Edward Norton Talks Hulk Relaunch

Edward Norton has dismissed any connection between the upcoming “The Incredible Hulk” and Ang Lee’s not-so-acclaimted 2003 “Hulk” movie according to The Sun.

“First off it’s utterly unrelated to that film. This is in no way a response to it or picking up from it. I think like Chris Nolan and those guys did with Batman, we just said: ‘We’re going to start completely with our own version of this myth or saga.'” Norton tells Total Film magazine.

Norton initially showed reluctance to take on the role, that was until he was offered the chance to rewrite the screenplay – “When the phone rings and someone says, ‘Hey, would you be interested in the big green guy?” there’s that part of all of us that doesn’t want to look like an idiot. There’s the wince factor or the defensive part of you that recoils at what the bad version of what that would be. And I did that, basically. I said ‘no’ to it a couple of times.”

Norton envisions a franchise – “To me the whole thing was to envision it in multiple parts. We left a lot out on purpose. It’s definitely intended as chapter one.” The new ‘Hulk’ premieres onscreen in June.