With the development of Captain America and Thor movie's its pretty evident that Marvel have been leading it up for The Avengers. Since the announcement of The Avengers at the end of The Incredible Hulk movie people have been excited ever since with some of the most critically acclaimed actors joining the movie such Edward Norton and Robert Downey Jr; well, just Robert Downey Jr now.
Just right out of the heroic universe of Marvel Studios after meeting with Norton to talk about The Avengers movie they left a statement for there reason why they dont want to choose Norton.
“We have made the decision to not bring Ed Norton back to portray the title role of Bruce Banner in the Avengers. Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members.”So basically Ed Norton was up for the project cleared his schedule and was already in the talks but got rejected? Well this didnt go down with Eds agent and stated:
“We know a lot of fans have voiced their public disappointment with this result, but this is no excuse for Feige's mean spirited, accusatory comments. Counter to what Kevin implies here, Edward was looking forward to the opportunity to work with Joss and the other actors in the Avengers cast, many of whom are personal friends of his. Feige's statement is unprofessional, disingenuous and clearly defamatory. Mr. Norton talent, tireless work ethic and professional integrity deserve more respect, and so do Marvel's fans.”Well whats done is done. Marvel all ready in talks with Mark Ruffalo and Joaquin Phoenix, still no Edward Norton though.
Tim Tim Say's: This is complete bullshit. You honestly expect that many intelligent Marvel fans with believe that Edward Norton was unsupportive through the development of this movie?
With the revival of the Hulk in 2007 it gave everyone high hopes that everything coming from Marvel will be Epic. However alot of fans are questioning what the hell there doing? Im not only starting to question there approach and manner to The Avengers but I have small doubt on Thor and Captain America. Marvel just lost one of the best actors in Hollywood and forced him out of there own doors.
Im not happy with this decision and hope theres nothing like it again.