Mark Ruffalo will play the Hulk in 'The Avengers'
Some very good news for Hulk fans. Mark Ruffalo, who will star as the grumpy green giant in Marvel’s upcoming flick The Avengers, says filmmakers won’t be using CGI to portray the iconic character this time round.
Both Hulk in 2003 and The Incredible Hulk in 2008 used pure CGI to create the character, but Ruffalo reveals that Joss Whedon’s upcoming Avengers film will use performance capture.
“I’m really excited, no one’s ever played the Hulk exactly – they’ve always done CGI,” Ruffalo said. “They’re going to do the Avatar stop-action, stop-motion capture.”
Ruffalo also said that he’ll take inspiration from the original TV series to channel the Hulk.
“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 f**ks everything up.”
The Avengers is due to be released in 2012.
Sounds like we’re in for a more authentic Hulk this time, guys!