The Avengers's Hulk Will Be Motion-Captured
09.29.10 by Ryan
Both 2003's The Hulk and 2008's The Incredible Hulk may have had separate actors in the lead role (Eric Bana and Edward Norton, respectively), but the movies shared a similar technique: a computer-generated Hulk. With Mark Ruffalo taking over the role in the upcoming Avengers, however, things are going to change. Ruffalo told Vulture that he will play the Hulk in every way but Lou Ferrigno in green body make-up.
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.
As ComicVine points out, Ruffalo won't be the first person to play the Hulk. Motion-capture was used for The Incredible Hulk, only Norton wasn't the person responsible for the Hulk's movements. However, Ruffalo will be the first amongst his predecessors to assume the motion-capture responsibilities. He's also planning to look to another Bruce Banner for inspiration.
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.
Ruffalo also has the distinction of being the first actor to portray the Hulk in 3-D. "I hope I don't bulge in anyone's face, that's all I have to say," Ruffalo commented.