Mark Ruffalo Explains The ‘Algorithm’ That Makes Him Hulk Out In ‘The Avengers’

Many iconic comic book characters have depended on lesser-known actors to flesh out their moving-picture identities, but in the last eight years the Hulk has had a rather prestigious list of performers willing to portray one of anger’s most famous incarnations. The latest among them, Mark Ruffalo recently attended the Oscars sporting a nomination for his part in “The Kids Are All Right.”

The Telegraph caught up with the actor on the cusp of his nomination, and noted that he was “slim, shortish and seemingly untroubled by anger issues.”

So how will he bulk up to become the Hulk for Marvel’s epic tentpole “The Avengers“?

We’ve already heard a little from Ruffalo about the character’s design — Hulk will resemble the actor, rather than any of the green goliath’s previous embodiments — but as to what will compose the giant discrepancy between their vastly different body masses, he offered a more technical explanation.

“Here’s this algorithm that digitally puts 2,000lbs of muscle onto my body. It’s weird. I wear this skinny little suit with reflective balls all over it,” he said. “When we shot the stuff, I was actually standing in a warehouse with a couple of cardboard boxes and some foam mats. But when I looked at the monitor there I was as the Hulk in this landscape with cars and boulders and hills”

“The Avengers” is scheduled to be shot over four months in New Mexico.

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