Whilst those involved with Joss Whedon’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” are sworn to secrecy regarding all sorts of things in the superhero team-up sequel, actor Mark Ruffalo has spoken with Total Film magazine (via CBM) this week and says the film “is really big” and still contains “lots of laughs” for those worried about it going too dark.
Speaking about his character of Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk, he suggests he may have a hand in the creation of the film’s titular villain and discusses what happens to him both pscyhologically and romantically:
“Banner’s been living in Stark Tower. They [he and Tony] have been working side by side and Bruce has his own lab now. He’s doing work that augments Tony’s own, which could lead to an experiment going wrong…
His relationship with Natasha deepens. There’s something similar about the two of them. I see them as lost souls. They’re kindred in some ways. He does feel more comfortable with himself. His confidence is getting better. But, you know, that gets shaken. His ability to handle the Hulk really gets thrown into question in this film. The hard part is coming back. Hulk doesn’t want to cede his place. It’s much harder to come back from being Hulk than it is to get into him.
I think there’s a whole other chapter we haven’t seen yet where you find the other nuances within him. The battle of identity going on between him and Banner is all about establishing dominance. The only thing that Hulk is really afraid of is Banner. That’s an interesting dynamic.”
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is currently targeting a May 1st 2015 release.