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Mark Ruffalo - announced at Comic-con to have been cast as The Hulk in Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers' - recently sat down with Empire to chat about his role in Lisa Cholodenko's Sundance smash 'The Kids Are All Right.' In a related story, Empire recently sat down with Mark Ruffalo to listen to the actor go on and on about his tender domestic indie as they waited for the right time to ask about 'The Avengers.'
Ruffalo didn't offer much in the way of Marvel news, but his comments confirmed that - to no one's surprise - the company will be building movies around its marquee characters for a long time to come. The perpetually scruffy thespian revealed that, "[Marvel] set up several pictures over a couple of years and possibly there will be a Hulk movie. There'll probably be a couple more Avengers too, which would be fun."
The notion of multiple Avengers films is as obvious as it is incredible, and if the 'Avengers' is a fraction as successful as it should be, a re-boot dedicated to Ruffalo's Bruce Banner certainly seems like something of a no-brainer. If Whedon's super-group film gives the property the boost that I assume it will, perhaps it'll even be enough to afford Ruffalo's Hulk a legitimate series whereas equally exceptional actors Eric Bana and Ed Norton were each only afforded a single film in which to get angry and green and throw helicopters at other helicopters and stuff.