Monday, July 12, 2010

Ed Norton takes the high road and releases a classy statement in response to Marvel's "Avengers" - "Hulk" slam.

Good for Ed. Classy & very smart. I've become a bigger fan.

"As most of you know, I don't like to talk much about the business of making movies because it means a lot to me to protect the audience's fullest enjoyment of the 'magic' that films can have," the statement began. "But I am so appreciative of the outpouring of support from fans of the Hulk and the Avengers that I feel it would be rude not to respond."

"It seems it won't work out for me to continue playing Bruce Banner for Marvel in 'The Avengers,' " he wrote. "I sincerely hoped it could happen and be great for everyone, but it hasn't turned out as we all hoped. I know this is disappointing to many people and that makes me sad. But I am very sincerely grateful to Marvel for extending the offer and even more so for giving me the chance to be a part of the Hulk's long and excellent history."

"And I really can't thank the fans enough for how much enthusiasm you've sent my way about what Louis and I tried to do in our turn with the legend," Norton concluded. "It means a lot to me. I grew up with Banner and Hulk and have been a fan of every incarnation. I'm really proud, and very blessed, to have been one of them and will be thrilled to see him live on through other actors. Hulk is bigger than all of us, that's why we love him, right?"

2 comments:

Table for Five said...

I agree, that IS classy. Also, Ed Norton gets better looking every year :)

Thanatos' Personal Blog said...

Yeah, Geno, it's nice to see someone in Hollywood not slamming or dragging through the mud. Marvel may or may not deserve it, but Norton shows he's a true movie STAR, not just a actor.

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