Hulk to be a Motion Capture Performance in THE AVENGERS

     September 24, 2010

Here’s some cool news for everyone that’s anticipating The Avengers.  Mark Ruffalo has revealed that unlike the previous Hulk movies that featured the creature as an all CGI creation, Ruffalo will actually be playing the Hulk in The Avengers as he’s going to do the performance through motion-capture performance.   We’ve seen the technology used in such films as Lord of the Rings and Avatar, and it’ll be interesting to see a Hulk that is an actor’s creation and not made in some computer.  Hit the jump to read Ruffalo’s quotes about playing the Hulk and Bruce Banner.

When Vulture asked Rufffalo about his role as the Hulk in The Avengers, the actor said:

“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.”

Ruffalo also spoke about playing the role of Bruce Banner.  He seems to be excited about the opportunity and said: “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.”

The Avengers will be directed by Joss Whedon and also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner.  Filming is set to begin in February.

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