Published On: Fri, May 27th, 2011

‘The Avengers’ news: Mark Ruffalo on Hulk, relationship with Tony Stark

The Avengers are currently filming in New Mexico and will be moving to Cleveland soon, a recent report states that Joss Whedon and company might be demolishing some buildings before they leave The Land of Enchantment. Sources through On Location Vacation, claim they might be blowing up a couple buildings before they leave to head to Cleveland.

Reports On Location Vacation:

“The Avengers” has been filming at Albuquerque Studios for the past few weeks but they are also expected to shoot at the Albuquerque Rail Yards, and we’ve even heard they’ll be blowing up a building or two before leaving New Mexico!

Obviously, there’s no way of knowing what will be filmed at these two locations, if the reports are even accurate. The construction of a building at the Sunport could be for anything — a more futuristic-looking airport, the S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, etc. — but the possible inclusion of the Albuquerque Rail Yard as a location has had many comic book movie fans debating whether this might be in reference to a scene in the first issue of the comic book on which the movie is based, The Avengers #1, published way back in September 1963. In the issue, Loki used an illusion to trick the Hulk into destroying a railroad track in the hopes of inciting a fight between the jade behemoth and his brother, Thor.

Mark Ruffalo has been talking up his Bruce Banner/Hulk role in The Avengers while doing the rounds for his film Sympathy for Delicious, and what he’s had to say provides a revealing-but-not-spoilery glimpse into how he fits into the film. – MTV

He has an interesting thing with Black Widow, actually. And him and Tony Stark are… You know, he’s like the fallen angel version of Tony Stark. He was the renegade professor who was kind of a rebel, arrogant, kind of doing things that were unorthodox. There’s a real admiration between the two of them that’s interesting, and Tony Stark really enjoys the idea of watching this guy turn into The Hulk. So he’s nudging him in an interesting sort of way. There’s a lot of nice, fun play between the two of them.

He’s like the teammate none of them are sure they want on their team. He’s a loose cannon. It’s like, ‘Just throw a grenade in the middle of the group and let’s hope it turns out well! – Ruffalo on Jimmy Kimmel

While Kevin Feige didn’t give away too many details about the movie’s villain(s) — despite the announcement confirming that Tom Hiddleston would return to cause problems as Loki — he did tease that the challenge facing the group would be big enough to require them all (rumors have Loki possibly using a device called the Cosmic Cube to bring a race of alien shape-shifters called Skrulls to Earth, but that remains unconfirmed).

Iron Man and Thor have defeated threats, and in a couple of months Captain America will hold his own — So what in the world could they go up against that requires all of them to get together for a challenge that they may or may not succeed against?

Everyone has more than their own fair share of screen time, interaction and arcs in this film — we didn’t want anyone to get a short shrift — it’s a big story and big movie. Everyone has room to have their own stories, but the primary one is their interaction together. That’s where the fun really is!

“The Avengers” stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downy Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Furry, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and will be released on May 4, 2012


Joss Whedon on set of Avengers photo/Marvel Studios

Joss Whedon on set of Avengers photo/Marvel Studios


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