Edward Norton Talks Canceled Dark Hulk Movie, Marvel Split & Working with Kevin Feige
Edward Norton unveiled his short stint as a Hulk in the Marvel film universe, his relationship with Kevin Feige and his others his future as the character would have looked like. Norton played in The Incredible Hulk the second MCU film, but did not return for a sequel or The Avengers opening finally the way to Mark Ruffalo will take the place of Bruce Banner. Now, Norton has discussed the situation in detail.
This was part of a recent profile in the honor of Edward Norton and his new leadership effort Motherless Brooklyn . To kick off the debate, Norton was asked if he thought his views on the film industry were intended to cause friction with Marvel officials. Here's what he had to say about it.
"Well, No. I loved the comics of" Hulk. "I thought they were very mythical, and what Chris Nolan had done with Batman was following a lined path with: long, dark and serious.If there was one thing that I thought I had, that is the Hulk.It is literally the Promethean myth.I have introduced a trick of two films: The origin and then the idea of Hulk as a conscious dreamer, the guy able to handle the trip.And they said: "That's what we want!" In the end it was not what they wanted, but I had a lot of fun and I got on very well with Kevin Feige. "
At the time, situation in the case Hulk was tense. At one point, Marvel Studios issued a press release in which Kevin Feige said he wanted to find someone who "embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members" for The Avengers . However, Edward Norton is doing his best to make sure he agrees with Feige and respects his vision, while calling this press release a cheap one.
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"Yeah, it was cheap.It was the defense of the mark or whatever In the end, they did not last long, but they did not matter.We had positive discussions about the films, and we thought about the weather. I would have wanted more money than they would have wanted to pay me, but that's not why I wanted to make another Hulk movie Anyway, I did everything I wanted to do, and what Kevin Feige did is probably one of the best executions of a business plan in history. "As a Disney shareholder, you should to stand up for what they did. "
Despite all the existing creative disagreements, it is difficult to challenge the results. The MCU has generated more than $ 22.5 billion at the counter since its inception. For what it's worth, The Incredible Hulk remains the least profitable entry to date. Edward Norton declined to say whether he liked the MCU movies or not, but clarified some of the comments he'd made, which were aimed at Marvel, during Bruce Willis' Comedy Central roast.
"I'm not going to say that Kevin had an idea of what you could do and it was remarkable.Now this has not happened on the tonal and thematic level of what I wanted to spend my time doing Fighting this into a fight or judgment is grotesque Choosing fights between shots for a clickbait is grotesque.I am not hyperbolic.This is a part of the problematic of our We allow ourselves to be polluted by fake fights made by other people.It is Russians manipulating us in intense discussions between us about [expletive] artificial or stupid entertainment journalists trying to get clicks.
It's like I'd done the roast of Bruce Willis's Comedy Central, and I made a joke J & # 39; 39 talked about how I've tried to do what Bruce did and make a great movie, but I was I'm an idiot because I tried to improve the scenario. Here's the joke: "I tried to be like you. I did a great action film called "19459003" The Incredible Hulk . & # 39; Do you know what was wrong? I wanted a better scenario. It's a joke that makes fun of me, but they turn it into, for example, "Edward takes a bath at Marvel." No, I get pissed off during a roast. People have to grow up. "
In the end, the MCU still does not have a solo film for Hulk, partly linked to a rights issue involving Universal." In any case, Edward's circumstances Norton does not seem to have any ill will towards Kevin Feige, at least not the same level as he was previously announced.This news comes to us via the New York Times.