Mark Ruffalo broke rules for Avengers
Mark Ruffalo questioned whether he should sign up to be a part of the Avengers movies as a script wasn't available for him to view.
Mark Ruffalo had to rethink his no script, no signature movie policy when he accepted his Avengers role.
The handsome actor stars as Bruce Banner / The Hulk in the popular movie franchise, alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson.
Mark found himself in a quandary when director Joss Whedon got in touch to discuss the film as there was no script yet written, something that goes against the Begin Again actor's work ethos.
“See, the problem with those movies is they don’t have a script when they’re casting you and that was really problematic for me. I made a promise to myself that I would never sign on to anything before there was a script, and I’ve been able to stay pretty true to that, but that was a particularly, you know, rare occasion," Mark laughed to Collider.
Mark pondered Joss' offer, but when Robert got in touch he soon felt his resolve melting.
The first movie was released in 2012, and saw Marvel's best loved comics come together to fight crime. The next instalment Avengers: Age of Ultron hits cinema screens in May next year.
"Then Robert [Downey Jr.] reached out and they’re like, ‘You know, let’s do this,’ and I [asked], ‘Well, is there a script?’ ‘No, we don’t have a script. We’re not gonna give you anything. You have to just sign on.’" Mark continued.
"I’m like, ‘Sign on to nine movies without knowing what the heck I’m gonna do?’ And so I said, ‘Joss, you have to understand, I got into trouble once doing this. I made a promise to myself I would never sign on to something without having a script again. You understand where I’m coming [from?]’"
In the end Joss sent Mark 20 pages of what Bruce Banner would get up to in the movies, and the general feel for the character.
"And I said, ‘Would you please do that? I’d be so grateful to you and it would make this process a lot easier for everybody.’ And so he did and I loved it. And, you know, it was basically Banner’s introduction with Black Widow," he smiled.
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