The culmination of all of Marvel’s films so far, The Avengers, is set to start shooting in April. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film boasts an all-star cast of Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jeremy Renner. Ruffalo, who replaces Edward Norton as the Hulk, previously stated that he would be the first actor to actually play the character, with all the previous versions having someone other than the lead actor do the motion capture. Well, now it looks like he may not be doing motion capture work after all. Actor Brandon Molale recently tweeted the following (via Comic Book Movie):
“My life: Just auditioned to play the Hulk (motion capture) in the new Avengers movie. Pretty damn cool job!”
So is Joss Whedon completely ditching the idea of Ruffalo doing the motion capture work for Hulk? Or are they simply covering all their bases to see which works better? At this point, no one’s saying for sure. It would be cool to know that all of Hulk’s movements come from Ruffalo, but I don’t really see it as a dealbreaker regarding the film. The Avengers hits theaters on May 4th 2012.