Mark Ruffalo confirmed as Hulk; Avengers assemble at Comic Con

The Avengers did indeed assemble in San Diego over the weekend. Robert Downey Jr and Samuel L. Jackson introduced the usual suspects and also confirmed some new additions to the cast, including … Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.

(L-R) Robert Downey Jr, Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Joss Whedon, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

Ruffalo was swept into the role after Edward Norton was ousted a mere fortnight ago. Renner’s name has been attached to the role of Hawkeye for months. Joss Whedon was confirmed as The Avengers director late last week.

You can read all about the announcement in detail over at Slashfilm.

Now, in case you don’t know your Avengers:

Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man
Clark Gregg – SHIELD Agent Coulson
Scarlett Johansson – Black Widow
Chris Hemsworth – Thor
Chris Evans – Captain America
Samuel L. Jackson – Nick Fury
Jeremy Renner – Hawkeye
Mark Ruffalo – Hulk

The Avengers arrives in cinemas May 2012.

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