Ruffalo to play both Banner and Hulk
Published Sep 25 2010, 15:36 BST | By Tom Ayres
Joss Whedon's upcoming Avengers
film will use performance capture to allow Mark Ruffalo
to portray both the character of Bruce Banner and his alter ego, The Incredible Hulk.Bleeding Cool
reports that the film will use a technique similar to that used by James Cameron to create the alien Na'vi race in Avatar
in 2003 and The Incredible Hulk
in 2008 used pure CGI to create the character.
"I'm really excited, no one's ever played the Hulk exactly - they've always done CGI," Ruffalo said. "They're going to do the Avatar
stop-action, stop-motion capture."
Ruffalo also hinted that his take on the character will draw more from the original TV series The Incredible Hulk
, which starred Bill Bixby, rather than the more recent films.The Avengers
is due to be released in 2012 following the introduction of the final two main characters in Thor
and Captain America: The First Avenger