Mark Ruffalo says no solo "Hulk" movie just yet

Actor Mark Ruffalo attends "The Avengers" premiere during the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2012, in New York.
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Looks like the Hulk will be sticking with his superhero friends, for now.

Mark Ruffalo -- the most recent actor to portray the green-skinned Marvel hero -- took to Twitter to answer fans who have been wondering if they'll see Bruce Banner in a separate, standalone film outside of the upcoming sequel to "The Avengers":

The 45-year-old Ruffalo is the third actor in the last 10 years to play the Hulk on the big screen.

Eric Bana starred in Ang Lee's 2003 "Hulk," which became a box office dud. Edward Norton then took on the role in 2008's "The Incredible Hulk" -- which fared better than its predecessor with critics and audiences -- before eventually being replaced by Ruffalo for Joss Whedon's "The Avengers," the highest-grossing film of 2012.

For now, it looks like Hulk fans will have to wait to see him again until "The Avengers 2" opens on May 1, 2015.

Ruffalo will next be seen in the Morgan Freeman thriller "Now You See Me," out June 7.

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