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Welcome to Mark Ruffalo Central, or MRuffalo.com, a fansite dedicated to the talented actor, director, writer & producer Mark Ruffalo. You certainly know Mark from movies like Just Like Heaven, 13 Going on 30, Zodiac or The Avengers. Here you'll find all the latest news, an extensive and frequently updated photo gallery & press archive, detailed information about Mark and much more. Enjoy!
Coming this fall, the third highest-grossing movie of all time and the #1 movie in the world, “Marvel’s The Avengers” assembles as you’ve never seen it before on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand platforms on September 25, 2012. In anticipation of this release, Marvel is also launching an all-new App in July – “The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App” (available for the first time on iPhone) – that gives fans unprecedented access to exclusive content building up to the home entertainment release.
The announcement comes as “Marvel’s The Avengers” crossed the incredible $600 million domestic box office threshold on June 26 – only the third film in history to do so. It has now grossed an estimated $1.44 billion globally.
Providing viewers with the ultimate in-home experience, the premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by the film) and brings to life the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime in a whole new dimension on Blu-ray hi-def with stunning visual effects, superior sound and unparalleled bonus content.
Extras include a gag reel, a first for a Marvel Studios film, the chance to hear from the cast and Joss Whedon on their experiences in bringing these larger than life characters to the big screen, a behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking visual effects and stunning cinematography, the creation of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarrier, Soundgarden’s “Live to Rise” Music Video, deleted scenes and more!
Also for the first time ever, fans will be able to enjoy even more of the Marvel Universe via the all-new “The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App.” By downloading this onto a secondary device, consumers will be able to gain unprecedented access to exclusive content building up to the home entertainment release on September 25. Pieces will be unleashed bi-weekly in July & August and weekly in September leading up to a full immersive experience accompanying the film on Blu-ray. Content includes special access to the S.H.I.E.L.D. database, becoming a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, invitations to “special missions” either remotely or in the field, links to character profiles, stories and scenes, interactive Marvel digital reader comic books and more. App owners will receive push notifications whenever new content is uploaded and available for their viewing.
The suggested retail price for “Marvel’s The Avengers” is: 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $49.99 U.S./$59.99 Canada; 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack =$39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada; 1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada. And for Digital & On-Demand platforms, please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing.
The push to tax Wall Street is getting some star power. Mark Ruffalo takes on Wall Street earthlings in a new video calling for a tax on financial transactions.
The video, financed by several advocacy groups, supports a proposed “Robin Hood tax,” a levy of less than half of 1 percent on every Wall Street trade, being billed as a way to raise hundreds of billions of dollars to help reduce the federal deficit. The video’s release on Tuesday coincides with a series of demonstrations in cities like New York and Washington.
Mark, who also is an advocate for environmental causes, opens the video by altering a dollar bill, drawing a Robin Hood cap and mask on the face of George Washington, as a symbol for the campaign. Chris Martin, the singer of Coldplay, and Tom Morello, of Rage Against the Machine, also make appearances.
The second wave of nominees for the 2012 Teen Choice Awards have been announced. The 2012 Teen Choice Awards will be airing live on Sunday, July 22nd at 8:00 on Fox. If you’re between the ages of 13 and 19 and would like to cast your vote, you can visit the Teen Choice website here.
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers
Robert Downey Jr., The Avengers
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers
Choice Movie: Hissy Fit
Mark Ruffalo, The Avengers
Choice Movie Villain
Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers
Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Male
Chris Evans, The Avenges
Choice Summer Movie: Action
Choice Summer Movie Star: Male
Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers
Robert Downey Jr., The Avengers
Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers
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So far, this is just a rumor (and wishful thinking) so don’t get too excited … take this with a grain of salt until we get the official word from Marvel Studios:
Now that The Avengers is out, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is talking about different aspects of the film and the future of franchise. He noted that Tony Stark had an interesting relationship with the other characters in “The Avengers,” but for Iron Man 3, he will be separated from the Marvel universe.
“He can’t call Thor, he can’t call Cap, he can’t call Nick Fury, and he can’t look for the Helicarrier in the sky,” Feige said. Those comments are backed by the fact that Black Widow was taken out of “Iron Man 3″ after the studio confirmed that Scarlett Johansson will be reprising her role.
This leaves many to believe that despite everything Feige has stated that there’s a good chance that Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) will make an appearance. Stark and Banner got to know each other quite well in “The Avengers,” and since Ruffalo has a contract to appear in six Marvel films, “Iron Man 3″ may be a good place to show more of the character.
Meanwhile, Jessica Chastain (The Help, Take Shelter) has revealed that she will not be starring in “Iron Man 3,” stating: “Sorry to say that ‘Iron Man’ 3 isn’t going to work out. My schedule is jammed packed and I can’t fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon.”
GeekTyrant.com thought all of the Avengers represented in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers got their fair share of screen time. But lets face it, some got more screen time than others. Vulture went ahead and clocked the screen time of each character in the film just so we could know this useless bit of geek trivia. They also give a fun little breakdown of some other time stats of each character. Enjoy!
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk Clock time: 28:03
If you’re combining the double-duty Mark Ruffalo pulls as both Banner and the Hulk (and you really ought to, since the actor donned a motion-capture suit to play the latter). Still, Ruffalo’s unchanged mug gets 20:29 minutes of screen time, which is more than is afforded Renner.
Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye 12:44
Chris Hemsworth as Thor: 25:52
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk: 28:03
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow: 33:35
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man: 37:01
Chris Evans as Captain America: 37:42
Marvel’s The Avengers opened as the top film in U.S. and Canadian theaters, kicking off the summer movie season with a record $200.3 million in sales this weekend for Walt Disney Co. (DIS) Revenue topped the previous best of $169.2 million set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 last year, researcher Hollywood.com Box-Office said today in an e-mailed statement. Analysts had forecast sales of $150 million to $170 million for “The Avengers.”
Summer ticket sales are expected to surpass the record of $4.4 billion set last year, according to Jeff Bock, box-office analyst at Exhibitor Relations Co. Other films scheduled in the coming weeks include Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan, and Sony Corp. (6758)’s Men in Black 3, a sequel that reunites Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as government agents managing Earth’s secret alien population.
The Avengers is the first Marvel movie Disney is distributing since buying the comic-book company for $4.2 billion in 2009. The movie provides Burbank, California-based Disney with a hit after the box-office failure of “John Carter,” the science-fiction film released in March that resulted in a $200 million loss for the company. (Source)
Mark Ruffalo has got to be the most inspired casting in the superhero movie genre. Hollywood’s most underrated actor thinks his turn as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in The Avengers will finally give him some much-needed visibility – to do more of the quirky, indie films he loves
Mark Ruffalo has flown under the radar for most of his career. Appearing in indie films and playing character roles for most of his working life, Ruffalo appeared in box-office duds like In the Cut and a bunch of rom-coms before underlining his potential as an actor in films like Zodiac and Reservation Road.
In 2011, he received a much-deserved Oscar nomination for his role in The Kids are Alright. And now at 44, he’s got a starring role in the biggest superhero ensemble ever, The Avengers. Ruffalo plays Bruce Banner/The Hulk in a movie that also stars Robert Downey Jr, Samuel L Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson. Here are some insights from an exclusive interview.
The Hulk captures a part of us
I don’t know what it is about The Hulk. He captures that part of us that wants to jump and scream. We are all so well behaved and we finally get to see the explosion of all of our feelings in all of their green glory.
My son relates to the character
My ten-year-old son has all of this power and force of nature rolling through his body, but at the same time, he’s expected to not let it get the best of him. He is at the cutting edge of the most horrible part of a young person’s life, when they have all of that going on but they are expected to have some control over it. I think that’s why young people love this character so much, that’s why they relate to it. I bought the box set of The Incredible Hulk TV show, to watch it again, because we talked a lot about it. After the third episode, my son turned to me and was like, ‘Papa. He’s so misunderstood!’. And I’m like, ‘That’s it buddy, that’s it.’
“I do readings at the public library. I just did a benefit scene night for my old acting teacher.” by Mark Ruffalo
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