She-Hulk Season 2: Will Edward Norton Return as Hulk?

What do you think will there be a She-Hulk Season 2, Edward Norton was supposed to return in season 1, You never know. Let’s find…

Published: October 23rd, 2022 2:03 am | Updated: October 19, 2022 2:03 am

What do you think will there be a She-Hulk Season 2, Edward Norton was supposed to return in season 1, You never know. Let’s find out the details here.

Aside from King T’Challa after Chadwick Boseman‘s death, Marvel Studios has had little problem recasting various characters throughout the years. After “Iron Man,” Don Cheadle took over for Terrence Howard.

When Josh Dallas was unable to play Fandral the Dashing, Zachary Levi stepped in. Following the death of William Hurt, it was recently reported that Harrison Ford will take over as General Thunderbolt Ross in “Captain America: New World Order.”

While each of them was significant in its own right, the most high-profile recasting had to be when the Marvel Cinematic Universe switched Edward Norton for Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk in 2012’s “The Avengers.”

The “Fight Club” and “Keeping The Faith” star played the good doctor and his not-so-jolly green alter ego in the 2008 film “The Incredible Hulk,” but Marvel Studios couldn’t feature the character in his own feature films without complications due to the distribution rights situation with Universal Pictures (among other things).

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What She-Hulk Director Kat Coiro Said About Edward Norton’s Return?

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Despite Norton’s brief tenure at the House of Ideas, True Believers will never forget his contributions to the brand.

In reality, Ruffalo’s Banner remarked in “She-Hulk: Attorney At Law” that he is “a totally different person today, literally” after his previous encounter with Emil Blonsky, AKA the Abomination.

However, it turns out that the current Marvel Disney+ series might have included a greater nod to Louis Leterrier’s Phase One film: an appearance by Edward Norton himself.

During an interview with The Direct about the season one finale, “She-Hulk” director Kat Coiro stated that an Edward Norton appearance was originally planned for the climactic fight when Abomination and Hulk were reunited onscreen in the MCU for the first time in almost 15 years. Coiro expanded:

“There was a lot of discussion about how the last time they were together, a different actor played the Hulk. And Mark Ruffalo made many jokes about it. And we did think about replacing Mark with Edward Norton. However, this did not occur.”

Given the turmoil of the previous episode and the program’s fourth-wall-breaking tone throughout the first season, that type of humor would have definitely worked well for fans of the show.

It wouldn’t even have needed to be a huge deal. Maybe the viewer sees Hulk via Blonsky’s eyes for a few minutes until his eyes adapt to the light and he says something like, “You look different.”

With recent films starring Patrick Stewart, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and J.K. Simmons, it would be good to see Norton receive the same treatment.

When he departed the series, Kevin Feige noted in a statement that they required “an actor that reflects the creative and collaborative spirit of our other outstanding cast members” because “The Avengers requires performers who thrive working as part of an ensemble.”

If that wasn’t how Norton rolled in the MCU, it could be difficult to convince Feige to bring him back. With the release of “Avengers: Secret Wars,” everything is possible in the universe, so never say never.