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 “PUNY HOBBITSES!”

2015 will be a busy year for actor/stunt man/mo-cap artist extraordinaire Andy Serkis. Not only has he been confirmed as a cast member of what will likely be the biggest movie of the decade (y’know? This little picture?), but apparently just before that he’ll be mentoring Mark “The Incredible Hulk” Ruffalo in the finer points of motion-capture perfomance for Avengers: Age of Ultron. More after the jumpy-thingy:

Ruffalo informed the Twitterverse about his upcoming work with Serkis last week:

Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: Episode VII are both filming in London, which would explain how Serkis has time to work on both movies. Ruffalo not only played Bruce Banner in the first Avengers flick, he also donned the mo-cap suit in order to portray the Hulk himself. Ruffalo’s performance was a highlight of Avengers, and hearing that possibly the biggest name in the history of motion-capture will be in his corner for Avengers: Age of Ultron suggests that Ruffalo wants to take his game to the next level. I’m excited to see what Serkis’ influence brings to the upcoming sequel.

More news of an Incredible and Hulkish nature:

Actor/bodybuilder/personal trainer to the stars Lou Ferrigno, who not only portrayed the Green Goliath on the old tv series, but provided the character’s voice for the Avengers film (and will again for Avengers: Age of Ultron) is once again insisting that a second solo Hulk flick will follow the second Avengers film:

Now because he saved the day, they’re making another solo Hulk movie after the second Avengers comes out

That’s what Ferrigno was quoted as saying in an interview with a local radio station in Minnesota, according to Latino Review (I know, I know :-/ )

While it seems reasonable that Ferrigno would have some idea when or if he’ll be voicing the Hulk again in the near future, there hasn’t been any confirmation from any non-Ferrigno sources regarding  a second Hulk movie.

Sources: Slashfilm, Comic Book Movie

Category: Comics, Film

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