Avengers Rumours Might Not Be True 0
Last week we reported that Marvel was battling with Avengers actors. Rumour had it that Marvel wouldn't fork over more cash, and this might result in some original Avenger folk not returning to the next installment of the film. Mark Ruffalo seems to think differently.
A member of the press that asked him point blank whether or not the rumours were true recently cornered Ruffalo. Ruffalo had this to say: "I haven't caught wind of any of that. I was surprised to hear it, because I don't even think anyone's really started negotiating yet...but sometimes actors are the last people to know what's going on."
Very true, Mark, very true. Often, agents and companies act on behalf of actors. So, it might be that Marvel is arguing over salaries with agents and representatives of various actors, and not actually with the actors themselves.
Is Marvel really arguing over money with the stars from the Avengers? It's hard to say for sure, but it's now clear that Mark Ruffalo doesn't know about the scuffle. He also stated that he does plan to come back as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, so not to worry if you're a hulk fan.
What about the rest of The Avengers cast? Who knows; but it will all come to the surface soon enough.
On another note: who'd like to see Edward Norton come back as 'The Hulk?' Norton was quickly replaced by Ruffalo, though some Hulk fans still prefer the job that Norton did.
It makes you wonder, though, if Ruffalo easily replaced Norton as 'The Hulk,' how easy would it be to replace RDJ as Iron Man? It might seem impossible now, but just look at how most people have already forgotten that Norton played the part!
“Avengers 2 : Diss-Assembled ?!?” 0
Trouble is brewing before ‘The Avengers 2’ has even made it to pre-production. Over what? Money, of course! Sources say that the cast of ‘The Avengers 2’ wants more money, but the studio isn't budging.
The devil, as they say, is in the details, and this is the case with ‘The Avengers 2.’
According to ‘Deadline Magazine’ the "…upfront pay, backend compensation, break even points and box office bonuses aren’t pinned down yet for several big stars and castmates…" Not knowing where the money will be coming from is a big deal to any contractor, including actors.
Each cast member of ‘The Avengers 2’ is asking around $5 million upfront, and more on the back end. But, Marvel isn't backing down on this one. Just like the studio didn’t let Chris Hemsworth out of his role as Thor in ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ Rumor has it that Hemsworth didn’t want to reprise the role, but the studio reminded him of his contract resulting in a new Thor movie that will debut on November 8th.
It has also been stated that Marvel has threated to sue the cast of ‘The Avengers 2’ if they don’t honor contract details. Some sources state that the collective response to this threat was a “so what?” Whether or not these rumors are true remains to be seen.
What will happen to the cast of ‘The Avengers 2’ if they don't receive payment details soon? Marvel might replace the cast if they strong-arm the company further. Or, the cast might quit. Either way, an ‘Avengers 2’ may never surface if money gets in the way.
Sources also state that the entire case of ‘The Avengers 2’ is looking up to RDJ. Iron Man 3 has already made RDJ around $35 million and climbing, and RDJ is said to be leading this fight, with his fellow cast members standing behind him.
Will there be an ‘Avengers 2?’ Not if Marvel and the cast of this film can't come to some kind of compromise! We'll keep you posted!