David "Dr. Who" Tennant Rumored for Bruce Banner in The Avengers

Digital Spy reports that David Tennant, the man famously known as the tenth Doctor Who, is now rumored to be the new Bruce Banner!

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By Kaboom - 7/14/2010

The Lost Angeles Times claims that David Tennant is the latest actor to be in talks for the role of Dr. Bruce Banner, better known as THE HULK, in the upcoming 2012 film, The Avengers!

The ex-Doctor Who star has been linked to the superhero role recently vacated by Edward Norton along with Predators actor Adrien Brody and Serenity's Nathan Fillion. Recent online rumors surfaced claiming that Joaquin Phoenix had been offered the role of Bruce Banner in the ensemble blockbuster. Marvel insiders have said that a "name" replacement for Norton will be announced at Comic-Con or earlier.


Tennant had at one point expressed interest in playing The Riddler for Christopher Nolan's third Batman outing.

"The Avengers" will be directed by Joss Whedon, and star Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. Rumored cast members include Jeremy Renner, Nathan Fillion, Eva Longoria, and now David Tennant.
Source: Digital Spy
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BmanHall - 7/14/2010, 8:54 AM
Whatever, I don't care anymore. Marvel is officially on my shit list.
OptimusPrime114 - 7/14/2010, 8:57 AM
David can do a US accent. Don't worry!

@BManHall: You'll still watch the Avengers, regardless!
BmanHall - 7/14/2010, 9:02 AM
@ OptimusPrime114: *Sniff* I know... I'm so weak. *Sob*
superdog - 7/14/2010, 9:17 AM
you people and your eurotrash :)

im getting tired of the discussion.
Orphix - 7/14/2010, 9:20 AM
Reliable source??
supermarioworldE - 7/14/2010, 9:21 AM
Does Louis Letterier even have a say about who should play the character?
connor110693 - 7/14/2010, 9:24 AM
necrosage2005@ dude hes scottish i in a way would be ok with this even although its really bad tht nrton is not gonna b bruce
ElBicho - 7/14/2010, 9:26 AM
Could be worse... At least it won't be someone from Twilight.
JoshWilding - 7/14/2010, 10:07 AM
BOYCOTT MARVEL STUDIOS!!! ED NORTON RULES!!!

Oh wait, I'm not an idiot who'll give up seeing amazing movies for the sake of one average actor! :D

David Tennant hun? I can think of better choices but I'd be ok with him playing Bruce Banner!
Sithsidious66 - 7/14/2010, 10:07 AM
This guy looks like a complete douche!!!!!!!!!!!
lalosuper3001 - 7/14/2010, 10:18 AM
I LOVE DOCTOR WHO!!!
that said, if this is true, I will have no choice but to watch this movie again and again, and buy the dvd, and special editions, and action figures, and.... aaaaargh!!!
redrobin56 - 7/14/2010, 10:21 AM
I would really love this to be true but I don't really think they will cast David for banner.
DaenerysTargaryen - 7/14/2010, 10:36 AM
Interesting
Hiraga08 - 7/14/2010, 10:37 AM
@Josh HAHA Yeah! :D
I like this choice a lot. More so then all of the other people who were suggested.
MassExecutions - 7/14/2010, 10:40 AM
@JoshW - Norton is a very good actor, but NOT necessary for these films. I, personally, vote for no more than 15 minutes of Banner in the Avengers.
cptamericanotsomuch - 7/14/2010, 10:40 AM
but jasper cullen would make a good banner!!!!!
DaenerysTargaryen - 7/14/2010, 10:43 AM
*in Spock voice* Fascinating.
Shaman - 7/14/2010, 10:44 AM
Tennant would own. Norton is HIGHLY replaceable.
ButtNakedSmurf - 7/14/2010, 10:46 AM
fail
bailey90 - 7/14/2010, 10:47 AM
would actually be pleased with this. tennant is a great actor
InstigatorGIRL - 7/14/2010, 10:48 AM
Meh... I don't care anymore
juanimeli - 7/14/2010, 10:50 AM
It is all BS. We need an A-list with low salary so he can be at the same level as RDJ. Norton was even higher then RDJ. Lets hope Marvel bring back and resurrect a talented actor. Joaquin is an interesting choice but I still think he is not the man.


nailbiter111 - 7/14/2010, 10:56 AM
thumbs up........could be worse
juanimeli - 7/14/2010, 11:03 AM
Michael Keaton
Steve Zahn
Timothy Olyphant
Greg Kinnear
Guy Pearce
John Cusack
Matt Dillon
Charlie Sheen
Christian Slater
Val Kilmer
David Duchovny

Just throwing names for a career resurection comebacks.
Brashlight - 7/14/2010, 11:04 AM
I hope this is just another baseless rumor like the John Krasinski for cap rumor was. Come on! This guy is not Bruce Banner.
TANKGIRL - 7/14/2010, 11:05 AM
joss and zack penn + cast without edward= failure movie

i feel this movie is going to fail after edward norton left

and zack penn wrote the worst movie in history x-men 3

joss his serie always canceled
InTylerWeTrust - 7/14/2010, 11:07 AM
I don't care. Copley is the only choice IMO, but I guarantee that's not going to happen. This whole thing is bullshit.
commanderhulk - 7/14/2010, 11:07 AM
Great choice. David Tennant is a great actor and has serious potential, and is just waiting to become Hollywood's next big star, and this could really help. Plus he will bring something new to the table as Bruce Banner and could be better then Edward Norton. Great choice and I hope it's true.

Plus he does have a history of playing characters who often change their face, and he was the best at it.
nailbiter111 - 7/14/2010, 11:07 AM
looks like a dead on version of the comic banner. whats the problem with everyone? sometimes i think you people just enjoy being haters.
Brashlight - 7/14/2010, 11:08 AM
@Tankgirl: yeah but Joss's series always have long runs and their cult following is unlike any other writer/director out there! If his fans love him that much, i think we should give him a chance. But only one!
Brashlight - 7/14/2010, 11:09 AM
Personally i think we should just go CG and stick with Mini Hulk for the Avengers!
Swanky - 7/14/2010, 11:09 AM
NEXT......
InFamouslyCool - 7/14/2010, 11:11 AM
tomorrow someone else will be rumored for the role, then the day after it'll be someone else, then so on and so on. every single day for god knows how long. and each time grown men will jizz their pants. ahahahahaha
Swanky - 7/14/2010, 11:12 AM
I vote for zach galifianakis.
Twenty23Three - 7/14/2010, 11:12 AM
hes a good actor but... don't think hes right for banner
nailbiter111 - 7/14/2010, 11:16 AM
by the way the new rumor is that MARK RUFFALO is about to sign as banner.........ugh thats horrible casting......thats like painting your walls off white cuz your too much a wuss to choose a real color. google it, you'll see.
Curmudgeon - 7/14/2010, 11:22 AM
Funny, Tennant was one of the first names that came to mind when thinking of who could play Banner.

But right now I've got my hopes set on Ryan Gosling. He look enough like Norton that the transition between the two actors wouldn't be so jarring when watching all these movies in a row.
secretasianboy - 7/14/2010, 11:39 AM
if this is confirmed i won't complain
AlexDeLarge87 - 7/14/2010, 12:26 PM
Billy Crudup if not Norton!
LEEE777 - 7/14/2010, 12:27 PM
ED NORTON!!!!

And [frick]ing hell no to TENNANT, no to this and RIDDLER!
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