Mark Ruffalo Comments On His Recent Cameo And Addresses Avengers 2 Cast Dispute Rumors
There are spoilers in this article if you haven’t seen Iron Man 3 yet. Judging from the box office though, chances are you’ve probably seen it at least once. Mark Ruffalo has been out and about promoting his upcoming movie Now You See Me, but he’s gotten several questions about his future as Dr. Bruce Banner. Ruffalo is the third man to take up the role of Banner and is arguably the best incarnation of the character We’ll have to wait a good long while to see Banner turn up in a movie again, that is if he doesn’t have any cameos along the road to Avengers 2.
Ruffalo had a brief but hilarious cameo in Iron Man 3 during the post-credits stinger. Tony was sprawled out on a couch retelling the story we had just watched to a less than interested Dr. Banner. He tells Stark he isn’t that kind of doctor and that he had been dozing in and out. Speaking with I Am Rogue, Ruffalo revealed how that whole scene came about:
They haven’t talked about it with me, that kind of came up at the last minute. It was literally, they were about to wrap the movie and I saw Robert (Downey Jr.) at the Academy Awards and he had this idea. Marvel had had an idea but then they scraped it and I thought it wasn’t going to happen. Then I saw Robert and he said, ‘What do you think about coming and doing a day?’ I said, ‘Are you kidding me? Bang, let’s do it!’ We sort of spitballed that scene, then I came in and we shot for a couple of hours and laughed. I haven’t seen it yet but people seem to like it.
Cameos are one thing, but due to a recent report about contract disputes among The Avengers and Marvel Studios, fans are just hoping Ruffalo and all the other Avengers actually turn up in Avengers 2. You can read our original story about the contract disputes here, but basically everyone wants more money since RDJ got a cool $50 million for the first Avengers. Marvel doesn’t want to budge and has apparently threatened to recast. Ruffalo addressed the recasting rumors in another interview with Moviefone. The actor says that he will return for the movie and that he is signed on for six movies total. This is what the man had to say when asked if the recasting news was just faulty speculation:
That I know of. I haven’t caught wind of any of that. I was surprised to hear it, because I don’t even think anyone’s really started negotiating yet.
He went on to say everyone is coming back as far as he knows, though he does admit actors are usually the last to know what’s going on. If, and it’s a big if, Marvel were to recast the film Ruffalo says he’d still show up:
I think so. I’d be really sad if they did. I can’t imagine that. That would be bad. “That would not be good,” as Joss Whedon would say.
You can read the full interviews where Ruffalo talks a little more about his future as Dr. Banner by clicking here and here. Ruffalo seems pretty confident that things will get worked out in the coming months and that everyone will be coming back for Whedon‘s sequel. He also seems pretty happy with his situation at least, and stated he would be open for more cameos. What do you think? Should Bruce pop up a few more times before we see him again in Avengers 2? Do you think the contract negotiations will work out?
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