Joaquin Phoenix as The Hulk?

Posted July 12th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Now that Edward Norton is out of The Avengers and won’t be playing Bruce Banner (The Hulk) in the film rumors are starting to swirl on who will take over. The big one out there right now is that Marvel has offered the role to Joaquin Phoenix and that he is mulling it over. Marvel is looking to have a contract agreed to in time for Comic-Con where they will roll out the primary cast for The Avengers and make a splash with an unveiling such as this.

Phoenix would be an intriguing choice, made especially so due to his apparent loss of sanity and supposed retirement from acting. That all may have been for the sake of a documentary, which is currently being shopped around in Hollywood, but he is viewed now as an odd commodity. He certainly has the acting chops to pull it off having extensive experience in more serious roles however like Norton he has never been known as a particularly easy guy to work with.