RUMOR: Edward Norton Still May Be The Hulk!

A scoop from a close source to Comic-Con spills the beans on probably the biggest part of the convention!

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By Kaboom - 7/22/2010

Do not take this as definite, and this very well may be too good to be true. A close source that is part of helping with making Comic-Con 2010 has told me a rumor he has heard around the convention.

The source said: "There have been numerous talkings around here that Ed Norton may be appearing for The Avengers panel. Contrary to Kevin Feige's "confirmation" of Norton being out of the film, it looks like it was all to create buzz and controversy. I have heard some reasons why this is very likely true, 1) Marvel Studios did not put out a press release about Norton leaving The Avengers, and that no movie studio would openly e-mail some website confirming anything for a movie. Especially when that website reporting the news says it without Marvel Studios permission. 2) Marvel.com would have at least had something up about it, but no, nothing. 3) Even though it was reported that Mark Ruffalo would take over the role, and even his agent came out saying he was in some talks, likely we would have heard something since if talks were going anywhere."

The source went on to say that Marvel Studios would NOT recast one of the main actors. Marvel wanted to make use of all the rumors surrounding Norton/Marvel having issues and use it to stir up some buzz by "firing" Norton. It is an attempt to create some more interest in a possible "Incredible Hulk 2."

Could this be true? Hard to say, but we should know on the 24th (?) if Norton is in fact in the film and his being let go was all a hoax. Assuming this is true, Norton should be joining actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Chris Evans on stage to discuss The Avengers.

Also, I am very sorry for my lack of being able to post sources.
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AVEN - 7/22/2010, 10:51 PM
HOLY S%&$, if it's true... wait a minute and what about the last Norton message...

ISleepNow - 7/22/2010, 10:58 PM
Yeah, right. And replacing Terence Howard was just a big publicity stunt as well. Are they going to announce that he's still Rhodey this weekend too?
smokahontas - 7/22/2010, 11:06 PM
WHAT!? PLEASE GOD! let it be true!
blacksad - 7/22/2010, 11:08 PM
I hope it will be true, or hulk is going to get really ANGRY.
AVEN - 7/22/2010, 11:10 PM
*CROSSING FINGERS*
ecksmanfan - 7/22/2010, 11:10 PM
If this is true, I'd sh!t myself...twice.
mk - 7/22/2010, 11:37 PM
what username said!
AngelAragiel - 7/22/2010, 11:46 PM
Hope is true, hope is true, hope is true, hope is true, hope is true, hope is true, hope is true, hope is true, hope is true, hope is true, hope is true, hope is true.
spider1489 - 7/22/2010, 11:55 PM
AHHHHHHHHHH !! PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE !! I SHALL USE EVERYONES NEW FAVORITE WORD ' IT WILL BE AN "EPIC" TURN OF EVENTS!' AND JUST LIKE EVERYONE SAY S AS WELL " I JUST JIZZZZZED! " LOL
spider1489 - 7/22/2010, 11:58 PM
AHHHHHHHHHH !! PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE !! I SHALL USE EVERYONES NEW FAVORITE WORD ' IT WILL BE AN "EPIC" TURN OF EVENTS!' AND JUST LIKE EVERYONE SAY S AS WELL " I JUST JIZZZZZED! " LOL
marvel72 - 7/23/2010, 12:19 AM
@ kaboom lets hope this is true,i thought he was good the incredible hulk movie.
overall the movie was good as well.
Checkmate - 7/23/2010, 12:22 AM
I'm on Team Norton.
InTylerWeTrust - 7/23/2010, 12:41 AM
Not going to get my hopes up at all, but if this did happen, it would win SDCC. Even though I am leaning towards GL as my most anticipated panel/movie-of-2011.
spider1489 - 7/23/2010, 12:51 AM
TEAM NORTON!!! ALL THE WAY!!
Bayoknight - 7/23/2010, 1:15 AM
@Spider1489...Taam Norton!!!! the way...He can really bring the air of an outcast anti hero
Bayoknight - 7/23/2010, 1:25 AM
@Spider1489...Taam Norton!!!! the way...He can really bring the air of an outcast anti hero
Necrophobos - 7/23/2010, 1:37 AM
I wonder if non comic fans really care who plays the Hulk and Bruce. After all, they are just characters in a big universe. As for me, this rumour...kills me. I can't wait to see what happens next. This sh1tt is far better than anything a television series can come up with.
Luigi - 7/23/2010, 1:41 AM
Once again, it would be nice but I won't be holding my breath.
OverlyManlyMan - 7/23/2010, 2:22 AM
i think i would literally jizz...no really literally jizz if this is true
OriginalPhysco - 7/23/2010, 3:08 AM
Please, for the love of comics and adaptions, let this shit be true. I know the Hulk inside hates Bruce Banner but even he would choose Edward Norton. I cant [frick]ing wait! This will be the most anticipated news at Comic Con.
Team Norton!
CorndogBurglar - 7/23/2010, 4:17 AM
or this could wishful thinking...

onegeek - 7/23/2010, 4:54 AM
Edward is in southern cal. This is evident by the time he has been sending "tweets" they have all been sent Pacific Standard Time. I had the same thought this week since its evident that he is in Southern Cal that this was all a huge publicity stunt because you have never heard anymore on Mark Ruffalo. The ironic thing about all of this is that Mark Ruffalo is starring in a movie that Ed's best friend wrote, The kids are alright. So if Mark is the "hulk" interesting twist of fate.
Kyos - 7/23/2010, 5:22 AM
Wishful thinking indeed...
CorndogBurglar - 7/23/2010, 5:30 AM
actually, i hear Tedward Dorton was playing banner. never heard of him.
Kyos - 7/23/2010, 5:32 AM
...but if it turned out to be true it would be amazing! :D
superotherside - 7/23/2010, 5:33 AM
hope so!
mickeyboosh87 - 7/23/2010, 5:48 AM
Probably not true. But I SO wish it was!
ElBicho - 7/23/2010, 5:57 AM
I heard that Ryan Reynolds will be playing Banner...
mickeyboosh87 - 7/23/2010, 6:08 AM
Ha ye and Ant man too...
BIGBMH - 7/23/2010, 6:27 AM
I would be so happy if this turned out to be true, but i'm not going to get my hopes up. I've kind of made my peace with letting go of Norton as Banner.
BmanHall - 7/23/2010, 6:59 AM
I will shit!
spectre1983 - 7/23/2010, 7:24 AM
If this were true, (emphasis on if)which I highly doubt it is, that would be the greatest thing announced at Comic Con... and I'm a DC fanboy!
ISleepNow - 7/23/2010, 7:30 AM
@Kaboom
 "Also, considering Cheadle was just in IM2 as Rhodey that contradicts your sarcasm."

This does not 'contradict' my sarcasm in Any way, it was an intentional part of it..
spider1489 - 7/23/2010, 7:41 AM
@Bayoknight

hell yea , Not only did norton did a great job! but if they start changing main characters they are killin the illusion of the whole hulk being part the of the marvel movie universal! damn and norton did such a great job he made me love the HULK !! it will be a "INCREDIBLE" turn of events of this is true!!
CorndogBurglar - 7/23/2010, 7:58 AM
@ spider

how is that killing the illusion of the Hulk being in Avenger? i swear, its like people think that if Norton doesn't come back, then the Hulk won't be in the movie.
CRZYCUBAN2 - 7/23/2010, 8:00 AM
Seriously I dont know what I would do if this turned out to be true! I think I would spontaneous combust!!!! I can picture it now. One by one RDJ, CH, CE, SLJ, ScarJo, come out on stage. And then Fiege builds it up and BAM! Ed Norton walks out! And the fans tear the roof off of SDCC!!! Damn it why didnt I go to Comic Con! LOL
Marvel > DC
Internapse - 7/23/2010, 8:02 AM
As much as I hope its true, I have huge doubts that Norton is done with Marvel. That said, I really want him back and would be overjoyed if this news turns out to be true.

It's either Norton in a turnaround or another actor in the fastest negotiations Marvel has ever done.
HULK2099 - 7/23/2010, 8:32 AM
Please GOD give us Norton for Avengers!!!
Osiris - 7/23/2010, 8:35 AM
I have been hoping that this was all a stunt, I really wish I could have gone to Con this year so much going on, stupid getting a new job.
torch1980 - 7/23/2010, 8:39 AM
God I hope this is true
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