Edward Norton Talks 'Hulk' Business And Mark Ruffalo Replacing Him
Reported by Outsiders - 08:53 PM 2010.09.20
MTV News talked to Edward Norton recently and talked about the chaotic course of events that led up to his exit from the Marvel movie universe and his replacement, actor Mark Ruffalo.
"I said what I had to say about that," said Norton. "I didn't want to be negative about anything. I had a great time doing that. I was very happy to be part of it all."
"People's response to that film was great," he added. "That's everything you want. If you're going to do one of those, and be in those long traditions of those things we all grew up in, you don't want to be in one of the bad ones. So I'm really happy people had a good thing with that."
"The thing that was disingenuous about some of the stuff that had gone on is it was a very professional and very respectful business situation," he said. "We really couldn't work it out on a business level, and I know that's disappointing to some people but it's nobody's fault."
On the subject of Mark Ruffalo replacing him on playing 'The Hulk'...
"Mark's one of my favorite actors and a very good pal of mine," said Norton. "We've already been laughing about it."
Norton reiterated that, despite the tense public back-and-forth that occurred a few months ago, there's no ill will when it comes to his departure from the Marvel movie universe — especially when it comes to Ruffalo stepping in as his replacement.
"All good things," he said. "No... No bad feelings on that."