As we are all aware by now Edward Norton will not be making an appearance in The Avengers as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, which has freed him of any superhero franchise commitments for the foreseeable future.
Norton recently revealed that despite The Incredible Hulk he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of appearing in any future superhero movies, especially ones made by Christopher Nolan.
“Chris Nolan’s making the best ones out there by far” he explained “I’d do one with him. He’s set a new bar for sure, and I think he’s done a great, great job.”
We pushed Norton as to whether he’d be up for playing a villain in Batman 3, with the actor replying “That would be fun, I would not say no to that.”
And more specifically we asked if he’d like to play the Riddler, with the star simply smiling and saying “Your guys can put their votes in on that.”
Would you like to see Edward Norton in Batman 3? Or would that violate some Marvel/DC cross-pollination movie code?
In related news Christopher Nolan was asked about the status of Batman 3 at a press conference in Rome for Inception, and said:
I don’t like to talk too much about things until I’m further along with them. But I’m working on the script right now. My brother Jonah has done a draft for the script and now I’m writing on it. We have set a release date. And as far as the film being officially greenlit, they haven’t told they don’t want to do it. So I’m hopeful.
Warner Bros. has set a July 20th 2012 release date for Batman 3, so filming will most likely take place early next year.