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The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with Mark on their last November 7th issue, in which he talks about The Hulk’s future, the dangers of fracking and “smear campaigns” against actor activists.
You co-founded Water Defense in 2010. What are you hoping to accomplish?
It came out of my fight against hydrofracking and the water uses around hydrofracking. We’ve entered this entirely new era of energy extraction that happens to put water at great risk. We want to build out a national map where we can empower civilian scientists to test the water and create a national open-source mapping of the nation’s headwaters. That was the loophole where we were getting screwed. We were always relying on the water testing of the Environmental Protection Agency or the industry itself. It’s become imperative to create this national map to take the destiny of our water into our own hands.
Do you feel Hollywood is doing enough for environmental issues?
Yeah, I do. Actors, generally, who get involved with these things have to make some sort of sacrifice, whether it’s just their time or the shit that they catch from whatever industry or lobbying group is threatened by them. There’s a reason that they’ll launch smear campaigns against actors. It’s because we happen to have a very deep reach into the culture. There are a lot of people in Hollywood who do take this seriously, and the ones who do really have helped. People see people like me and Robert [Downey Jr.] doing it and still having a career. And Leo [DiCaprio] — he catches a lot of hell, but he’s still doing that great, beautiful work. Is everyone doing it? No, but the ones who are are making a change in the world.
Do you know what Marvel is planning for your Hulk character beyond that?
I don’t really know what’s happening in the whole Marvel universe. I know with the Hulk getting [his own new] movie, they went from an “absolutely no” to a “maybe” after Avengers. If all goes according to plan, then maybe one day there will be another Hulk movie.
Last October 30 (Yeah, I’m late, sorry about that!) Mark attended the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards, as he was honored with the Britannia Humanitarian Award. Hailee Steinfeld and Josh Gad presented him and he seemed genuinely touched by it as he talked about his efforts in the non-profit Water Defense organization he founded in order to guarantee clean water for everyone.
I have added a bunch of high quality images in our gallery, as you can follow in the links below:
Following IGN, /Film has posted their interview made at the roundtable back in June. This one also contain an audio file (listen it below, thanks to Collider). Once again, some teasing about Age of Ultron, so read at your own risk.
Question: So you got the script and you were noticing that the beginning has you in relationship with Scarlet’s character Black Widow. Were you like this is gonna’ be a very tough job.
Mark Ruffalo: Uh we don’t have a relation– What kind of relationship?
Question: We heard that maybe there was a closer relationship between the characters?
Mark Rufallo: (looks over to the Marvel staff sitting in on the interview) Did you tell him that? Oh yeah I’ll play along. Yeah, yeah. There’s a really important relationship between…. Um I was just happy that I was in the movie at all and any scenes that I got to be with her were a big bonus.
Question: It seems like the response to the Avengers, the way the Hulk was handled and the way that Bruce was handled, it feels like Marvel finally figured how that character—and you guys were finally able to make the definitive Hulk. This time around what is the balance between Banner and Hulk?
Mark Ruffalo: There’s more of him and I think Banner and Hulk have come to a detaunt. [LAUGHS] We left the last time with this idea that you know I’m always angry and, and therefore I have some control over it. But when you think you have control over [anger], you absolutely don’t. And so there’s still wrangling going on in there, there is a confrontation [LAUGHS] brewing between the Hulk consciousness and the Banner consciousness thatnI think we’re starting to head into right now.
Begin Again is available in DVD and Blu-Ray starting today, and Just Jared has shared this behind the scene clip.
In the clip, Mark and the crew talk about how they used New York City as a character in the film.
I love working in New York. I love how wild it is. It has a life of its own that if you’re trying to fight, it will kill you. But, if you can kind of go with the flow, magical things can happen. It’s a great place to fall in love and it’s a great backdrop for the story.
IGN has published an interview with Mark and Robert made at the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron in London, earlier this year. There’s a few teasing, minor spoilers, so be warned about it!
Q: I’m curious about this cool little house party that goes on in this movie. Are you there as the Hulk or as Banner?
Ruffalo: Banner. Indoors I have to be Banner. That’s kind of the rule. It’s like leave your shoes at the door. It’s like leave your Hulk at the door. Yeah, they don’t like him. Hulk still has a little bit of a ADHD kid thing going on. [Laughs]
Q: How much dialogue might Hulk have in the film? Cause in the first movie he has two amazing lines. ‘I’m always angry’ and ‘Puny God.’ Does he have anything like that in the sequel? Any one-liners?
Ruffalo: We’re sort of still working that out. He will. We’re just kind of trying to it figure out. There’s a couple of different places to do it, but he’s not going have a soliloquy. Not yet anyway. Joss has a couple of ideas of where to put things in.
Marvel Studios announced its upcoming slate of movies through 2019, which include two previously unannounced Avengers sequels as well as its first solo female superhero movie and its first solo black superhero movie.
At an event Tuesday, the company unveiled “Phase Three” — movies it plans to make after Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man arrive next May and July, respectively. Those movies include two more Avengers films (the two-part Avengers: Infinity War), a third Thor film, a third Captain America movie, as well as a few new superheroes. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will now also arrive on May 5 in 2017, after previously being scheduled for a July 2017 release.
The full list of titles and release dates is as follows:
Avengers: Age of Ultron, May 1, 2015
Ant-Man, July 17, 2015
Captain America: Civil War, May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange, Nov. 4, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2, May 5, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok, July 28, 2017
Black Panther, Nov. 3, 2017
Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1, May 4, 2018
Captain Marvel, July 6, 2018
Inhumans, Nov. 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2, May 3, 2019
As you can see, there’s no Hulk stand-alone in sight. But he will appear in a lot of the other films.
A batch of new Foxcatcher images have landed online this week (via EntertainThis) and I have them added to the gallery. Foxcatcher opens in theaters on November 14th and stars Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, and Vanessa Redgrave.
Steve Carell stars as John du Pont, an eccentric millionaire who decided to host an Olympic Wrestling training camp on his grounds despite having no experience with the sport himself. The crux of the film revolves around du Pont’s relationship with Olympic Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), and in particular du Pont’s mentorship of the younger brother Mark, who lived in the shadow of his more successful brother.
ILM President Lynwen Brennan teased fans about The Hulk’s storyline in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” during an interview with IGN.
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is responsible for creating CGI effects on many Marvel and Lucasfilm productions, but Brennan explained Mark Ruffalo’s character in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was their biggest challenge yet.
“As usual ILM does some of the harder work that isn’t out there in the trailers, so I can’t talk about much. But obviously the Hulk is in there, and he’s a really big creative challenge for us,” Brennan told IGN.
Brennan teased The Hulk has gone through an evolution in the second “Avengers” installment, and the studio wanted to reflect the hard work Ruffalo put in to creating the character.
“Getting that personality is very important to Joss [Whedon], and it’s very important that it’s driven by Mark [Ruffalo]’s performance,” she told IGN. “We’ve developed a new capture system, which we call Muse, which really captures the actor’s performance – it allows us to combine different takes as well. We’re using it on Warcraft, and we furthered the development on Avengers.”
Crime | Drama Release: Nov 14, 2014
Role: David Schultz
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Action Release: May 1, 2015
Role: Bruce Banner / The Hulk
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