Norton talks Hulk sequel and Avengers
Edward Norton seems to be very unsure if he's going to return as The Incredible Hulk, if he'll be involved in a sequel, and even if a sequel will go ahead.
In fact listening to him you might wonder if Marvel are planning anything on the Hulk, even a part in the Avengers film that everyone keeps talking about.
“The minds of Marvel are sometimes opaque...I won’t say [they're] obtuse, but I don’t have any idea what they want to do.”
Considering there was some debate between Norton, Louis Leterrier and Marvel about the The Incredible Hulk (Filmstalker review) final cut, it could very well be that Marvel aren't exactly happy with him for the sequel.
To be honest though I would suspect that really Marvel don't know what they want to do with the character next, even if they want to do anything at all.
He also speaks a little about his thoughts on the idea of the Avengers film:
“They’ve got this notion of collecting the Marvel characters...Who knows where they’ll go?”
Yeah, I feel a little like that too. Actually I have stronger feelings about it. I don't see how they can make an ensemble film without introducing their characters in their own films first...and I'm not even going to go into the problems that bringing all the characters together would bring forth – budget, story, changing each character's universe forever, etc.
I mean how could The Incredible Hulk race around and fight another out of control creature without one other superhero leaping in there to help out and sort it out? He's obliterating the army, hurting people right left and centre, and destroying property. Wouldn't someone else step in?
Once you bring all the characters together then they'll be aware of each other and the problems they face. Would we not see them leaping into each other's stories from then on?
I just don't think it would work that well. As for an Incredible Hulk sequel, well I can see there being more there and it working, but would Edward Norton come back again? Is he now too expensive for Marvel in terms of cost and creative input?