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Mark Ruffalo plays two different characters in Thor: Ragnarok- Cinema express

Ruffalo finally gets answers about The Hulk

The actor plays the Marvel comics superhero Bruce Banner/Hulk in the MCEU

Published: 10th October 2017

Actor Mark Ruffalo, who is set to reprise the role of Bruce Banner/Hulk in Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok, says it was fun for him to play two different characters.

"In this story Banner's basically been inside the Hulk for two years when we find him. During this time, all of the traumatic things in his life that have been making him afraid, making him doubtful, making him unable to enjoy his life, have been erased. His neurotransmitters and neuropathways have been completely re-wired. So when he comes awake, he's like an eight or twelve-year-old boy," Ruffalo says.

The actor adds, "He has the same exuberance and curiosity and wonder. He finally also realizes that he's free of the Hulk."

Describing Hulk's changes, Ruffalo says, "Hulk can be sad or happy. He's not only alive because of rage, so we can start to have more clarity on the character's emotional life, his intelligence, what he does, what he eats, if he sleeps--all the questions I've been dying to ask for years since playing this part." The actor says it's a different Banner and a different Hulk. "So I get to play two totally different characters in this movie, which was really fun."

For Ruffalo, one lasting memory of working on the film was the welcoming ceremony by aboriginal natives at the start of production. "Taika Waititi, the director, is a Maori. So the people who did the ceremony are his Maori brothers here in Australia. They came to bless the movie," he says. The actor says he was excited to be part of the ceremony. "There's a lot of wisdom in that culture that we could carry with us. It was really beautiful and moving. I do feel like we were blessed," he adds.

Thor: Ragnarok is set to release on November 3.

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