AVENGERS Star Mark Ruffalo Has Asked Rian Johnson For A Role In STAR WARS EPISODE VIII
Mark Ruffalo (better known to comic book fans as The Hulk in The Avengers) worked with Breaking Bad and Looper director Rian Johnson on The Brothers Bloom, and the actor has now revealed that he's reached out to the filmmaker about a possible role in Star Wars Episode VIII...
While J.J Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode VII, Rian Johnson is set to write and direct Star Wars Episode VIII and possible Episode IX as well. Of course, his first foray into a Galaxy Far, Far Away won't reach us until 2017, so it's obviously way too soon for any major casting or story details. However, one actor has now thrown his name into the hat and it's a member of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! In a recent interview with Collider, Mark Ruffalo revealed that he's recently reached out to Johnson and had this to say about how much he wants to star in a future Star Wars movie.
"Desperately. My e-mail to Rian after all these years was, 'Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, please, anything, please consider considering me to join you.'" As for whether he'd be happy accepting even the smallest of roles, he said: "Possibly, depending on timing. I love hanging out with Rian so that’s interesting to me but I would like a role. It’d be nice to have something. And honestly, even a CGI role. I am thrilled about motion capture. It’s been a journey for me to get there," Ruffalo added before briefly touching on his role as the Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron. "After this last Avengers and the work we’re doing with that, and the advancement of the technology even since the first Avengers, I’m so excited about where we can go with motion capture. I hope that I’m on the front line of this kind of new frontier of creativity and performance that is completely boundless. Definitely be interested in doing something like that for Star Wars." What do you guys think?
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