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sdc10 03-06-2009 07:25 PM

Ed Norton
 
I was happy to hear Sam Jackson signed with marvel mostly because i was happy we would not have another recast, one is enough for me. Just wanted to know if anyone knows what the situation is with Edward Norton? Has it been confirmed that he wouldnt return? Or is it still touch and go? I would hate to not have him come back mostly because of the recast but also because I thought he was great as the Hulk.:bh:

WillardNation 03-06-2009 11:04 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I coulda swore there was an interview with the producer on SHH! awhile back that said he signed a multipicture deal and that he was definitely gonna continue playing Banner.

SuperFerret 03-06-2009 11:06 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I hope so.

Spider-ManHero12 03-07-2009 12:21 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WillardNation (Post 16556165)
I coulda swore there was an interview with the producer on SHH! awhile back that said he signed a multipicture deal and that he was definitely gonna continue playing Banner.

Agreed! So, yeah, i think he will be in The Avengers, which will be awesome, if you ask me. I mean, the Hulk in an Avengers film with Iron Man, Thor, etc? That just rocks so hard.

LastSunrise1981 03-07-2009 01:10 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I definitely feel like it's important to maintain continuity and use the same actors for the Avengers. It wouldn't feel right to see a different actor play Banner as Norton was perfect in my opinion.

So they definitely need to make sure that Robert Downey Jr., Norton, Jackson, and the actors who will play Thor, Captain America, and Ant Man are locked up in order to keep the film on the right track. This is going to be a tough task and they need to have all of the actors, writers, producers, and director on board to make sure this happens.

WillardNation 03-07-2009 01:15 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
^^^Agreed. Also I just really think Norton is one of the best actors of our time. He's awesome in everything he does.

Spider-Vader 03-07-2009 10:16 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I hope Norton returns. I really liked him as Banner, then let him do the sequel to TIH.

Zacky 03-07-2009 10:22 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WillardNation (Post 16556165)
I coulda swore there was an interview with the producer on SHH! awhile back that said he signed a multipicture deal and that he was definitely gonna continue playing Banner.


http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/10/23...ptain-america/

sdc10 03-07-2009 10:32 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zacky (Post 16561568)

I didnt see anything in there saying he was coming back...:woot:

Zacky 03-07-2009 10:46 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sdc10 (Post 16561636)
I didnt see anything in there saying he was coming back...:woot:


sorry wrong link.

http://forums.superherohype.com/show...56&postcount=1

FaT_tONle 03-08-2009 12:49 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
"LIKELY" to appear... like always... just like Marvel had to negotiate with Howard, Jackson, Rourke... they will negotiate and re-negotiate with Norton when the time comes... there is no court order that says Norton has to be a part of it. If Marvel doesn't want to meet Norton's demands/expectations and visa versa... he probably won't be back.

The Incredible Hulk 03-10-2009 09:45 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Norton does have a multi-picture deal with the studio which means he'll be back. Sure he could void the deal, but he'd be penalized for it just like breaking any other contract. The whole "rift" between him and Marvel was blown way out of proportion. He'll be back.

smooth3006 03-10-2009 06:11 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
norton will be back, bank on it.

[A] 03-10-2009 06:15 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I imagine Norton doing only Banner scenes, pissed on how the Hulk doesn't get much action :hehe:

smooth3006 03-10-2009 09:17 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
i just want to know if the hulk will be a villain in the avengers movie or not?

Watson 03-10-2009 09:35 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I really liked Norton as Banner. It would be great to see him back. But I wonder, if the Hulk is supposed to be the "villian" of the first film, would that change his decsion? Norton is notoriously protective of his work. He might see it in the wrong light.

FaT_tONle 03-10-2009 10:07 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I think if you center it to where the Hulk is the focus of the film for a large part of the movie... Norton may be up for it. Something where the Avengers/villains are both after the Hulk. Sort of focus on the conflicted Banner... who does not want his powers falling into the hands of even more dangerous villains. Definitely think he should be a focal point in the film if they use Hulk.

Spider-Vader 03-10-2009 11:26 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FaT_tONle (Post 16577862)
I think if you center it to where the Hulk is the focus of the film for a large part of the movie... Norton may be up for it. Something where the Avengers/villains are both after the Hulk. Sort of focus on the conflicted Banner... who does not want his powers falling into the hands of even more dangerous villains. Definitely think he should be a focal point in the film if they use Hulk.

I'd like that. Maybe they go ahead further with the Hulk hero thing & have Hulk join the Avengers because of the things he saw the villain(s) did.

DocHoliday 03-12-2009 02:51 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Or maybe Banner thinks he can contain The Hulk as is implied at the end of the film and joins the Avengers, only to lose control near the end and have to be stopped after saving the world from the powerful villain.

Blader5489 03-12-2009 03:08 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FaT_tONle (Post 16562489)
"LIKELY" to appear... like always... just like Marvel had to negotiate with Howard, Jackson, Rourke... they will negotiate and re-negotiate with Norton when the time comes... there is no court order that says Norton has to be a part of it. If Marvel doesn't want to meet Norton's demands/expectations and visa versa... he probably won't be back.

That's exactly what his contract is.

The only way Norton won't be back is if either Marvel or Norton voids the agreement, and if it's Norton, he'll be penalized for it. I tend to think that Norton would rather play Banner again than pay a fine to get out of it.

WeaponXProject 03-12-2009 04:48 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I'm sorry but how could Norton turn down one of the biggest scale movies of all time (probably). It doesn't seem likely but if he keeps complaining like he did for TIH then I imagine they'll pull the plug on him.


I'd say keep him. And I also say he'll want to come back. He hasn't had anything big for a while now. Pride and Glory was forgettable and he needs something so he can stay big.

FaT_tONle 03-12-2009 07:55 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
The problem is they won't be able to pay everybody in all likelyhood. Norton will need a salary close to RDJ's level... I don't think he will get anywhere near that hence he won't return IMO.

Asteroid-Man 03-15-2009 12:50 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
The film could be about the Avengers trying to recruit the Hulk as they need him to fight off the threat that's putting the world in danger. Then the movie could sort of be based around the Avengers trailing on Hulk's tail as they keep getting attacked by aliens (if we go with Ultimates) and Hulk is also attacked by aliens.

jokerface89 03-15-2009 12:55 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Hopefully he will return something would seem wrong about having the hulk only appearing while banner does not at all appear granted that did happend in the comic books at times.Well at least they can still get Lou Ferrigno to provide the voice for the hulk beside I would like to see th hulk talk more for the avengers movie especially since the hulk will have to interact with the others.

Blackman 03-15-2009 12:56 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
They need to get Norton, Tyler, and Hurt signed on to the Avengers

strikezone89 03-24-2009 12:01 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackman (Post 16600369)
They need to get Norton, Tyler, and Hurt signed on to the Avengers

Agreed

Abstract 03-24-2009 04:01 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Norton at the very least. I thought him and Roth were the shinning lights of that film.

[A] 03-24-2009 04:03 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
^ yeah. Hurt was misused and Tyler gave her usual lifeless performance.

Gamma Goliath 03-24-2009 10:20 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
i think liv was a miscast character.

[A] 03-24-2009 10:21 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
she usually is

GregComicFan 04-09-2009 08:54 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I dont see why Norton WOULDN'T come back.... it's a pretty sweet gig. As The Hulk, half of the movie doesn't even have Norton in it. It's not the same as Christian Bale playing Batman or Brandon Routh as Superman... who have to appear in both the Bruce/Clark scenes AND their hero counterparts (but now in a super suit).... The Hulk is computer generated.... and Norton doesn't even provide a voice for him.... plus, I'm sure Norton would want to work alongside Robert Downy Jr in an Avengers movie. I bet they'd have fun.

FaT_tONle 04-10-2009 09:56 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
If Thor and Cap are played by unknowns then the only names you have are bascially SJ/RDJ/SLJ... it's basically another Iron Man cast. That's not the all-star cast we all envisioned. Norton would provide much needed depth to the cast. And if they don't get a name for Thor/Cap which I don't think they will... then I think you need to get a big name for Pym as well.

Aztec 04-10-2009 01:37 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Well he is already signed on for multiple films so it shouldn't be an issue. Also this will be a very sweet deal for Norton. I'd have a hard time believing that he would turn it down.

FaT_tONle 04-10-2009 05:01 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
There is no guarantee he will be back until he signs the dotted line. I am sure Norton has some kind of opt out clause... otherwise Marvel would not have been able to sign him in the first place.

mjbull23 04-18-2009 04:58 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
He should come back to reprise his role as Banner, and hopefully, he will. Money won't be the deciding factor for Norton as most of us already know, but if the story is right, he will be back.

Bruce Banner 06-01-2009 08:17 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Hopefully he will return. After growing up watching his earlier work I'm still surprised he took the part. But he did well and hopefully he will return. I think it would be entertaining to work on this film. Just to see all of these actors discuss the interactions between the characters they helped bring to life.

NinjaCarm 06-01-2009 11:05 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Asteroid-Man (Post 16600349)
The film could be about the Avengers trying to recruit the Hulk as they need him to fight off the threat that's putting the world in danger. Then the movie could sort of be based around the Avengers trailing on Hulk's tail as they keep getting attacked by aliens (if we go with Ultimates) and Hulk is also attacked by aliens.


I like the way you think, this is what should happen, the Avengers want to recruit Banner, they fight him cause Banner thinks they are trying to capture and imprison him, viola you have your Avengers Vs. Hulk fight and then they team up to fight Ultron, Kang, Howard the Duck, whoever they pick as the main nemesis.

I can't believe this movie will happen:woot:

JerseyJoker 06-06-2009 10:13 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Im glad that they are not forgetting about Hulk at all in the discussion of the Avengers. I really hope that not only is his part Hulk and Norton's good enough, but it can roll out with an TIH sequel after the Avengers.

I loved Norton as Banner, and i actually hope they go with something along the lines of Hulk being a friend but also enemy, maybe by control of Loki, a throw back to the comics.

Norm3 06-12-2009 08:38 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I don't think Ed Norton added anything to the Hulk that Bana couldn't do. Norton is over rated & I hope he's not in the Avengers or even the next Hulk movie.

JerseyJoker 06-13-2009 12:13 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Norton is so not overrated. He's a better actor then Bana.

WillardNation 06-13-2009 12:20 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
definitely. Bana was good in Star Trek, ok in Troy and absolutely terrible in everything else. Norton, on the other hand, is phenomenal in everything he does.

FaT_tONle 06-13-2009 01:14 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I thought his Banner was pretty lack luster to be honest. Not comparing him to Bana... but his performance as a whole.

Steve Holt 06-13-2009 08:59 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Bana was awesome in Chopper, i recomend it to everyone

Blader5489 06-13-2009 10:01 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WillardNation (Post 17051758)
definitely. Bana was good in Star Trek, ok in Troy and absolutely terrible in everything else. Norton, on the other hand, is phenomenal in everything he does.

I wouldn't say phenomenal, but Norton is definitely the better actor. Or at least, he generally puts in better performances than Bana.

topdog1 06-13-2009 10:36 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Norton is the perfect Banner. Marvel needs to admit they were wrong, apologize and get him back for Avengers. Watching the deleted scenes on Incredible Hulk just breaks my heart. Those extra character moments are amazing. I assume that's what the rumored "Norton Cut" of the film contained. The Betty/Bruce scenes create so much more emotion. The extra army planning adds more intelligence. The one Thunderbolt Ross scene may have been the worst cut of all. That lone scene fleshes out the character and lets Hurt's talent shine. Why they cut that scene baffles and angers me. Incredible Hulk was good but leave some of those scenes in place and it's a near masterpiece. Marvel needs to suck it up and apologize.

LastSunrise1981 06-13-2009 10:59 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I definitely agree that Norton is the perfect Banner. When I looked at him wearing the glasses, his identification cards, and creating serums in hopes of a cure he just looked like how I always visioned Banner to look. They definitely need to sign him for the Avengers.

Gamma Goliath 06-18-2009 08:21 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
I think norton will sign on after the movie definatly gets its own momentum, after every thing is set in stone.
I also think that marvels mystery 2012 movie will be TIH2, I think they'll reveal it at comic con

dcHulk 06-18-2009 11:11 AM

Re: Ed Norton
 
^that would be nice.

Bruce Banner 06-18-2009 05:10 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gamma Goliath (Post 17073632)
I think norton will sign on after the movie definatly gets its own momentum, after every thing is set in stone.
I also think that marvels mystery 2012 movie will be TIH2, I think they'll reveal it at comic con

I hope so

Betty Ross 06-18-2009 08:23 PM

Re: Ed Norton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gamma Goliath (Post 17073632)
I think norton will sign on after the movie definatly gets its own momentum, after every thing is set in stone.
I also think that marvels mystery 2012 movie will be TIH2, I think they'll reveal it at comic con

That'd be a dream come true for me, honestly. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


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