Mark Ruffalo reveals six-picture Hulk deal
Marvel fans were sceptical, even worried when Mark Ruffalo was cast as Hulk in The Avengers.
But Ruffalo’s portrayal of Dr Bruce Banner’s angry green alter-ego, previously depicted by Eric Bana and Edward Norton, has been widely praised and is nothing short of impressive.
The 44-year-old star’s motion capture debut as “the other guy” stole the show in Joss Whedon’s superhero flick. This is certainly a good thing considering Ruffalo let slip that he had signed a six-movie deal with Marvel.
It is likely to mean that the actor will be “smashing” things up for five more films following The Avengers, which also stars Robert Downey Jr (as Ironman), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye).
“I was so impressed and blown away by how much (Whedon) packs into this movie and how exciting it is and what a great ride it is, and how it just works on every level.
"The experience was great.
"I really had a good time. It was fun, and I love that group of people," Ruffalo told Collider.com.
It’s not immediately known if there will be a new solo Hulk film although Paul Gitter from Marvel Entertainment told Forbes.com that, “if the Hulk's successful turnaround continues, Marvel will spin him off to a stand-alone (TV) programme next year, supported by a big budget franchise movie in 2015”.
Published May 2, 2012