Yesterday we brought you some comments from Mark Ruffalo, where The Avengers star seemingly shot down talk of a Planet Hulk adaptation for a second solo outing for Marvel’s Green Goliath, and now Ruffalo has been further discussing a potential Incredible Hulk sequel with Indiewire, and where he’d like to see the character go post-Avengers: Age of Ultron:
“If we could find a story that’s compelling enough to hold people’s interest for the two hours — that is essential. It’s a tough nut to crack and I see it as a tough nut to crack. I think it’s tougher than the other superheroes because you have a guy who essentially doesn’t want to be there doing the thing that you want him to do more than anything. So it can be frustrating as an audience member. It could become a little mirthless. I think that Joss [Whedon] is trying to set it up enough so that we can strike out new ground on that relationship. With the new technology there’s a lot to do in Hulk-land that we haven’t done yet that is really exciting. So you could have a balance of the two. And I’ve been finding this relationship between Banner and the Hulk and Hulk and Banner is equally compelling — it’s been explored in the comics, but never in the movies. It’s always been Banner’s relationship to this sort of lump, this unknowable very two-dimensional thing. But there’s also something really interesting about Hulk’s relationship with Banner. The only thing that scares Hulk is Banner. It’s not some bigger, scarier, huger thing — it’s this frail man. And it terrifies him and it angers him. It’s such an interesting relationship that no one has cracked. I feel like that would be an interesting place for us to go. That might hold people’s attention.”
Ruffalo will next been seen as Bruce Banner / The Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens in the UK on April 24th 2015 and in the States on May 1st 2015.