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Mark Ruffalo Still in Early Discussion to Play The Hulk

July 15, 2010 (8:41 am) GMT
Despite report that he is in late-stage talk with Marvel to take the role in upcoming 'Avengers', insiders say the actor is still ways away from having that part.

could be seen joining "" as a green giant. He has been widely reported to be a candidate to portray The Hulk in the upcoming Marvel movie, but he is not that close to snatch the role.

Debunking Deadline Hollywood's scoop that the talk between Ruffalo and Marvel has been in the late stage, insiders from the studio tell The Hollywood Reporter that the discussion is still in the early stage. However, the insiders do confirm that the actor has an offer to play the monstrous hero.

The "" star reportedly has not decided to take the job or not and he has not met director Joss Whedon either. Words are, there are plans for the two to meet at the end of this week or this weekend. Meanwhile, the 42-year-old has already had several offers from other projects following his performance in "".

Prior to Ruffalo, was allegedly offered The Hulk role in "The Avengers" after it was announced that will not reprise his "" role as Bruce Banner. However, it had also been noted that the 35-year-old Puerto Rican would possibly turn down the job.

Best known for his roles in romantic movies such as "" and "", Mark Ruffalo recently appeared in "" in which he co-starred . He additionally landed a role in drama comedy "".

"The Avengers" will bring together the superhero team of Marvel Comics characters. who stars in "" and "", who will play the titular character in "" and who takes the lead role in "" are among those who have been confirmed to reprise their respective roles in the forthcoming film.

This action superhero flick still has no start date but Paramount Pictures has eyed May 4, 2012 for the U.S. release date of the movie.

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