In Marvel's upcoming film The Avengers being directed by Joss Whedon, actor Mark Ruffalo will not only play Bruce Banner, but he will actually play The Hulk as well! In every other film version of The Incredible Hulk, both Erica Bana and Edward Norton were fully replaced by a big green CGI Hulk. In The Avengers Marvel will for the very first time use motion capture technology to bring The Hulk to life.
Ruffalo revealed this big news in a recent interview with Vulture,
I'm really excited. No one's ever played the Hulk exactly, they've always done CGI. They're going to do the Avatar stop-action, stop-motion capture. So I'll actually play the Hulk. That'll be fun.
He goes on to explain how he will portray the Bruce Banner in the film,
I really love the first TV version of it, the Bill Bixby one. I'm gonna shoot for that a little bit. He was an everyman in it. He's always on the run and trying to find love. It's really a sympathetic character, before he turns into the Hulk and fucks everything up.
As for Ruffalo playing the first 3-D Hulk he says,
I hope I don't bulge in anyone's face, that's all I have to say.
Well, it's great to see that he's excited for this! I'm really looking forward to seeing how Ruffalo does as The Hulk. I think he's a great choice for the role.
What do you think about Ruffalo playing The Hulk using Motion Capture?