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    Surprise! Ed Norton Not In "The Avengers"

    In what should be no surprise to anybody who wasn't drunk while thinking about the Hulk in "The Avengers", Marvel is casting an unknown in the role and passing on Edward Norton. According to HitFix Norton wants the role and even kept his schedule clear just in case but Marvel isn't interested.

    I always thought they wouldn't even show Hulk's alter ego Bruce Banner at all in "The Avengers". I assumed it would be a story involving the big green box office under performer on the run and causing havok with Iron-Man and company chasing him down.

    Maybe they will just hire Terrence Howard to take on the role of Bruce Banner so him and Don Cheadle can have a scene where they look at each other in a very menacing manner destroying the space - time continuum in the process.

    Reader Comments (6)

    well we got to remember this isnt official word from marvel studios or norton/his agent. So who knows what could happen between now and filming in jan/feb. IF the story is true its a bit sad he wont be there. But the reason could be they could just have not much for banner to in the film. So say if he transforms into banner at the end and its a new guy they could just keep the guy's face hidden so we dont know who it is. Now if norton is out, maybe he didnt like the money offer marvel was going to give him, or he didnt like the direction the avengers was going to take and walked. To we know what the reasons were we dont know whats up. Hopefully this story is false and we will see norton back.

    07-10-2010 | Unregistered Commentermoviefan

    Not really surprising I guess, just very disappointing.

    07-10-2010 | Unregistered CommenterKal-El Fan

    I definitely hoped he would have reprosed the role, he was great. But I did see this coming. You never know though, hopefully something will change and he'll come on board

    07-10-2010 | Unregistered CommenterBatmanfan

    This is bullshit!!! Ed Norton owned that role. Why can't Marvel just talk to him and let him reprise his role . I hope this is false. Marvel get Ed Norton back don't fuck up The Avengers!!!!!

    07-10-2010 | Unregistered CommenterA2theH

    This news is completely unsurprising. I never expected him to reprise his role because Marvel wouldn't want to deal with his diva attitude.

    07-10-2010 | Unregistered CommenterI SEE SPIDEY

    man that really sucks marvel confirmed the news, i was hoping for the article to be false or a tatic norton or marvel was doing to work out a better day. Oh well it sucks, but i will live with it.

    07-10-2010 | Unregistered Commentermoviefan

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