Why couldn't Edward Norton return??? That alone takes away points for this. I hate recasts.
Considering that the Norton Hulk picks up right where the Bana one left off, I'd disagree.
The cast is different, yes, but its absolutely a direct continuation of the storyline. It doesn't start over and rehash his origin at all, it just picks up right after the previous one ended.
But surely he would be more than a match for anything from this world, especially his hammer versus cap america's shield
Ehhhhh, no that's wrong.The opening in South America was to help 'ease audiences in' to the reboot, but they are completely separate, unrelated films otherwise. There's even a complete opening sequence and flashbacks in the first act that show just how Bruce became the Hulk, and how Betty was involved. They show him in the seat and the effect of gamma radiation similar to that of the Bill Bixby TV series.It's completely different from the Ang Lee film, and as the cast, origin, and style is totally different, I wouldn't at all consider one a continuation of the other.
Harry Potter films are a poor argument and an unfair comparison though. Those films would have made money, probably just as much money, if they hadn't been as well done as they were.
For all the hooplah about the big bad evil Hollywood studio, the biggest of all still spends the money they didn't have to in order to make something good.