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Ed Norton won't be Bruce Banner in Marvel's Avengers movie

Jul. 11, 2010by: Dave Davis

UPDATE #2: Wow, this thing's turning into a dramatic sniper battle. Hitfix now has a reaction to the below from Norton's agent Brian Swardstrom, who calls Feige's comments "unprofessional, disingenuous and clearly defamatory". More: "This offensive statement from Kevin Feige at Marvel is a purposefully misleading, inappropriate attempt to paint our client in a negative light. Here are the facts: two months ago, Kevin called me and said he wanted Edward to reprise the role of Bruce Banner in The Avengers. He told me it would be his fantasy to bring Edward on stage with the rest of the cast at ComiCon and make it the event of the convention. When I said that Edward was definitely open to this idea, Kevin was very excited and we agreed that Edward should meet with Joss Whedon to discuss the project. Edward and Joss had a very good meeting (confirmed by Feige to me) at which Edward said he was enthusiastic at the prospect of being a part of the ensemble cast. Marvel subsequently made him a financial offer to be in the film and both sides started negotiating in good faith. This past Wednesday, after several weeks of civil, uncontentious discussions, but before we had come to terms on a deal, a representative from Marvel called to say they had decided to go in another direction with the part. This seemed to us to be a financial decision but, whatever the case, it is completely their prerogative, and we accepted their decision with no hard feelings." Likely not the end -- stay tuned, true believers!

UPDATE: Hitfix got a statement from Marvel movie honcho Kevin Feige himself regarding the below matter: "We have made the decision to not bring Ed Norton back to portray the title role of Bruce Banner in the Avengers. Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members. The Avengers demands players who thrive working as part of an ensemble, as evidenced by Robert, Chris H, Chris E, Sam, Scarlett, and all of our talented casts. We are looking to announce a name actor who fulfills these requirements, and is passionate about the iconic role in the coming weeks." Zing. Sounds like somebody doesn't think Ed plays well with others.

7.10.10: Don't make him absent. You wouldn't like him when he's absent.

For some time, we've been wondering whether Edward Norton would be returning to the Marvel universe as scientist Bruce Banner and his oversized green alter-ego in the upcoming AVENGERS movie.

Alas, while the ongoing assumption is that the Hulk will indeed make an appearance with/against the superhero assemblage, the same can't be said for THE INCREDIBLE HULK's human half, as Hitfix makes the following claim: "According to Marvel sources, the company has decided that they are going to cast "an unknown" to play Bruce Banner and The Hulk in the film."

Although Norton has expressed some degree of interest in coming back, there now seems to be speculation that the Banner role may not be significant enough in the movie to justify his return (we're already getting Iron Man, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain America and Thor)... or Marvel just didn't want to pry open their wallet for his fee. Or maybe Ed's just too busy helping the environment?

Whatever the case, we'll likely find out the real deal with some kind of official announcment at Comic Con in just a couple of weeks.

Extra Tidbit: Does the lack of Norton make you any more or less interested in AVENGERS?
Source: Hitfix

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1:22PM on 07/14/2010

Hulk smash Banner!

I really would've rather seen Edward Norton in an "Incredible Hulk' sequel rather than this 'Avengers' movie!
I really would've rather seen Edward Norton in an "Incredible Hulk' sequel rather than this 'Avengers' movie!
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12:32PM on 07/13/2010
As simply as I can put it. This is BULLSHIT. Absolute bullshit.

I mean who's dick is Scarlett rubbing, if Edward friggin Norton can't get his due.
As simply as I can put it. This is BULLSHIT. Absolute bullshit.

I mean who's dick is Scarlett rubbing, if Edward friggin Norton can't get his due.
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10:09PM on 07/12/2010
Ed? what did u do to sour this bunch on U? Maybe it's all b.s. for not wanting to pay what Ed was asking-regardless of what anyone says at this point.
Ed? what did u do to sour this bunch on U? Maybe it's all b.s. for not wanting to pay what Ed was asking-regardless of what anyone says at this point.
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3:45PM on 07/12/2010

What about....

Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad? A little older, but he could really nail Banner, I think. That said, Norton was really great and I loved TIH. I do wish they would have worked it out. Curious to hear the "real" story whenever it comes to light.
Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad? A little older, but he could really nail Banner, I think. That said, Norton was really great and I loved TIH. I do wish they would have worked it out. Curious to hear the "real" story whenever it comes to light.
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3:34PM on 07/12/2010
Maybe Marvel will do something smart and get Bana for the part
Maybe Marvel will do something smart and get Bana for the part
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3:07PM on 07/12/2010
This is pretty weak. Norton is one of the greats and his presence would have given this movie a huge shot of adrenaline.
This is pretty weak. Norton is one of the greats and his presence would have given this movie a huge shot of adrenaline.
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2:39PM on 07/12/2010

HIT MARVELS FB PAGE

Everybody should hit MARVELS FaceBook page. Let them know you aren't happy!
Everybody should hit MARVELS FaceBook page. Let them know you aren't happy!
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2:13PM on 07/12/2010

What a shame.

We almost had Norton as The Hulk again. Such a shame that Feige had to come along and turn everything into one big mess.
We almost had Norton as The Hulk again. Such a shame that Feige had to come along and turn everything into one big mess.
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1:50PM on 07/12/2010

what the FUCK...

this guy was an excellent banner, eric bana was ok, but lets be honest here, bana was a bit on the tall and handsome side to be bruce banner, norton was a perfect banner, small framed, quiet and humble demeanour was the embodyment of bruce banner. I blame the bad numbers on Ang Lee and that pile of emo garbage that they called a hulk movie. Marvel should try and get Norton back.
this guy was an excellent banner, eric bana was ok, but lets be honest here, bana was a bit on the tall and handsome side to be bruce banner, norton was a perfect banner, small framed, quiet and humble demeanour was the embodyment of bruce banner. I blame the bad numbers on Ang Lee and that pile of emo garbage that they called a hulk movie. Marvel should try and get Norton back.
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1:18PM on 07/12/2010
Loosely translated "we want someone that won't come into a scene and make the main players look like junior high drama students"
Loosely translated "we want someone that won't come into a scene and make the main players look like junior high drama students"
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1:19PM on 07/12/2010
other than RDJ that is
other than RDJ that is
1:08PM on 07/12/2010
Although Norton is a respectable actor outside of this franchise,he was a terrible bruce banner and the Incredible hulk wasn't a very good film. I thought Eric Bana played the role much better, but bring on this unknown actor! Maybe he'll fit the part.
Although Norton is a respectable actor outside of this franchise,he was a terrible bruce banner and the Incredible hulk wasn't a very good film. I thought Eric Bana played the role much better, but bring on this unknown actor! Maybe he'll fit the part.
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12:48PM on 07/12/2010
What other direction is there to take with Hulk than the one they took in The Incredible Hulk!? that film was pretty dang good, this blows!
What other direction is there to take with Hulk than the one they took in The Incredible Hulk!? that film was pretty dang good, this blows!
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12:28PM on 07/12/2010

This fucking sucks!

The consistency to be inconsistent in this series is starting to wan on the quality of what otherwise should've been a phenomenal series....
The consistency to be inconsistent in this series is starting to wan on the quality of what otherwise should've been a phenomenal series....
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12:15PM on 07/12/2010

BANA!

First Terrence Howard, now Norton. Howard was a better choice than Cheadle. In this case, I'm glad. Bring back Eric Bana!
First Terrence Howard, now Norton. Howard was a better choice than Cheadle. In this case, I'm glad. Bring back Eric Bana!
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12:14PM on 07/12/2010

Lame

Keep it consistent, Marvel- you suck
Keep it consistent, Marvel- you suck
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11:31AM on 07/12/2010
I want Norton in this movie, but really how many people can honestly say that this news will stop them from seeing possibly the best super hero movie ever. TDK/Superman II excluded of course
I want Norton in this movie, but really how many people can honestly say that this news will stop them from seeing possibly the best super hero movie ever. TDK/Superman II excluded of course
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9:49AM on 07/12/2010

They are not taking things Seriously

These movie guys... Recasting the hulk 3 times in as many movies shows that they have no respect for the fan base. This movie is going to suck because they think they can throw whatever they want at us and we will suck it up. Norton was great as Banner. This is what they should do... Skip Banner all together. That I could get behind.
These movie guys... Recasting the hulk 3 times in as many movies shows that they have no respect for the fan base. This movie is going to suck because they think they can throw whatever they want at us and we will suck it up. Norton was great as Banner. This is what they should do... Skip Banner all together. That I could get behind.
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8:21AM on 07/12/2010

howard

I think this is definitely crap, as Norton is a great actor. Losing Howard for IM2 though? If I'm not mistaken, didn't he sign on for a couple of films, then win his oscar for that pimp movie, and then holdout and demand more $$ for IM2 after he got an oscar? Same crap Halle Berry did for Xmen as storm. Marvel called his bluff, and hired cheadle (better actor IMO anyway). This sounds more like Marvel low balling Norton.
I think this is definitely crap, as Norton is a great actor. Losing Howard for IM2 though? If I'm not mistaken, didn't he sign on for a couple of films, then win his oscar for that pimp movie, and then holdout and demand more $$ for IM2 after he got an oscar? Same crap Halle Berry did for Xmen as storm. Marvel called his bluff, and hired cheadle (better actor IMO anyway). This sounds more like Marvel low balling Norton.
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11:23AM on 07/12/2010
He didn't win the Oscar. And I assume the situation was that, since he was the highest paid actor on Iron Man, Howard wanted the same if not more money. Why accept LESS money on the sequel to a wildly successful original?

Well, if you understood that you were a fucking robot in the first movie, then maybe you'd do that. But what actor is going to step down like that?

And I disagree with you about Norton. I like him in other stuff but the Banner character just wasn't that appealing. I
He didn't win the Oscar. And I assume the situation was that, since he was the highest paid actor on Iron Man, Howard wanted the same if not more money. Why accept LESS money on the sequel to a wildly successful original?

Well, if you understood that you were a fucking robot in the first movie, then maybe you'd do that. But what actor is going to step down like that?

And I disagree with you about Norton. I like him in other stuff but the Banner character just wasn't that appealing. I said it before -- his performance didn't wow me like RDJ's, so I don't think Norton deserves the creative freedom that (it's assumed, from the vague statements we've got) he wanted.

However, I think it's unfair not to at least give him a shot, let him meet the other guys and maybe share his thoughts. This spiraled into a very uncivil, bitter, and immature exchange...
7:34AM on 07/12/2010

Could not agree more with drexell

I seriously hope that's what happens. It would be best for them financial wise. Downey and Whedon will the draw the crowds and the fanboys respectively but Norton could get more of the two and corner another market too. Hate thinking of actors as livestock but i think he would make the movie and on top of that i don't want another bruce banner.

Also Marvel are making a habit of isolating hollywood and making it difficult to work with them. They seem to not play well with people themselves
I seriously hope that's what happens. It would be best for them financial wise. Downey and Whedon will the draw the crowds and the fanboys respectively but Norton could get more of the two and corner another market too. Hate thinking of actors as livestock but i think he would make the movie and on top of that i don't want another bruce banner.

Also Marvel are making a habit of isolating hollywood and making it difficult to work with them. They seem to not play well with people themselves what with the deal with Terrence Howard's Rhodey and screwing around when signing samuel jackson. They release halfcooked statements to ignite a fanboy concern in their projects which works in the comic book industry where there is a definite chain of command and they have dominance but they're just fledglings in studio movies and can't afford to be testing their connections.

If Ed Norton had the good grace to join what could have just been a sequel as throwawy as the punisher movies and he was enthusiastic about joining what's already becoming a supercast then don't fuck him around!

Long message. That is all.
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7:28AM on 07/12/2010

What?

"a representative from Marvel called to say they had decided to go in another direction with the part."

So this new direction is so divergent that not even Norton can do it? Bullshit.
"a representative from Marvel called to say they had decided to go in another direction with the part."

So this new direction is so divergent that not even Norton can do it? Bullshit.
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6:42AM on 07/12/2010

the only way for Marvel to save face....

...is to fire Kevin Feige, make a public statement that "his views are not in line with those of Marvel leadership" and immediately hire Norton for the movie.
...is to fire Kevin Feige, make a public statement that "his views are not in line with those of Marvel leadership" and immediately hire Norton for the movie.
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6:25AM on 07/12/2010
This is completely nonsense. After "Casting Decision" with Howards and Cheadle for Iron Man 2, this is getting to be a habit. I just hope that The Hulk character wouldn't follow that footstep. Not that Cheadle did a bad job, but the change of cast (if not necessary) isn't good for the movie. Norton is a good actor and he was very enthused to be in The Incredible Hulk if I remember correctly. I truly hope Marvel will bring Norton back.
This is completely nonsense. After "Casting Decision" with Howards and Cheadle for Iron Man 2, this is getting to be a habit. I just hope that The Hulk character wouldn't follow that footstep. Not that Cheadle did a bad job, but the change of cast (if not necessary) isn't good for the movie. Norton is a good actor and he was very enthused to be in The Incredible Hulk if I remember correctly. I truly hope Marvel will bring Norton back.
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6:09AM on 07/12/2010

WTF

Are Marvel trying to keep it cheap by not getting any more big-name stars for Avengers by removing Norton? They have already got RDJ, Sam Jackson, Evans, Scarlett, Don, etc. One more wouldnt hurt. Norton needs to be there - especially after the awesome TIH.
Are Marvel trying to keep it cheap by not getting any more big-name stars for Avengers by removing Norton? They have already got RDJ, Sam Jackson, Evans, Scarlett, Don, etc. One more wouldnt hurt. Norton needs to be there - especially after the awesome TIH.
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5:35AM on 07/12/2010
Bad call, I was looking forward to seeing Downey and Norton bantering with each other as Stark and Banner. This cast is now suspect to me, I hope the Avengers doesn't come off as like a straight to video flick with money.
Bad call, I was looking forward to seeing Downey and Norton bantering with each other as Stark and Banner. This cast is now suspect to me, I hope the Avengers doesn't come off as like a straight to video flick with money.
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5:08AM on 07/12/2010

Shame.

Now get Jeremy Davies. Or Billy Crudup.
Now get Jeremy Davies. Or Billy Crudup.
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5:07AM on 07/12/2010
I'm actually amazed there are posters that are bothered about T. Howard not being Rhodey in IM2 - people missed him??? Who knew! Anyways...if Hulk is to be the "villain" of this movie I can't envisage Bruce Banner getting much screen time so not sure...other than purity of continuity, whether it matters who plays that role. That said, didn't Marvel almost blow getting Favreau back for IM2 because they were penny pinching? I've enjoyed the Marvel movies so far and love the whole continuity
I'm actually amazed there are posters that are bothered about T. Howard not being Rhodey in IM2 - people missed him??? Who knew! Anyways...if Hulk is to be the "villain" of this movie I can't envisage Bruce Banner getting much screen time so not sure...other than purity of continuity, whether it matters who plays that role. That said, didn't Marvel almost blow getting Favreau back for IM2 because they were penny pinching? I've enjoyed the Marvel movies so far and love the whole continuity thing (much like the DC Universe cartoons up to JL). I think Marvel have got things on the whole...right so will go with them on this.
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4:11AM on 07/12/2010

I know who should replace him.

Eric Bana. That dude was awesome in Star Trek and was beastin' it in The Time Travellers Wife...

Why's everybody looking at me?
Eric Bana. That dude was awesome in Star Trek and was beastin' it in The Time Travellers Wife...

Why's everybody looking at me?
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2:34AM on 07/12/2010
Finally, Carrot Top's time to shine!
Finally, Carrot Top's time to shine!
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1:32AM on 07/12/2010

makes sense to me

he would have only had a few minutes of screen time anyway in the Avengers movie. I like Norton, and his movie was the better of the two, but I prefer Bana. Bana was a better Bruce Banner. I honestly don't see how they can do this movie. I say to hell with bringing this Marvel universe together.
he would have only had a few minutes of screen time anyway in the Avengers movie. I like Norton, and his movie was the better of the two, but I prefer Bana. Bana was a better Bruce Banner. I honestly don't see how they can do this movie. I say to hell with bringing this Marvel universe together.
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12:42AM on 07/12/2010
I am really disappointed to hear this news. The Incredible Hulk was a great movie and Norton was great as Banner. I was really excited to see him in The Avengers playing Banner and bouncing off of Downey Jr. I just don't see the point now in connecting all of the movies together, if they're not going to actually have the same actors casted. That's the whole point of connecting these superhero movies and making them lead up to The Avengers. Even though I am very disappointed in this and in
I am really disappointed to hear this news. The Incredible Hulk was a great movie and Norton was great as Banner. I was really excited to see him in The Avengers playing Banner and bouncing off of Downey Jr. I just don't see the point now in connecting all of the movies together, if they're not going to actually have the same actors casted. That's the whole point of connecting these superhero movies and making them lead up to The Avengers. Even though I am very disappointed in this and in Marvel, I will still see the movie, but it definitely won't be the same without Norton.
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12:32AM on 07/12/2010

!@$@#%#

this movie lost all legitimacy. marvel already fucked up with terrence howard, and now they're doing it again with a better actor in the "biggest" movie in superhero history. This movie was supposed to be epic, i mean it's The Avengers. Part of the awesomeness was supposed to be seeing all these heroes (AND THE ACTORS THAT PLAY THEM), exist in the same universe, with continuity in tact of course. This is a huge blow to both the film, and Marvel's credibility.
this movie lost all legitimacy. marvel already fucked up with terrence howard, and now they're doing it again with a better actor in the "biggest" movie in superhero history. This movie was supposed to be epic, i mean it's The Avengers. Part of the awesomeness was supposed to be seeing all these heroes (AND THE ACTORS THAT PLAY THEM), exist in the same universe, with continuity in tact of course. This is a huge blow to both the film, and Marvel's credibility.
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12:24AM on 07/12/2010
I wonder if Norton will be replaced by Peter Jackson?
I wonder if Norton will be replaced by Peter Jackson?
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12:01AM on 07/12/2010
This hurts.
This hurts.
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11:52PM on 07/11/2010
why is it every year Marvel has to do something to shake my confidence in their film making endeavors?
why is it every year Marvel has to do something to shake my confidence in their film making endeavors?
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11:46PM on 07/11/2010

EPIC

FAIL
FAIL
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11:23PM on 07/11/2010

Terrible

Ed Norton is one of the best actors of this generation and was amazing in Hulk and the success of the movie was because of him and seeing someone else playing banner in the Avengers is ridiculous and will hinder the movie
Ed Norton is one of the best actors of this generation and was amazing in Hulk and the success of the movie was because of him and seeing someone else playing banner in the Avengers is ridiculous and will hinder the movie
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11:19PM on 07/11/2010
Is there some kind of rule now that every new movie with the hulk in it needs a new actor to play him? lol I thought norton did a great job, but I guess if I had to recast, I would pick Sharlto Copley.
Is there some kind of rule now that every new movie with the hulk in it needs a new actor to play him? lol I thought norton did a great job, but I guess if I had to recast, I would pick Sharlto Copley.
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2:24AM on 07/12/2010
I don't get the negative love you're getting, but that's a really inspired choice for Banner!
I don't get the negative love you're getting, but that's a really inspired choice for Banner!
11:04PM on 07/11/2010

This movie is going to be pretty blah with or without Norton

Norton is not the definitive Bruce Banner, I still prefer Eric Bana.
Norton is not the definitive Bruce Banner, I still prefer Eric Bana.
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11:00PM on 07/11/2010
Well, damn.
Well, damn.
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10:34PM on 07/11/2010

update?

Brian Swardstrom, who represents Norton through WME, shot back with this statement:

"We know a lot of fans have voiced their public disappointment with this result, but this is no excuse for Feige's mean spirited, accusatory comments. Counter to what Kevin implies here, Edward was looking forward to the opportunity to work with Joss and the other actors in the Avengers cast, many of whom are personal friends of his. Feige's statement is unprofessional, disingenuous and clearly defamatory.
Brian Swardstrom, who represents Norton through WME, shot back with this statement:

"We know a lot of fans have voiced their public disappointment with this result, but this is no excuse for Feige's mean spirited, accusatory comments. Counter to what Kevin implies here, Edward was looking forward to the opportunity to work with Joss and the other actors in the Avengers cast, many of whom are personal friends of his. Feige's statement is unprofessional, disingenuous and clearly defamatory. Mr. Norton talent, tireless work ethic and professional integrity deserve more respect, and so do Marvel's fans."
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10:31PM on 07/11/2010
what bullshit man, Norton has worked with some of the biggest stars in the game Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman, Robert DeNiro. He just likes to put in his own input in the movies he makes & its not like The Avengers has some major names in it anyway besides RDJ & SLJ.
what bullshit man, Norton has worked with some of the biggest stars in the game Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman, Robert DeNiro. He just likes to put in his own input in the movies he makes & its not like The Avengers has some major names in it anyway besides RDJ & SLJ.
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10:15PM on 07/11/2010

Eddie should tell em to go fuck themselves.

Incredible Hulk was descent because of the acting ie Tim Fucking Roth and Ed Fuckin Norton, not the cgi cartoon crap they slapped on the screen at regular intervals. I think Marvel is fuckin' up first class on this one, and norton should tell em to shove that gig up their asses. Now he can get back to acting at least.
Incredible Hulk was descent because of the acting ie Tim Fucking Roth and Ed Fuckin Norton, not the cgi cartoon crap they slapped on the screen at regular intervals. I think Marvel is fuckin' up first class on this one, and norton should tell em to shove that gig up their asses. Now he can get back to acting at least.
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9:37PM on 07/11/2010
Kind of a bummer, I thought Norton was quite good in "The Incredible Hulk." Nevertheless, hope they pick some one adequate for the part.
Kind of a bummer, I thought Norton was quite good in "The Incredible Hulk." Nevertheless, hope they pick some one adequate for the part.
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9:26PM on 07/11/2010

Long post

Starting with a nit-pick of the T. Howard reference below:

Sure, he was deserved of the Oscar nom for Hustle & Flow, but he brought absolutely NOTHING to his role in Iron Man. Rhodey as a character wasn't all that interesting in the first place, but Howard was completely bland, dull, and lifeless -- essentially on autopilot. Just because he was nominated in the highest-esteemed film awards show (albeit an enormously political and self-indulgent one) shouldn't give him or anyone a free pass
Starting with a nit-pick of the T. Howard reference below:

Sure, he was deserved of the Oscar nom for Hustle & Flow, but he brought absolutely NOTHING to his role in Iron Man. Rhodey as a character wasn't all that interesting in the first place, but Howard was completely bland, dull, and lifeless -- essentially on autopilot. Just because he was nominated in the highest-esteemed film awards show (albeit an enormously political and self-indulgent one) shouldn't give him or anyone a free pass in the biz (though, that doesn't mean they aren't given any.)

So for Howard in particular, I don't blame Marvel for lowballing when it came time for Iron Man II. Terrence was the highest paid actor in the first one (at least initially), and that fact has astounded and bugged the fuck out of me. And with Cheadle, you'd think he'd bring a bit more to the character. Not the case. Rhodey just gets to ride in his own machine this time, still boring as ever.

Aaaand bringing it back to Norton, I think the same holds true. He was mediocre at best in The Incredible Hulk, and yeah, it'd be COOL to see a big name like his next to those of Downey Jr. and Jackson, and newcomers Evans and Hemsworth. But cool is pretty much it. Norton has softened recently, in my opinion, and hasn't had a particularly interesting role in a while. Perhaps the writing and the character portrait of Banner is to blame.

I do agree Marvel's being pretty cold and immature in how they are going about this, but the heavily ensembled film that Avengers HAS to be, all ducks gotta be in a row. Norton's good, but definitely not deserving of any more creative freedom than the others. You can't tell me he brought the same flavor as RDJ, what with all of Tony Stark's gusto. If Norton had, then by all means, let the dude fucking direct it.

(Haven't read any of the discussion further than this page. Tooooo freaking long.)
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8:07PM on 07/11/2010
Good.
Good.
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7:01PM on 07/11/2010

Sucks but it's true

I love Ed Norton but I can see where theses guys are coming from, especially after all the drama surrounding the Hulk when it was released and Norton not wanting to do any press because he didn't like the final cut (or something). Secondly, I didn't feel he brought all that much to the Hulk, which while it was better than Ang Lee's vision, left a while lot to be desired so if Marvel wants to being in some new talent, ok, I can deal with that, just please, for Christ sake, make the Hulk look
I love Ed Norton but I can see where theses guys are coming from, especially after all the drama surrounding the Hulk when it was released and Norton not wanting to do any press because he didn't like the final cut (or something). Secondly, I didn't feel he brought all that much to the Hulk, which while it was better than Ang Lee's vision, left a while lot to be desired so if Marvel wants to being in some new talent, ok, I can deal with that, just please, for Christ sake, make the Hulk look good this time instead of like the giant blob of jello he has so far.
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6:56PM on 07/11/2010

Bring back Eric Bana

Will the balance of the space continuum implode if we bring back Bana?
His best work has been in large casts (Black Hawk Down, Funny People) and he actually was keen on coming back for a sequel.
Will the balance of the space continuum implode if we bring back Bana?
His best work has been in large casts (Black Hawk Down, Funny People) and he actually was keen on coming back for a sequel.
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6:30PM on 07/11/2010
First, they play hard ball with Favreau so much they almost lose him. Then you replace Terrance Howard (who has an Oscar nomination!) even though he was signed and wanted to come back. After that, you also play hard ball with (other Oscar nominee) Mickey Rourke to the point you almost lose him too. And finally, you don't bring back 2-times Oscar nominee Ed Norton because you don't think he has the right "collaborative spirit"?

What's happening right now is that Marvel is burning bridges at a
First, they play hard ball with Favreau so much they almost lose him. Then you replace Terrance Howard (who has an Oscar nomination!) even though he was signed and wanted to come back. After that, you also play hard ball with (other Oscar nominee) Mickey Rourke to the point you almost lose him too. And finally, you don't bring back 2-times Oscar nominee Ed Norton because you don't think he has the right "collaborative spirit"?

What's happening right now is that Marvel is burning bridges at a record pace. If I were a big name actor and all those public spats (and for a studio that only released 3 films so far!), I'd think twice before signing with them.
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6:21PM on 07/11/2010

Not surprised...

That "He doesn't play well with others" reputation has been following Norton his whole career...
That "He doesn't play well with others" reputation has been following Norton his whole career...
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6:28PM on 07/11/2010
Could not agree with you more ! Good actor, moody prick.
Could not agree with you more ! Good actor, moody prick.
11:51PM on 07/11/2010
So many great actors through film history have had that reputation, it shouldnt get in the way of great film making
So many great actors through film history have had that reputation, it shouldnt get in the way of great film making
1:05AM on 07/12/2010
"That "He doesn't play well with others" reputation has been following Norton his whole career... "

Like when, for example?
"That "He doesn't play well with others" reputation has been following Norton his whole career... "

Like when, for example?
12:10PM on 07/12/2010
American History X and Hulk are the two biggest examples. With American History X, he had the director kicked out of the editing room and with Hulk, he refused to do publicity when Marvel wouldn't release the cut he wanted. He wanted no part of the Italian Job either.
American History X and Hulk are the two biggest examples. With American History X, he had the director kicked out of the editing room and with Hulk, he refused to do publicity when Marvel wouldn't release the cut he wanted. He wanted no part of the Italian Job either.
6:10PM on 07/11/2010
I can't imagine that the "Banner" role will be large enough that Norton's absence will even matter.
I can't imagine that the "Banner" role will be large enough that Norton's absence will even matter.
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5:57PM on 07/11/2010

Just Recast...

Just recast the character. No big deal. Most people wont care about Banner any way, they just wanna see the Hulk.

As for leaving the character out of the film; not a good idea. The Hulk is just too awesome not to have in there.
Just recast the character. No big deal. Most people wont care about Banner any way, they just wanna see the Hulk.

As for leaving the character out of the film; not a good idea. The Hulk is just too awesome not to have in there.
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5:51PM on 07/11/2010

that's...

...bullshit, nothing else!
...bullshit, nothing else!
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5:16PM on 07/11/2010

oh well

I didn't think the last Hulk movie was that great and after Fight Club I don't think I could ever look at Ed again as a nerdy puny scientist.
I didn't think the last Hulk movie was that great and after Fight Club I don't think I could ever look at Ed again as a nerdy puny scientist.
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5:10PM on 07/11/2010
Marvel should just leave the Hulk out of the Avengers now.....Ed Norton "IS" Bruce Banner.
Marvel should just leave the Hulk out of the Avengers now.....Ed Norton "IS" Bruce Banner.
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6:31PM on 07/11/2010
Zap Rowsdower FTW.
Zap Rowsdower FTW.
5:01PM on 07/11/2010

Marvel just lost me.

So they are basically saying that Norton is not as good as the other talent. Norton would have been the best. Marvel is now no different than Fox studios.
In response to this my friend said:
That's the worst news I've heard since I found out they reduced the sugar in Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
So they are basically saying that Norton is not as good as the other talent. Norton would have been the best. Marvel is now no different than Fox studios.
In response to this my friend said:
That's the worst news I've heard since I found out they reduced the sugar in Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
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5:17PM on 07/11/2010
It's not that hard to add more sugar.
It's not that hard to add more sugar.
6:31PM on 07/11/2010
No. They're saying he's too dificult to deal with. I can understand that.
No. They're saying he's too dificult to deal with. I can understand that.
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5:00PM on 07/11/2010

oh well.

its not like the hulk is REALLY needed as this is only the first avenger film and making hulk the villain would just be too easy. im fine with this.
its not like the hulk is REALLY needed as this is only the first avenger film and making hulk the villain would just be too easy. im fine with this.
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4:49PM on 07/11/2010
Well, I guess I'm at least 70% less interested in The Avengers now. Norton brings a special quality to films he's in. I wanted to see him and Rob Downey interact as two iconic Marvel names on screen. This blows. Marvel's turning out to be just another studio out there with the epic potential to screw up their movies. Way to go, jackasses.
Well, I guess I'm at least 70% less interested in The Avengers now. Norton brings a special quality to films he's in. I wanted to see him and Rob Downey interact as two iconic Marvel names on screen. This blows. Marvel's turning out to be just another studio out there with the epic potential to screw up their movies. Way to go, jackasses.
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4:38PM on 07/11/2010

AND SO IT GOES ...

... Marvel dumps Norton. Best thing to do now would be to dump the Hulk from Avengers. And continuity is saved ....
... Marvel dumps Norton. Best thing to do now would be to dump the Hulk from Avengers. And continuity is saved ....
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4:35PM on 07/11/2010

Facebook Petition Started

I have took my own advice and started a petition. If you are on Facebook. Just search for Edward Norton Avengers. Please pass this along to your friends. If you are down with the E playing Bruce Banner, let's as the fans do everything we can to make this happen! Thank you for your support.
I have took my own advice and started a petition. If you are on Facebook. Just search for Edward Norton Avengers. Please pass this along to your friends. If you are down with the E playing Bruce Banner, let's as the fans do everything we can to make this happen! Thank you for your support.
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4:38PM on 07/11/2010
Dear god. *facepalm*
Dear god. *facepalm*
4:35PM on 07/11/2010

Norton was cool

I really enjoyed Norton as Bruce. I mean the movie was no Iron Man but I really enjoy Nortons performance. Get rid of Liv Tyler though.
I really enjoyed Norton as Bruce. I mean the movie was no Iron Man but I really enjoy Nortons performance. Get rid of Liv Tyler though.
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4:34PM on 07/11/2010
Apparently Ed Norton is being a diva again. Not surprised. Oh well.
Apparently Ed Norton is being a diva again. Not surprised. Oh well.
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8:24PM on 07/11/2010
The big surprise is you being negative. I was shocked! lol
The big surprise is you being negative. I was shocked! lol
4:19PM on 07/11/2010

Help Get NORTON.

I say we go Betty White style on this one. Start a Facebook movement where fans petition to have Edward Norton as Bruce Banner. He was excellent as Banner. Hell his movie set up the Hulk's appearance in the Avengers with Tony Stark at the end. I am sick of them recasting Bruce Banner. This is not Batman where no one really cares and the antagonist makes the movie. The heroes here make the film and Norton was perfect as Banner. Lets start the revolution, there is plenty of time before shooting
I say we go Betty White style on this one. Start a Facebook movement where fans petition to have Edward Norton as Bruce Banner. He was excellent as Banner. Hell his movie set up the Hulk's appearance in the Avengers with Tony Stark at the end. I am sick of them recasting Bruce Banner. This is not Batman where no one really cares and the antagonist makes the movie. The heroes here make the film and Norton was perfect as Banner. Lets start the revolution, there is plenty of time before shooting begins and besides it isn't like Norton's schedule is extremely packed right now.
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4:34PM on 07/11/2010
This needs to be done!
This needs to be done!
4:35PM on 07/11/2010
Oh please, let's not start this crap again. It does nothing. Let's just leave it alone and hope for a great movie.
Oh please, let's not start this crap again. It does nothing. Let's just leave it alone and hope for a great movie.
5:28PM on 07/11/2010
Terminal_83 with all due respect if you do not like the idea or agree with what I said then just do not sign the petition. As a fan of the what he did in Hulk this is an action I feel is important to ME and any other fans that want it. It is apparent already he is not going to be Banner but if the fans want him in it, we deserve the right to try and make it happen.
Terminal_83 with all due respect if you do not like the idea or agree with what I said then just do not sign the petition. As a fan of the what he did in Hulk this is an action I feel is important to ME and any other fans that want it. It is apparent already he is not going to be Banner but if the fans want him in it, we deserve the right to try and make it happen.
4:02PM on 07/11/2010
Norton was the best of the bunch and while the movie would be awesome without him, it would be so much better with him.
Norton was the best of the bunch and while the movie would be awesome without him, it would be so much better with him.
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3:33PM on 07/11/2010
Bunch of Fn bullshit. I knew this was going to happen.
Bunch of Fn bullshit. I knew this was going to happen.
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3:27PM on 07/11/2010

This is a bad sign...

As much as I want this movie to work, news like this sure as hell doesn't help me stay positive.
As much as I want this movie to work, news like this sure as hell doesn't help me stay positive.
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3:14PM on 07/11/2010

I'm guessing that Banner . . .

... wouldn't even have that much screen time. This makes no sense to me. Norton should be Banner!
... wouldn't even have that much screen time. This makes no sense to me. Norton should be Banner!
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1:27PM on 07/11/2010
Hollywood will never learn. I don't understand why it's such an ordeal to compromise and work with actors to try and get them to stick with playing their role for at least a couple of sequels. I'm not really surprised seeing as how this is coming from Marvel. Look what happened with Thomas Jane and the Punisher sequels he was signed up for. He was originally signed up for two and always spoke very passionately about the character. I mean he was absolutely gung-ho about coming back and I, for
Hollywood will never learn. I don't understand why it's such an ordeal to compromise and work with actors to try and get them to stick with playing their role for at least a couple of sequels. I'm not really surprised seeing as how this is coming from Marvel. Look what happened with Thomas Jane and the Punisher sequels he was signed up for. He was originally signed up for two and always spoke very passionately about the character. I mean he was absolutely gung-ho about coming back and I, for one, was dying for at least one sequel and was crushed when he dropped out and it was all Marvel's fault. With The Incredible Hulk, they actually got it right this time around and now they're blowing it yet again. Fuck them.
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4:02PM on 07/11/2010
Marvel Studios was not established until after that. They cannot be held responsible for the lack of sequels in that franchise.
Marvel Studios was not established until after that. They cannot be held responsible for the lack of sequels in that franchise.
11:17AM on 07/11/2010

Marvel proves why they're just like every other studio...

This is bullshit. Period.
This is bullshit. Period.
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3:04AM on 07/11/2010
So basically sounds like Marvel is just tryin' to save some coin?
So basically sounds like Marvel is just tryin' to save some coin?
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2:58AM on 07/11/2010

Caddy SMASH!

He Better be in it - I hate when they switch actors - probably the most dumb thing to do in movies...
He Better be in it - I hate when they switch actors - probably the most dumb thing to do in movies...
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12:50AM on 07/11/2010
this sucks... Norton rocks... but regardless people will see the avengers and it will gross big.
this sucks... Norton rocks... but regardless people will see the avengers and it will gross big.
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11:49PM on 07/10/2010
They have never made an acceptable Hulk movie. The less they connect back to Incredible Hulk, the better. Ed Norton was fine, but I don't think his performance was anything memorable.

Perhaps, if that movie had a plot, I would feel differently.
They have never made an acceptable Hulk movie. The less they connect back to Incredible Hulk, the better. Ed Norton was fine, but I don't think his performance was anything memorable.

Perhaps, if that movie had a plot, I would feel differently.
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Simply, boooooooooooooooo.


























Simply, boooooooooooooooo.
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10:43PM on 07/10/2010

if it was a money issue...

i wonder if they would have gotten a better deal with Eric Bana. he hasn't done much lately.
i wonder if they would have gotten a better deal with Eric Bana. he hasn't done much lately.
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10:40PM on 07/10/2010

I think this sucks

Malpaso, Marvel. You have demonstrated your lack of integrity. Ed Norton was screwed - How many Bruce Banners are we going to see? It's already giving the Bond role a run for its money. Jeez! Talk about lack of continuity. Reboot this, you bozos!
Malpaso, Marvel. You have demonstrated your lack of integrity. Ed Norton was screwed - How many Bruce Banners are we going to see? It's already giving the Bond role a run for its money. Jeez! Talk about lack of continuity. Reboot this, you bozos!
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9:54PM on 07/10/2010
The fact it seems like Norton wanted to come back pisses me off especally since Norton is picky when it comes to his movies. I like Norton and if Marvel doesnt want to use him then dont have Bruce Banner appare in the film at all. I rather have just the Hulk in it if Norton is not able to come back. I dont want no stupid recast for something like this. Someone put up a pention to get Norton as Banner.
The fact it seems like Norton wanted to come back pisses me off especally since Norton is picky when it comes to his movies. I like Norton and if Marvel doesnt want to use him then dont have Bruce Banner appare in the film at all. I rather have just the Hulk in it if Norton is not able to come back. I dont want no stupid recast for something like this. Someone put up a pention to get Norton as Banner.
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9:15PM on 07/10/2010
this news crushes me.
this news crushes me.
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9:02PM on 07/10/2010

BOOOOO

The Avengers is (after Justice League) the greatest Superhero allience of all time and has a HUGE fan base. the Studio should do everything possible to make sure this movie lives up to it's title and that requiers the best names.

Ed Norton is the Best name in the (current) Hulk universe. If you replace him you are just insulting the fans here. I know that its both side's fault (mostly the studio) but they should really settle their differences and do whats best for the movie.
The Avengers is (after Justice League) the greatest Superhero allience of all time and has a HUGE fan base. the Studio should do everything possible to make sure this movie lives up to it's title and that requiers the best names.

Ed Norton is the Best name in the (current) Hulk universe. If you replace him you are just insulting the fans here. I know that its both side's fault (mostly the studio) but they should really settle their differences and do whats best for the movie.
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8:35PM on 07/10/2010
Not that I had much hope for this film, seeing how the X-men and Spiderman franchises were completely botched. But like everyone else here, I wanted to see Norton and Downey together on screen. Oh well.
Not that I had much hope for this film, seeing how the X-men and Spiderman franchises were completely botched. But like everyone else here, I wanted to see Norton and Downey together on screen. Oh well.
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8:10PM on 07/10/2010
Exactly, I agree with X-KID. Why bother tying the films together if you're not going to keep Norton?

Anyways, shouldn't he have signed a contract that would tie him to a sequel and the Avengers? Or would Marvel just let him sign a contract for 1 film?

If it's a budget issue, they need to stop playing hard-ball with actors.
Exactly, I agree with X-KID. Why bother tying the films together if you're not going to keep Norton?

Anyways, shouldn't he have signed a contract that would tie him to a sequel and the Avengers? Or would Marvel just let him sign a contract for 1 film?

If it's a budget issue, they need to stop playing hard-ball with actors.
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6:52PM on 07/10/2010
welp i figured this would happen..AVENGERS unassembled:(
welp i figured this would happen..AVENGERS unassembled:(
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6:22PM on 07/10/2010
This is lame! they've already tied in the IRON MAN and Incredible HULK films and now they're re-casting the role of Banner once again!? so much for contnuity...
This is lame! they've already tied in the IRON MAN and Incredible HULK films and now they're re-casting the role of Banner once again!? so much for contnuity...
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5:49PM on 07/10/2010

Casey Affleck?

First of all they have to bring Norton back, but if they don't I think Casey Affleck would be a pretty good Bruce Banner.
First of all they have to bring Norton back, but if they don't I think Casey Affleck would be a pretty good Bruce Banner.
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5:48PM on 07/10/2010

Casey Affleck?

First of all they have to bring Norton back, but if they don't I think Casey Affleck would be a pretty good Bruce Banner.
First of all they have to bring Norton back, but if they don't I think Casey Affleck would be a pretty good Bruce Banner.
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4:13PM on 07/10/2010

One of the best reasons

to see this movie is now gone, I really was looking forward to him alongside Robert Downey and Chris Evans.
to see this movie is now gone, I really was looking forward to him alongside Robert Downey and Chris Evans.
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4:55PM on 07/10/2010
know what you meant and agreed. lived in your city for 2 years. it is beautiful! moontower!
know what you meant and agreed. lived in your city for 2 years. it is beautiful! moontower!
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3:42PM on 07/10/2010
I'm already not anticipating "The Avengers." But dropping Norton gives me even less reason to watch.
I'm already not anticipating "The Avengers." But dropping Norton gives me even less reason to watch.
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3:26PM on 07/10/2010
3 actors for the same role in only 10 years, is that necessery?
3 actors for the same role in only 10 years, is that necessery?
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2:33PM on 07/10/2010

i bet that picture

represents ed norton's reaction to this news.
represents ed norton's reaction to this news.
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2:35PM on 07/10/2010
It is the most appriate response to this news.., visually!
It is the most appriate response to this news.., visually!
2:25PM on 07/10/2010
Well this officially sucks. I was really excited to see the exchange between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner and how well they bouced off eachother. I thought Norton did a great job as Banner and in some ways thought that The Incredible Hulk was better than Iron Man. It's just going to be akward seeing Downey Jr., Hensworth, Evans, Jackson, Renner, and "some guy" standing together on screen with one another. Norton needs to be in this film to not only make it accurate with all the
Well this officially sucks. I was really excited to see the exchange between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner and how well they bouced off eachother. I thought Norton did a great job as Banner and in some ways thought that The Incredible Hulk was better than Iron Man. It's just going to be akward seeing Downey Jr., Hensworth, Evans, Jackson, Renner, and "some guy" standing together on screen with one another. Norton needs to be in this film to not only make it accurate with all the connections/cameos, but to make it right to us fans.
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5:25PM on 07/10/2010
totally!
totally!
2:10PM on 07/10/2010
if they're gonna have banner in the film, then i hope norton will be back. i hate it when they mess with actor/actress continuity in films. like the rhodes-switch in iron man 2. couldn't stop thinking about it during the film.
if they're gonna have banner in the film, then i hope norton will be back. i hate it when they mess with actor/actress continuity in films. like the rhodes-switch in iron man 2. couldn't stop thinking about it during the film.
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2:06PM on 07/10/2010
Pretty disappointing. Was looking forward to see Norton in a Avengers movie.
Pretty disappointing. Was looking forward to see Norton in a Avengers movie.
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1:43PM on 07/10/2010
I liked the first Hulk movie better, so I'm not really angered by this. The first Hulk had more story, while the second was empty. Was just mostly action, with a mediocre plot.
I liked the first Hulk movie better, so I'm not really angered by this. The first Hulk had more story, while the second was empty. Was just mostly action, with a mediocre plot.
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1:59PM on 07/10/2010
Completely agree with you. Im a huge fan of the Ang Lee Hulk film. I can understand why some people don't like it but I thought it was brilliantly filmed and had tons of character and heart in it. The Ed Norton one was so devote of emotion and character. Norton is one of my favorite actors but he was terrible as Bruce Banner. Eric Bana did such a better job.
Completely agree with you. Im a huge fan of the Ang Lee Hulk film. I can understand why some people don't like it but I thought it was brilliantly filmed and had tons of character and heart in it. The Ed Norton one was so devote of emotion and character. Norton is one of my favorite actors but he was terrible as Bruce Banner. Eric Bana did such a better job.
12:33PM on 07/10/2010
i liked both hulk movies, but to be honest i liked the ang lee version a little more. it felt more "hulkish" to me. anyway, i hope they work something out here especially since the old bosses norton had a problem with are gone.
i liked both hulk movies, but to be honest i liked the ang lee version a little more. it felt more "hulkish" to me. anyway, i hope they work something out here especially since the old bosses norton had a problem with are gone.
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5:31PM on 07/10/2010
you cannot be a fan of MST3K and dislike The Incredible Hulk! It's makes no logical sense(don't get opinionative on me, just think for once). Good research there team and Mike Jerrick would sigh!
you cannot be a fan of MST3K and dislike The Incredible Hulk! It's makes no logical sense(don't get opinionative on me, just think for once). Good research there team and Mike Jerrick would sigh!
5:41PM on 07/10/2010
yeah..., really? on many other levels, in order to be polite..., really?
yeah..., really? on many other levels, in order to be polite..., really?
11:55AM on 07/10/2010

horrible news

This is the worst news there has been in a while everyone knows it. Norton in the avengers would make this film much more epic as superhereos go damn I hope they make the right decision
This is the worst news there has been in a while everyone knows it. Norton in the avengers would make this film much more epic as superhereos go damn I hope they make the right decision
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11:38AM on 07/10/2010

Once again

This movie has been falling off my interest list for a while, and this news doesn't help at all. Norton was a great Bruce Banner that fit well into the movie marvel universe they were establishing. This is just bullshit.
This movie has been falling off my interest list for a while, and this news doesn't help at all. Norton was a great Bruce Banner that fit well into the movie marvel universe they were establishing. This is just bullshit.
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11:06AM on 07/10/2010

lol just bring back Eric Bana

might as well keep something from before lol but really this is starting to get on my nerves =[
might as well keep something from before lol but really this is starting to get on my nerves =[
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5:28PM on 07/10/2010
Travesty indeed!
Travesty indeed!
11:01AM on 07/10/2010
I think in the end, both parties need to meet halfway here. Norton should likely take a bit of a pay cut for a smaller screen time, and by the same token, the studio better be prepared to pay a little bit more than they normally would for some no-name.
I think in the end, both parties need to meet halfway here. Norton should likely take a bit of a pay cut for a smaller screen time, and by the same token, the studio better be prepared to pay a little bit more than they normally would for some no-name.
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10:10AM on 07/10/2010

Those of you hating Marvel for this...

...have you thought that maybe Marvel did want Norton to play Banner, and Norton didn't want to do it? What are they supposed to do, pull a Herzog on the man just to satisfy what some fanboys think they want? Geez louise, people have a little faith. It's not like these people have been going out of their way to specifically piss you off. They want to make a good movie; we want them to make a good movie. Apparently, the good movie they want to make won't be starring Edward Norton. Fine.
...have you thought that maybe Marvel did want Norton to play Banner, and Norton didn't want to do it? What are they supposed to do, pull a Herzog on the man just to satisfy what some fanboys think they want? Geez louise, people have a little faith. It's not like these people have been going out of their way to specifically piss you off. They want to make a good movie; we want them to make a good movie. Apparently, the good movie they want to make won't be starring Edward Norton. Fine. We'll move on, and see who does get cast. Just because you don't get your ideal casting for one role, and what appears to be a minor role at that, doesn't automatically mean that we need to burn Marvel Studios to the ground.

Fanboys! Jeebus!
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10:24AM on 07/10/2010
they dont necessarily want to make good movies.....they want to make money (fair enough) which at times requires making a good movie.

I'm not a fanboy, just tired of recycling, experimenting, and changing actors......most likely with other miscast ones.
they dont necessarily want to make good movies.....they want to make money (fair enough) which at times requires making a good movie.

I'm not a fanboy, just tired of recycling, experimenting, and changing actors......most likely with other miscast ones.
10:38AM on 07/10/2010
Norton has already stated that he's willing to play Banner again. Try to read news a little more often.
Norton has already stated that he's willing to play Banner again. Try to read news a little more often.
10:08AM on 07/10/2010
Really bad idea. Marvel, your movies are starting to piss me off.
Really bad idea. Marvel, your movies are starting to piss me off.
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9:48AM on 07/10/2010
Norton was mediocre as Banner so I don't really care about him specifically too much. Also John Q Public probably won't even remember who played Hulk by the time Avengers comes out.
Norton was mediocre as Banner so I don't really care about him specifically too much. Also John Q Public probably won't even remember who played Hulk by the time Avengers comes out.
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9:52AM on 07/10/2010
Agreed on every point.
Agreed on every point.
5:36PM on 07/10/2010
wow thanks.., umm.., i'm not even gonna' waste my time with this *&$#.
wow thanks.., umm.., i'm not even gonna' waste my time with this *&$#.
9:12AM on 07/10/2010

oh come on!!!!!

so no Hulk sequel either?

what a joke....come on, just after I saw my first decent blockbuster this year (predators) I get to see what the future holds....

mercy..
so no Hulk sequel either?

what a joke....come on, just after I saw my first decent blockbuster this year (predators) I get to see what the future holds....

mercy..
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8:39AM on 07/10/2010
Well that blows...
Well that blows...
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8:28AM on 07/10/2010
At this point I feel sorry for the producers of this film. There is so much riding on this film, so much expectation, that if the film doesn't absolutely blow the combined minds of comic book fandom, there could be a world wide riot. I almost require news like this just to knock the damn thing down a notch, if only to make it more reasonably attainable. That said, they should do everything possible to get every actor back from every film in order to keep the transition seamless.
At this point I feel sorry for the producers of this film. There is so much riding on this film, so much expectation, that if the film doesn't absolutely blow the combined minds of comic book fandom, there could be a world wide riot. I almost require news like this just to knock the damn thing down a notch, if only to make it more reasonably attainable. That said, they should do everything possible to get every actor back from every film in order to keep the transition seamless.
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5:38PM on 07/10/2010
Word. Totally.
Word. Totally.
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7:02AM on 07/10/2010

What the hell is wrong with Marvel Studios?

Is it in their best interest to let the fans down? Most of them, me included, liked Edward Norton as Banner, so this is nothing but a douchebag move.
Is it in their best interest to let the fans down? Most of them, me included, liked Edward Norton as Banner, so this is nothing but a douchebag move.
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7:28AM on 07/10/2010
Total douchebag move! That's like already making a sequel to Predators with Ashton Kutcher(sorry, Kelso is all you got)starring. Not making fun; when I was 8 years old there was not one film outside of Conan the Barbarian and Revenge of the Ninja that I rented l more from our local Video Dave's! Sorry, just love your avatar Paulie. Try to locate(if you haven't done so already)the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode of Deathstalker III; it's hilarious!
Total douchebag move! That's like already making a sequel to Predators with Ashton Kutcher(sorry, Kelso is all you got)starring. Not making fun; when I was 8 years old there was not one film outside of Conan the Barbarian and Revenge of the Ninja that I rented l more from our local Video Dave's! Sorry, just love your avatar Paulie. Try to locate(if you haven't done so already)the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode of Deathstalker III; it's hilarious!
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5:41AM on 07/10/2010

Shit move

Just for so many reasons this is crap.

Why hire Norton to play Banner, knowing your end game is The Avengers and not having this conversation with him beforehand?

I dunno, whatever the cause of this is it's a mark against the film, regardless of how small the part may or may not be.
Just for so many reasons this is crap.

Why hire Norton to play Banner, knowing your end game is The Avengers and not having this conversation with him beforehand?

I dunno, whatever the cause of this is it's a mark against the film, regardless of how small the part may or may not be.
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5:19AM on 07/10/2010
WTF??? I agree Norton's screentime in Avengers can be reduced, but still, he has to be in it.
WTF??? I agree Norton's screentime in Avengers can be reduced, but still, he has to be in it.
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4:35AM on 07/10/2010
Get David Tennant to play Banner-- he'd be perfect!
Get David Tennant to play Banner-- he'd be perfect!
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5:49PM on 07/10/2010
You're dumb.
You're dumb.
4:26AM on 07/10/2010

whoo.., who?

what manner of dorkus has multiple accounts and tries to rule these talkbacks? Is this my cousin again? seriously it's pathetic. -comic book collector since '78.
what manner of dorkus has multiple accounts and tries to rule these talkbacks? Is this my cousin again? seriously it's pathetic. -comic book collector since '78.
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3:41AM on 07/10/2010

let's fight evil.., like the avengers.

let's fight evil folks(oh i said that).., like the avengers do. are there really that many people against Norton reprising his role as Banner on this site? Really? At this hour? Really? Hmmm. I just braded my troll doll's hair that my cousin gave me in '89. Enough to just thumb down all these really intelligent posts that don't want him to not come back. I'm on the east coast these days, it's late. Really? Appreciate opinions, but really? One more time: Really?
let's fight evil folks(oh i said that).., like the avengers do. are there really that many people against Norton reprising his role as Banner on this site? Really? At this hour? Really? Hmmm. I just braded my troll doll's hair that my cousin gave me in '89. Enough to just thumb down all these really intelligent posts that don't want him to not come back. I'm on the east coast these days, it's late. Really? Appreciate opinions, but really? One more time: Really?
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3:36AM on 07/10/2010
This would suck very very much. I'll still see the movie, but it wont be the same
This would suck very very much. I'll still see the movie, but it wont be the same
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3:44AM on 07/10/2010
Agreed. I'll see it too. Guess what? They know that.., they know they have us by our_____'s.
Agreed. I'll see it too. Guess what? They know that.., they know they have us by our_____'s.
3:34AM on 07/10/2010

wow!

Looks like Feige and Arad are becoming a Rothman & Douche combo act! Basement Jaxx: "Where's your head at?" Man that was a creepy video.
Looks like Feige and Arad are becoming a Rothman & Douche combo act! Basement Jaxx: "Where's your head at?" Man that was a creepy video.
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3:26AM on 07/10/2010
Wonder what CW star they will replace him with?
Wonder what CW star they will replace him with?
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4:30AM on 07/10/2010
nice name! agreed! that could be where they(arad & co.)are headed. hopefully my posts will exist tomorrow!
nice name! agreed! that could be where they(arad & co.)are headed. hopefully my posts will exist tomorrow!
3:24AM on 07/10/2010
Blame Norton, not Marvel. No one busts their butt to catch a movie just because he's in it anymore.
Blame Norton, not Marvel. No one busts their butt to catch a movie just because he's in it anymore.
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3:35AM on 07/10/2010
Really? Norton's definately strapped for cash. That's sarkkk-casm.

Really? Norton's definately strapped for cash. That's sarkkk-casm.

3:17AM on 07/10/2010

Norton is the only Banner in the Avengers/Marvel Film-verse

Wow you are nocturnal.., and on it like you are on a payroll. Sincerely, are there people out there that think there is a better actor to play Bruce Banner that Marvel is going to not(they are not paying these guys their normal payrate)fork the $ out to get? An actor that will work below scale that is on the same level as the Norton exists? Oh, right, right, we'll just get Nathan Fillion(don't get going browncoats I love Fillion). An actor that would erase the great performance Jack from
Wow you are nocturnal.., and on it like you are on a payroll. Sincerely, are there people out there that think there is a better actor to play Bruce Banner that Marvel is going to not(they are not paying these guys their normal payrate)fork the $ out to get? An actor that will work below scale that is on the same level as the Norton exists? Oh, right, right, we'll just get Nathan Fillion(don't get going browncoats I love Fillion). An actor that would erase the great performance Jack from Fight Club gave us in the second film version of the Hulk? Come on.
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3:13AM on 07/10/2010
C'mon, Marvel, every other aspect of "The Avengers" is perfect! Don't start fucking things up now!
C'mon, Marvel, every other aspect of "The Avengers" is perfect! Don't start fucking things up now!
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3:11AM on 07/10/2010

Much less interested for sure.

This sucks. I was looking forward to Norton the most actually. Was anticipating the kind of chemistry he'd have with Rob Downey's Tony Stark and Evans and the rest of the crew. But really wanted to see Norton return as Hulk. Way less interested now. I hope they go the right route and put him back in. He adds quality to the flick.
This sucks. I was looking forward to Norton the most actually. Was anticipating the kind of chemistry he'd have with Rob Downey's Tony Stark and Evans and the rest of the crew. But really wanted to see Norton return as Hulk. Way less interested now. I hope they go the right route and put him back in. He adds quality to the flick.
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3:20AM on 07/10/2010
Exactly! Well put! I was so looking forward to seeing Downey, Jr.'s Stark in the same frame as Norton's Banner, if not in the first Avenger's flick, maybe the second.
Exactly! Well put! I was so looking forward to seeing Downey, Jr.'s Stark in the same frame as Norton's Banner, if not in the first Avenger's flick, maybe the second.
2:54AM on 07/10/2010

No!

This is a very bad idea! Marvel is slipping on us just like 20th Century Fox did around the early 90's. Popular phrase on this site: epic fail! This is definatley an "epic fail" on marvel's part if it pans out to be truth. Hey Noct.., change your avatar 'cause Bowie is, was & shall always be cool!
This is a very bad idea! Marvel is slipping on us just like 20th Century Fox did around the early 90's. Popular phrase on this site: epic fail! This is definatley an "epic fail" on marvel's part if it pans out to be truth. Hey Noct.., change your avatar 'cause Bowie is, was & shall always be cool!
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2:44AM on 07/10/2010
I don't really care for Norton, so this is almost good news for me.
I don't really care for Norton, so this is almost good news for me.
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2:21AM on 07/10/2010
I'm getting less and less excited for The Avengers. After Iron Man 2 failing to impress, the really weird casting decisions of the upcoming tie-in films, Zak freaking Penn writing the screenplay, and even Jon Favreau expressing concerns, I'm just not excited for the future of Marvel.

I'm willing to give them a chance, of course, but I'm not waiting on the edge of my seat or anything.
I'm getting less and less excited for The Avengers. After Iron Man 2 failing to impress, the really weird casting decisions of the upcoming tie-in films, Zak freaking Penn writing the screenplay, and even Jon Favreau expressing concerns, I'm just not excited for the future of Marvel.

I'm willing to give them a chance, of course, but I'm not waiting on the edge of my seat or anything.
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2:13AM on 07/10/2010
Bad idea
Bad idea
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4:24AM on 07/10/2010
Yes.., it is.
Yes.., it is.
2:05AM on 07/10/2010

ergh

I knew this would happen. I loved him as Bruce. He should be a part of this, cause he pretty much already is, cause they had Iron Man in his film. So its unfair to just put in someone random that everyone that isnt a nerd will like.
I knew this would happen. I loved him as Bruce. He should be a part of this, cause he pretty much already is, cause they had Iron Man in his film. So its unfair to just put in someone random that everyone that isnt a nerd will like.
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1:23AM on 07/10/2010
Yes. It makes me less interested. He should just waive the fee and be in it and be awesome and do it for free.
Yes. It makes me less interested. He should just waive the fee and be in it and be awesome and do it for free.
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1:00AM on 07/10/2010
I wouldn't say disinterested. Disheartened maybe. Especially since The Incredible Hulk was integral in beginning this "Avengers" universe of movies or whatever you want to call these Marvel Movies. I would have loved to see Ed come back.
I wouldn't say disinterested. Disheartened maybe. Especially since The Incredible Hulk was integral in beginning this "Avengers" universe of movies or whatever you want to call these Marvel Movies. I would have loved to see Ed come back.
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3:03AM on 07/10/2010
Agreeeeeed!
Agreeeeeed!
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12:58AM on 07/10/2010
It would be cool to have Norton back and in the grand scheme of things, couldn't he take a smaller paycheck for the part? His smaller paycheck would be the lottery to most of us. But, regardless, this is Hollywood in the end, so if Norton passes, what if they brought in Eric Bana? Or would people's heads explode?
It would be cool to have Norton back and in the grand scheme of things, couldn't he take a smaller paycheck for the part? His smaller paycheck would be the lottery to most of us. But, regardless, this is Hollywood in the end, so if Norton passes, what if they brought in Eric Bana? Or would people's heads explode?
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4:03AM on 07/10/2010
Scanners.... Don't get me wrong, Bana in the right role is untouchable, but I'm(obviously)all for Norton! Don't feel it's a $ issue. He probably just hates the douchebaggery & red tape. He knows the difference between having a heart and being a hollywood producer(what started the riff, that and the writing). Yes these so called Marvel folks should at this point be getting tired, so really anything at this point, is possible. We really need a new talent on the Marvel films, one that is
Scanners.... Don't get me wrong, Bana in the right role is untouchable, but I'm(obviously)all for Norton! Don't feel it's a $ issue. He probably just hates the douchebaggery & red tape. He knows the difference between having a heart and being a hollywood producer(what started the riff, that and the writing). Yes these so called Marvel folks should at this point be getting tired, so really anything at this point, is possible. We really need a new talent on the Marvel films, one that is close to Nolan, not Whedon! Hey I liked Serenity. :D
12:45AM on 07/10/2010
This sounds like a retarded fucking move with nothing in mind but paying some extra cash to Edward Norton. If they weren't gonna bring him back for The Avengers why the fuck did we get a Downey Jr. cameo in The Incredible Hulk. One thing that really bothers me is a character being recast in the sequel and now they're doing it for The Avengers... awful.
This sounds like a retarded fucking move with nothing in mind but paying some extra cash to Edward Norton. If they weren't gonna bring him back for The Avengers why the fuck did we get a Downey Jr. cameo in The Incredible Hulk. One thing that really bothers me is a character being recast in the sequel and now they're doing it for The Avengers... awful.
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12:44AM on 07/10/2010
They gotta have Ed, they've already paved the way for hulk or banner to at least appear in the Avengers movie, they will seriously put a dent in its awsomeness if the cast someone else for the role.
They gotta have Ed, they've already paved the way for hulk or banner to at least appear in the Avengers movie, they will seriously put a dent in its awsomeness if the cast someone else for the role.
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3:08AM on 07/10/2010
So true! This is terrible news.., if ends up being fact.
So true! This is terrible news.., if ends up being fact.
4:07AM on 07/10/2010
by the way: "multi-pass!"
by the way: "multi-pass!"
4:08AM on 07/10/2010
yeah i'm checking back; i care about this one.

yeah i'm checking back; i care about this one.

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12:30AM on 07/10/2010

Man..

This sucks! :(
This sucks! :(
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3:49AM on 07/10/2010
yes, it does suck! sincerely, i'm not making fun of you. norton and his banner, despite a lull around the end of the 2nd act, ruled and was a step forward.
yes, it does suck! sincerely, i'm not making fun of you. norton and his banner, despite a lull around the end of the 2nd act, ruled and was a step forward.
12:28AM on 07/10/2010

HATE IT!

I loved Edward in The Hulk! I hope this is a false statement. I never read an Avengers comic so I'm not sure what the Hulk was like in it but I was very interested to see Edward Norton show me how he is.
I loved Edward in The Hulk! I hope this is a false statement. I never read an Avengers comic so I'm not sure what the Hulk was like in it but I was very interested to see Edward Norton show me how he is.
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2:57AM on 07/10/2010
they are gonna' go with mo-cap talky Hulk, sigh.
they are gonna' go with mo-cap talky Hulk, sigh.
3:01AM on 07/10/2010
Sorry to send you two, but in different versions of hulk and the avengers books over the years he could communicate verbally & had the i.q. not that of a beagle hound once transformed into the hulk. This isn't the fantastic four, jeez marvel.
Sorry to send you two, but in different versions of hulk and the avengers books over the years he could communicate verbally & had the i.q. not that of a beagle hound once transformed into the hulk. This isn't the fantastic four, jeez marvel.
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12:28AM on 07/10/2010
Honestly, I like Ed Norton as an actor in some roles. As Bruce Banner, he wasn't the Banner I know.

Glad they're going with an unknown, and hopefully it will be someone who is actually a mousey, little nerd this time.
Honestly, I like Ed Norton as an actor in some roles. As Bruce Banner, he wasn't the Banner I know.

Glad they're going with an unknown, and hopefully it will be someone who is actually a mousey, little nerd this time.
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1:42AM on 07/10/2010
you misunderstand the character of Bruce Banner. he may be mild mannered, but the guy was creating weapons of mass destruction and rushed out to save some idiot kid in a blast radius of a radioactive bomb. mousey nerd he is not. he's a geek with a huge set of balls.
you misunderstand the character of Bruce Banner. he may be mild mannered, but the guy was creating weapons of mass destruction and rushed out to save some idiot kid in a blast radius of a radioactive bomb. mousey nerd he is not. he's a geek with a huge set of balls.
4:11AM on 07/10/2010
you have got to be da'worst example o___..., well i'll let you fill in the blanks to decide what exactly you are(troll, fool, opinionative, etc).
you have got to be da'worst example o___..., well i'll let you fill in the blanks to decide what exactly you are(troll, fool, opinionative, etc).
3:03PM on 07/10/2010
So because I voice my own opinion that differs from yours, I'm a troll? Guess which finger I'm holding up in front of your face.

How can I 'misunderstand' the character of Bruce Banner? Depending on what incarnation (comics, tv, movies) you decide to go with, there are quite a few different versions to choose from. The Ed Norton version was based on the campy 70's tv show (which, yes, I watched as a kid). The Banner you're talking about, NoirMan82, hasn't been seen in film, and is one of 12
So because I voice my own opinion that differs from yours, I'm a troll? Guess which finger I'm holding up in front of your face.

How can I 'misunderstand' the character of Bruce Banner? Depending on what incarnation (comics, tv, movies) you decide to go with, there are quite a few different versions to choose from. The Ed Norton version was based on the campy 70's tv show (which, yes, I watched as a kid). The Banner you're talking about, NoirMan82, hasn't been seen in film, and is one of 12 different takes in the way Banner is represented in the comics.

I happen to like the Ultimates take on Banner where he's mousey little nerd who gets picked on, abused and pushed around by those around him. It makes a lot more sense for his split persona of the Hulk.
6:11PM on 07/10/2010
yeah, you're holding up your fat cholesterol ridden middle one.

no.., because you voice some of the most ridiculous opinions ever, that makes you subject to possibly be that. If you are not affiliated you need another outlet to get thru this thing called life.

"depending on what incarnation"

"depending on what incarnation"

i feel this site is primarily about film and the Incredible Hulk had a pretty good setup.., thus which makes this story bad news, period.

Your prefered
yeah, you're holding up your fat cholesterol ridden middle one.

no.., because you voice some of the most ridiculous opinions ever, that makes you subject to possibly be that. If you are not affiliated you need another outlet to get thru this thing called life.

"depending on what incarnation"

"depending on what incarnation"

i feel this site is primarily about film and the Incredible Hulk had a pretty good setup.., thus which makes this story bad news, period.

Your prefered Bruce Banner, well is a Steve Rogers-ish take, that will be done next year. That is a statement based off your evidence and solely that. Don't get upset, you said it. How many medichloreans(i don;t even care about spelling)do you have?
3:51PM on 07/11/2010
Do you have a version of that rant that comes in English? Because what you wrote makes no sense. Maybe if you tried writing a coherent sentence, or try taking your ADHD meds before attempting to write a coherent sentence someone would understand you.

The only thing I got out of your mindless rant was about JoBlo being a film site. And you're right, it is a film site. Good for you. High five!

The Hulk is a comic book character, based on what has been in comics now for almost 50 years.
Do you have a version of that rant that comes in English? Because what you wrote makes no sense. Maybe if you tried writing a coherent sentence, or try taking your ADHD meds before attempting to write a coherent sentence someone would understand you.

The only thing I got out of your mindless rant was about JoBlo being a film site. And you're right, it is a film site. Good for you. High five!

The Hulk is a comic book character, based on what has been in comics now for almost 50 years. There are fans of the comics that actually care to see that character from the comics come to life on the big screen. Not some watered-down or altered version that will only appeal to ADHD-speed freaks who don't know story from shinola. Now go back to playing your videogame and let the adults talk for a while. Or in a vernacular you'll understand oktyafy.
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12:27AM on 07/10/2010
This pisses me off, Norton is a great actor and I wanted him to play Banner again. We've already had two different actors to play the Hulk in the last 10 yrs, and now we are going to get a third? What can you do though.
This pisses me off, Norton is a great actor and I wanted him to play Banner again. We've already had two different actors to play the Hulk in the last 10 yrs, and now we are going to get a third? What can you do though.
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12:25AM on 07/10/2010
This pisses me off, Norton is a great actor and I wanted him to play Banner again. We've already had two different actors to play the Hulk in the last 10 yrs, and now we are going to get a third? What can you do though.
This pisses me off, Norton is a great actor and I wanted him to play Banner again. We've already had two different actors to play the Hulk in the last 10 yrs, and now we are going to get a third? What can you do though.
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12:24AM on 07/10/2010

Yes!

...again, yes! It bothers me!
...again, yes! It bothers me!
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12:12AM on 07/10/2010

Just a bummer

He had an incredible portrayal of The Hulk, and I was really worried after all of the creative differences it wasn't going to work out.

I am an avid believer in continuity, but Don Cheadle was an improvement for Iron Man 2, maybe this can all still work out ...
He had an incredible portrayal of The Hulk, and I was really worried after all of the creative differences it wasn't going to work out.

I am an avid believer in continuity, but Don Cheadle was an improvement for Iron Man 2, maybe this can all still work out ...
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4:20AM on 07/10/2010
Sincerely not trying to poke at you, but I felt there was good in both Howard's and Cheadle's(one of my favorite thesbians to date)work. Sincerely a first on that. Maggie.., so much better than the freak lover. Cruise is an icon though..
Sincerely not trying to poke at you, but I felt there was good in both Howard's and Cheadle's(one of my favorite thesbians to date)work. Sincerely a first on that. Maggie.., so much better than the freak lover. Cruise is an icon though..
12:09AM on 07/10/2010
I'm not too affected by this to be honest. "The Incredible Hulk" was very forgettable. It'll be good to have someone new in the role.
I'm not too affected by this to be honest. "The Incredible Hulk" was very forgettable. It'll be good to have someone new in the role.
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4:16AM on 07/10/2010
I usually side with you on the unpopular opinion, but this one is just____. Go back and watch the Incredible Hulk again and realize it's about Norton as Banner. Come on. Oh wait never mind, this is all you do.
I usually side with you on the unpopular opinion, but this one is just____. Go back and watch the Incredible Hulk again and realize it's about Norton as Banner. Come on. Oh wait never mind, this is all you do.
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