Remember when we first got word that Edward Norton would not be reprising his role as The Hulk in The Avengers? It wasn’t pretty. When the news dropped, it was being reported that Norton wanted in, but Marvel wanted someone with a lower price tag. However, when Marvel reps chimed in, they claimed that they passed on Norton because they needed someone who “embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members,” essentially accusing Norton of not being a team player. Shortly after, Norton’s agent fired back claiming that Marvel’s statement was a “purposefully misleading, inappropriate attempt to paint our client in a negative light.” Soon thereafter, Norton took the more righteous route by posting a sincere thank you to Marvel and to the fans who supported his run as Bruce Banner.
Four years later, Norton’s got an outstanding new feature on his resume that could score him an Oscar nomination, but The Hulk talk still rages on. Hit the jump to find out what Norton had to say about ditching the role.