Mark Ruffalo says filming Avengers movies is like a TV show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 March 2018
Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo has said filming the 'Avengers' movies is like shooting a TV show and revealed he has had input into his character's development

Mark Ruffalo said filming the 'Avengers' movies is like "doing a TV show".

The 50-year-old actor has portrayed Bruce Banner aka The Hulk in three movies to date - including the two 'Avengers' movies and 'Thor: Ragnarok' - and is set to reprise his role in the highly anticipated 'Avengers: Infinity War', and Ruffalo said he has had "a lot of say" in his character's progression.

In an interview with Collider, Ruffalo said: "Oddly enough, I joke with people that this is like doing a TV show where you shoot one episode every three years.

"There's a continuity to it and when we talked about it with Marvel and Kevin [Feige] we really do talk about it as the character's progression.

"I've been able to have a lot of say in where it goes, and you're also dealing with a new script and a new world but the characters feel like they're making a journey, you know?

"And it does feel like one goes to the next and goes to the next. It feels like a long serial which is nice, I think."

In 'Thor: Ragnarok', Ruffalo's alter-ego was up in space with the God of Thunder - played by Chris Hemsworth - and since Hulk's last appearance in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', the character has learnt how to speak small sentences.

And now Ruffalo hinted that in the upcoming third 'Avengers' movie, there is a blur between Banner and The Hulk.

He said: "The division between Hulk and Banner is starting to blur a little bit, and so you have a Hulk that can actually express himself without being angry.

"There are sentences, yes. We're getting into like a five-year-old."

Ruffalo also teased that Banner - who has been portrayed as shy and nervous - has gone through a "life-changing experience" after the third 'Thor' film but said he isn't as "in-sync" with Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) as they were.

He said: "Well coming out of 'Thor 3', Banner's had a life-changing experience that makes him much more expressive and not so internalised, you know?

"So it's not combative but they're not so in-sync as they were. Plus Banner doesn't understand Civil War. He just doesn't get it."

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