Well the last couple weeks have been pretty big for some Marvel fans. The new Spider-Man announced, new pictures from The Mighty Thor, and Edward Norton getting the big boot from The Avengers. It’s been enough to send any self-respecting fan boy into fits, negative or positive.
First off, let me say a few words about the new Spider-Man, When news first struck that they were starting the reboot of the series, I was upset. I really just didn’t think it was necessary, and was looking forward to see where else Raimi could take the series. Did I think it could be better? Yes. But couldn’t really tell you how, or who would make a better Spider-Man. Apparently, Sony Pictures feels that person is Andrew Garfield. I just don’t know yet. The only movies he has under his belt to note as of now are, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. The movie isn’t slated until 2012, so maybe we will see more of him. Being such a fan of Spider-Man in general, I have my worries. For more you can look here.
Next up is the new picture from The Mighty Thor. I have to say I’m very impressed with the looks of this movie. Handling a character like Thor is not an easy one. On one end you can go way to far with the look making him look cheesy. Then on the other side, you can not go far enough and run the risk of loosing his look. I think they have handled a certain balance here that is very pleasing. Thor is not one of my favorites by a long shot. So far, out of The Avengers, I’m more Iron Man than anything! This movie I think may creep into second. Especially since, yet again, the role of the Hulk will go to someone else.
Click here to see the original article I found the picture from.
Last, we have the news of Edward Norton. It looks like yet again they will be handing over the role of Bruce Banner to another person. Apparently, the story is that the studio feels they need an actor who “embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members.” Norton’s Rep responded (in a nutshell) by saying he felt the remarks made by Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige were “unprofessional, disingenuous and clearly defamatory.” Seeing this I think that it isn’t more about an ensemble actor and more about money. I really hope this isn’t the case. I think Norton did an awesome job with the film, and hate to see it go to someone else. But what can you do right? For more on this matter, click here!
Well that’s all on that for now. I’ll try to keep everyone posted as things come available.
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