Sunday, July 11, 2010


Ed Norton is NOT returning to play the Hulk in the soon to be released The Avengers movie!

It was reported yesterday that Marvel Studios decided not to bring back actor Edward Norton in the role of Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk in their upcoming superhero team-up flick "The Avengers," due in theatres in 2012. In a statement sent in direct response to yesterday's story from the set of "Captain America" in London, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige forwarded the following exclusively to HitFix, the site that broke the story:

"We have made the decision to not bring Ed Norton back to portray the title role of Bruce Banner in the Avengers. Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members.The Avengers demands players who thrive working as part of an ensemble, as evidenced by Robert, Chris H, Chris E, Sam, Scarlett, and all of our talented casts. We are looking to announce a name actor who fulfills these requirements, and is passionate about the iconic role in the coming weeks."

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