With Marvel Studios already prepping 2012's Avengers movie, fans have been wondering whether Ed Norton's Bruce Banner would be one of the heroes joining forces to fight evil. When asked at a recent press conference, Norton offered no help whatsoever.

Talking to reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in California, Norton dodged the question of his involvement or lack thereof in Marvel's superhero mashup movie:

I probably won't comment on that just because they keep a pretty tight rein on what they are letting out... I'll let them [address it].

The lack of a concrete "no" is leading many people to assume that he will make an appearance, especially in light of his deference to Marvel despite the rumored creative battles over last summer's Hulk movie. Given that the various comic origins of the Avengers team have always included the Hulk in one form or another, it'd make sense for Banner and his green-skinned alter ego to make an appearance, but only time will tell if Norton's coyness came from a positive place, or just a desire not to break fanboy hearts.

Hulk's Edward Norton mum on Avengers [SciFi Wire]