Third time’s the charm?
The search is on for yet another actor to play the green monster, The Incredible Hulk. Marvel revealed yesterday that they would not be asking Edward Norton to reprise the role in the upcoming ensemble movie, The Avengers.
Eric Bana first played the Hulk back in 2003, and Norton took over in 2008.
Edward responded today via his Facebook:
As most of you know, I don’t like to talk much about the business of making movies because it means a lot to me to protect the audience’s fullest enjoyment of the ‘magic’ that films can have.ÃÂ It seems it wonÃ¢â¬â¢t work out for me to continue playing Bruce Banner for Marvel in Ã¢â¬ËThe Avengers.’ I sincerely hoped it could happen and be great for everyone but it hasnÃ¢â¬â¢t turned out as we all hoped. I am very sincerely grateful to Marvel for extending the offer and even more so for giving me the chance to be a part of the Hulk’s long and excellent history. I grew up with Banner and Hulk and have been a fan of every incarnation. I’m really proud, and very blessed, to have been one of them and will be thrilled to see him live on through other actors. Hulk is bigger than all of us, that’s why we love him, right?
Who do you think should take over as The Hulk?
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