Mark Ruffalo to be The Hulk
Well it’s official, as of San Diego Comic-Con, Mark Ruffalo is going to step into the role of Bruce Banner in 2012’s The Avengers. The announcement was made public at a group panel involving the full cast. They even announced Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. You can look here for an article from the N.Y. Daily News. What are my thoughts on the matter?
Well I’m really sad to see that it didn’t work out for Edward Norton. He played an awesome Bruce (Much better than Eric Bana). It was awesome how much of a throw back he gave to Bill Bixby. What can you do though? Regardless of whether it was money or because Marvel just honestly didn’t think he was an ensemble player, it’s just a damn shame to see the role changing hands again! That being said, I’m curious of What Ruffalo is going to bring to the table. I can’t say that I have seen a role of his that I didn’t like. I guess he is just one of those actors. Maybe that will help him stick! Only time will really tell. He has some big shoes to fill, that’s for sure. Norton was just perfect for the role. The only other actor out of The Avengers line up I have felt was that perfect is Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. The only thing i can add right now, is I don’t see Bruce Banner when I looks at him. (But then again I didn’t see The Joker when I looked at Heath Ledger either) On the positive side, sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you look like the character as long as you can sell it through acting. Mark is a great actor, so I feel he can pull this off. It looks to be clear, so far, that he will do everything in his power to make an awesome follow-up to Nortons Hulk. He has released in statements that he really didn’t like the terms he got the role. Going on then, to compare the situation to a modern-day Hamlet. Personally I’m going to go ahead and reserve judgment for a little later.
Until Next Time, My Freaky Darlings,