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Old September 27 2010, 06:40 PM   #160
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Re: AVENGERS - movie Discussion, News, Interviews, Pics till release 2

SFX had a chat with Joss Whedon also on The Avengers.
“I’m feeling that everything that I have done before has prepared me for this, besides the fact that I’ve been reading The Avengers since I was 11.” “There are definitely stipulations and restrictions, but Kevin Feige is very active as a producer and worked with me a lot on the story, but they are absolutely honouring the fact that this is my film. .... They don’t hire Mark Ruffalo [the new Hulk] to say one iconic line and strike a pose. They hire him because he has so much humanity in him. He’s the antithesis of the iconic actor. He’s so human. He was my first choice to play the part, and the fact he is playing the part is nuts! They went to great lengths to make that happen and they understood exactly why he was right for the part.”
So was Ruffalo the first choice for Whedon after Norton wasn't asked back by Feige OR was Norton not asked back cause Whedon wanted Ruffalo?
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