Mark Ruffalo Not Playing Hulk in ‘The Avengers’?

A recent tweet from stuntman Brandon Molale reveals he auditioned to portray the motion-captured Hulk in Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble.
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Mark Ruffalo Not Playing Hulk in ‘The Avengers’?

Mark Ruffalo might not portray the motion-captured Hulk in The Avengers Actor and stuntman Brandon Molale sent out an intriguing tweet yesterday, indicating he auditioned to portray the motion-captured Hulk in The Avengers. Take a look at his tweet below:

"My life: Just auditioned to play the Hulk (motion capture) in the new Avengers movie. Pretty damn cool job!"

The news contradicts a report from September where Mark Ruffalo revealed he would not only portray Bruce Banner, but the motion-captured Hulk component of his character as well. Here is Mark Ruffalo's statement from September:

"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."

It seems that plan for Mark Ruffalo to put on the CGI suit has been scrapped. It is possible that Brandon Molale could be playing the CGI Hulk's stunt double for all the big action set pieces, with Mark Ruffalo also performing as the CGI version of the Hulk.

Marvel's The Avengers was released May 4th, 2012.

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  • Kinetic • 5 years ago

    @EJK1 --> i never complained about it, you said only Norton was re-cast, all i said was that there were more that were re-cast, and you never said anything about main or secondary, i was just pointing out that there were more re-castings....

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    • diaigma • 5 years ago

      Marvel is quickly loosing favor in my eyes, save for what Sony still has of their properties (Spider-Man). Mice should stick to cartoons and leave comics alone!

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      • gnyah123 • 5 years ago

        also i agree i hope he looks like how he did in the recent hulk movie

        not the lime green that ang lee did.

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        • gnyah123 • 5 years ago

          at this point i dont care cuz i know for a FACT this movie is going to be amazing!!

          captain america...Hulk..Iron Man...Thor etc.....cant get no better!! im glad they are bringing this to the big screen

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          • ejk1 • 5 years ago

            I think the Norton ship has sailed. The longer you hold onto that, the greater the possibility that you will have a bias against The Avengers.

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            • nightwing18 • 5 years ago

              i really dont care i want edward norton back he was the best hulk

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              • bud2fresh • 5 years ago

                Doesn't matter it will still be good.

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                • tomp1210 • 5 years ago

                  and ruffalo is probably just playing banner, with a stuntguy doing the hulk stuff

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                  • tomp1210 • 5 years ago

                    btw I thought GI Joe sucked, im just putting the budget into comparrison, makes it difficult to see something like the avengers really get into it with a limited budget like that.

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                    • tomp1210 • 5 years ago

                      yeh, true, I still think ed should play banner though, it's a shame he's one of those possessive actors, but Marvel is definately screwing up here, I mean 150 mill budget for their biggest film, it deserves a 300 mill, because everyone knows it will deliver. GI Joe had 150 mill, and I don't know about anyone else, but more EPIC effects are always good. Now we have an avengers limiting itself and trying to make profit more than getting it right, these studio decisions have been pissing me off for so long, the best example being Fox's Dragonball disaster, bad cast generally, bad creative direction, bad director, severely under budget - 30 million... I just don't want them limiting what could be their biggest movie.

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                      • ChiRep-1 • 5 years ago

                        @Supes agreed. But who will replace Favreau? He was a great fit for Iron Man IMO.

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                        • bawnian-dexeus • 5 years ago

                          I'm one of those who hate re-casting, even if the side characters arent that important, I hate having a new face in a sequel. But hey, once they deliver, they dun bother me as much anymore

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                          • SonOfOne41 • 5 years ago

                            I honestly dont think this movie will be good. The Dark Knight Rises will be far better

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                            • dan1 • 5 years ago

                              Ruffalo will do great, no worries. Who cares about those side characters lol. As long as Iron Man himself isn't recast (and Pepper Potts, since she's his girlfriend now) I'm fine with however they proceed, Avengers or IM.

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                              • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                                @Ejk1 excellent points.

                                @People listen, not everyone is going to be pleased with who is cast, but look, give that actor a chance. He can probably shine.

                                @Kinetic like @ejk1 said, side characters are not the main problem here. The main characters are.

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                                • ejk1 • 5 years ago

                                  Rhodey, Happy, and Howard Stark? That's what you're upset about? Seriously? The recasting of side characters, none of which will affect The Avengers, is what you're bringing to the table? I'll give you Rhodey, but Happy, who had how much dialogue? A few lines in each IM movie? And different people to play Howard Stark at different times of his life? If these minor changes are bothering you, by all means, stay home in May 2012. I really don't want to read anyone's gripes about how the role of Tony Stark's DRIVER was given to someone else. My God, Happy and Howard Stark? Get a life, guys.

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                                  • Kinetic • 5 years ago

                                    @EJK1 --> Rhodey was re-cast, Faverau won't be back as Happy, 3 different people to play Howard Stark, i think im missing someone else...

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                                    • bane5000 • 5 years ago

                                      As long as they dont change the look and design of the Hulk from TIH

                                      I think Norton was a better fit for Banner then Ruffalo is gonna be, Banner is supposed to be scrawny and somewhat of a pushover but yet a really intelligent scientist, the complete opposite of his Hulk form. Norton portrayed that very well, even physically being scrawny and bullied in the film. I noticed on the animated show Avengers:Earth Mightiest Heroes, the Banner on there resembles Nortons look, Ruffalo is a good actor but doesnt look the role, i dont know, just thinking out loud here, well see how it turns out...

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                                      • narrator • 5 years ago

                                        @geek, no it isn't. He said those things, and it was from his mouth, in September. I should know, I commented on the thread. He just did not know what the hell he was talking about.

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                                        • mosorwvlad • 5 years ago

                                          I am OK if he is not playing Hulk. I don't like the guy, he looks to much as Hulk.

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