Obviously over the weekend the news Edward Norton won’t be playing the Incredible Hulk in Marvel’s The Avengers got a bit heated as Marvel Studios’ President of Production Kevin Feige said one thing and Norton’s agent said another. Well, today Norton has replied via his Facebook page in a statement that pretty much dowses the fires allowing things to move on…
So that pretty much ends Norton’s involvement and it wasn’t long before rumors as to who would be replacing him began to fly as CHUD reports none other than Joaquin Phoenix has been approached for the role.
As Devin Faraci at CHUD points out, “if Feige is moving past Ed Norton because he’s tough to work with, will he have better luck with Phoenix?” It’s a worthwhile question and if he’s going to be paid peanuts to play the role does it make any sense at all?
Keeping in the superhero realm, The Playlist noticed on IMDB‘s page for Marc Webb’s Untitled Spider-Man Reboot one time Peter Parker contender, Anton Yelchin, is listed as being rumored for the role of Harry Osborn. Yelchin, who played Chekov in last year’s Star Trek seems as decent a choice as anyone, but you have to wonder just what kind of bread second fiddle to Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man is going to earn the actor that plays Osborn. After all, Garfield is only receiving a reported $500,000 for his part in the film and he’s the lead.
The Playlist also noticed actress Elena Satine (pictured just above) tweeting after Garfield’s Parker announcement saying, “Garfield is Spidey!!!! Now Alden Ehrenreich should get a nice consolation prize (cough HARRY cough) and we’re rolling. How about MJ? Hmm…” Satine is campaigning to fill Kirsten Dunst’s shoes as Mary Jane Watson and adds Ehrenreich (Tetro) to the Osborn fold.
Of course, none of that is confirmed and just like the casting of Peter Parker (wasn’t that supposed to go to
Finally, the Internet has been swarmed with pics and videos from the set of Transformers 3 now filming in Chicago. The pic above comes from Tyrese Gibson’s Twitter account and you can get several more right here. The videos below come from all over.