Among the multitude of rumors surrounding who is and isn't making an appearance in "Iron Man 2," there's been much discussion regarding a potential cameo for Marvel's green-skinned behemoth, The Hulk.
While in Toronto attending the International Film Festival, MTV News tracked down Edward Norton, the actor who most recently brought Hulk to the big screen in 2008's "Incredible Hulk." In town to promote his new film "Leaves of Grass," Norton addressed the rumors that his comic book alter ego will appear in "Iron Man 2."
"I heard that. I don't know where that's coming from," Norton told MTV News. "I am not in 'Iron Man 2' to my knowledge."
"Iron Man 2" comes out on May 7, 2010, with Robert Downey Jr reprising his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man, who had a cameo in "The Incredible Hulk." Norton should return the favor and have one in "Iron Man 2."
Marvel President of Production, Kevin Feige has only said there’s a chance Norton will be in "The Avengers." It’s pretty confusing and I’m surprised that they haven't been able to work something out with Norton (if that’s even the issue).
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.
Hopefully Marvel will push more films into production at Marvel Studios to make an "Incredible Hulk 2" now that it has the resources of Disney.
While there's still no word on where Marvel wants to go next with the "Hulk" franchise—or if Norton will return for any future films—it looks like they haven't approached the actor to reprise his role as Bruce Banner... yet.
For now it's only a possibility that Banner or Hulk will appear in "The Avengers" team-up movie released on May 4, 2012.
Do you think Norton should play Banner again and that Hulk should be in "The Avengers"?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant, The Geek Files, MTV News