Ruffalo, Johansson Talk Hulk, Widow Future

With “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” a little over two months away from release in many global territories, the publicity train is beginning to accelerate. Reports emerged today of a new trailer rumored to be dropping with the mid-season premiere of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in early March.

The film’s stars have also been chatting with Empire as a part of the magazine week-long interviews with the film’s cast members. Mark Ruffalo was asked where he thinks the Hulk will end up once the dust settles from events in ‘Ultron’:

“Who knows where these things will go, but as Bruce is able to impress his will on the Hulk – going into The Hulk and being inside the Hulk when he’s raging – The Hulk’s will is also growing and able to impress upon Bruce… It’ll be interesting to see if that ends up being what would be the next Hulk movie.”

Does that mean a stand alone Hulk movie with Ruffalo might happen?

“Who knows, really? That’s such an amorphous thing. Nobody has talked to me about that yet. A new feaure-length Hulk movie is] a tough nut to crack. Traditionally you’re watching a guy who doesn’t want to do the very thing that you want him to do. It’s hard to take for two hours. I don’t know how many times you can use that same framing for it, but now he’s maturing and there’s a cool dynamic growing between Banner and The Hulk.

And the CGI is so much better. The stuff we can do now, you can do a real performance. I’ve been working with Andy Serkis [at his Imaginarium studio] and he has it set up where you go in there and you just start working on a character. It is so exciting to me, because I can do whatever I can imagine, with a team of people of course”

Actress Scarlett Johansson also spoke about her Black Widow character recently with W Magazine where they asked her about why she took on the character in the first place:

“People were surprised that I wanted to play a comic book heroine. But I loved Iron Man, and I met with Marvel to see what was possible. I had done my research, and the Black Widow character resonated with me. She is dark and has faced death so many times that she has a deep perspective on the value of life. In the sequel, you learn more about the sadness in her past. I think of her that way. Black Widow is a superhero, but she’s also human. She’s small, but she’s strong. It’s hard not to admire her.”

Expect further comments from cast members later this week.