Re: AVENGERS - movie Discussion, News, Interviews, Pics till release 2
Brief Q&A with Mark Ruffalo
on his initial thoughts about taking over the role of Banner/Hulk from Comic Con.
"It was very exciting ó and I realized I had some pretty big shoes to fill. Those were my heroes up there! I was a comic book fan growing up. I loved The Hulk and The Avengers ó itís just strange to be entering that world as an actor. I never would have imagined that before."
As far as the character itself, Ruffalo had this to say:
"Heís a guy struggling with two sides of himself ó the dark and the light ó and everything he does in his life is filtered through issues of control. I grew up on the Bill Bixby TV series, which I thought was a really nuanced and real human way to look at The Hulk. I like that the part has those qualities."
And some thoughts on taking over the role from his friend Edward Norton after the latter's public feud with Marvel:
"Iím a friend of Edís, and yeah, that wasnít a great way for all that to go down. But the way I see it is that Ed has bequeathed this part to me. I look at it as my generationís Hamlet."
Shooting is tenative but may start around Jan/Feb 2011.
Time to have a teaser trailer ready for the release of Captain America maybe?