In many ways, it seems to be much ado about nothing. Mark Ruffalo is (or shortly will be) Marvel’s new Hulk, to star alongside all of their other superheroes in the much-anticipated Avengers film [Deadline].
But one has to imagine since it’s the Hulk, not Captain America or Iron Man, it’s B-property and someone who’ll get something of a supporting role in the film.
And maybe that’s a good thing. The third time’s the charm and should be here, by making the green meanie part of a feature film rather than the entire feature film. Ang Lee and Eric Bana couldn’t do it, and neither could Louis Letterier and Ed Norton.
Joss Whedon writes supporting characters well (see Firefly) and do a lot with the precious little Bruce Banner has to offer in 20 minutes or so. Ruffalo could take that and make it even more interesting. Just as long as they keep everything on the back burner, and leave the super-heroing to real superheroes.
Are you excited Mark Ruffalo is the Hulk?