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Edward Norton Going Green as the Hulk

Edward Norton is one of Hollywood's most enviro-friendly stars, but now he's going green in a different way: According to a story in today's Variety, Norton will play Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk. The movie, which has a tentative release date of June 2008, is Marvel's second recent attempt at bringing the Hulk to the big screen. Though 2003's Hulk sounded good on paper — thanks to director Ang Lee and hunky Eric Bana — it didn't fare very well at the box office.

According to Variety, the Norton vehicle "begins with Banner on the run, trying to avoid capture long enough to cure the condition that turns him into a misunderstood green menace." Apparently, this version will be less serious than Ang Lee's take and more like the original comics and TV show; the movie is being directed by Louis Leterrier, the man behind The Transporter and Transporter 2.

I always love watching Ed Norton act, and he proved with Fight Club that he can do the tough-guy thing. But after so many lukewarm comic-book adaptations lately, I'm very curious to see how this one will turn out. At least they're starting off on the right foot by casting Norton.


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citychic1 citychic1 10 years
if anyone can pull it off, i think it's edward norton. i think he's absolutely brilliant and so talented.
rawkphish rawkphish 10 years
I'm not going to miss this! It's already in my do-watch list!
Titolia Titolia 10 years
Oh, Edward....
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
Holy cow. How good does Edward Norton look in that picture. Yum. So delicious and underrated.
SU3 SU3 10 years
He is an AMAZING actor so I agree, it's going to be very interesting to see how this movie turns out.
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
The Hulk Brings Back Memories!Good Show!
miss-britt miss-britt 10 years
Why are they doing this, the first one bored me to tears. ****"Everything in life is only for now."-Avenue Q****
anaisethenry anaisethenry 10 years
Edward Norton is great in anything and everything he does, he's definitely not afraid of a challenge. I'm sure he'll be a good Hulk, although it's a shame to turn such a handsome face green!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I agree, Buzz - great casting choice! It'll be interesting to see how it turns out...
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