Finally, someone is acknowledging the elephant in the room regarding the upcoming Marvel movie, The Avengers. Will Edward Norton reprise the role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the film? Over at IESB, they’ve got the latest straight from the horses mouth. Following this year’s Comic Con there’s been nothing but Marvel talk regarding Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, and of course The Avengers movie. Within all of this promotion and speculation, no one’s brought up the major missing link on the upcoming roster, The Hulk.

Norton was recently surrounded by reporters while at a panel for his upcoming HBO film, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama. It’s a documentary that he produced, and he was in attendance to promote the film’s release. It’s been a while since we’ve seen the actor out and about so it was an opportune time to ask him about his involvement with Marvel’s The Avengers. He stated, “I won’t comment on that, just because they keep a pretty tight reign on what they are letting out. I’ll let them say.”

Darn it, Edward Norton! That was such a loaded response. It wasn’t a denial nor was it a confirmation. I have a feeling that he will make an appearance, because Marvel honcho Kevin Feige has said on more than one occasion that he wanted the Hulk incorporated into the other films in some way. It sounds to me as if they filled him in on their plans, but put him under some type of a gag order. He also left it open ended by saying, “I’ll let them say.” What do they have to tell us, Norton? What do they have to say?

Do you want to see Bruce Banner/The Hulk return for The Avengers?