Mark Ruffalo Candidly Talks Awkward Edward Norton Hulk Replacement Situation

back to step 1, the incredible Hulk Star Edward Norton was replaced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with actor Mark Ruffalo, who recently opened up about the awkward situation. Released in 2008, the incredible Hulk Following the success of the MCU starter, Norton introduces the Hulk to the MCU iron Man That same year. Norton was forced out of the role after the film’s release due to several behind-the-scenes issues, with Ruffalo officially announced as the new Hulk actor in 2010. the Avengers, now since some characters the incredible Hulk Are back in the MCU, Ruffalo has opened up about the strange replacement.

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Speaking at Emerald City Comic-Con (via Prima facie), Ruffalo – who didn’t have a Hulk movie due to MCU rights problems – talked about changing the incredible HulkNorton as Bruce Banner in the MCU. According to the actor, he reached out to Norton, and even though the situation was awkward, the previous Hulk actor held no grudges against Ruffalo, who revealed that the two are friends and “Iit never appeared to be an issueCheck out the full quote below:

Strange. (laughs) No, I mean, I didn’t talk to him, but I reached out to him, as we do now when we don’t want to talk. And I was like, ‘Hey, man,’ and he’s like, ‘No, it’s fine.’ I mean, it was weird. It was even weirder when Robert Downey Jr. at Comic-Con [in 2010], introducing me, said, ‘And now reprising the role of Hulk is Mark Ruffalo.’ And they say, ‘Yeah—huh?’

But you know, Ed’s… I don’t think… I don’t know how involved Ed was with it, you know, ultimately. I think he was like, ‘Oh, thank god. Let Ruffalo deal with it.’ But he’s been beautiful. We are friends. It has never appeared to be an issue. I am blessed

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Could Both Edward Norton And Mark Ruffalo Play The Hulk In The MCU?

Even though Norton has been completely removed from the MCU since starring in 2008 the incredible Hulk, his film is now even more firmly established in the canon of the MCU, with key characters from the film returning. first return of the incredible Hulk The actor from the Marvel movies was the late William Hurt, who reprized his role of Thunderbolt Ross in several MCU films starting in 2016. captain america civil war, Following Hurt’s passing, Hollywood legend Harrison Ford has been tapped to take over as the MCU’s Thunderbolt Ross, who will be the President of the United States next year. Captain America: New World Order,

The film starring Anthony Mackie as the new Captain America, Sam Wilson, is heavily rumored to include a Hulk-heavy story. It makes sense based on Ford’s casting as the new MCU Thunderbolt Ross and Marvel’s announcement that actor Tim Blake Nelson will be reprising his role of Samuel Stern. the incredible Hulk — now fully realized as the Hulk villain The Leader of the MCU. While the new Captain America is shaping up to be an exciting film for fans of the film the incredible Hulkdisney+ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law The series has already seen Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner and Tim Roth’s Abomination meeting.

With recent returns, only incredible Hulk The missing stars in the MCU are Liv Tyler’s Betty Ross and Norton himself. While there’s no update on the MCU return of either actor, it’s possible Norton and Ruffalo could share the screen as Hulk in the near future. Marvel Studios Moving Forward With Multiverse Saga Of The MCU, Set To Conclude By 2026 avengers: secret wars, The multiverse film allows the studio to make amends with Norton through a role alongside his friend Ruffalo, bringing back the main star. the incredible Hulk,

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Source: Mark Ruffalo (via Prima facie,

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