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

David "Dr. Who" Tennant Rumored for Bruce Banner in <em>The Avengers</em>

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

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.
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