If you've been following the casting of Bruce Banner in the upcoming Avengers movie, you already know: Ed Norton is out, Mark Ruffalo is in. But that's not all. Ruffalo isn't just playing Banner. He's also going to show that it's easy being green by taking on a second role ... as the Incredible Hulk himself.
Both Norton, in the 2008 Incredible Hulk movie, and Eric Bana before him, in the 2003 movie Hulk, played the scientist on the run. However, in both movies, the gamma-irradiated monster wasn't portrayed by painted, padded actors (or Lou Ferrigno) but was merely a post-production special effect.
This time, though, according to Ruffalo:
"I'm really excited. No one's ever played the Hulk exactly, they've always done CGI. ... They're going to do the Avatar stop-action, stop-motion capture. So I'll actually play the Hulk. That'll be fun."
You know what else is fun? The Avengers will be filmed in 3-D, so when the Banner hulks out, he'll be all up in our faces.