Joss Whedon, the acclaimed director of one of the bigest movies of all time… Marvel’s THE AVENGERS…. blogs ever so often on the weblog site whedonesque.com. His latest post is a cheeky interview of sorts, where he was asked the following question:
RDA: Anyone in particular you’d like to thank?
JW: [Reads from notecard]. I couldn’t have done this myself. Part of this Saturn Award belongs to Jeremy Latcham, Kevin Feige, and the fine Marvel folk… But the secret ingredient is my closest peeps: J-Mo, who did uncredited punch-up work (carrier battle, yo!), Z-bro, Drew “I am Loki only taller and foppier” Goddard, and Kai, all of whom worked the story with me. Without them (and Jeremy), I’d still be figuring out how the Wasp fits in to this, and where to put Red Hulk.
Now normally I would just chalk this up to quirky humor from a quirky director and would never believe the Red Hulk was considered to make an appearance in the first AVENGERS film Marvel produced (that has gone on to break box office records across the globe). Yet, however, what is intriguing is Whedon also mentions Wasp, which Joss has routinely been asked about and revealed the buggy superheroine was very much considered to be included in the early stages of The AVENGERS script building. Joss also seems to be legitly thanking people who helped him massage his script to the tight, slice of perfection we ended up with today. So was a Rulking General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross briefly considered as well?
I’m still doubtful, but it’s worth following up with a question one day (if anyone gets the opportunity to ask).
According to www.BleedingCool.com and Marvel’s merchandising representative Paul Glitter, based on the positive reception the Hulk is receiving in the new Avengers film, the big green guy may return to theaters for a new solo film just yet.
Here is Gitter’s quote:
“If Hulk’s successful turnaround continues, Gitter says Marvel “will spin him off to a stand-alone program next year,” supported by a big budget franchise movie in 2015. The entertainment studio is also exploring ways to promote Hulk as a “corporate icon,” similar to MetLife’s usage of Peanuts’ Snoopy, where The Hulk’s image conveys a message about channeling strength to overcome workplace challenges.”
If a new film would likely spell doom for the proposed Incredible Hulk ABC television series is still unclear.
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