Ruffalo Talks About 'Playing' Hulk Using Mo-Cap in Avengers
We last heard from actor Mark Ruffalo this July about why he was interested in playing Hulk in Marvel's forthcoming The Avengers movie (replacing Edward Norton) being directed by Joss Whedon. Yesterday Vulture met up with Ruffalo at a shindig in New York City and asked him about the role again. This time he revealed: "No one's ever played the Hulk exactly, they've always done CGI," So for this one they're going to be using mo-cap with Ruffalo in addition to having him actually play Bruce Banner. That should be pretty cool to see, plus Avatar-style mo-cap is the big trend nowadays. I think the result will be pretty awesome.
"I'm really excited," Ruffalo adds. "They're going to do the Avatar stop-action, stop-motion capture. So I'll actually play the Hulk. That'll be fun." I'm glad to see he's enthusiastic about taking on this role, I just hope director Joss Whedon can deliver with kick ass Avatar quality CGI effects, because I know we all want this to feel seamless. They also asked where his inspiration is coming from: "I really love the first TV version of it, the Bill Bixby one," Ruffalo added. "I'm gonna shoot for that a little bit. He was an everyman in it. He's always on the run and trying to find love. It's really a sympathetic character, before he turns into the Hulk and fucks everything up." Hell yea! I'm definitely looking forward to Ruffalo kickin' some ass in 2012.