EXCLUSIVE: Edward Norton Says Potential Return To ‘Hulk’ Role Is ‘Purely A Function Of Time’

Last week, “Incredible Hulk” star Edward Norton told us why he likes the idea of Marvel’s green-skinned behemoth being the destructive force that forces Iron Man, Captain America and Thor to team up in “The Avengers.”

However, while we had Norton talking about superheroes, we had to ask him yet another burning question on the minds of comic book movie fans: Will he be the one playing Bruce Banner when “Avengers” (or “Iron Man 2″ or any of the other Marvel movies) come around?

“It’s purely a function of time,” said Norton. “It’s always about just working things out on the schedule.”

“I get very busy. You have to deal with the demands of your moment,” he continued. “I tend to keep my head in the thing I’m doing and I don’t speculate or worry too much about what two or three blocks down the thing is going to be. I know all these things will reveal themselves and work themselves out.”

While Norton’s response to the question of future Marvel movie roles was a bit, well… ambiguous… he didn’t shy away from talking about what interests him in the Marvel movie universe.

“The thing about their universe that’s fun is that it all cross-pollinates,” said Norton. “Even when I was working on the ’Incredible Hulk’ script, I tried to plug in the whole super-soldier serum thing from Captain America.”

“There are limitless permutations,” he said.

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