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What is the story behind Edward Norton's departure from future involvement as Bruce B - davidwilliams - 06-25-2019

What is the story behind Edward Norton's departure from future involvement as Bruce Banner/the Incredible Hulk here?


RE: What is the story behind Edward Norton's departure from future involvement as Bruce B - felicialee - 07-15-2019

Please check the answer below. I think it can help you. [Image: 254-2546487_starred-checkmark-grey-bulle...parent.png]

Marvels official answer was that Edward Norton didn’t fit their needs for the role inside the scope of the Avengers. Make of that what you will but a lot of people figured it was an indirect way of saying “Edward Norton doesn’t play well with others”.
Quote:“We have made the decision to not bring Ed Norton back to portray the title role of Bruce Banner in the Avengers. Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members. The Avengers demands players who thrive working as part of an ensemble, as evidenced by Robert, Chris H, Chris E, Sam, Scarlett, and all of our talented casts.” - Marvel Studios press statement, 2010
Of course Edward Norton’s press team followed up with a statement that plainly states they believe Marvel Studios simply didn’t want to match his pay request.
Quote:“… Marvel subsequently made him a financial offer to be in the film and both sides started negotiating in good faith... after several weeks of civil, uncontentious discussions, but before we had come to terms on a deal, a representative from Marvel called to say they had decided to go in another direction with the part. This seemed to us to be a financial decision…” - Edward Norton’s press team statement, 2010
Regardless of the reason I personally think Mark Ruffalo is a better choice because I just can’t see Edward Norton mixing it up out of costume with the rest of the team in a way that is mild mannered and easy to ignore while remaining highly relevant, he is simply too big a name for the role in that setting.