§ While IRON MAN has been everywhere from the Super Bowl to Lost, this year’s INCREDIBLE HULK movie has had relatively little publicity. This may not be a bad sign: one theory we’ve heard is that Marvel wanted to concentrate on IRON MAN and was waiting to roll out Hulk materials. It looks like this might be started, as Empire has a few pictures in it’s new issue. Including the above of Edward Norton about to Hulk Out.
§ Those of you who were in deep mourning that the Justice League movie seemed to be one of the tragic victims of the writer’s strike can now rejoice and click heels as you walk down the street. Verily, it has risen again:
Scribes Kieran and Michele Mulroney are busy polishing up the script, which is expected back at the studio in several weeks, and the cast has been advised to keep training for their superhero roles. Director George Miller is in pre-production in Australia.
Adam Brody, cast as the Flash, is the biggest star in the superhero lineup. Rapper Common nabbed the Green Lantern role; other roles went to lesser-known thesps such as Armie Hammer Jr. (Batman) and Megan Gale (Wonder Woman).
According to Variety, WB was anxious to get the movie schedded again because it, like many other studios, has a 2009 movie drouth due to the strike, with only WATCHMEN, TERMINATOR 4 and WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE on tap for the year, and two of those (guess which) are risks.