Mark Ruffalo is reprising his role as Bruce Banner (aka Hulk) in next year's highly-anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Still, many fans want to see a stand alone Hulk movie in the near future after the actor successfully transformed the character into what many feel is the perfect screen incarnation for this Marvel icon.
While it isn't yet known if we will ever see that come together, Ruffalo has revealed that he is pushing to see a standalone Hulk movie that is eco-friendly, giving new meaning to the word 'green'.
"As artists we have an ability to reach a lot of people in a deep way, and we have a responsibility. What we have to do as storytellers is to take science and make it relatable. I think we have to tell the story of the positive and what we're going to try to do. Give them alternatives but don't make it a polemic. I think that's the way to go, and it's a trend that'll start to develop. As a culture, when we latch onto a fad, we're actually working something out in the creative subconscious. The fact that all these doomsday and end-of-times movies are coming out is because we're actually working that out in the culture. I'm in The Avengers, but if you took my screentime it would come to about ten minutes, along with the 12 other people I'm sharing the screen with, so my input's kind of limited on that. But if we get to a standalone Hulk movie, I'll have a much better chance to do that. I'm just learning now how to find my voice and bring it into the studio world."
The actor also confirms that he has read the screenplay for Avengers: Age of Ultron, offering these inspiring comments.
"I would say that it's better, it's cooler, it's more awesomer. It's a little bit darker, but also really has Joss Whedon's incredible witty and sly sense of humor. [Banner] gets to do such great stuff. I'm going to the gym. I'm not going to have my 45 year-old [belly] roll."
You can check out an embed of his Avengers: Age of Ultron comments here: