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Edward Norton To See Green As "Puny Banner"

Edward Norton has been set by Marvel Studios to play Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk, taking over the role from Eric Bana, who played in 2003’s Ang Lee-directed The Hulk, according to a Daily Variety report.

The film is scheduled to shoot this summer in Toronto, with an opening set for June 13, 2008.

Marvel Studios is seeking to make a sequel that is less self-serious and more in line with the comic series and TV show.

The new story begins with Banner on the run, trying to avoid capture long enough to cure the condition that turns him into a misunderstood green menace.

The script for The Incredible Hulk was written by Zak Penn (X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic Four, Elektra), and directed by Louis Leterrier, who directed the action-filled Transporter 2 and Unleashed.

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