Versatile actor Mark Ruffalo is set to play the role of Bruce “the Hulk” Banner in the upcoming movie “The Avengers”. At the Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday, Samuel L. Jackson announced the upcoming movie before a crowd of about 6,000 who were present at the conference. The Avengers movie is set for release in 2012 after two other Marvel superhero movies in 2011.
The Avengers movie brings together superheroes of Marvel Comics including Ironman, Captain America, Thor and Hawkeye. Other superheroes included are yet to be confirmed. Robert Downey Jr. reprises his Tony Stark/ Ironman role while Jeremy Renner will portray Clint Barton/Hawkeye. Chris Evans, who is set to appear in the new Captain America movie in 2011 is also set to join the Avengers. Chris Hemsworth plays another Marvel superhero, Thor, which has a separate movie showing in 2011.
Mark Ruffalo’s versatility is not limited to just being an actor as he also is a director, producer and screenwriter. Some of his more recent movie appearances include “Just Like Heaven”, “Zodiac” and “Shutter Island”.