Was Edward Norton snubbed for the role of Hulk in Joss Whedon's Avengers? (UPDATED)

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HitFix is reporting that Marvel's going with another actor to portray Bruce Banner in The Avengers instead of prior Hulk Ed Norton. Who? We should hear who's wearing the purple pants come Comic-Con. UPDATE: Norton's definitely out of the running.

Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige had this to say about Norton's replacement:

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.


Sorry Norton faithful, looks like Ed got Rhodey-ed.