Mark Ruffalo has stepped into the ripped trousers of the Hulk for superhero blockbuster Avengers Assemble – and he’s explained how he knew his character worked when his performance scared his own daughter!
Mark Ruffalo is the first man to play both Hulk the man and the monster in this film – which assembles a host of Marvel superheroes also including Iron Man, Thor and Captain America – but that wasn't the original plan.
Mark explained: "Marvel in the past had made it a point not to have the Hulk look like the actors playing Banner, and it was kind of a big discussion to get them to change that.
“Both Joss and I felt very strongly that the Hulk should look like Banner in some way.
“Now they all say 'of course, that makes perfect sense,' but it was my daughter, jumped up into my lap, saying 'why do you want to kill that lady papa,' it totally freaked her out. It scared her, so I was like 'good, we did our job.'"
So what was it like for Mark to see the Hulk having his face in the film?
He explained: "It's like my dad, it reminds me of my dad when I was a little kid when he would get mad, his face looked so giant to me."
Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, said of the decision: "This one's so much more relatable than the other versions of the actual Hulk itself just because they have Mark's face in there.
“You go 'oh wow that's the same guy,' as opposed to just 'oh now here's the green monster.' He was much more human."