Attention security guards at Marvel Studios HQ, if you see a man with glowing green approaching the building, pull the fire alarm and head for the hills!
Actor Edward Norton is STILL ticked at Marvel’s decision to replace him as the Jade Giant in Joss Whedon‘s crown jewel The Avengers. In a recent interview with the U.K’s Independent, the Incredible Hulk actor shared his disgust and resentment with the studios’ decision.
“I found it a cheap and unnecessary representation that it was about things other than money,” sighs Norton. “They came to me avidly to talk about it and then at the end of the day it was just flat out a business decision.”
Marvel claims Norton’s replacement, Mark Ruffalo, is a superior player because he is someone “who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members.”
At the end of the day, Norton’s comments don’t serve his cause, they just give Marvel’s PR department a break. You know what they say, any publicity, even if it’s from a disgruntled actor, is good publicity.
Let’s face it, the fans are still going to stand in line to watch the Avengers Assemble no matter who’s on the team.
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