Mark Ruffalo On Mo-Cap And The Future Of The Hulk in Film
Where next for for Bruce Banner?
As part of a week of interviews on Empireonline.com with the cast of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Mark Ruffalo dropped a few hints as to what might happen with his character(s) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as giving some encouraging detail about how the improvements in performance are making his hulking outs all the more impressive.
You can read the interview in full here, but below are just a few choice snippets to whet your appetite.
"Who knows where these things will go," says Rufallo, "but as Bruce is able to impress his will on the Hulk - going into The Hulk and being inside the Hulk when he’s raging - The Hulk’s will is also growing and able to impress upon Bruce... It’ll be interesting to see if that ends up being what would be the next Hulk movie."
But, what of said new Hulk movie? Will that ever happen? "Who knows, really?" says Ruffalo. "That’s such an amorphous thing. Nobody has talked to me about that yet."
"[A new feaure-length Hulk movie is] a tough nut to crack," Ruffalo confesses. "Traditionally you’re watching a guy who doesn’t want to do the very thing that you want him to do. It’s hard to take for two hours. I don’t know how many times you can use that same framing for it, but now he’s maturing and there’s a cool dynamic growing between Banner and The Hulk."
"And the CGI is so much better. The stuff we can do now, you can do a real performance. I’ve been working with Andy Serkis [at his Imaginarium studio] and he has it set up where you go in there and you just start working on a character. It is so exciting to me, because I can do whatever I can imagine, with a team of people of course."
For much more on what it is to bring the Hulk to the big screen, as well as which animals Ruffalo channels to do so, be sure to check out the full interview. Plus, find out Ruffalo's thoughts on the whole 'Science Bros' fan phenomenon. Hint: he likes it.
Pick up the new issue of Empire for a bumper crop of Avengers: Ages Of Ultron coverage, and remember that the film itself roars into UK cinemas on April 24, and North American ones on May 1.