Edward Norton, who I consider to be one of the best actors of his generation and star of last year’s Louis Letterier film, The Incredible Hulk, also has a reputation in the industry as being a bit of a hardass. The other spin is that he fights for what he wants, which has led to numerous confrontations with producers and directors. His take on the possible The Avengers movie sounds about the same to me. Norton had some words about Marvel who have yet to contact him about reprising his role in either a sequel to The Incredible Hulk or starring in The Avengers. Norton said, via WorstPreviews.
“The minds of Marvel are sometimes opaque,” Norton explained. “I won’t say [they're] obtuse, but I don’t have any idea what they want to do. They’ve got this notion of collecting the Marvel characters. Who knows where they’ll go?”
“The Incredible Hulk” director Louis Leterrier and “Iron Man” writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby have previously said that they would like to see Captain America, Thor and Iron Man team up in “The Avengers” to take on The Hulk. If that happens, it should be interesting to see if Norton will be asked to return.
The prospect of an Avengers movie excites me about as much as I can be as far as comic book movies go. Any film that brings together multiple characters at once is the type of film that I would prefer to see. It’s one thing to see Hulk smashing some things, or Iron Man flying around the sky, but seeing a group all together sounds good to me. But on the flipside you have the Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer, where you can see it might be difficult to balance all the characters at once. Still, a group movie like The Avengers could be cool. I don’t suspect we will be seeing a sequel to Norton’s Hulk though. I don’t think it did enough box office wise to justify a sequel of any scope. I have yet to see The Incredible Hulk as I have been advised against it on several occasions, despite my affinity for Ang Lee’s version of Hulk and my taking to Norton as an actor. I don’t know if I will ever get around to it either. Anyway, would you like to see an Avengers movie and if so, would you like to see Norton back as David Banner/Hulk? If not, who should replace him? Holla.