Mark Ruffalo: AGE OF ULTRON Is An 'Existential Crisis' For THE AVENGERS
The Incredible Hulk actor explains the many struggles that Earth's mightiest heroes will be dealing with when they return in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Check it out after the jump!
Thanks to San Diego Comic-Con this week, we've been learning quite a bit about Marvel's most-anticipated outing next year, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Among the things revealed last week was that
some of Earth's mightiest heroes want a break from saving the world, which will ultimately set their newest foe in motion. However, Mark Ruffalo recently explained a bit more of what the Avengers will be going through next summer. "Joss [Whedon] is in his full height of his powers," the Incredible Hulk actor told USA Today yesterday. "This movie is much more sprawling and epic than the first one. They’re really in an existential, dire crisis. It has a darker quality. The Avengers are really struggling with their own shortcomings and the dissolution of S.H.I.E.L.D. and where they go and who they are in the world. There’s a lot of negativity towards them."
In seperate interview with Entertainment Weekly, the subject of doing another standalone Hulk movie came up yet again, but Mark Ruffalo responded with a bit more of what Bruce Banner will be dealing with in Avengers: Age of Ultron. "I think they set it up nicely now that Banner’s turning 46 years old, and there comes a point where it’s like 'how much more running can I do for myself?'" He was then asked how getting older changes Banner. "Whatever you hate about yourself or you don’t like, when you get to be 46 years old, you start to say 'okay, no.' Obviously, you can never really get away from yourself, so you start to live with some of the things you think are so bad," he replied. "And maybe they’re not that bad. Maybe those things are what you need to do whatever you were never able to accomplish. I think that’s the ticket forward for Banner, to start to figure out where we go with him, keep that story interesting. I think there’s a whole relationship with Banner and Hulk that needs to be discovered. There’s a very cool thing happening: Hulk is as afraid of Banner as Banner is afraid of Hulk."
He continued, "It’s in the comics. But because you haven’t really been able to get inside of Hulk’s head, because the [cinematic] technology wasn’t available to make it nuanced enough to do that, and now it is. So now I think there’s a way to do it. Both of these guys are obviously the same guy, and they have got to come to peace somehow with each other. And I think that this confrontation is building along the lines of this film." What do you think?
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Cobie Smulders Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, 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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