July 23rd: Deadline.com is reporting that Mark Ruffalo has reached a deal with Marvel to take over the role of the Hulk in the upcoming Avengers film.
July 14th: Source: Deadline.com
Mark Ruffalo is reportedly in late-stage talks to take over the role of the Hulk recently vacated by Edward Norton in The Avengers film. The move is a surprising one considering that Ruffalo is mostly known for low-key, supporting turns. Playing the Hulk will certainly increase his visibility and it will definitely lead to bigger paydays than he is accustomed to. Ruffalo can currently be seen opposite Julianne Moore and Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right, which is off to respectable start.
The Avengers is still set for a May 4, 2012 release.