Three-time Oscar nominated actor Edward Norton was one of Marvel's first on-screen heroes. In 2008, he starred in The Incredible Hulk, which came out just a month after the franchise's first film, Iron Man. And though the movie was arguably Marvel's biggest flop, the Hulk actor blames the script.
Norton reportedly agreed to sign on for the film, only if he was allowed to rewrite the script. However, after editing, most of the scenes he had fought for were taken out. Now, ten years later, he's still pretty salty.
Edward Norton took a shot at Marvel during the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, saying he was difficult on ‘Incredible Hulk’ because “I wanted a better script.” https://t.co/KKvDyvBhFG pic.twitter.com/1ao6rrwqbQ— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) July 15, 2018
During Comedy Central's roast of Bruce Willis, Edward Norton straight up called out Marvel. He defended his difficult behavior and said
Ultimately, Bruce Banner was recast, and Mark Ruffalo was given the role. He has been with the franchise for six years, giving us one of our most beloved heroes. However, it looks like it's time for us to move on, especially since Marvel will evolving as they enter Phase 4.
We wonder how Norton felt about Ruffalo's portrayal...