Marvel Studios has now officially said that they will not ask Edward Norton to reprise his role as The Incredible Hulk in the upcoming movie “The Avengers.”
According to HitFix, the rumor comes right from the set of Captain America which is currently filming in London and the message comes from none other than Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige.
Here’s what HitFix learned from Feige:
“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. The Avengers demands players who thrive working as part of an ensemble, as evidenced by Robert, Chris H, Chris E, Sam, Scarlett, and all of our talented casts. We are looking to announce a name actor who fulfills these requirements, and is passionate about the iconic role in the coming weeks.”
Sounds to me like Marvel Studios has gotten sick of working with a male diva, but that’s just my two cents.