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The Avengers to Feature Mark Ruffalo as Motion-Capture Hulk
We've known since Comic-Con that Mark Ruffalo will be portraying the Hulk in Marvel's upcoming The Avengers. But it seems that Mark Ruffalo's performance will be much different from the Hulks we've seen in the two previous feature films.
Ruffalo revealed that he will not only be portraying Bruce Banner, but he will also play the actual Hulk using the same motion-capture technology utilized in James Cameron's Avatar. Here's what he told the site:
"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."
Mark Ruffalo also said that he was going to try and stay closer to Bill Bixby's version of the Hulk from The Incredible Hulk TV series:
"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 f*&ks everything up."
Mark Whedon's answer in regards to a concern over being able to tell "character stories" with The Avengers:
"There are definitely stipulations and restrictions, but Kevin Feige is very active as a producer and worked with me a lot on the story, but they are absolutely honoring the fact that this is my film. What I kind of think ultimately defines Marvel Studios was the first thing they did and that was cast Robert Downey Jr. They said, 'What if we got great actors and let them have some time to be the people they're supposed to be instead of going through the paces of hitting this mark and that mark?' They don't always get it right, but nobody does. But if you look at who they already had, and who they allowed me to add to the cast, they are thinking about the integrity of the characters. Obviously we have to get from point A to point B, and fans really want to see this – and ideas for set-pieces which I said are great. Now I'm going to make them matter and they are completely on board with the idea."
"What I will struggle with, in the outline and throughout, is that I would like to put these actors in a room and just make Glengarry Glen Ross," he laughs. "We're talking about really exciting people and at the same time I have to keep the momentum of the thing going. I can't let it turn into a lull fest. Knowing that I have enough time to do both of those things – that by the end of the movie you will feel 'in' with these guys – is the trick. It's not an easy one but one that Marvel absolutely honours. They don't hire Mark Ruffalo [the new Hulk] to say one iconic line and strike a pose. They hire him because he has so much humanity in him. He's the antithesis of the iconic actor. He's so human. He was my first choice to play the part, and the fact he is playing the part is nuts! They went to great lengths to make that happen and they understood exactly why he was right for the part."
First Look at the SHIELD Helicarrier in Joss Whedon’s THE AVENGERS
The first look at the concept art for the SHIELD Helicarrier in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers has gone online. The Helicarrier was originally supposed to appear in Iron Man 2.
The Helicarrier is a fictional flying aircraft carrier specifically designed to be itself capable of independent powered flight in addition to the conventional functions of aircraft carriers. It is the signature capital ship of the fictional intelligence/defense agency S.H.I.E.L.D., usually shown in Marvel Comics-published comic book magazines.
Originally designed by Jack Kirby for the Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. serial in Strange Tales # 135 (August, 1965), the Helicarrier concept has survived multiple redesigns whilst rarely straying from its originally depicted role as a mobile headquarters of S.H.I.E.L.D. until recent years.
Even though past rumors had pegged the Marvel film's production as happening in New York or Los Angeles, in fact the Joss Whedon directed movie will be shooting in New Mexico.
"In addition to being our biggest production to date, The Avengers will be the most technologically advanced and will provide cutting-edge training opportunities for our crew," said New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson in a press release. Because that's exactly what you want on your $200 million-plus movie -- on the job training.
The shoot will take place mostly at Albuquerque Studios between April and September of 2011, which isn't that long from now at all! Some production will also happen in New York and Michigan.
"We had a terrific experience shooting portions of Thor in the Land of Enchantment and we are looking forward to making New Mexico even more of a home on our next production,'' said Louis D'Esposito, co-president of Marvel Studios.
RUMOR: The Avengers to Feature Skrulls and Kree
"The Avengers script will blend Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger story lines as The Avengers battle with two alien races, the Skrulls and the Kree."
It was rumored in May that the Skrulls and the Kree would team to be the formidable and double extraterrestrial antagonistic force in The Avengers and suggested that the Skrulls, allied with the Kree, would brainwash Hulk to fight the Avengers.
why not just make it Avengers vs Ultron. with Hulk rampaging in the sidelines.
nevertheless, they need to develop a really convincing plot. i think a Skrull invasion is enough. adding Kree? unless they have Cap Marvel to join their ranks.
The Avengers Wants Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill
Cobie Smulders “has emerged as the front runner for the role of SHIELD Agent Mariah Hill.” The deal could be completed before the end of the weekend.
It was just recently that Samuel L. Jackson spilled the beans about another female character to be Nick Fury’s female sidekick. And The Hollywood Reporter released the names as Morena Baccarin, Jessica Lucas, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Smulders.
According to Marvel Universe Wiki, she joined SHIELD and rose to the position of commander. After Colonel Nicholas Fury’s “Secret War” Maria was chosen to be director of SHIELD by the President himself after he commended her on her work while she was stationed on assignment in Madripoor. Although many others who she herself admitted were better suited for position were not considered for directorship she was assigned director. It has emerged that Maria was chosen as the other candidates were “Fury Loyalists” and SHIELD needed a “new direction.”
The film’s cast will include Jackson (Nick Fury), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk) and Chris Evans (Captain America).
The film will be directed by Joss Whedon for a May 4th release next year.
Yesterday, Joss Whedon announced the commencement of filming on The Avengers but it was in his causal, Whedon-y way. Today, Marvel sent out a press release announcing the start of shooting. The press release has fewer jokes than Whedon’s announcement, but it also has more confirmations. The press release confirms that Tom Hiddleston will return as Loki and that he’ll be joined by Thor co-star Stellan Skarsgård who plays Professor Erik Selvig.
Check out the press release along with the first official set photo. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson. The Avengers opens in 3D on May 4, 2012.
All-New Costume for Captain America
Chris Evans recently told MTV News, he wore the suit for the first time during a screen test, as it has already started production in Albuquerque.
"Yeah, it's awesome," Evans admitted, "It's really cool. I was worried because I started to get really attached to the old one. I got to really start digging it. It's not that easy to move in, but I started really liking it."
It is the original 1940's version of the suit that will be featured in Captain America: The First Avenger, which is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2011.
The Avengers is set to be released on May 4, 2012 and will star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and Chris Evans.
Masyadong malakas mga kalaban nila and wala na sa story line ng marvel kung sabay ang skrulls at si Kree. Mas maganda if they start with Ultron, Kang or Leader controlling the green beast Hulk. Or maybe Loki with some villains in his side.
Saka wala si Scarlett witch at Quasar sa movie?
si vision ba nasa movie? true, ultron would make more sense as the villain of choice for a first avengers movie (but since vision isn't included in it, then they just glazed over ultron then) that would've been nice with maybe a cameo from the inhumans (which could maybe hint at a world war hulk spin off in the future ) no silver surfer either? but hawkeye's in there already? sayang din. who plays cap marvel? they're gonna be pretty shorthanded if they're gonna battle BOTH(?) kree and the skrull. interesting to see how the movies turns out. still, valiant effort to get an avengers flick out there
although if they do encounter the inhumans (from an ultron story arc maybe) baka malito si crystal when she sees cap america's mug lookin' a great deal like johnny storm
More on Hulk
Bruce Banner himself, Mark Ruffalo, recently told MTV what Smashes With Purple Pants is up to.
"He has an interesting thing with Black Widow, actually," Ruffalo said. "And him and Tony Stark are... You know, he's like the fallen angel version of Tony Stark. He was the renegade professor who was kind of a rebel, arrogant, kind of doing things that were unorthodox. There's a real admiration between the two of them that's interesting, and Tony Stark really enjoys the idea of watching this guy turn into The Hulk. So he's nudging him in an interesting sort of way. There's a lot of nice, fun play between the two of them."
Ruffalo, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, let slip what the rest of the team thinks about Hulk.
"He's like the teammate none of them are sure they want on their team. He's a loose cannon. It's like, 'Just throw a grenade in the middle of the group and let's hope it turns out well!"