Edward Norton ditched from ‘Avengers’ for not being team player

Updated: Jul 13, 2010, 15:53 PM IST

London: American film actor Edward Norton has been chucked out from new movie ‘The Avengers’ for reportedly not being a team player and for failing to work as “part of an ensemble”.

Norton, 40, was expected to reprise his role as ‘The Incredible Hulk’ after playing the green monster in the 2008 blockbuster of the same name.

But now movie bosses are searching for a “creative” and “collaborative” replacement to star alongside Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L Jackson.

“Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members,” the Sun quoted Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige as saying.

“The Avengers demands players who thrive working as part of an ensemble, as evidenced by Robert, Chris H, Chris E, Sam, Scarlett, and all of our talented casts.

“We are looking to announce a name actor who fulfils these requirements, and is passionate about the iconic role in the coming weeks,” he added. (ANI)

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