(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
Look’s like the new Bruce Banner is really good at keeping Marvel’s best kept secrets. Mark Ruffalo let slip news that Marvel has bigger plans for his gamma radiated alter-ego after Joss Whedon’s Avengers movie wraps up.
In his recent interview with Empire, Mark explained his future role as ‘The Hulk’:
“They set up several pictures over a couple of years [like Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger] … possibly there will be a Hulk movie. There’ll probably be a couple more Avengers too, which would be fun.”
Ruffalo even defends the way he recieved his role of Banner, and it’s very public reveal, in front of a pack house at the Avengers Comic-con reveal (see it here, again). Taking over from where Edward Norton left off (and should have stayed) after leaving from what we at Nerdbastards might call a “Diva moment“, Ruffalo only 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.”
Pretty ballsy Mark, not only to say Norton passed the role to you but to call your part as the Hulk “my generation’s Hamlet”. It’s a pretty sure bet no actor, while playing Hamlet, had to quote “To be or not be” while tossing a tank into the air. Did we really need to reboot the Hulk again with another actor? No, but if anyone can pull off Hulk’s yells and Banner’s pussy nature it’s a good thing they hired Mark Ruffalo.