Edward Norton / Bruce Banner / Hulk Cameo

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  1. BillyZaned

    BillyZaned Well-Known Member

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    Didn't see a thread on this yet

    http://screenrant.com/edward-norton-hulk-iron-man-2-avengers-rob-19849/

    The other day, Screen Rant covered some updates on the future films in planning at Marvel Studios. This news touched on the future of Ed Norton’s Incredible Hulk, the Avengers movie and more. Today we have a bit of an update on that front for you.

    NukeTheFridge is exclusively reporting that Ed Norton is set to have a cameo as both Bruce Banner and Hulk in Iron Man 2. Apparently, they have an inside source feeding them this bit of info, the same source that found out for them a while ago about Stan Lee’s cameo appearance as Larry King in the Iron Man sequel.




    At this point, we should take this rumor with a grain of salt. But I will say that this is a pretty awesome rumor.

    I made it very clear in our last Avengers discussion how important I believe it is for Marvel to have the Hulk in an appropriate role in the Avengers movie and the fan-reaction was pretty one-sided in their agreement as well on the subject.

    From the round table interviews with Marvel President of Production, Kevin Feige, at San Diego Comic-Con, he said there’s a “chance” that we’ll see Hulk in the Avengers film but he didn’t give any confirmation.

    Very shortly after this, Ed Norton was present at an HBO panel presentation for By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, produced by the actor and he wasn’t able to escape any questions on his future with Marvel and his involvement with the Avengers. He said the following in response to questions on the Hulk:

    “I won’t comment on that, just because they keep a pretty tight reign on what they are letting out. I’ll let them say.”

    Maybe I’m just excited at the idea of his return or overly hopeful, but in my mind, all this avoidance of confirmation one way or another means something is brewing. If he wasn’t involved and if they didn’t want him back, that would of been cleared up already, no? Does that mean they’re working out a contract for him, or could it mean they already know he’s a part of it?

    Either way, Screen Rant readers seemed pretty uniform in their desire to see Norton back and rightfully so because The Incredible Hulk was a solid movie, Ed Norton’s Bruce Banner was excellent, the movie was made by Marvel Studios with a tie-in to Iron Man and the studio’s shared continuity. And we can’t forget to mention the obvious importance of a flagship character such as the Hulk
     
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  2. Aesop Rocks

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    Is it official?
     
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  3. Compi716

    Compi716 The SHH! Jew

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    Nothing like this is official until we get real confirmation from Favreau/Norton/Marvel, or until we actually see it in the theaters.

    Till then...keep your hands full with grains of salt.
     
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    Hope he's in Iron Man 2 as a cameo. Always thought the Hulk was great.
     
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  5. Spider-ManHero12

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    Edit - double psot
     
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  6. luke1234

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    Fingers crossed
     
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    Truth or not, very very cool rumor. :up:
     
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  8. Agent 194

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    Fantastic! I loved what Norton brought to the role. The tribute and love for the Bixby and the old show, the pathos....it was all great. Well except for the last 10 minutes when it turned into a video game.

    * note to filmakers...more is less. Look at a Frazetta painting sometime. It's the details he leaves out that make it exciting.
     
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  9. Iron_Stark

    Iron_Stark That's a one-off

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    I concur. :up:


    I like the quote from Norton:

    “I won’t comment on that, just because they keep a pretty tight reign on what they are letting out. I’ll let them say.”

    Gives me hope, he at least didn't flat out say NO like Eric Bana just did in his latest interview.
     
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  10. Aesop Rocks

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    Eric Bana was approached for the role of Bruce Banner again?
     
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  11. Immortalfire

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    I saw an interview that asked that, but he pretty well said he wouldn't reprise the role. I think it's on our front page, actually.

    But as for Norton making an appearance in IM2...interesting.
     
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  12. Iron_Stark

    Iron_Stark That's a one-off

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    comingsoon.net interviewed Bana

    CS: I hate to ask about "The Hulk" because that seems like another life for you, but Ed Norton seems hesitant about doing more with Marvel, so do you think they might bring you back rather than having a fourth actor playing the character?

    Bana: No chance of that happening. It's just something that I've done and I'm moving on forward. My road panned out different and I'm happy with the road I'm on.
     
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  13. Aesop Rocks

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    With all this hush hush, it's either two things:

    It was all part of the plan and Marvel and Norton are some sort of unforeseen genius.

    Or Norton just doesn't have the heart to tell us no.
     
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    I heard the Norton rumor a while back, and it seems like a brilliant move on Marvel's side, but it could be just a rumor as we know Norton is signed for a sequel(and if you don't, you do now!!!), but I thought Norton would have to sign on for more than a sequel if he were to show up in IM2.

    And also...Bana doesn't wanna return, because he was a lousy Bruce Banner. There, I said it. The movie sucked. The main villain sucked. Hulk sucked.
     
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  15. Aesop Rocks

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    Who WAS the main villain????
     
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    David Banner/Absorving Man.
     
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  17. Aesop Rocks

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    Isn't David Banner a rapper??
     
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    yup
     
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  19. Khemik@L

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    :hehe: Yep. This may blow your mind but he was also "Bruce Banner" on the 70s show. According to Stan Lee he said that the Producers thought that "Bruce" sounding homosexual (Don't ask) so they changed his name to David Banner.
     
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    I did not know that.
     
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    Well Batman sure loves them nipple suits....

    but on the Stan Lee role, if he's playing Larry King... why not get the real Larry King on there to do a segment? I'm sure he would have done it. I know Stan has to have a cameo in every film but still... I mean did he actually play Hefner in the first film? I thought Stark just confused him for Hef. If Stark confuses him again with Larry then I could see it working. I can't see him playing Larry King convincingly though.
     
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    LoL
     
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    I hope the rumor is true, because I thought TIH was a terrific movie, and it's be a shame if it were to be the very last appearance of the Hulk on the big screen.
     
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