Mark Ruffalo Talks AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON; Teases 'Hulkbuster', 'Vision' And More

Sweaty Hulk.
Talking to Collider on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron earlier this year, Mark Ruffalo had plenty to say about what we should expect from the highly anticipated 2015 sequel. Apart from a very brief scene in Iron Man 3, we've seen and heard nothing of Bruce Banner since the events of the first movie, so how is he now dealing with being the Hulk? "Banner and Hulk have kind of come to a detente [laughs]. We left this last one with this idea that I’m always angry and therefore I have some control over it, but like anger, when you think you have control over it, you absolutely don’t. So there’s still a wrangling going on and there’s a confrontation brewing between the Hulk consciousness and the Banner consciousness that I think we’re starting to head into right now." It sounds like he'll still be struggling to keep the Green Goliath under control then despite the fact he appeared to have mastered him during the battle with the Chitauri in The Avengers!

Talk then turned to some of the movie's supporting characters, with the actor describing The Vision as his "baby", perhaps giving us a vague idea of the relationship between the two heroes when they team-up to take on Ultron. "The Vision is the Vision," the actor told the site, careful to not give anything too specific away. "He is so dope, and he’s my baby. [Laughs] Yeah, he’s pretty incredible. The idea of him and where he comes from. He’s very independent. It’s a really great character. Yeah, people are going to love the Vision…and Ultron is amazing. He’s amazing. It’s really good." As for what it's been like to work with Paul Bettany (who has previously just provided the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. during post-production, Ruffalo added: "All I know is that I’m happy that I walk in and I leave the trailer and I can go back an hour later and Paul Bettany’s still in makeup. I’m 46 years old so that makes me feel good…sorry Paul, but you should see him. He’s a specimen when he walks onto that thing. He’s like, the perfect man. He’s the Vision." What's interesting about this is the fact that Marvel are obviously bringing The Vision to life with a lot of practical effects, so he obviously won't be a motion-capture creation like Ultron!

Talking of the titular villain, Ruffalo was then quizzed on how much the Hulk interacts with Ultron. "We have a lot of scenes together as a group," he revealed. "I don’t really – I have a couple one on one things with him, but I love him. He’s great, and he’s going to be…it’s like King Lear. It’s great." Scarlet Witch meanwhile is a character that we aren't fully sure will be on the side of the angels for at least some of the movis as we've seen her and Quicksilver aliged with Ultron in the trailer (or it at least appears that way). "It’s not…She’s able to bring out…[pauses] the worst in us. There are people in our lives who can do that, and somehow when you’re an actor you tend to gravitate towards those people, but she’s that bad – it’s like Sid and Nancy. She’s everyone’s Nancy." Is that a reference to her reality altering powers? Could she be the reason why the Hulk takes on his science bro Tony Stark in the Hulkbuster suit? We don't know, but the actor did have this to say about those scenes! "It’s a little bit like Cool Hand Luke that way. “Do you think you could beat me? I’ll beat the crap out of you. Then I beat the crap out of him. It’s kind of like that, but not totally like that. It has a surprise to it, a little twist to it as well."

As for how much we'll hear the Hulk talk this time, Ruffalo wasn't actually sure at the time of the interview, but it does sound like we're going to get a big more this time! "We’re sort of still working it out. He will, we’re just trying to figure out – there’s a couple different places to do it, but he’s not going to have a soliloquy, not yet anyway. We’re working for that. Joss has a couple ideas where to put that." What do you guys think? Share your thoughts below!


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