along alongside Downey Jr. in Iron Man 2 and 3 and the first installment of .  Rhodes will eventually become an armored crime-fighter in his own right, as Iron Man’s ally War Machine.

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Sequel News: Hulk, Wall Street, Evil Dead and More

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Here’s the latest scoop on the sequel buzz spreading across Hollywood:

Hairspray: Earlier this summer, New Line announced plans to produce a Hairspray follow. Unfortunately, the studio - which has already asked John Waters to write a treatment - may have a major casting issue to deal with. In a recent interview with Australia’s Sunday Herald Sun, John Travolta said he wasn’t looking forward to putting Edna Turnblad’s fat suit back on. “I think once is enough. I did it and I did it well but I’m not a big sequel guy,” the Look Who’s Talking Too star claimed. No other stars from the original cast have yet been confirmed for the new musical.

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