Edward NortonFans of Marvel movies in general, and Edward Norton in particular, will no doubt Hulk out over the news that there will be a new Bruce Banner in the upcoming 'Avengers' movie.

Though Marvel says money is not the reason for the Ed-less Avengers, the Norton camp has indicated that there simply was not enough green thrown around to make Ed, uh, go green again.

In response to the story, which broke yesterday on HitFix, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige forwarded to that site the following statement:

"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 ... We are looking to announce a name actor who fulfills these requirements, and is passionate about the iconic role in the coming weeks."
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