Mark Ruffalo Teases Another Hulk and Avengers Sequels Too
Back in '03, director Ang Lee introduced us to his version of Hulk with Eric Bana wearing the indestructible and ever-elastic purple shorts. Then Edward Norton got mean and green for director Louis Leterrier in '08's The Incredible Hulk. But with the fast-approaching arrival of a new Bruce Banner in The Avengers from comic book adaptation newcomer Mark Ruffalo, it sounds like the new Hulk will get yet another solo feature sometime after Marvel's superhero ensemble assembles in 2012. The actor recently sat down with Empire and briefly spoke about Marvel's plan to make another Hulk movie and sequels to The Avengers.
We just recently heard from Ruffalo about using motion-capture technology to play the Hulk, but his new comments reveal Marvel seems to keep looking far into the future for their upcoming slate. Here's what Ruffalo had to say about Marvel's plans, and his brief take on The Hulk:
"They set up several pictures over a couple of years and possibly there will be a Hulk movie. There'll probably be a couple more 'Avengers' too, which would be fun. The way I see it, Edward Norton has bequeathed this role to me. I reckon the part is my generation's Hamlet, and there's still some room for interpreting who The Hulk is. Growing up I'd rush home to watch my favorite show, ['The Incredible Hulk']. You had the main character, played by Bill Bixby, and he had this calming quality to him. I watched it again recently, and it was so different from anything on TV at the time. You could really see the character struggling with the human aspect of what was happening."
Ruffalo sounds like the best possible replacement after Norton's somewhat disappointing exclusion from Marvel's universe. This will be quite an undertaking for the actor and by far the largest studio film he's ever done. While I'm not so sure we need another Hulk movie, I suppose it depends on what happens with the character when The Avengers hits theaters in 2012. What do you want to see form a new Hulk movie?