"Step Away From The Purple Pants!" – Ed Norton Out As Hulk In THE AVENGERS

incredible-hulk-FL-03Yesterday, HitFlix reported that Marvel will indeed be releasing THE AVENGERS movie in 2012, but will be doing so without Edward Norton. According to Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin 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.”

(Read the rest of the HitFlix report here)
It seems no one can find a home in Hulk’s size 67 pants. No doubt the search is on for the next Bruce Banner. Until then, let the speculation commence!