Lesnar Smash! Why the UFC Champ Should Play the HulkPop-Ed: Mark Ruffalo is in talks to play the Incredible Hulk in the upcoming 'Avengers' movie after Edward Norton was ditched. But there's a problem with the way the trades are reporting these casting conundrums: Nobody has been cast as the Hulk himself since Lou Ferrigno slapped on an unhealthy coating of green body paint for the '70s TV series.

That's right -- Ruffalo, Norton and Eric Bana (who was in Ang Lee's 2003 'Hulk') played or would play Bruce Banner, the Hulk's nerdy scientist alter-ego, not the actual monster-hero.

The supreme solution? Ultimate Fighting champion and former WWE behemoth Brock Lesnar. Trust me -- read on!