Outtakes, b-sides and deleted scenes

Just some movie stuff we want to mention but don’t necessarily have the time to devote our energies towards. But they’re worthy enough of at least having a bone thrown at them.

– Chris Carter announced the title to the latest X-Files movie. Mulder and Scully’s next adventure will be officially X-Files: I Want to Believe. Seriously. They couldn’t have come up with anything better than I Want to Believe. Whatevs. I’ll still be first in line to see this flick. [via]

hulk-trailer-still.jpg– There are so many people I talk to and they have no idea that a new Hulk movie is even coming out. What’s funny will be to watch how the studio and the media spins the eventual failure of the movie.

There’s been no marketing or publicity push behind it and nothing but bad buzz surrounding the set. But if the movie fails, it almost certainly will fall on Edward Norton’s shoulders and his inability “to open a movie huge.” Of course, the director Louis Letterier is nowhere to be seen either.

Ed Norton broke his silence and set a letter to EW to address some of the concerns us new media types have been following. The gist? Actually, the whole thing since it’s not long.

“Like so many people I’ve loved the story of The Hulk since I was a kid, so it was thrilling when Marvel asked me to write and help produce an altogether new screen incarnation, as well as play Bruce Banner. I grew up reading Marvel Comics and always loved the mythic dimension and contemporary themes in the stories, and I?m proud of the script I wrote. In every phase of production, including the editing, working with Louis Leterrier has been wonderful…I’ve never had a better partner, and the collaboration with all the rest of the creative team has been terrific.

Every good movie gets forged through collaboration, and different ideas among people who are all committed and respect the validity of each other’s opinions is the heart of filmmaking. Regrettably, our healthy process, which is and should be a private matter, was misrepresented publicly as a ‘dispute,’ seized on by people looking for a good story, and has been distorted to such a degree that it risks distracting from the film itself, which Marvel, Universal and I refuse to let happen. It has always been my firm conviction that films should speak for themselves and that knowing too much about how they are made diminishes the magic of watching them.

All of us believe The Incredible Hulk will excite old fans and create new ones and be a huge hit…our focus has always been to deliver the Hulk that people have been waiting for and keep the worldwide love affair with the big green guy going strong.”

How very studio approved.

– Next up, is the super groovy website: Art of The Titles. Pretty straight forward, but it collects opening title sequences. And I love opening title sequences. I’ve wasted a good thirty or forty minutes on this thing. But you never know who creates them and this website helps shed some light. Big kudo bar for you guys.

– Frankie Munoz, nee Malcolm in the Middle, can’t be a delivery guy can he? Tough times people, tough times.

– Stan Lee is working on a new Legion of Superheroes. More deets at this year’s New York Comic Con.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is going to clock in at a robust 140 minutes long. That’s long by long standards, but at least Spielberg and Co. are giving us our money’s worth. This is composer John Williams mentioning that the movie is 7 reels long, with each reel being 20 minutes.

Okay that is all.

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