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Joss Whedon has guaranteed his upcoming comic book movie adaptation The Avengers won’t be a “lull fest”.
The man behind the likes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse told Sfx.co.uk that he was so impressed with his cast that he felt he should be making serious theatre with the actors.
“What I will struggle with, in the outline and throughout, is that I would like to put these actors in a room and just make Glengarry Glen Ross,” he joked. “We’re talking about really exciting people and at the same time I have to keep the momentum of the thing going. I can’t let it turn into a lull fest.”
Whedon also said that he’s excited to have Shutter Island actor Mark Ruffalo on board as the new Hulk, after Ed Norton‘s departure from the role.
He continued: “[Marvel] don’t hire Mark Ruffalo to say one iconic line and strike a pose. They hire him because he has so much humanity in him. He’s the antithesis of the iconic actor. He’s so human.
“He was my first choice to play the part, and the fact he is playing the part is nuts! They went to great lengths to make that happen and they understood exactly why he was right for the part.”