It’s official. Ed Norton will NOT be coming back to the role of Bruce Banner for Marvel’s Avengers, which will be hitting theaters in a little under two years. But along with this sad (?) news comes something potentially MUCH more awesome. Right now, there are rumors going around that former actor and Matisyahu impersonator Joaquin Phoenix will come on board to take over the role! Isn’t that great? Awkward Letterman interviews aside, Phoenix is a pretty good actor and could probably bring a certain je ne sais quoi to the film. The Incredible Hulk was a good movie and I liked Norton in it, but I don’t feel particularly attached to him.
Go ahead and file this one under rumor, but run out and tell your friends that it’s a done deal.