Norton: No Hard Feelings Over Avengers
Despite the controversy over the recasting of Bruce Banner for Joss Whedon’s Avengers movie, former Hulk Edward Norton seems (surprisingly) at peace with everything that went down, looking back on it…
Talking to MTV at last week’s Toronto Film Festival, Norton said,
The thing that was disingenuous about some of the stuff that had gone on is it was a very professional and very respectful business situation… We really couldn’t work it out on a business level, and I know that’s disappointing to some people but it’s nobody’s fault. I don’t have any disrespect for anybody’s decisions in the business framework. You do what you feel you need to do on both sides, and that’s totally fine. I have no idea why anybody tried to characterize it as anything other than that kind of a decision, which is absolutely what it was.
If he really has no idea, then someone needs to introduce Norton to “the internet.” While he’s there, he can distract himself with reactions to his Incredible Hulk: “People’s response to that film was great. That’s everything you want. If you’re going to do one of those, and be in those long traditions of those things we all grew up in, you don’t want to be in one of the bad ones. So I’m really happy people had a good thing with that.”