The Incredible Hulk director, Louis Letterier, said himself that Hulk and Norton would be a part of The Avengers last July, prior to Ed saying the above. Since then, no one’s been able to confirm or deny his involvement and Marvel President of Production, Kevin Feige has only said there’s a chance he’ll be in The Avengers. It’s pretty confusing and I’m surprised that they’ve not decided one way or another or have been able to work something out with Norton (if that’s even the issue).
That being said, Ed’s good at keeping a tight-lip. The last we heard from him on this was the following response during an HBO panel presentation for By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, for which Norton produced.
“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.”
Say what, Ed?
I’m eager to find out more casting news for the upcoming films. With Thor laying down announcements for its main cast members, Captain America should follow soon as it’s scheduled to release the same summer. By then, we should expect some confirmations on who’s contracted and/or written in for The Avengers movie.
I wonder then if he could just be saying that as a cover? That would be epic… Or am I just getting my hopes up?
Do you think Norton should play Banner again and that Hulk should be in The Avengers?
For worried Hulk fans, Louis Leterrier is interested again in making The Incredible Hulk 2 and with Disney’s resources, hopefully they’ll push more films into production at Marvel Studios to make that happen at least. For fun, check out Louis Leterrier’s idea for a set of Avengers films if you haven’t already – it makes for some wishful thinking.
Count on Screen Rant to let you know the latest as it happens.
Iron Man 2 opens May 7, 2010 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.
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