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‘Edward Norton’s a tremendous actor’: Glass Onion Director Rian Johnson Praising ‘The Incredible Hulk’ Star Proves the MCU Truly Lost a Gem

Glass Onion Director Rian Johnson Praising 'The Incredible Hulk' Star Proves the MCU Truly Lost a Gem

Edward Norton is one of the most renowned faces in Hollywood. He has some of the most unique movies such as The Incredible Hulk, Fight Club, Birdman, and Primal Fear to his name. The actor was recently seen in the Rian Johnson directorial Glass Onion. The 53 years old’s greatness has once again been appreciated as the director stated in an interview about how great of an actor Norton is.

Edward Norton as Bruce Banner.
Edward Norton

Glass Onion serves as the direct sequel to Knives Out which was also directed by Rian Johnson. The movie presented Edward Norton as Miles Bron, an immensely rich tech expert who calls several guests to his private island for a murder mystery-themed party. Among the guests, there is Daniel Craig as detective Benoit Blanc. The movie garnered highly positive responses on its release.

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What did Rian Johnson say about Edward Norton?

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The entire cast of Glass Onion

As Edward Norton joined the ensemble cast of Rian Johnson’s project, the director is extremely impressed by his performance in the movie. In an interview with Deadline, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi director shared that the duo wanted to work together for a long time.

Rian Johnson said that The Italian Job actor nailed the role of the rich tech expert he was given.

“Edward and I have wanted to work together for years. He’s a tremendous actor, and he also has a foot in that world of tech investors and all of that. He’s moved in those circles, and he was able to really have fun with it.”

On the other side, Edward Norton also commented on how his long-awaited union with Rian Johnson took more time than it was expected.

“We talked about doing something someday, but it took a little while longer than we hoped.”

Johnson’s comments on Norton also show that he might not be such a bad company to work with as he is already blamed for. This was also one of the reported reasons why he was removed from the MCU. But this interview also sheds light on the fact that the MCU might have lost a gem.

Also Read: “By far the best Hulk..Feige turned him into a joke”: Years After Marvel Kicked Edward Norton Out of Avengers, Fans Still Believe the Incredible Hulk Is Better Than Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk

What went wrong between Edward Norton and the MCU?

Edward Norton
Edward Norton as Bruce Banner

Edward Norton was one of the biggest castings of the MCU. But unfortunately, things didn’t work out between the actor and the other producers of the studio as a result of which, he was recast with Mark Ruffalo following The Incredible Hulk. Mark Ruffalo took over his character and didn’t take long before establishing himself as the Gamma-radiated superhero.

Also Read: “We did entertain the idea of swapping Mark”: She-Hulk Director Seriously Considered Edward Norton as The Hulk in the Finale Instead of Mark Ruffalo, Sparks Norton’s Return in Secret Wars

The Sausage Party star has not only garnered praise from the director of Glass Onion, but also from the audience who were impressed by his role as the Elon Musk-Esque character. He is also set to star in the upcoming Asteroid City having an ensemble cast featuring Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, Adrien Brody, and others. Besides, he is also set to play a role in the Apple TV+ series Extrapolations.

Glass Onion is running in theaters near you and is set to come on Netflix on December 23, 2022.

Source: Deadline 

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.