Mark Ruffalo Says More Avengers And Hulk On The Way

Here’s some potentially exciting news for comic book fans: Mark Ruffalo, the latest actor to portray the Hulk for Marvel, has recently stated that his turn with the character may last longer than the upcoming Avengers film planned for 2012. Ruffalo stated that after the initial Avengers film hits theaters, Marvel plans on continuing with the series, probably with an additional two Avenger stories. He also said that a new solo Hulk movie could be a possibility. As for Ruffalo’s take on the character, he had this to say, “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.” While Hamlet isn’t the first thing that pops up in my mind when I think about The Hulk, I’m sure Ruffalo will bring his usual talent to the part.

While the idea of more Avengers films have has me interested, I’m less sold on another Hulk movie. We’ve already seen two and neither one wowed me, personally. Either the character isn’t that interesting to begin with, or he just hasn’t been utilized to his full potential. What do you think of a new stand-alone Hulk film? Does Marvel seem to be aiming for quantity over quality at this point?

  • Jonny Ashley

    The problem with a Hulk movie is inherent in the necessity to make him a CG cartoon character. Sam Raimi has done OK with the first two Spider-man movies, but he takes the suit off and we get to see a human face. There’s a little less suspendable belief to throw around when the monster is the costume.

    I think the Hulk could stand to take a Cronenbergian turn, where there’s more stake to Bruce Banner losing his humanity. More focus on the “flesh” while theyre at it.

  • A-Train

    Although I actually like a lot of the last 2 flicks, The green Hulk is over-exposed, and overly-muscular and veiny. Pretty hard for an audience to relate to. I say: Go for Mr.Fixit, the grey, Las Vegas, bouncer incarnation. A big, smart-aleck lug just trying to do his job & enjoy his life, but villains, mobsters, and other obstacles get in the way. Have Banner separate, on the astral plane or subconscious or something, trying to get back. All the while , repressing the green side.

    Replace Betty with sexy Marlo, the problem of the military with that of a pair of pants that won’t fit, and you’ve rejuvenated a character, with great branding, cool location, and a new direction.

  • Jonny Ashley

    I agree with this ^^. On a side note, I think the arcs where they humanize the Hulk and make Bruce Banner the flaw are some of the most interesting.

  • Whilst I’m very glad there could be more avengers flicks coming, I’m in two minds about the hulk solo movie and the use of yet another actor to portray Banner.

    However, I think it would be pretty cool to make the Avengers movie a lot like Ultimates rather than the original Avengers, the Hulk would be a little more badass (as would most of the other characters).

    From the pics I’ve seen from the Captain America movie, it looks as though they’re at least trying that feel but whether they actually go through with it is another matter.

    I think there is a good chance though. The Ultimates is a more contemporary story, which essentially is half the work in brining a comic book movie to the silver screen anyway.

  • rjdelight

    Wait, wait, wait…You mean there might actually be a sequel to the Avengers???? That’s crazy talk. ;)

  • Rick

    Yeah, they’re going for quantity. But that aside, I’d like one Hulk movie to showcase the Leader and follow up on Leader’s origin as seen in the last film. There are way too many interesting Avengers. I wish the sequels would focus on Hank Pym (Antman/YellowJacket/Giantman), Wasp, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Vision and Hawkeye with the big three (Cap, Ironman, Thor) in it lightly. Hulk was only with the team a couple times.

  • rjdelight

    Someone please correct me on this if they know, but isn’t Spider-Man a member of The Avengers? I recall seeing Wolverine in there too, but I may be way off base on this.

  • jay

    yeah he was, i think they wanted to us spider-man too but something happen and now we got a spiderman reboot instead!!

  • rjdelight

    I’m pretty sure the reason Spidey isn’t going to be in the Avengers is because Sony has the rights. Just wasn’t sure if he was actually part of the team in the comics. Thanks.

  • I doubt that’s the primary reason – the movie will focus on the original members of the avengers and Spider-Man only officially became a member in the last few years (with various team up along the way).

  • I’m pretty sure none of this means shit because as we’ve seen with the last two Hulk movies it all depends on the movies final gross