The first issue of the iconic comic book The Incredible Hulk, way back in '62.
Edward Norton, the most recent actor to play The Incredible Hulk onscreen, won't be portraying the not-so-jolly green giant in the film adaptation of Marvel Comics' The Avengers about an all-star team of superheroes. Although Norton fancies himself a purist when it comes to his love and respect for the Hulk character, Marvel obviously feels the temperamental actor was just too much of a problem on the last film. The company took pains to issue a statement that doesn't leave much doubt as to why they intend to cast another actor in the role, citing their desire to have a more "collaborative" person as part of the production. Ouch! For more click here
For a guy who says he's thrilled to be free of the shackles of playing 007, Pierce Brosnan sure seems to have the shadow of the famous spy hovering over his life. Brosnan will team with his son to play cops in the action flick Bonded. As if that isn't reminiscent enough of Brosnan's era playing the suave secret agent, his son's name is Sean, as in Connery. For more click here
Those of us who are life-long veterans of riding the New York City subway system know that it takes a virtual nuclear war to inspire passengers to look up from their cell phones and newspapers. (Remember the scene in Bananas in which Woody Allen tries to pretend he's concentrating on reading while the old lady sitting next to him is mugged by Sylvester Stallone?) However, when a cast of amateur actors invaded a subway car in full Star Wars regalia to perform a key scene from the first first film, even New Yorker's mouths were agape as they witnessed Darth Vader kidnapping Princess Leia! Click here to watch the brilliant short film.