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    Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:41:34

    Mark Ruffalo to Play Bruce Banner - Edward Norton didn't think it easy being green; perhaps the Ruff will!

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    Mark Ruffalo will play Bruce Banner and his alter ego the Incredible Hulk in Joss Whedon's feature-film version of The Avengers. The news was announced at Comic-Con this past weekend and by Iron Man and Tony Stark alter ego Robert Downey, Jr. himself! The movie is set for a 2012 theatrical release and all comic book geeks are salivating over this news.

    Ruffalo is stepping into the ripped shorts and green paint formerly occupied by Edward Norton, who was dropped from the film by Marvel Studios, reportedly due to a contract dispute. Somewhere, Norton is probably beyond bummed about this announcement, since comic book franchises are usually big bucks!

    Who is a better Banner/The Hulk? Norton or Ruffalo? Or must we wait to see Ruffalo in the role before we can fully comment?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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