Mark Ruffalo considers solo Hulk movie

mark rufalo hulkMark Ruffalo has made the Hulk more popular than ever. And as San Diego Comic Con comes and with it likely our first teaser for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Ruffalo shares his thoughts on whether The Hulk needs a solo movie or if he’s better off as a member of the Avengers ensemble.

“He might not,” Ruffalo said in an interview with Collider. “He’s a tough nut to crack of all of them, I think. He’s the one person who doesn’t want to do the very thing that all of us are dying to see him do and he’s the one person who doesn’t want to be there, [laughs] and so it can get very maudlin, it could get very boring to watch the guy who’s moping around who doesn’t want to do the very thing that we’re all dying to see him do. And so I think that’s the tough part of cracking that nut. I think that’s what’s made it problematical in the past.

Avengers - Age of Ultron - Hulk and Scarlett WitchBut I do feel like we’ve gained some ground on this new version of him, which has – he’s sort of turning to face himself, and I think the relationship between Banner and The Hulk as a conscious conflict, it could be really interesting. The one thing that I think The Hulk is terrified of is Banner, and that’s never really been mined. And now with this new motion capture technology, we can do something really exciting with Hulk that we’ve never been able to do performance-wise that I am hoping when we’re talking about doing a new version of this, that we’re really talking about having a relationship between these two entities that is conscious of each other and in conflict with each other in a really cool, interesting way.”

What do you think? Does Hulk need a solo movie or is he fine in “The Avengers?”
  • Barry Murray

    I want to see a Ruffalo Hulk movie. He needs to go all film noir and have some personal stake to solve. And buildings to destroy, lol.

  • That could be very cool. And since they hinted at The Leader, there’s a bad guy just waiting!

  • Barry Murray

    Excellent. I am set for a Ruffalo run as Hulk already. He did a great job.

  • I agree. Literally the only thing about his Banner was the hair. Everything else was perfect.

  • I would love to see a Hulk movie done in the vein Ruffalo speaks. Not all out optimistic because he also outlined some legitimate obstacles. At least I can take comfort in knowing the character is in capable hands.

  • Barry Murray

    Did you prefer the hair in Iron Man Three?

  • Yeah, I could see that working too and I agree that he will be just fine with Ruffalo.

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  • Ben

    I think Ruffalo is being harsh on the Hulk as a solo character. I liked the Norton version and there are plenty of comics that do something different with the Banner/Hulk relationship that Ruffalo wants.

  • I liked Norton’s version too. I like Ruffalo, but I’ll always be a bit curious how Norton would have worked with the rest of the Avengers.

  • Ben

    Yeah, I can’t imagine him in that movie at all.