Kevin Feige Dishes Dirt on The Avengers

January 27, 2010

Kevin Feige recently talked about who we're likely going to see in The Avengers movie -- assuming, of course, that it ever actually gets made. And he finally gives us some hints about whether or not Edward Norton will be returning to play the Hulk. This here's some juicy gossip.

Feige talked a bit about who would be in The Avengers, saying, "…its three people, four including Hulk, five including Nick Fury - who you have seen before in other movies, coming together for the very first time." As for the issue of whether Norton is going to return to play the Hulk he says, "I think there’s a chance, it's certainly our intention to use the same actors from film to film where we can."

A lot of fans are concerned about how Thor will fit in with the rest of The Avengers; Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are the products of science, whereas Thor is basically a God. Feige addresses this issue:

We’re doing the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby/Walt Simonson/J Michael Straczynski Thor. We’re not doing the blow the dust of the old Norse book in your library Thor. And in the Thor of the Marvel universe there’s a race called The Asgardians, and we’re linked through this tree of life that we’re unaware of. It's real science, but we don’t know about it yet. The Thor movie is about teaching people that.

This is all well and good, but the character of Thor still sounds like he's going to stand out like a sore thumb. Maybe he'll prove us wrong, but it seems like the Asgardians aren't too far removed from what we know of as Gods. Who knows.

So does all this new information make you want to see The Avengers more or less? Has it piqued your interest? It still feels like this movie is in a tenuous position and that a lot of things have to go right in order for it to happen.

If Feige has to recruit a new Hulk, will that mean Norton is done playing the Hulk for good?

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