If anyone else out there went to see Ang Lee’s Hulk back in 2003 (and I feel your pain if you did, I sat through it too), rest assured, Edward Norton’s version is in no way connected to it. While that was quite universally panned as dreary, dull and dreadful, there are higher hopes for this reset of the story.
As Hulk fans around the world breathe a collective sigh of relief upon reading this, there is more good news to come. According to Norton, this is not the first time he’s been offered the role of the green giant.
So if he refused the part not just once, but several times, why would he finally say change his mind? The answer – because he was allowed to rewrite the screenplay. So, if Ed Norton was picky enough to refuse until he could make it good enough for his high standards (hey, he was in Fight Club and American History X, he knows what’s good and what’s not), it should hopefully be good enough for the cinema-dwellers, and he says they don’t plan for it to stop here.
So, barring The Incredible Hulk following its brother movie down the path of global detestation, we may soon have a new superhero franchise on our hands.