Because of too many anticipation for "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" - which will come to cinemas in Germany at the end of April - I started these days watching "Phase one" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe one more time.
At the last night it was the turn of Edward Norton to be transformed into the incredible Hulk. And at some moments I was thinking by myself that it was a pitty Marvel and Norton separated from each other. Because he was fitting very good into this movie. But on the other hand Mark Ruffalo fits extremly good into the "Avengers-Bruce Banner"-role 2012. I also was thinking about how it would be if they playing the rule in the other actor's movie. And I couldn't imagine Norton as the elderly and seemingly unsure Bruce Banner who appears next to Iron Man, Thor and the other Avengers. On the other hand I couldn't imagine Ruffalo as the younger Doctor who gets back to his girlfriend Betty Ross, too.
The conclusion for me is that Marvel found with Mark Ruffalo the right replacement for Edward Norton in addition to changing the role of Bruce Banner. But one part of me would like to see how Norton take his place in the Avengers-movies.
Thinking about this topic leads me to another point: I'm very amused how many well-known actors wanted to be part of the comic-movie-hype. It started with Jeff Bridges (Iron Man) and Liv Tyler (The Incredible Hulk) and continued with Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2), Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman (both Thor), Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving (both Captain America), Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Robert Redford (Captain America "2"), Clenn Close, Benicio del Torro (both Guardians of the Galaxy) and Michael Douglas (Ant-Man). I wonder who will be the next one to get a part of the pie.
And I hate the circumstance that I still have to wait four months to see "Age of Ultron" - I can't await it...