‘Incredible Hulk’ Director Explains What It Would Take For Edward Norton To Return As Bruce Banner

When MTV News previously spoke with “Incredible Hulk” director Louis Leterrier, he expressed some concerns about rumors that Bruce Banner’s brutish alter ego could be the villain in Marvel’s superhero team-up film, “The Avengers.” However, the biggest question mark involving the green goliath could be the return of the film’s star, Edward Norton.

While Norton has said he likes the idea of Hulk being the threat that unites Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, he’s been far less vocal about the likelihood that he’ll reprise his role as Bruce Banner.

That’s why, when we had the chance to chat with Leterrier about Hulk’s big-screen future, we had to ask his opinion on what it would take to bring Norton back for another adventure as Bruce Banner.

“It depends,” Leterrier told MTV News. “It’s not a Marvel/Edward thing, it would be really be about, well… We told the story of the fugitive, what’s the next step in the story?”

“It can’t just be ’Don’t make me angry, you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry,'” he explained. “That would be a problem if you do the same thing over and over again. Edward’s never done the same movie twice, so I don’t think he would do that.”

So now that we know what won’t bring Norton back, what about the sort of movie that will see Norton returning to the Marvel movie-verse?

“If you find something interesting — yeah, I’m sure he would [be back],” said Leterrier. “He’s a fanboy. He’s as big a fanboy as you and me, maybe even more.”

However, Leterrier said he wasn’t exactly optimistic about getting the chance to make another “Hulk” movie — so a return in “Avengers” could be the next time we’ll see the character.

“The box office [for ’Incredible Hulk’] was great, but it wasn’t so big that you had to make a sequel,” he said.

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