Mark Ruffalo Will Motion-Capture Hulk for The Avengers

I’ll be honest with you, I’m not sure if this is really all that big of a departure from what Ang Lee did with his “Hulk” (yes, yes, I know you fanboys hated that movie with a passion — Mutant Dogs Bad! Ang Lee Bad! etc etc), but according to Mark Ruffalo, he’ll be suiting up in full motion-capture form ala “Avatar” for his role as The Hulk in “The Avengers”.

Ruffalo tells Vulture:

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.

Again, I seem to recall a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff that had director Ang Lee actually acting out all of the Hulk’s scenes in front of a green screen for his 2003 movie. I could be wrong, of course. It’s Saturday morning and I’m just biding my time until college football commences in a few hours, so let’s just assume I’m right and move on.

The Avengers assemble in 2012 under Joss Whedon.

'Dammit, has Mark Ruffalo finished motion capturing yet? We're assembling here!'