He Marvel Cinematic Universe is at a decisive moment. At the narrative level, there is a transition to the stage with new characters. However, this does not mean that some famous faces do not retain their place. Now for Kevin Feigedirector of Marvel Studios, there are names who, for one reason or another, did not deserve the opportunity to reprise their roles.
In the book MCU: Reign of Marvel StudiosJoanna Robinson, Dave Gonzalez and Gavin Edwards reveal some key facts about the concept and development of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What’s interesting is that they reveal not only the good things that have allowed them to succeed, but also the uncomfortable situations that Kevin Feige has had to deal with over the years.
According to the aforementioned work, Kevin Feige is making it very clear who he will no longer work with in any future Marvel Cinematic Universe production. The first is Edward Nortonwho you probably remember as the first Bruce Banner (Hulk) in the MCU.
Why doesn’t Edward Norton have a place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Just because became a headache on set The incredible Hulk (2008). The actor had creative differences with the production team, differences that created tension and even came close to condemning his appearance in the film. This was one of the reasons why Marvel didn’t hesitate to replace him with Mark Ruffalo as soon as they could.
If the role of the Hulk remains in Ruffalo’s hands, it would be absurd to think about Norton returning… Right? Well, not at all. The Marvel Cinematic Universe explores the phenomenon of the Multiverse, which opens the door to the return of any character you can imagine. However, if anyone is thinking about seeing Norton again, they will have to forget about him. Kevin Feige doesn’t want him on his ship.
“We have made the decision not to bring back Ed Norton as Bruce Banner. Avengers. Our decision was not based on economic factors, but on the need to have an actor who embodied the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented actors. Avengers“It requires actors who excel in ensemble work, as evidenced by Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Sam Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and the rest of our talented cast,” Kevin Feige said at the time.
Another name completely banned from the Marvel Cinematic Universe could not be other than Joss Whedon. Director, in addition to directing the first Avengers, was also responsible for Avengers: Age of Ultronwhich many consider the worst crossover franchises.
On the other hand, we have to remember that Joss Whedon was in charge of the series. Agents of Shield., which ended with its seventh season. From that point on, he never worked with Marvel again. Authors MCU: Reign of Marvel Studios they comment on it Kevin Feige had disagreements with the director because I didn’t agree with the direction the series was going. In fact, this resulted in her being removed from the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon.
“If non-humans [mutantes] could be rehabilitated, everyone in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be on Feige’s call sheet, with the exception of Edward Norton, the franchise’s first Bruce Banner, and Joss Whedon, whose characters Agents of Shield. remain in limbo,” the book mentions (via TSB RF).
So, we can forget about Edward Norton and Joss Whedon getting another chance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kevin Feige put them on his blacklist.
Source: Hiper Textual