When Mark Ruffalo was announced as Bruce Banner in The Avengers, I was one of the few people that didn’t think that was a terrible idea. After all, scruffy beta male Ruffalo (who comes just before Sam Rockwell on the actors-to-hobos spectrum) doesn’t have to play the Hulk, I thought, just laidback Bruce Banner. Yeah, well guess what.
In Marvel’s upcoming The Avengers, though, Mark Ruffalo will actually* play the Hulk: “I’m really excited. No one’s ever played the Hulk exactly, they’ve always done CGI,” he told us at last night’s Launch of Farmhearts at Pure Yoga. “They’re going to do the Avatar stop-action, stop-motion capture. So I’ll actually play the Hulk. That’ll be fun.” [Editor’s note: *not actually, but sort of.]
Mark Ruffalo is a better actor than he gets credit for, so I have no doubt he can pull this of– wait a second, did you just say the Hulk was at a yoga party? Oh screw this. HULK HAMSTRING NOT FLEXIBLE, HULK HATE DOLPHIN POSE! (*kicks downward dog*)
Can’t we just get Stallone to play the Hulk? I already read all of his Tweets in a Hulk voice:
HULK HAVE JOKE!
Q: HOW HULK MAKE TIME FLY?
A: HULK SMASH CLOCK WITH DRUNK KEYBOARD!!!
HULK LAUGH JOKE, HULK HOPE FRIENDS LOVE TOO. KEEP PUNCHING! -HULK