Whenever I hear â€œcreative differences,â€ Iâ€™m dead certain thereâ€™s something else going on. Some of the time I may be wrong, but most of the time, Iâ€™m right. Stuart Townshendâ€™s â€œcreative differencesâ€ for Lord of the Rings? He looked too youngâ€”which, to me, was a â€œof course he does!â€
And when Marvel said â€œcreative differencesâ€ for leaving Ed Norton out of the Avengers (and, supposedly, any future Hulk movies), I likewise smelled a rat. When Marvel later said Ed didnâ€™t play well with others, I got a chuckle. Thereâ€™s more to that story, for sure.
And apparently, the â€œmoreâ€ is money, as in Marvel didnâ€™t want to pay Nortonâ€™s asking price. The â€œplaying well with othersâ€ part is apparently bullshitâ€”and, yes, I do believe Ed Norton over Marvel, because what heâ€™s selling actually makes sense.