Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
When a solo Hulk movie wasn’t a part of Marvel Studios’ Phase Two, we all assumed the character would have a bigger role in Avengers: Age of Ultron. That notion was then confirmed by studio president Kevin Feige. It made perfect logical sense, considering the teaser concept art and that fact that Bruce Banner would no longer need to be convinced to be a member of the Avengers. By the time Age of Ultron starts, he’ll be all in.
Ruffalo has been pretty open about filming Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters next May. In a new interview he talked a bit more about Hulk’s expanded role. His quotes give a tiny hint at how the character will have more to do in the highly-anticipated sequel. Read the Mark Ruffalo Hulk quotes below.
Thanks to Total Film for the quotes. Here’s Ruffalo.
[My role’s] even bigger than last time, and it’s more complex and it has more layers and a bit more arc.
He then commented on being more comfortable with the performance capture:
I’m really tripping on the technology of this motion-capture stuff… now I just completely embrace it and see it as this other exciting place we can go as performers.
That makes sense considering Andy Serkis, the foremost performer in the area, is reportedly helping Ruffalo this time around. (Serkis is likely filming his latest film, Star Wars Episode VII, in the near by Pinewood Studios).
Again – this isn’t groundbreaking information. It’s stuff we’ve long since assumed and then had confirmed. But if the Hulk’s role is more complex, I’d imagine he might start to turn on the Avengers a bit in the film. Maybe that’s why there’s a need for the Hulkbuster costume. Or maybe Banner decides he doesn’t want to be part of the Avengers and drops out, only to be called back to action when Ultron goes back. It might even be a hint towards the rumored World War Hulk storyline people have been talking about for a while.
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