Guess Which Mo-Cap Guru Is Helping Mark Ruffalo with HULK In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON?

The Hulk/Bruce Banner actor has revealed on Twitter that his Green Goliath will be much better in The Avengers sequel, partly thanks to working with a certain performance capture expert. Check it out

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 4/30/2014

Despite the Hulk being truly incredible and arguably flawless in Marvel's The Avengers 2012 box office behemoth, Bruce Banner actor Mark Ruffalo expectedly suggests the Jade Giant will be much better in his second outing alongside Earth's mightiest in Avengers: Age of Ultron next year. What makes him so sure? Beyond "such great stuff" that writer/director Joss Whedon has come up with for the Hulk to do, and of course the guaranteed astounding visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Ruffalo has been working with a performance-capture expert this time around.

When a Twitter user asked the Oscar-nominated actor last week if he could reveal something about the Hulk in Age of Ultron, Mark Ruffalo replied, "Well, I have been working with the great @AndySerkis on the big green boy and he is going to be even better" than he was in the first Avengers movie. For those who don't know, Serkis is behind a number of iconic motion capture performances such as King Kong (2005), Gollum in the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit series, and of course Ceaser in the Planet of the Apes movies. The British actor also consulted on the upcoming Godzilla movie, and was recently announced as a cast member in Star Wars: Episode VII, which is shooting in the same UK film studio as Avengers: Age of Ultron. What exactly could Mark Ruffalo working with his 13 Going on 30 co-star mean for the Incredible Hulk? Who knows, but it's surely another indication we'll get much more of the monster when he returns exactly one year from now. 

In other Avengers: Age of Ultron news, or tidbits, The Sun claims that Black Widow actress and soon-to-be-mom Scarlett Johansson's growing baby bump will be CGI-ed out of the Marvel sequel in post-production. "The 29-year-old actress will wear a special green band around her midriff while filming," which will apparently make it easier for the editing team. Also, HitFix's Drew McWeeny recently jotted down a small teaser in his review for the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "It looks like Tony Stark is proposing a new private security answer to S.H.I.E.L.D., which neatly bookends the things I already know about Avengers: Age Of Ultron," he wrote. 



The Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Spader. The film is set for release on May 1, 2015. 
 

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ALegendaryPanda - 4/30/2014, 4:41 PM
ANDY SERKIS IS EVERYWHERE! Lol I love it!
themidnightking - 4/30/2014, 4:42 PM
Ruffalo and Serkis were in 13 Going on 30 (don't ask me how I know that)
McNyagano - 4/30/2014, 4:43 PM
Great news to hear that Andy Serkis will be a consultant for Mark Ruffalo. Btw, wasn't the Scarjo a baby bump thing already reported? I recall seeing an article about that.
Starfox - 4/30/2014, 4:43 PM
Serkis is dominatin the Mo Cap game!
0megaDaGod - 4/30/2014, 4:44 PM
Andy Serkis has a damn monopoly on the motion capture market
MrNiklander - 4/30/2014, 4:45 PM
Let's not forget that he also gave some input at Godzilla.
Destined - 4/30/2014, 4:46 PM
@Omega no doubt. Dude dominates in that department.
KeefNCookies - 4/30/2014, 4:46 PM
Serkis. Nuff Said.
HypeExMachina - 4/30/2014, 4:46 PM
"Hmmmm?"
KeefNCookies - 4/30/2014, 4:47 PM
And ScarJo is super gross, baby or not.
Destined - 4/30/2014, 4:47 PM
@McNy an article was put up today about it.
Starfox - 4/30/2014, 4:47 PM
@themidnightking
how did you know that how did you know gif
Tony93 - 4/30/2014, 4:48 PM
Serkis is the man
DaVinci31 - 4/30/2014, 4:51 PM
@Omega

I don't know man, I hear this new Cumberbatch kid is pretty good.

AlexLaChiusa - 4/30/2014, 4:53 PM
Andy Serkis will be the first person to win an Oscar for a motion captured performance. Mark my words.
0megaDaGod - 4/30/2014, 4:54 PM
@Davinci

Ah! Didn't see DOS yet. Wifey got tired so I have to watch it later

PS, what do you think your Thunder need to do to get outta this hole? (if you don't mind me asking)
WakandaKing - 4/30/2014, 4:55 PM
Andy Serkis is the Michael Jordan of the motion capture game
marvel72 - 4/30/2014, 4:56 PM
andy serkis is the king of motion capture.
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 4/30/2014, 4:56 PM
This movie can't get any better news.Serkis is a mocap beast.
Ramiel - 4/30/2014, 4:57 PM
This makes me happy

DaVinci31 - 4/30/2014, 4:57 PM
@Omega

I don't know man, they're like the Rockets right now, they control the game to a good amount and then loose the lead in the last 2-3 min. of the game.

All the while Miami practically walked into the next round.
Marvel1997 - 4/30/2014, 4:59 PM
Does anyone know roughly how much of the film has been shot so far? Approaching the halfway point soon? When does filming end?
DaVinci31 - 4/30/2014, 4:59 PM
Can't complain though, most of the games have been worth it. They never fail in entertaining the hell of out me.
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 4/30/2014, 5:00 PM
Just imagine if Ruffallo was only Banner and Andy Serkis was Hulk?!?!?!
HypeExMachina - 4/30/2014, 5:00 PM
Here's a pic of Serkis with the new Ben Grimm! (Forrest Griffin)
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 4/30/2014, 5:01 PM
@Marvel I think filming ends in August.
CoulsonLives - 4/30/2014, 5:02 PM
The last time I've seen these two together were in this movie...



(I was flipping through channels, then I saw Mark Ruffalo and Serkis Dancing)
ATrueHero1987 - 4/30/2014, 5:04 PM
That's what's up
Marvel1997 - 4/30/2014, 5:05 PM
@MARVELPSHYHO79- Is it just me or does it seem like things for this film are being kept under wraps more than the first?
SuperioR23SupermaN - 4/30/2014, 5:05 PM
@DaVinci- KD needs to stop trying to take Allen off the dribble... like Barkley said when you have a smaller defender on you, post up make up pay with your height
StarYeezus - 4/30/2014, 5:06 PM
@Tucks

Are you yanking my chain?
TheAbaryMan369 - 4/30/2014, 5:06 PM
This is an AMAZING team-up. I'm hoping Serkis will play some weird Yoda-like creature in the new Star Wars.
Tony93 - 4/30/2014, 5:06 PM
Ruffalo out of sync Lol^
TomSolo - 4/30/2014, 5:06 PM
I have to say (and I'm sure I'm not the 1st) that the Hulk in Avengers was the best looking for a movie Hulk so far. Add Serkis and the CG tech being a few years better... man, this has me drooling. Also, I would love to know where Bruce Banner gets his pants. I could use a pair to wear at Thanksgiving. That would be clutch.
CoulsonLives - 4/30/2014, 5:06 PM
Who would have thought this guy would end up being Hulk?

SuperioR23SupermaN - 4/30/2014, 5:06 PM
*Make them pay
ScionStorm - 4/30/2014, 5:08 PM
ScarJo's cgi abs. Lol. The wonders of technology. Women won't get maternity leave off acting in the future. Haha.
Highflyer - 4/30/2014, 5:08 PM
Please no more gorilla movements please. I'm begging you!
Tony93 - 4/30/2014, 5:08 PM
Cucumberpatch mocaping a dragon was useless if you ask me
beane2099 - 4/30/2014, 5:09 PM
I wonder if he's ever used "You ready for a night at the Serkis?" as a pick up line. I'd do that.
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