Ed Norton Talks About Not Playing the Hulk Again

Ed Norton was on NPR promoting his new movie Birdman when he made the following comment about the role of Bruce Banner and the Hulk:

“My feeling was that I experimented and experienced what I wanted to. I really, really enjoyed it. And yet, I looked at the balance of time in life that one spends not only making those sorts of films but then especially putting them out, and the obligations that rightly come with that.

“There were just a lot of things—I wanted more diversity. I sort of chose to continue on my path of having a diversity of experiences. Maybe on some unconscious level, I didn’t want to have an association with one thing in any way degrade my effectiveness as an actor, in characters. I think you can sort of do anything once, but if you do it too many times, it can become a suit that’s hard to take off, in other peoples’ eyes.

“And if I had continued on with it, I wouldn’t have made ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ or ‘Grand Budapest,’ or ‘Birdman,’ because those all overlapped with ['The Avengers']. And those were more the priority for me, but I continue to be a fan and I’m really, really happy I got to do it once.”

Watch the Official Avengers 2 Age of Ultron Trailer Right Now!!!!!

It was supposed to first show next week during the latest Agents of SHIELD but it apparently leaked early so Marvel went ahead and officially posted it to Youtube. WATCH IT NOW, it is freaking amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! James Spader was an excellent choice for the voice of Ultron, he drips dread when he speaks. When it leaked, Marvel showed what a cool company they are by tweeting the following:

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Guardians of the Galaxy to Star in Upcoming Hulk and Agents of S.M.A.S.H Episode

Marvel’s Animation panel at NYCC revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy (who will be getting their own animated show in the near future) will be guest staring in an episode of The Incredible Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. See the description from Jeph Loeb below:

The episode begins with Hulk’s team lost in space, though Red Hulk points out that “Thanks to the Leader, everyone on Earth thinks we’re criminals — they don’t want us to come home.” They’re soon invited to meet the Avengers on a strange planet, but are promptly placed under arrest by Cap’s crew. A battle ensues. Just as things are calming down, the Guardians arrive.

Second Season Incredible Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Starts October 12

“Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” will return on Sunday, October 12 at 9:00 a.m. ET with an hour long premiere event! Looks like Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. aren’t through with the Leader when they find him stowed away on board their ship back to Earth, but payback is going to have to wait. They’re going to have to deal with Ronan the Accuser to save Ego the Living Planet first!

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Lou Ferrigno Says New Incredible Hulk TV Show and Movie In The Works

No, this is not just me copying and pasting old posts, this is actually new news. I’m pretty certain that Lou thinks that he can will a new tv show and movie into existence or that if he talks about it enough, Marvel will have to do it. Either way, I will be happy if either a new Hulk movie or tv show do happen.

Lou was talking to Film Fad at Wizard World Con and said the following:

“Well, to tell you the truth they plan to do a TV series someday and it will probably be CGI, I don’t think you’ll ever see a human Hulk again. Because with the technology people would rather see something that is a little more animated like CGI.”

“I think in another year, they’re going to film a solo ‘Hulk’ movie. But I think the series can happen if they finish doing ‘The Avengers’ or the ‘Hulk’ movie, that’s my guess for now.”

Incredible Hulk Movie Easter Egg Already Shown in Upcoming Antman Movie

The upcoming Antman movie only started filming a short time ago and a few pictures from the set have leaked out and we already know of a blink and miss it easter egg from the Incredible Hulk movie with Ed Norton. In the beginning of the Incredible Hulk movie, Bruce was working at a bottling company for a beverage called Pingo Doce down in Brazil. In the pic from Antman, you can see Paul Rudd walking down the street past a sign on a wall for Pingo Doce. How cool is that!!!
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Incredible Hulk in Avengers 2 Movie Poster Revealed at SDCC

Since SDCC started a few days ago, Marvel has been releasing sections of a large poster for the Avengers 2 movie next year. They saved one of the best for last, namely the Hulk piece of course. Poster looks great and the Hulk looks like he is just going to crush a ton of Ultrons.

Avengers 2 Advance Photos Featuring Bruce Banner and Hulk….kinda

This weeks issue of Entertainment Weekly has an article on the upcoming Avengers 2 movie along with some first pictures of the cast in the movie. One image shows Bruce Banner and Tony Stark in a lab. In a previous interview, Mark Ruffalo said that there would be more screen time for Bruce and Stark. The second image is of all the Avengers uniforms hanging up. If you look closely, it looks like a pair of purple pants for the Hulk.

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Mark Ruffalo Promises More Bruce Banner and Tony Stark Screen Time in Avengers 2 Movie

While talking to Total Film, Mark Ruffalo spoke a little about the upcoming Avengers 2 movie and about more screen time between “science bro’s” Bruce Banner and Tony Stark:

“There’s more stuff with Banner and Tony Stark,” Ruffalo said with a grin. “More Science Bros stuff.”

The “Science Bros stuff” was easily one of the highlights of the first Avengers film, so much so that Ruffalo’s sleepy Banner was right at the heart of the Iron Man 3 narrative and post-credits stinger. It’s not a surprise to hear that Banner and Stark will have even more to do together this time around, but it’s certainly a welcome tease at the very least.

Beyond Banner and Stark, Ruffalo said that Age of Ultron expands what we know and love about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, while bringing an amazing new nemesis into the fold as well.

“It’s pretty sweeping. It’s pretty epic,” he said. “It’s, oddly enough, a much bigger movie than Avengers 1 was. It’s a little big darker. We get a lot deeper into the characters now since we established them in the first one and can cover a lot more ground. Ultron’s incredible.”