Mark Ruffalo in Talks to Hulk Out in The Avengers

See ya, Edward Norton … and hello Mark Ruffalo? That’s an affirmative, according to Deadline, who has the “Zodiac” actor in “final negotiations” to play Bruce Banner aka The Hulk in Joss Whedon’s upcoming “The Avengers”.

It seems like a good, safe choice, and given Marvel’s reasons for dumping Norton (read all about that here), Ruffalo is just unknown enough (but well-regarded enough as an actor) to not make waves in the ensemble picture. And given that The Hulk will be a major character, but Bruce Banner will be mostly relegated to a supporting role in “The Avengers”, the studio was probably looking for an actor who can blend into the background when he’s not smashing things up as the Hulk.

So, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. What do you think?



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Not bad at all. Could've been worse (Joaquin Phoenix).

  • Michaelmahon82

    NOOOOO!!! Norton is Banner…

  • B-Flash

    NOOOOO!!!! He is not.

  • B-Flash

    Stick some glasses on him a he fits the part well.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Was, my friend, was. You can be upset if you want but it won't change things. Sorry.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I agree. And he's not a bad actor, and he won't overshadow anyone.

  • SeeL

    Very good chocie for the Role of B. Banner!!!! Norton was not the Man the role of a scienticst needed.

    This guy will do it right…No Doubt.

  • ULIK

    Hmmm, could actually work he looks very Bill Bixby-ish” Yeah, throw some glasses on him and it just might work.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Don't make him angry…you wouldn't like him when he's angry.

  • GL punisher

    ok Joaquin Phoenix is a great actor but would not be a good bruce banner at all so i agree ive seen this guy in movies hes a good actor i think he will do a good job but i stil think edward norton was a great bruce banner and Mark wont be able to top his performance