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Mark and Sunrise Ruffalo love the nineties! We spoke to the couple at last night’s opening of Clive, in which Ethan Hawke plays a drug-addict musician who is sort of nineties-inspired, and found out what they miss most about the decade that brought you Hawke’s ultimate masterpiece, Reality Bites.
Anything you’re nostalgic about from the nineties?
Mark: It seems like it was just yesterday! Plaid shirts. Guns N’ Roses. Bandanas. Axl Rose.
Sunrise: I say Nirvana.
Nirvana and Guns N’ Roses didn’t like each other very much. Kurt Cobain and Axl Rose did not get along.
Mark: Come on! That’s what I miss the most — Kurt Cobain and Axl Rose, fist-fighting. That was awesome. I miss that. Where are those days?
Courtney Love got in her fair share of fights, too. Remember when she clocked Kathleen Hanna at Lollapalooza?
Mark: And I miss Courtney Love getting in fights, too. Courtney Love punching out photographers I miss. What happened to that Courtney Love? What else do we miss from the nineties?
Sunrise: Your freedom?
Mark: Carousing! Not my freedom so much. Carousing.
Sunrise: You always had serious girlfriends.
So you never dated someone like Clive?
Mark: I never dated someone like Clive. I tried to be like Clive. I had two weeks in New York City like Clive, and then I ran back to my girlfriend … Is Bubblicious from the nineties? Bubblicious.
Five members of the blockbuster Marvel superhero franchise will appear on stage at the Dolby Theater on February 24.
The next time the Avengers assemble, it will be in tuxedos, not spandex.
Academy Award show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced on Wednesday morning that five members of the blockbuster superhero film will present at this year’s Oscars. The actors — Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Chris Evans — were part of a team that helped the Joss Whedon-directed Avengers earn over $1.5 billion worldwide at the box office.
Four of the five presenting members have been nominated for Oscars previously, with Downey Jr. and Renner boasting two nominations apiece. Jackson was a co-star in this year’s best picture-nominated Django Unchained.
The Avengers, which marked the culmination of the first phase of an expansive, multi-franchise comic movie universe built by Disney, is nominated at this year’s Oscars for best visual effects.
The 2013 Oscars are being hosted by Seth MacFarlane. Previously announced presenters include last year’s Oscar winners Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer.
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“The Avengers” is up for an Oscar in the visual effects category this year, and while we could think of 100 reasons to support the nomination, it really comes down to one: the brilliantly executed Hulk.
But it wasn’t just the Oscar-nominated Jeff White and his ILM team responsible for bringing Hulk to life. Crucial the process was actor Mark Ruffalo, who not only played Bruce Banner, but also fully devoted himself to creating his monstrous CGI counterpart.
“I can’t credit Mark enough for his involvement in the process,” White tells CBR News in a new interview. “There’s no Hulk, really, without a great Banner, and I think he completely nailed that performance. Our whole approach to the Hulk is — there are so many kinds of art projects to figure out what makes a digital human look real, and the way we went after it was to say, ‘Okay, we’ve got Mark Ruffalo and we’re going to utilize him for not only performances and motion capture, but even skin texture.’ We did a dental mold! The Hulk’s teeth are sort of a large-ish version of Mark’s real teeth.”
“Just always going back to Mark as kind of the thing in reality that we can base everything on made a huge difference in terms of making the Hulk look real,” he continues. “It wasn’t always fun, I’m sure, for him, having to wear the motion capture suit while everybody got awesome superhero costumes on set and having to do a lifecast for us and everything like that. He really is not only an incredible actor but just really gracious and really, really interested and involved in the process, but also just a super nice guy.”
After Mark Ruffalo landed with a smash as The Incredible Hulk in The Avengers last summer, fans have been wondering if we’d get another standalone Hulk film with Ruffalo in the lead. However, Marvel has been mum on any official plans. Enter Latino Review, who has been super reliable when it comes to Marvel scoops, and they have word on what will happen with Hulk next. As you might expect, since Phase Two of Marvel’s cinematic universe is already planned right up until The Avengers 2, a new Hulk movie wouldn’t come until Phase Three and apparently the plan is to use the 2006 story Planet Hulk for the project.
For those who aren’t familiar with the storyline, you can watch the animated movie on Netflix Instant right here based on the 2006 comic arc written by Greg Pak, but otherwise, here’s a short synopsis:
When Earth’s superheroes exile the volatile Incredible Hulk to a distant planet called Sakaar, the muscle-bound green monster is sold into slavery. But he soon joins forces with his fellow slaves to fight for his freedom and a chance for revenge.
Sounds like a cool stand alone story that turns Hulk into Conan the Barbarian or even Maximus from Gladiator. But how does he get there? Well, if you want to stay clear of any spoilers, don’t read any further. All gone? Okay, so according to Latino Review, Earth’s mightiest heroes see Hulk as being too big of a threat and liability, so they send him to outer space at the end of The Avengers 2. And you can imagine what the bumper at the end of that sequel would be if it were to lead into the Planet Hulk storyline, one of the most popular recent arcs for the monstrous character. But that’s not even the coolest part.
The scoop also says that Planet Hulk will be used as a set up for The Avengers 3, which would use the World War Hulk arc and have Hulk return to Earth with some of his new alien friends, hungry for revenge. What makes this all the more interesting is a group called Illuminati (composed of Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Charles Xavier, Reed Richards, Namor and Iron Man, each representing a special part of the Marvel Universe) are the ones responsible for sending Hulk to space. Obviously, the rights to some of those characters don’t belong to Marvel, so that line-up is likely to change, but Doctor Strange has also been confirmed for Phase Three, so this sounds about right.
If this turns out to be true, Marvel is doing some absolutely great, mind-blowing stuff for comic fans. Planet Hulk is much more friendly to comic book fans, but considering how great the response was to Hulk in The Avengers, general audiences should be psyched to see how this story plays out, especially following an entirely new phase in Marvel’s universe, yet again concluding with some action for the superhero ensemble. If this is true, it’s about as epic as The Avengers coming together for the first time, and will make for one hell of a big screen battle a few years from now.
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