With someone as talented and respected as Edward Norton, I feel guilty that his name only brings one thing to mind, the Hulk. Ever since his appearance in last year’s The Incredible Hulk, the actor has been associated with the group of Marvel superheros known as The Avengers. This includes Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America. With the other three heroes all set to appear in the team up movie, we have to know if Hulk is down for the cause.
MTV recently spoke to the actor about reprising the role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the upcoming Avengers film. We’ve already posted a story about his possible appearance in Iron Man 2, which he adamantly denied, but according to Norton his future with the Avengers isn’t as certain.
“I get very busy. You have to deal with the demands of your moment,” he continued. “I tend to keep my head in the thing I’m doing and I don’t speculate or worry too much about what two or three blocks down the thing is going to be. I know all these things will reveal themselves and work themselves out.”
Even though it sounds as if he dodged the question he did bring up an interesting point.
“The thing about their universe that’s fun is that it all cross-pollinates,” said Norton. “Even when I was working on the ‘Incredible Hulk’ script, I tried to plug in the whole super-soldier serum thing from Captain America. There are limitless permutations.”
If Marvel really wanted to blow the other superhero competition out of the water they would incorporate two other members of the Avengers team who already have established audiences, I’m talking about Wolverine and Spider-Man. Both characters appear as members of the top secret crew on more than one occasion in the comics, but I’m not sure if the writers or the studio could create a decent crossover between the two. If it did happen wouldn’t it knock your socks off?
What do you think about Edward Norton’s possible return as The Hulk?