Time travel news: Mark Ruffalo of the past thinks The Hulk is a dumb career move

by: Sean Hunter
August 31st, 2010

The year is 2008 and Mark Ruffalo is indie cinema's golden god. Walking around in his tweed jacket and old jeans, Ruffalo has no interest in being more than just an independent sensation. Superhero flicks (like THE HULK) seem like a stupid, trivial, diversion from films with more substance. Until one day when a certain significant film changes Ruffalo's perception on the genre forever. Ruffalo is like, "Whoa, I wants me some of that, yo." Putting down his Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, Ruffalo contemplates how his manly physic might look in some purple pants. Fast-forward to 2010 and Ruffalo is now in the depths of superhero cinema as he sits down with Australia's Sunday Herald Times to discuss what changed his mind...Ruffalo, who is set to play the third on-screen incarnation of The Hulk in Joss Whedon's THE AVENGERS, had this to say about his past views on superhero films...

“I probably wouldn’t have done this movie in the past. But because of what Robert [Downey Jr.] had done and where that genre has gone since then, I did it. I have always tried to stay ahead of being stereotyped and the more I felt you could f— with people’s expectations of you, the longer a career you have. I consider myself a blue collar actor that way. What I do really enjoy is that rhythm and style and family and I like that kind of nomadic existence”

So it was IRON MAN that started it all. Thank goodness my plan to travel back to the year 2007 and murder John Favreau never worked out. Without IRON MAN, we may never have had the chance to see Ruffalo in purple tights screaming like a lunatic as he slowly turns into a giant green monster. Who could live in a world without that as a possibility? "Not I," says my mom as she watches the trailer for THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT for the hundredth time.

Source: The Playlist

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