The script for Avengers: Age of Ultron has made it into at least one actor's hands.
Mark Ruffalo is ready to hulk out as Bruce Banner in the capstone installment of the Marvel's Phase Two films. As long as his character isn't swept under the rug as the Avengers team expands with the addition of Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).
"Okay. Just got the New Avengers Script. And I am going to read it now. I hope Banner/Hulk are represented," Ruffalo tweeted on Monday. "Fingers X'd."
The Now You See Me actor shouldn't worry too much, however. Writer/director Joss Whedon previously stated that the superhero film would give adequate time to those members of the Avengers who do not currently have their own stand-alone projects.
Although the idea of a new, Hulk-centric movie has been batted around by Marvel execs, Whedon recently explained why the green monster, who spends so much of his time trying to stay human, would be a difficult main character.
"The Hulk is the most difficult Marvel property because it's always about balance," Whedon told Deadline. "Is he a monster? Is he a hero? Are you going to root for a protagonist who spends all his time trying to stop the reason you came to the movie from happening? It's always a dance."
Fans will just have to get their Bruce Banner fix via the 2015 release of Avengers: Age of Ultron.