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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  • Vegas_13

    Marvel just made me not wanna see dis lack luster movie stick to the write charaters n mayb dey have a chance not gettin slammed by critics and fans….it seems like they dont trust or care for fans so i guess dey making movies for their egos..lol Avengers walks hand n hand wit airbender…good way to mess up a movie marvel…lol

  • MrFixit74

    Finally someone else that doesn't see Norton as “the Only Man for Banner” blah blah blah…I think Ruffalo will do the part justice..He's a great actor and fit's the part much better!