Mark Ruffalo discusses ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

'It's better, it's cooler,' says actor

Mark Ruffalo has spoken about the forthcoming The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Ruffalo will reprise his role as Bruce Banner, aka The Incredible Hulk, in the superhero sequel. Speaking to MTV about the film, he said: “I would say that it’s better, it’s cooler, it’s more awesomer. It’s a little bit darker, but also really has Joss Whedon’s incredibly witty and sly sense of humour.”

Director Whedon is due to start shooting the film in London this year (2014) and Marvel has set a release date of May 1, 2015. James Spader has signed up to play the title character of Ultron, a well-known supervillain from the Marvel universe.

At the end of 2013 it was revealed that Elizabeth Olsen was officially on board for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. She has been cast as the Scarlet Witch, the twin sister of Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s character Quicksilver. Alongside Spader, Olsen and Taylor-Johnson, original cast members Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Ruffalo Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson are all set to reprise their roles from 2012’s The Avengers.

Since its release in May 2012, The Avengers – a superhero ensemble movie uniting Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk – has become the third highest-grossing film of all time, taking over $1.5 billion (£930 million) at the box office worldwide.