February 28th, 2011
05:49 PM ET
Eric Bana and Edward Norton might be green with envy when they see Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk in the upcoming "The Avengers" movie. Though the superhero looked nothing like Bana or Norton in the two "Hulk" movies, Ruffalo's version will actually resemble him.
"I'll be playing it," the Oscar nominee tells MTV of the Marvel character. "I'm the first actor to actually do it in motion-capture as the Hulk."
To portray Bruce Banner's alter ego, Ruffalo will wear a performance-capture suit similar to the ones used to help create Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana's animated "Avatar" characters.
"All the features are mine, just really big," adds Ruffalo. "I got to see the maquette [model] of the Hulk yesterday in full scope, and it's awesome."
Besides Ruffalo, "The Avengers," due in theaters May 4, 2012, will also star Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.
"It's cool. It's gonna be great," Ruffalo says of the film. "The script is a nice combination of funny with pathos."
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