Edward Norton's Official Statement on Not Returning as Hulk
Who would've thought that the big news of July, pre-Comic-Con, would be all about how Edward Norton was no longer going to Comic-Con, replaced by an "unknown" in the role of the Hulk. We've covered most of the basic story already, but the man himself, Edward Norton, released an official statement today. It was forwarded to me by his rep so I can confirm that it's actually written by him and is his official word on the situation. It's a bit sad to read, but is a classy what to put an end to this crazy debacle. Sadly, it seems a few of you in the comments didn't exactly praise him, but I definitely enjoyed Norton's Hulk more than Bana's.
This was originally posted on Norton's official Facebook page. We still don't know who's going to be playing Bruce Banner / Hulk in The Avengers (or anything else about the movie), but I'm afraid to find out anyway. It was confirmed over the weekend by Marvel Studios that they're looking at bringing on someone different to play Hulk in The Avengers and beyond. This is just Norton's reply to that announcement that first hit last week, because, as you may have seen on SlashFilm, there's a bit of a yelling match going on with his agent. Marvel must really like replacing actors very easily. First it was Terrence Howard, now Norton. Who's next?