Marvel pulls a George Lucas: Special editions of Iron Man and Incredible Hulk

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  1. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    MARVEL STUDIOS TO RELEASE SPECIAL EDITIONS OF 'IRON MAN' AND 'THE INCREDIBLE HULK'

    Updated 2008 features to be released following 2012's THE AVENGERS

    Manhattan Beach, CA, March 30, 2012 – Marvel Studios, in cooperation with Industrial Light & Magic, is planning to release special editions of its 2008 feature films IRON MAN and THE INCREDIBLE HULK this year. ILM will provide digital updates to the pictures to further tie them into the “Marvel Cinematic Universe”. Among minor additions such as digitally inserting the character of Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, into a previously unused scene from THE INCREDILE HULK featuring General Ross, played by William Hurt, the changes will include digital replacements for actors from the two pictures.

    IRON MAN featured Terrence Howard as Lt. Col. James Rhodes, a friend to Tony Stark aka the titular “Iron Man”, played by Robert Downey Jr., whereas Don Cheadle played Rhodes in the 2010 sequel, IRON MAN 2. The special edition will have Howard replaced by Cheadle in all of his scenes. In addition, Tony Stark's father, Howard Stark, was portrayed by Gerard Sanders in photos seen in IRON MAN, wheras Dominic Cooper played a younger version of the character in 2011's CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, set in the year 1943. Sanders will be replaced by a digitally aged Cooper in all the shots depicting Howard Stark. A special edition of IRON MAN 2, where the character is played by John Slattery in archived footage dating from 1974 in the film's context, is slated for a 2013 release.

    THE INCREDIBLE HULK starred Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, who turns into the titular “Hulk”. Conversely, Banner is played by Mark Ruffalo in 2012's feature THE AVENGERS, which picks up with the character where THE INCREDIBLE HULK ended. The special edition will have Norton replaced by Ruffalo in all of his scenes.

    Marvel Studios is employing the services of Industrial Light & Magic, who have years of experience with digitally replacing actors.

    IRON MAN SPECIAL EDITION is scheduled for a June 28, 2012 release. THE INCREDIBLE HULK SPECIAL EDITION is scheduled for an August 9, 2012 release.
     
  2. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    Please just puting Heads on other Actor bodies didn't work thing out much.
     
  3. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    you know it's an april fools joke, when there is no source. plus i think removing an lead actor, suck as Edward Norton, would be a breech of contract, as most actors get paid on how much profit is made from it.

    plus this makes no since.
     
  4. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    How about NO!
     
  5. chaddi_90

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    That was a good aprils fool joke, NOT!
     
  6. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    i don't believe anything today.
     
  7. Stryker055

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    Almost believed it up until replacing Edward Norton.
     
  8. jala12

    jala12 Fiery Adventurer

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    Lol, I can't believe I almost fell for this until I remembered what day it was.
     
  9. Nexus Prime

    Nexus Prime Creation is proof.

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    Same here. Good one!

    Also, OP should have mentioned that all movies would be 3D which would make more sense these days.
     
  10. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    I fucking hate this holiday.
     
  11. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    I would have dug some extra scenes but knew it was a joke when I read about replacing actors
     
  12. bignick1693

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    Lol.
     
  13. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    Bad April Fool's joke is bad. I am dissapoint.
     
  14. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I actually would have liked this...
     
  15. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    :lol  Same.
     
  16. TFXProtector

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    Same...
     
  17. eagc7

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    Sounds Interesting, but considering the date, cant be sure
     

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