The upcoming Antman movie only started filming a short time ago and a few pictures from the set have leaked out and we already know of a blink and miss it easter egg from the Incredible Hulk movie with Ed Norton. In the beginning of the Incredible Hulk movie, Bruce was working at a bottling company for a beverage called Pingo Doce down in Brazil. In the pic from Antman, you can see Paul Rudd walking down the street past a sign on a wall for Pingo Doce. How cool is that!!!
Since SDCC started a few days ago, Marvel has been releasing sections of a large poster for the Avengers 2 movie next year. They saved one of the best for last, namely the Hulk piece of course. Poster looks great and the Hulk looks like he is just going to crush a ton of Ultrons.
This weeks issue of Entertainment Weekly has an article on the upcoming Avengers 2 movie along with some first pictures of the cast in the movie. One image shows Bruce Banner and Tony Stark in a lab. In a previous interview, Mark Ruffalo said that there would be more screen time for Bruce and Stark. The second image is of all the Avengers uniforms hanging up. If you look closely, it looks like a pair of purple pants for the Hulk.
While talking to Total Film, Mark Ruffalo spoke a little about the upcoming Avengers 2 movie and about more screen time between “science bro’s” Bruce Banner and Tony Stark:
“There’s more stuff with Banner and Tony Stark,” Ruffalo said with a grin. “More Science Bros stuff.”
The “Science Bros stuff” was easily one of the highlights of the first Avengers film, so much so that Ruffalo’s sleepy Banner was right at the heart of the Iron Man 3 narrative and post-credits stinger. It’s not a surprise to hear that Banner and Stark will have even more to do together this time around, but it’s certainly a welcome tease at the very least.
Beyond Banner and Stark, Ruffalo said that Age of Ultron expands what we know and love about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, while bringing an amazing new nemesis into the fold as well.
“It’s pretty sweeping. It’s pretty epic,” he said. “It’s, oddly enough, a much bigger movie than Avengers 1 was. It’s a little big darker. We get a lot deeper into the characters now since we established them in the first one and can cover a lot more ground. Ultron’s incredible.”
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Mark Ruffalo was being interviewed by MTV about current projects and future projects and had this to say about a Hulk solo movie:
“I don’t think that’s where they’re going to go… “Planet Hulk” is: they actually launch Bruce Banner into space to try and get rid of him and the Hulk. And he ends up freaking out, smashing up the spaceship, and it goes off course and it ends up on this planet of gladiator creatures, like pre-Christian, Romanesque.
“I don’t think that’s the way to go yet. I think you need more Banner. The whole thing is just him as Hulk, on a planet, fighting other gladiators. He falls in love, he has a baby, he finds a woman… and then The Avengers nuke the planet.”
While Mark did bring a new Bruce Banner to the Avengers movie, I am going to disagree with his statement. I already know and accept the fact that they will need to make some changes to make a Planet Hulk movie. There is no way they could make it like the comic, there have to be some alterations to the story. Well one of the changes could be that Bruce would have more screen time. In the comic, you really only saw him in the Hulk Annual for the storyline but there would be ways to give Bruce more screentime. I feel that the brought concepts and imagery of the Planet Hulk storyline would bring in a bigger crowd than just another Hulk movie with just more Bruce in it.
Mark Ruffalo recently spoke more on the potential of a Hulk solo movie:
“He’s the one person who doesn’t want to do the very thing that all of us are dying to see him do, and he’s the one person who doesn’t want to be there, and so it can get very maudlin,” explains Ruffalo.
“It could get very boring to watch the guy who’s moping around who doesn’t want to do the very thing that we’re all dying to see him do. But I do feel like we’ve gained some ground on this new version of him.”
“I think the relationship between Banner and The Hulk as a conscious conflict… it could be really interesting. The one thing that I think The Hulk is terrified of is Banner, and that’s never really been mined.”
He also confirmed that the cast of the Avengers 2 movie will be at SDCC this year:
“Yeah, we’re gonna go out there,” confirms Ruffalo. “We’re all flying, we’re flying from London. We’re working. We’re shooting. We’re gonna stop and get on a plane and go to Comic-Con together. It’s gonna be amazing.”
You want it, I want it, we all want it including Mark Ruffalo. Mark Ruffalo was talking to Digital Spy and he had the following to say:
“I think they are, for the first time, entertaining the idea of it. When we did The Avengers it was basically ‘No!’, and now there is some consideration for it. But there’s still nothing definitive, not even a skeletal version of what it would be. I look forward to going down that road, if we could crack that nut.”
I of course am always hoping for a Planet Hulk movie. I know there is concern that there is very little Bruce Banner in it but I am okay if they tweak the storyline to have more Bruce in it.
Mark Ruffalo, Bruce Banner and the Hulk in the Avengers movie, did an interview with Total Film and had this to say:
“[My role's] even bigger than last time, and it’s more complex and it has more layers and a bit more arc… I’m really tripping on the technology of this motion-capture stuff… now I just completely embrace it and see it as this other exciting place we can go as performers.”
Joss Whedon, director on the Avengers 2 movie, just tweeted that they are halfway through filming right now.
Mark Ruffalo just posted an image of him getting ready to do some scenes as the Hulk. You can see where they have the dots so that they will be able to film Mark’s actual facial movements to replicate them on the CGI Hulk. The Avengers 2 movie can’t get here soon enough.