… for you to chew on this fine Thursday morning.
First up, I’ve made a big deal on this blog about how excited I am that Ed Norton wrote the script for The Incredible Hulk, in which he’s also playing the lead.
But when you see the movie, you won’t see Norton’s name as a writer in the credits.
Are you kidding me?
According to this story on IESB, Zak Penn will be receiving sole credit for story and screenplay.
It was Penn’s script that Norton rewrote, but the Writers Guild of America apparently didn’t think he deserved credit upon arbitration.
And so it is.
I think it’s a bunch of crap, but what can you do?
Oh, well. Just remember that if you like what the actors are saying, you should be thanking Ed Norton for his contributions that, though uncredited, were undoubtedly priceless and pivotal.
And while I was reading that story, I noticed another IESB headline about the first review of the movie that you can read here.
The new Incredible Hulk movie couldn’t be more different to its 2003 predecessor …
Straight-forward where the first movie was convoluted, action-packed where Hulk dithered, The Incredible Hulk dispenses with whatever back-story and exposition there is over the film’s opening credit sequence. No tortured unresolved oedipal conflicts here!
Except for one or two quiet moments shared by Banner and his girlfriend while on the lam, Incredible Hulk doesn’t waste a single frame on dull talky exposition. It is all plot-driven and action-filled.
The Incredible Hulk never runs out of steam. Put simply: this is the movie which audiences wanted to see back in 2003.
Sounds good to me.
And we’ll find out in a week!