Baccarin, Ruffalo, Whedon On “Avengers”?

“V,” “Stargate” and “Firefly” star Morena Baccarin is the latest name rumored to be joining the cast of Marvel Studios’ upcoming “The Avengers” reports Mania. Is she in talks to play The Wasp? The report sounds extremely dubious at best.

In more confirmed news, Mark Ruffalo talked with Vulture and revealed that his incarnation of The Hulk will be motion-captured in “The Avengers”. The previous two “Hulk” movies with Eric Bana and Ed Norton used entirely CG creations for their Hulk scenes.

Finally, director Joss Whedon has spoken about the project to SFX and how he intends to juggle both action scenes and so many characters together:

“What I will struggle with, in the outline and throughout, is that I would like to put these actors in a room and just make Glengarry Glen Ross. we’re talking about really exciting people and at the same time I have to keep the momentum of the thing going. I can’t let it turn into a lull fest. Knowing that I have enough time to do both of those things – that by the end of the movie you will feel ‘in’ with these guys – is the trick. it’s not an easy one but one that Marvel absolutely honours.”

Whedon also spoke about Ruffalo’s involvement in particular. “They don’t hire Mark Ruffalo [the new Hulk] to say one iconic line and strike a pose. They hire him because he has so much humanity in him. He’s the antithesis of the iconic actor. He’s so human. He was my first choice to play the part, and the fact he is playing the part is nuts! They went to great lengths to make that happen and they understood exactly why he was right for the part” he says.