Mark Ruffalo to Actually Play The Hulk

We all know that Mark Ruffalo landed the part of Bruce Banner/The Hulk in Marvel Studios’ upcoming The Avengers. What we didn’t know is that he’ll actually do the performance capture for the Green Goliath!

He told Vulture: "I’m really excited. No one’s ever played the Hulk exactly, they’ve always done CGI… They’re going to do the Avatar stop-action, stop-motion capture. So I’ll actually play the Hulk. That’ll be fun."

Ruffalo added that he’s going more for Bill Bixby’s Banner: "I really love the first TV version of it, the Bill Bixby one… I’m gonna shoot for that a little bit. He was an everyman in it. He’s always on the run and trying to find love. It’s really a sympathetic character, before he turns into the Hulk and f*cks everything up."

The Avengers is scheduled for a May 4, 2012 release.