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Stars Switched at Sequel

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Bruce Banner/The Hulk: 'The Incredible Hulk' and 'The Avengers'

Edward Norton played Bruce Banner in "The Incredible Hulk" and was ready to join the all-star cast of "The Avengers," but when the actor and Marvel began negotiations, the studio decided to go in a different direction. Mark Ruffalo was instead chosen to portray the big green hero. Why did Marvel oust 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 Staff (Photos: Marvel, Frederick M. Brown/Getty)

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