Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk) Featured in NY Comic Con 'Avengers' Clip

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According to UnderWire, last weekend at the New York Comic Con, several minutes of The Avengers featuring Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk) were shown to a lucky audience. As far as I know, this was the first time any Hulk-centric clips have been released publicly, so I was curious to hear what was shown. From the description of the sneak peek in the UnderWire piece, it sounds like a skeptical and jumpy Banner (who appears to be hiding out in the Middle East) is approached by Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) to join SHIELD as some sort of scientific advisor. Bruce is having none of it, though, as he suspects a trap is being laid to capture the Hulk.

Hopefully, Banner/Hulk will get a substantial amount of screen time in The Avengers because I think he's the most intriguing character in the movie. I'm especially interested to see how the screenwriters devise a way for Hulk to be controlled or reasoned with in order for him to become a member of the team. Maybe in another trailer, we'll get a few more hints as to how they accomplish that feat. For now, we'll have to be satisfied with this little teaser.

Below is a brief section from the article describing the Ruffalo scene, and you can read the full piece here

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A little girl runs down the street, through a nondescript Middle Eastern village and into a city. She runs upstairs into a crowded house and starts begging for help from the doctor. The camera pans to reveal Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) standing over a group of very sick patients. He asks if her family has what these poor folks have as well. She says yes and holds up a fist of cash. Bruce follows her.
Cut to Bruce and the little girl standing in front of a rundown shack. She runs forward, but Bruce holds her back and turns around, just as a jeep full of military personnel drives by. Bruce hides his face.
Bruce then follows the little girl into the remote home, far away from the crowded city we saw moments ago and into a shack. He walks through the door just in time to witness the little tyke jump out the window. He immediately knows it’s a trap, “Should have got the money up front, Banner.”
Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) steps out from behind the shadows. “For a man who’s trying to avoid stress, you picked a hell of a place to do it.” She’s not in her usual Black Widow catsuit. Instead, she’s wearing a long dress. She introduces herself as Natasha Romanoff.
Bruce shakes his head, “You brought me to the edge of the city. Are you here to kill me Miss Romanoff? Because that’s not going to work out.”
“I’m here on behalf of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
“What if I say no.”
“I’ll persuade you.” 
“What if the other guy says no.” (Crowd goes nuts.) 
“You’ve been two years without an accident.” They continue to argue a bit and Natasha reveals that Nick Fury needs Bruce’s help with a Tesseract rock, which has enough energy to wipe out the planet. They can’t find it and they need the best gamma ray scientist for the job. She continues to try to win him over stating, “No one is going to put you in a cage.” But at that moment Bruce loses it. “Stop lying to me!” he yells as he slams his hands on on the table. (Crowd goes nuts again.) - Meredith Woerner, UnderWire
And if you want a mega-dose of Marvel Madness, check out the entire Avengers Q/A panel from the New York Comic Con below.


  1. *Sigh* isn't Mark Ruffalo just lovely? Suddenly, I'm super interested in this film now. (More super interested than before?!)

  2. Haha if you say so Mandy. Thanks for stopping by :)


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