Mark Ruffalo is in talks with Marvel to replace Edward Norton as Bruce Banner in The Avengers .
The actor has made a career out of strong supporting performances and the occasional lead role in romcoms such as
Just Like Heaven
13 Going On 30
Although a leftfield choice for the role of the Jekyll and Hyde scientist Bruce Banner, it is a casting decision we totally called in our feature earlier this week . Go us.
The role of the Jekyll and Hyde scientist was originally thought to have been offered to Joaquin Phoenix, who is looking to return to the big screen following his bizarre retirement/rap career.
The rumour mill seems to have swung in Ruffalo's favour now though, and with Marvel stating they were looking for someone with the right 'collaborative spirit', Ruffalo's easy-going persona, lack of ego and serious acting skills look to have landed him the biggest role of his career thus far. Literally.
Watch this space for further updates, more news as we get it.
The Avengers is released in Summer 2012.
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