Edward Norton is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. It has some of the most unique films such as The Incredible Hulk, Fight Club, Birdman, and Primary fear to his name. The actor was recently seen in Rian Johnson’s director Glass onion. The greatness of the 53-year-old was once again appreciated, as the director said in an interview about the quality of a Norton actor.
Glass Onion is the direct sequel to Knives out which was also directed by Rian Johnson. The film featured Edward Norton as Miles Bron, an immensely wealthy tech expert who calls several guests to his private island for a murder mystery-themed party. Among the guests is Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc. The film garnered very positive reactions upon its release.
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What did Rian Johnson say about Edward Norton?
While Edward Norton has joined the cast of Rian Johnson’s project, the director is extremely impressed with his performance in the film. In an interview with Deadline, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi the director shared that the duo had wanted to work together for a long time.
Rian Johnson said that Italian work the actor nailed the role of the wealthy tech expert given to him.
“Edward and I have wanted to work together for years. He’s a terrific actor, and he’s also got a foot in this world of tech investors and stuff. He’s been moving around in these circles and he’s been able to really have fun with that.
On the other side, Edward Norton also commented on how his long-awaited union with Rian Johnson took longer than expected.
“We talked about doing something one day, but it took a little longer than expected.”
Johnson’s comments about Norton also show that he may not be such a bad company to work with, as he is already being criticized for. It was also one of the reasons he was cut from the MCU. But this interview also shines a light on the fact that the MCU may have lost a gem.
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What happened between Edward Norton and the MCU?
Edward Norton was one of the biggest casts in the MCU. But unfortunately, things didn’t work out between the actor and the other studio producers following which he was recast with Mark Ruffalo following The Incredible Hulk. Mark Ruffalo reprized his character and was quick to establish himself as Gamma’s beaming superhero.
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The sausage party star not only garnered praise from the director of glass onion, but also from the public who were impressed by his role as the Elon Musk-esque character. He should also star in the next city of asteroids have an ensemble cast with Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, Adrien Brody and others. Besides, he is also expected to play a role in the Apple TV+ series. Extrapolations.
Glass Onion is now running in theaters near you and is set to arrive on Netflix on December 23, 2022.