Joss Whedon has quite the ensemble on his hands for The Avengers. A Norse God, an American super-soldier from WWII, a playboy millionaire who cruises around in what’s basically a very personal jet, a giant green monster-sometimes scientist, some dude with arrows and a hot, Russian chick whose plan to fight aliens includes a pistol. Seriously, what’s up with the gun Black Widow has in that group, 360 shot from The Avengers trailer? What is she going to be able to accomplish with that!? Chick deserves a bigger gun, is all I’m saying.
Anyway, Whedon was interviewed for the newest issue of SFX Magazine and we’ve got a few quotes to share where he specifically talks Hulk,
QUESTION: This is Marvel’s third shot at bringing the Hulk to the big screen. What did you need to get right?WHEDON: So much. A Bruce Banner who’s not obsessed with his own problems. A Hulk who not only feels flesh and blood, but is clearly an extension of Banner himself and not just a CGI thing that roars. A Hulk who feels dangerous, who might actually hurt someone we care about, who belongs in a classic horror film. And much more. He’s the hardest character by far, and ended up being the most fun.
QUESTION: What does Mark Ruffalo bring to the role of Bruce Banner?
WHEDON: Mark is such a delightful mensch it’s stupid. His Banner is a bunch of contradictions: graceful and awkward, meek and confident, erudite and working class, funny and sad. And contradictions are what the Banner/Hulk dynamic are all about. Also, Mark kinda looks like the Hulk. So we got to build our Hulk from him.
QUESTION: We’re missing such classic Avengers characters as the Scarlet Witch and The Vision from this line-up. Are there other Avengers you’d love to bring to the screen?
WHEDON: A boatload. Pretty much everyone but Wonder Man. I never did figure out what he was for.
Ha! Sucks to be Wonder Man.
I am really interested to see Ruffalo’s take on the character, and how we’ll see his performance come through in The Hulk. Personally, I loved Edward Nortons’ Bruce Banner so having yet another actor step into the role will be weird. I don’t think anyone woulds say they’re really excited to see Banner on screen. Changing the actor portraying Banner has hurt any kind of bond the audience might have formed with the character. The Hulk on the other hand, well, I think we’re all excited to see him wreckin’ stuff, but hopefully he’ll demonstrate other assets besides, “HULK SMASH!”
The issue of SFX with Whedon’s full interview goes on sale Wednesday, March 7th.
Source: Comic Book Movie