- 31 Jul 18
Contrary to popular belief, you'll like him when he's angry
2008's The Incredible Hulk was probably the least memorable or impactful entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, particularly in comparison to Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man and Thor. It earned middling reviews and failed to spawn a franchise.
Apparently star Edward Norton - who ended up being replaced with Mark Ruffalo for The Avengers - agrees the film was a disappointment. According to Indiewire, the Fight Club actor took time from Comedy Central's Roast of Bruce Willis to slag his own career choices.
Indiewire quotes the star telling Willis: "“I tried to be like you. I did a big action movie called ‘The Incredible Hulk.’ You know what went wrong? I wanted a better script…I thought we should make one Marvel movie as good as the worst Christopher Nolan movie, but what the hell was I thinking.”
Although the footage is not available online, Comedy Central shared a clip of Norton roasting Willis over his string of Straight to DVD films, as well as a more moving moment in which Norton thanked Willis for his support throughout the years. Both can be seen below.
Willis is set to appear in Norton's directorial debut Motherless Brooklyn. Set in New York in the 1950s, it follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Willis).