Let’s be honest, in the past, we’ve all had somebody take credit for something we’ve done, usually it’s something small like a joke or a good idea at work.
Just imagine how you would feel if you’d lost credit for something as big as a Hollywood blockbuster, say – the latest Thor film?
Well, that’s exactly what one screenwriter has recently had to deal with, and as you would expect, she’s not too happy.
The issue first arose this weekend, when Marvel debuted a brand new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok at San Diego Comic Con. Whilst the trailer itself was incredibly well- received, writer Stephany Folsom wasn’t as thrilled.
Despite contributing to the film’s story, Folsom found that she was left off both the trailer and the poster released. The credits list the film as being solely written by Eric Pearson, with the story coming from Pearson and returning writers Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost.
Folsom took to her official Twitter to critics is expected the moving, explaining that the Writers Guild of America (WGA) haven’t actually determined the writing credits for Thor: Ragnarok at this moment in time.
You can check out the tweet that she sent out below:
It's gross that Marvel issued a poster and trailer for THOR with full credits, when writing credits haven't even been determined yet.
— Stephany Folsom (@StephanyFolsom) July 23, 2017
Folsom was brought onto the film in October 2015 to give the script from Yost and Kyle a polish. The film’s director, Taika Waititi revealed that Pearson was brought in as an on-set writer during the film’s production.
It could be that the credits on the poster weren’t final as the official decision is made by the WGA ‘once the Company submits a Notice of Tentative Writing Credits to the Guild and participating writers following the completion of principal photography.’
However, it is strange that it would have taken this long. Hopefully once the credits are finalized, Folsom’s name will be in its rightful place on future posters and trailers.
What do you think? Do you think this is just an oversight? Would you be annoyed if this happened to you? Let us know below.