Norton Talks Hulk In ‘The Avengers’

Edward NortonSince the official announcement came out that Marvel Studios was going to make The Avengers movie, I’ve maintained this would be the biggest comic book film ever. Coordinating the efforts to bring so many Marvel characters together, specifically Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, is something that just hasn’t been done before. It’s a massive endeavor and while we know who the heroes will be, the film’s antagonist still remains a mystery.

Speaking with MTV, Hulk star (and The Hulk himself) Edward Norton gave his thoughts on the matter,  “In the comics, there was always a tension between the rest of the superhero community and he was always this problem… They treated him as this problem.”. Further, “Norton said he could definitely see the Hulk character becoming something that the rest of Marvel’s superheroes joined forces to battle.”

I agree making the Hulk a “problem” in the upcoming film is necessary as he was the anti-hero of the group; causing as many problems as his alter ego Bruce Banner solved. Perhaps more importantly he was technically a founding member of the team so his inclusion cannot be overlooked. That said, is the Hulk enough to be The Avenger’s sole antagonist? In my opinion, no.

While we have only seen Iron Man and the Hulk on the big screen so far it’s already apparent these heroes are powerful. Very powerful. Once you add Captain American and Thor to the roster you’re going to end up with an incredibly strong team who needs a villain that can equally that might. Also, with Thor dealing with actual Gods like Loki as enemies in his upcoming film, The Avengers will need something major to oppose them. Hulk just isn’t it.

At this point, even I’m still guessing as to who, or what that enemy could be. Have an ideas? Let us know in the comments.

  • nano X
    November 20, 2009 at 3:51 am

    ED continues his sellout apace–

    -even as-

    it comes to light America is now being
    entirely underwritten by the most
    awesome genocidal monsters of all time
    over there across the Pacific.

    Of course they’re almost certainly
    underwriting ED and this techno-wampum shit!

    That’s 70 million murders —in ‘peacetime’ folks.

    Guess where I’m talking about?

    -ED knows…

  • jaime
    September 27, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I’ll see a new Ed Norton Hulk movie before i’ll see Ironman 2.

  • Bob Starr
    September 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Jaime,

    I’m surprised to hear you say Hulk in any way was better then Iron Man. Personally I thought Iron Man was the better of the two, but I really enjoyed The Hulk nonetheless. It was certainly a step up from Ang Lee’s version which was hard to take at times.

    Thanks for the comment!

  • jaime
    September 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I’m sorry but Norton’s Hulk was better than Ironman & let’s just wait & see how the Avengers turn’s out!

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