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Louis Letterier's The Incredible Hulk was Edward Norton's first foray into the world of superheroes. Now, there might be a few problems with that as rumors run around about the upcoming Avengers film.
According to Comicbookmovie.com, Norton was recently confirmed to play Bruce Banner/the Hulk in the upcoming Avengers movie. The new super-duper superhero movie is supposed to have most, if not all, of the characters from the comics, with the same actors to play them from their own singular adaptations.
Norton said he was not too keen on a solo Hulk sequel, but it is not surprising considering there was friction between Norton and Marvel Studios from the get-go. He was later convinced to sign on when he met with director Louis Leterrier. Although Norton also helped on the script, he later said he was unhappy about the final cut.
In a recent interview, Norton seemed neither dismissive nor enthusiastic about the Avengers film. He did say that he has been in contact through his agents recently.
"But there's always been an agenda I think to unspool a lot of the Marvel Universe and then come back. . . . I think they've got a lot of new stuff that they're rolling out and then I think at some point they're going to figure out how they want to get around to Avengers."
He and Tim Blake Nelson appeared together in the original Hulk, and according to Comingsoon.net, it was Norton who convinced Nelson to sign on.
Norton and Nelson have also worked together on Leaves of Grass, in which Norton plays a pair of very ideologically different but physically identical twins. Nelson wrote and directed the film, which is due out this April.