EW covers the rumored Ed Norton/Marvel feud over the upcoming Hulk movie, and scoops Norton’s own statement on the donnybrook, which he refers to by the Hollywood term: “healthy process.”

“Like so many people I’ve loved the story of The Hulk since I was a kid, so it was thrilling when Marvel asked me to write and help produce an altogether new screen incarnation, as well as play Bruce Banner. I grew up reading Marvel Comics and always loved the mythic dimension and contemporary themes in the stories, and I’m proud of the script I wrote. In every phase of production, including the editing, working with Louis Leterrier has been wonderful…I’ve never had a better partner, and the collaboration with all the rest of the creative team has been terrific. Every good movie gets forged through collaboration, and different ideas among people who are all committed and respect the validity of each other’s opinions is the heart of filmmaking. Regrettably, our healthy process, which is and should be a private matter, was misrepresented publicly as a ‘dispute,’ seized on by people looking for a good story, and has been distorted to such a degree that it risks distracting from the film itself, which Marvel, Universal and I refuse to let happen. It has always been my firm conviction that films should speak for themselves and that knowing too much about how they are made diminishes the magic of watching them. All of us believe The Incredible Hulk will excite old fans and create new ones and be a huge hit…our focus has always been to deliver the Hulk that people have been waiting for and keep the worldwide love affair with the big green guy going strong.”

So you see? Nothing to see here. Just buy a ticket already.


  1. I doubt Marvel asked Ed to write and help produce the film, but that he made it his business to do those things when they asked him to star.

    In either case, the trailer didn’t wow me, but I still want to see this.

  2. Well, I have seen the movie of The Incredible Hulk, and I really must say, it was incredible, awesome in everyway, Ed Norton is excellent as the Hulk inflicted Banner. Liv Tyler as Betty Ross is stunning, they draw you in to one of the best Marvel/Hero movies to grace the big screen. This genre of film just keeps getting better, Marvel Studios made the right move when they decided to keep the rights to there heroes instead of liscencing them out to other studios. All those wacky director’s want to do, is try and change the stories that made these heroes part of American and worldwide culture. So, I’ll end this by saying. See this movie and get ready for a Hulk smashing good time.