Marvel made quite the good impression with this recently released casting announcement for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, but official confirmation of the plot has yet to emerge. We know that the title hero, played by Chris Hemsworth, will be taking center stage where he’ll be joined by returning heroes Heimdall (Idris Elba) and Odin (Anthony Hopkins) with newcomer Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). Much to fan’s excitement, he’ll also buddy up with Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner, a.k.a. Hulk.
In a chat with ET about his upcoming film Now You See Me 2, Ruffalo was asked about his role in the new Thor movie, of course. He’s sticking to his line about the film being an “intergalactic buddy road movie with Banner and Thor” but also had some other interesting insights about the incredible cast, now that it’s been announced.
Check out the video interview below:
During this sit down with the Hulk-ster, he was careful with his wording:
“I think it will be smashing. You’ll see a lot more Hulk and I think it’ll–“
That’s when co-star Woody Harrelson interrupted to ask if the Hulk would be “Hulk-ier” in this next movie, Ruffalo responded:
“The Hulk gets Hulk-ier. The Hulk Hulks out. Hulk-ier and bigger.”
(I hope Ruffalo gets paid a fixed amount every time he says the word “Hulk.”) This doesn’t give anything away but it’s a nice bit of reassurance that the Hulk will get his due on the big screen. What the ratio of Hulk-to-Banner screentime is remains to be seen, however, as does the possibility of Planet Hulk or World War Hulk storyline.
Hulk may walk the line between hero and unpredictable force of mass destruction, but as for Blanchett’s villain of the piece, Ruffalo had this to say:
“She plays the worst of the worst. So evil. She is going to kill us. It’s such a great part she gets to play.”
Blanchett’s role, which sounds like it will be a super-dark version of her performance as Lady Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings movies, might just be the second-biggest draw to the film (after the Hulk/Thor buddy-up, obviously) as Marvel looks to keep improving the quality of its villains. There’s a lot to be excited for, but we have a long wait ahead since Thor: Ragnarok doesn’t open until November 3, 2017.
For more on all things Thor, be sure to check out some of our recent articles below:
- ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Characters Explained, from Hela to Valkyrie
- ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Adds ‘Creed’ Standout Tessa Thompson
- Tom Hiddleston Teases Final Performance as Loki in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
- ‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Taika Waititi on Loki, Cate Blanchett’s Character, and Norse Mythology
- Mark Ruffalo Says ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Will Form a Standalone ‘Hulk’ Arc