Avengers star Mark Ruffalo admitted that he tried to talk Marvel out of casting him as The Incredible Hulk.
The Incredible Hulk has not had a lot of luck as the star of his own film. The 2003 film, Hulk starring Eric Bana was a box office failure and was not well-received by fans. The 2008 Edward Norton film, The Incredible Hulk, also failed to track and while it doesn’t generally come up as one of the worse Marvel Cinematic Universe films, it’s one that everyone seems to have forgotten about. The character didn’t really seem to track until Mark Ruffalo was cast as the character for the 2012 film, Avengers but, at one point, the actor tried to talk the studio out of it.
While speaking to Variety, Mark Ruffalo talked about how he tried to convince Marvel not to cast him in Avengers, citing the difficulty he has working with the technological aspect of it:
“I did try to talk them out of casting me. I said, ‘I don’t know if I’m the right guy, I’ve never done anything like this.’ Between Joss and Robert, they were pretty convincing that I could do it. I was scared. I was really scared. I’m still scared. The technological aspect of it makes it really hard to work that way. I struggle with it all the time. But my motto is make fear your friend. Just keep pushing yourself into those places where you feel scared or challenged.”
What do you all make of Mark Ruffalo’s words? Are you surprised to hear that he tried to convince Marvel not to cast him? What did you think of his role as the Hulk in Avengers? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here is the plot synopsis for the film:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.