Detailed New Image of The Hulk in ‘The Avengers’

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The Hulk in Avengers Images Detailed New Image of The Hulk in The Avengers

The Avengers promotional campaign is, at this point, threatening to go into overload mode. Stroll through the Internet these days and you’ll find a lot of fans who are starting to back away from any new trailers, TV spots, clips or featurettes about Marvel’s blockbuster superhero teamup, lest they see too much, too soon.

Then again, there are aspects of The Avengers that we could all stand to see more of – and one of those is undoubtedly The Hulk.

If you haven’t read our collection of Avengers cast interviews, you may have missed actor Mark Ruffalo talking about his role as Bruce Banner / The Hulk, and just where this  Avengers team-up event finds the character in terms of development.

Check out the following quotes from Ruffalo:

RUFFALO: I think Banner is aging and he’s been living with this thing. Two years have passed since the last one, and we’re kind of going for this world-weariness of accepting, and trying to get to the point where he can live with it, and maybe master it, or come to peace with it, and so there’s this kind of nice ironic wryness about Banner. He’s not so miserable. I think that’s kind of a throwback. We started to talk about a throwback to Bill Bixby, which was the Banner that I grew up on basically. He had a kind of a charm about him in this kind of world-weariness. He was on the run but he was still able to flirt sometimes and smile sometimes and occasionally crack a joke, so that’s in there.

[Banner] ends up being an intricate component to the first part of the movie. They really aren’t after him necessarily to be the Hulk. They’re really after him because of his gamma expertise. There’s a big portion in the movie where he’s doing a lot of that and helping them kind of crack this riddle.

And in terms of what kind of Hulk we’ll be getting?

RUFFALO: Yeah, he’s a smart Hulk. He hasn’t graduated to that yet but hopefully he might be on the way to that. I don’t know where it’s going to go after this, but I feel like we’re trying to open the door to the integration of the two, you know [Banner and Hulk]. I like to think of it as the guy trying to break a bucking bronco. He has some tiny little semblance of control over it but still it’s completely out of his control, you know. That’s kind of where the last one left off, I felt like.

Now, check out a picture of the newer, smarter, Hulk in The Avengers:


The Hulk In Avengers 280x170 Detailed New Image of The Hulk in The Avengers


Fans have overwhelmingly agreed that this version of Hulk in Avengers is (visually speaking) the best we’ve seen so far. In part that’s because movie technology is better than it was at the time of both Ang Lee’s Hulk (2003) and Marvel Studios’ The Incredible Hulk (2008); however, the other part is the fact that Ruffalo – unlike previous Bruce Banner actors Eric Bana and Edward Norton – is actually playing the Hulk via motion-capture performance.

You can actually see Ruffalo’s facial features in that Hulk image above, and that fact alone goes a long way towards helping viewers suspend the disbelief that this brilliant scientist actually transforms into a rage-fueled jade giant. Ironically enough, Ruffalo is probably the one actor out of the Bruce Banner trio who least resembles his comic book counterpart. Of course, with a good performance on both sides of his character, Ruffalo could walk away with the role snug in his pocket – and those lucrative future installments of the Marvel movie universe.

The Avengers will be in theaters on May 4, 2012 in the U.S.

Source: The Age via CBM

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  1. ok, i’m glad i saw it, but it was a slight spoiler…but…for those of you on facebook, if you are paying the avengers alliance game, there is an exclusive promo for the movie you can unlock, and it features a really cool scene with everybody’s favorite green dude! i watched 3 times in a row, and it just makes me want to see this movie so much more i cant stand it! it will definitely be one of those “Oh $h!t!” moments in the film.

    • Don’t…say…another…word!!! I want to be surprised.

  2. so, here is that new tv spot, it’s on youtube now, soon to be on tv i’m sure. check it out….mild spoiler warning….

  3. Ang’s movie was far superior.

  4. I see that the article states that this time, the actor Ruffalo is performing the Hulk through motion capture. The fact is, in both previous movies, the Hulk was created through motion capture, and Norton specifically performed the movements. Even his facial expressions were captures through motion capture.

    • No one has ever done a complete Hulk role in motion capture. This is the first time. Norton never looked like the Hulk he turned into and this is why. I do believe some motion capture was used for The Incredible Hulk but it wasnt Norton (at least I cant find any info stating this).

      • I take it back. Norton and Roth fought it out using motion capture. Not sure why this article says its the first time its been done.

        • Norton did the face, but every article I’ve ever found said that a stunt/mocap person did the movements, and Roth did his own. Whatever is the actual case, I like it when actors do their own mocap stuff. Even if Norton did his own in TIH, it sounds like Ruffalo is doing even more (all?) of it so The Avengers Hulk will be even more of a real person that before.

  5. I hope there’s a little Hulk/Thor tussle in the flick. They way underplayed Thor’s strength in the Thor movie, and that was a huge let down for me. In the comics, the H vs T clashes were always pretty epic.

  6. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Things I’d like to see in the next hulk movie: a relationship with a child or children at the forefront. I believe Iron Giant was inspired somewhat by Hulk in this regard.
    Hulk should hate Banner as a separate being and vice versa.
    Should be unlikely communication and cooperation between Banner and Hulk using a go-between to smartly defeat absorbing man, who is presented with powers more similar to Parasite or Sebastien, so Hulk cannot beat him in his regular fashion

  8. i dont like the new hulk he looks like a mexican…

  9. “what?” on so many levels.

    • That was supposed to be a reply to the Mexican comment, but it apparently failed to post it there.

      • Don’t worry! I think most were with you on the “What?” part.

  10. So you called out every aspect of the Ruffalo Hulk except potentially the most important one, the VFX company responsible for him… Industrial Light & Magic developed a bunch of new technology to create the green guy and thus far the imagery I’ve seen of him looks outstanding. Outside of the images being over-saturated, typical of movie studio marketing departments wanting the images to “pop” in print, the detail in this Hulk is amazing. I’m so excited to see this film.

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