Edward Norton played Bruce Banner "The Incredible Hulk" and was ready to sign up for the much-anticipated movie called "The Avengers." Marvel Studios and Norton's people began negotiating until Marvel decided to go in a different direction. Instead they chose Mark Ruffalo to be the new Hulk. Why did Marvel not choose Norton? They released their reason in a statement made to Hit Fix: "We have made the decision to not bring Ed Norton back to portray the title role of Bruce Banner in 'The Avengers.' Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members."- Xfinity Entertainment Editors
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