Mark Ruffalo set to Hulk out

Actor close to signing deal with Marvel

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Mark Ruffalo is in talks with Marvel to replace Edward Norton as Bruce Banner in The Avengers.

The actor has made a career out of strong supporting performances and the occasional lead role in romcoms such as Just Like Heaven and 13 Going On 30.

Although a leftfield choice for the role of the Jekyll and Hyde scientist Bruce Banner, it is a casting decision we totally called in our feature earlier this week. Go us.

The role of the Jekyll and Hyde scientist was originally thought to have been offered to Joaquin Phoenix, who is looking to return to the big screen following his bizarre retirement/rap career.

The rumour mill seems to have swung in Ruffalo's favour now though, and with Marvel stating they were looking for someone with the right 'collaborative spirit', Ruffalo's easy-going persona, lack of ego and serious acting skills look to have landed him the biggest role of his career thus far. Literally.

Watch this space for further updates, more news as we get it.

The Avengers is released in Summer 2012.

Is Mark Ruff enough? Or should he Ruffloff? Let us know!

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    • Barney1

      Jul 15th 2010, 18:56

      You guys suck...this news was out 2 days ago! Who Cares TF

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    • Barney1

      Jul 15th 2010, 18:57

      'it is a casting decision we totally called in our feature earlier this week. Go us'....Go everyone else as well...talk about bigging yourselves up!

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    • mingfilm

      Jul 15th 2010, 20:14

      Alright Barney, point made. And then: this film is gonna blow. How many remakes do we need before people figure out that a green giant in tight pants breaking stuff just isn't that interesting? Mark Ruffalo?

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    • MadMogwai

      Jul 16th 2010, 18:18

      Anyone know why Ed Noton's not doing it?

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    • Barney1

      Jul 16th 2010, 19:19

      We do if you read Empire or anything else....you can always wait til next week when TF let you know!

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    • Papaburgundy

      Jul 16th 2010, 20:04

      How about everyone stops slagging TF off, if you've already read their news, why bother putting comments on the stories? If Empire break the story first, then big whoop carry on reading them. Just don't bother coming on here afterwards to tell us about it

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 17th 2010, 5:25

      Barney your constant whining is getting on my nerves, if you don't like the pace at which TF runs at then why visit the site ?

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    • Barney1

      Jul 17th 2010, 9:50

      I only view the site cos' it lures me in with the tagline - Total Film/ Film news, movie reviews and movie trailers - all the latest from Hollywood and beyond from Total Film online. There you have it...I click on and look at what's new and think 'oh...I've read this already!' Not my fault guv...I'm just a punter like yourself, that want's to read some interesting new stuff...Not whining, just saying it as it is...cor, sensitive or what?

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    • Flash

      Jul 19th 2010, 11:42

      I think this role is a great Career maker for Mark Ruffalo, He is a great actor and its about time he has been given something that will make his name...Yea sure I'm annoyed that they have messed with the cast again but Marks reputation will surpass and unless they kill the hulk off this is the best way to go! Congratulations Mr Ruffalo.....Hulk Smash!!! :)

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