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Edward Norton is Toronto's Hulk

You wouldn't like him when he's angry....

Edward Norton has been cast as Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk, which is smashing its way through Toronto this summer. Norton claims the role left behind by Eric Bana, who starred as Banner in the 2003 Ang Lee-directed original, which was called simply Hulk.

The blockbuster shoots in Toronto starting in June, with Louis Letterier (The Transporter) directing. It's not yet entirely clear if this is a sequel, reboot, or reenvisioning of Lee's film, which took some nifty dramatic risks but didn't pay off at the box office.

Casting Norton is interesting, given the producers' apparent desire to distance themselves from the quirky, character-driven 2003 film. Norton is, by any estimation, a quirky, character-driven actor. Incredible Hulk will be his first blockbuster lead.


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