"Do not take this as definite, and this very well may be too good to be true. A close source
that is part of helping with making Comic-Con 2010 has told me a rumor
he has heard around the convention.
The source said: "There have been numerous talkings around here
that Ed Norton may be appearing for The Avengers panel. Contrary to
Kevin Feige's "confirmation" of Norton being out of the film, it looks
like it was all to create buzz and controversy. I have heard some
reasons why this is very likely true, 1) Marvel Studios did not put out
a press release about Norton leaving The Avengers, and that no movie
studio would openly e-mail some website confirming anything for a
movie. Especially when that website reporting the news says it without
Marvel Studios permission. 2) Marvel.com would have at least had
something up about it, but no, nothing. 3) Even though it was reported
that Mark Ruffalo would take over the role, and even his agent came out
saying he was in some talks, likely we would have heard something since
if talks were going anywhere."
The source went on to say that Marvel Studios would NOT recast one
of the main actors. Marvel wanted to make use of all the rumors
surrounding Norton/Marvel having issues and use it to stir up some buzz
by "firing" Norton. It is an attempt to create some more interest in a
possible "Incredible Hulk 2."
Could this be true? Hard to say, but we should know on the 24th (?)
if Norton is in fact in the film and his being let go was all a hoax.
Assuming this is true, Norton should be joining actors Robert Downey
Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Chris
Evans on stage to discuss The Avengers."
So there you have it folks, there's a slight chance we will see Norton yet again in The Avengers after all.