Edward Norton replaced Eric Bana to give Louis Leterrier's Incredible Hulk a clean break from Ang Lee's Hulk. Now the rumor is that Mark Ruffalo is replacing Edward Norton, who won't be returning to the role after Marvel publicly called him out as not being a team player. Somewhere between Norton and Ruffalo, Joaquin Phoenix was the front-runner for about a day, but Marvel may have realized it's not in their best interest to replace a guy, that they feel is difficult to work with, with a guy whose behavior is so erratic he let someone poop on him for his rap documentary.

That's quite a casting merry-go-round for one character, the kind we haven't seen since the revolving door of Batmen in the 1990s. The plan is to include the Hulk in the upcoming Avengers movie, and possibly follow that film with another Hulk sequel (will we still get Tim Blake Nelson as The Leader?). There've been some rumors that the Hulk would be the thing that unites the Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and others), keeping the story from the very first issue of the Avengers comic somewhat intact.
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