Mark Ruffalo hid his progressive beliefs while starring as The Hulk in the 2012 blockbuster The Avengers.
Now, with a possible Hulk spinoff movie in discussions, the anti-fracking actor wants the green character to pack more than an earth-shattering punch. He hopes Hulk’s green glow will rub off onto the storytelling.
As artists we have an ability to reach a lot of people in a deep way, and we have a responsibility,” he said. “What we have to do as storytellers is to take science and make it relatable.
“I think we have to tell the story of the positive and what we’re going to try to do. Give them alternatives but don’t make it a polemic,” he intoned.
Ruffalo said his modest screen time in The Avengers limited any impact he could wield over the film’s bent. Now, with a possible Hulk feature, he hopes to have more sway over the story’s direction.
But if we get to a standalone Hulk movie, I’ll have a much better chance to do that. I’m just learning now how to find my voice and bring it into the studio world.