A director and an actor have reportedly been banned from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In the new collection MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzalez and Gavin Edwards detail the rise and dominance of the MCU. The book takes a look at decades of Marvel’s on-screen history and also delves into the behind-the-scenes problems that arose on various projects and led to Kevin Feige banning two names from the MCU. According to Dexerto, the book states: “If the Inhumans could be rehabilitated, everyone in MCU history would apparently be on Feige’s call list – except Edward Norton, the franchise’s first Bruce Banner, and Joss Whedon, his Agents of SHIELD Characters remained in limbo.
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These may not be the biggest shockers. Edward Norton’s problems behind the scenes of The incredible Hulk were well documented, as the actor had very different ideas about what the film should look like. They managed to complete production on the film, although Hulk was promptly recast and Mark Ruffalo took over the role for subsequent MCU projects. At that time, Feige released a public statement announcing Norton’s resignation from the position.
Kevin Feige suggested that Edward Norton was not a team player
“We have made the decision not to bring back Ed Norton to play the title role of Bruce Banner The Avengers“Our decision is definitely not based on financial factors, but on the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and team spirit of our other talented cast members.” The Avengers requires players who thrive when working as part of an ensemble, as Robert has proven [Downey Jr.]Chris [Hemsworth]Chris [Evans]Sam [Jackson]Scarlett [Johansson]and all of our talented performers.”
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Feige and Joss Whedon are also said to have butted heads Agents of SHIELD, the Marvel television series. The book suggests that Feige was not happy with what Whedon was doing with the series, as the existence of SHIELD conflicted with events Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This could also be related to what Feige wrote in the foreword to another new MCU-focused book, in which he suggests that all Marvel series have been shown before WandaVision are not part of the MCU’s “Sacred Timeline.”
“When it comes to the multiverse, we recognize that there are stories – films and series – that are canon to Marvel but written by different storytellers in different periods of Marvel history,” Feige wrote for Marvel Studios: The Marvel Cinematic Universe – An Official Timeline. “The timeline presented in this book is specific to the MCU’s Sacred Timeline through Phase 4. But as we progress and delve deeper into the Multiverse saga, you never know when the timelines will collapse or converge (hint, hint/ Spoiler alert). .”
Source: MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios
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