Well, it lastly occurred. Thanks to the fourth wall-breaking Disney Plus collection She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, the Marvel Cinematic Universe referenced the Edward Norton-sized elephant that’s been in each room for the reason that actor departed the franchise within the wake of The Incredible Hulk.
Mark Ruffalo has after all gone on to make the position his personal for over a decade, and there was at all times a definite risk that the self-aware half-hour authorized comedy was at all times going to drop in a wink and a nod, particularly when Tim Roth was confirmed to return as Emil Blonsky, who most definitely has not crossed paths with the Hulk that’s been a part of the furnishings since The Avengers.
While we’ve but to listen to how Norton himself feels about being acknowledged onscreen for the primary time since 2008, Ruffalo admitted to Entertainment Weekly that he couldn’t be happier about it.
“I believe it’s actually humorous. It’s simply the truth that all of us are sometimes dancing round, but it surely’s true. I truly joked with Ed about this. I used to be like, ‘It’s like our technology’s Hamlet. Everyone’s going to get a shot at it.’ And there’ll in all probability be one other couple earlier than it’s throughout. People might be like, ‘Remember when the Hulk used to look like Mark Ruffalo? Now it looks like Timothée Chalamet.’ “
While the thought of Timothée Chalamet turning into the subsequent Hulk is admittedly far-fetched, we are able to’t rule something out relating to the world of comedian ebook blockbusters and the recasting course of. After all, we received three variations of Spider-Man in the identical film, and there are three completely different iterations of Batman floating round someplace at Warner Bros., so we’d be silly to rule something in or out with any nice diploma of certainty.