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is currently busy cruising around Europe promoting his latest Shakespeare adaptation, Much Ado About Nothing (Yeah, I had no idea he wrote Shakespeare movies, either). But no matter how far away from America this guy gets, someone is still going to ask him about superheros.

At the Dublin International Film Festival he was asked about his approach to the The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and now at the Glasgow Film Festival he was asked if it was possible to actually make a good Hulk movie. This is how he responded:

Yes. But it would be very, very hard. Hulk is a tricky son of a bitch. He's the Claudio of superheroes. Because the problem is it's a very popular character, but it's not a superhero. Half of it's a superhero, half of it’s a werewolf. And you can't structure it like a superhero movie, you can't light it like a superhero movie. How do you develop that? It would be extremely difficult. The one thing you would have in your favor would be Mark Ruffalo. But right now I don't know if they have plans to do that or not, because he works so well as part of a greater whole, but by himself, it's tough. I don't envy the guys who went before.

Of course, the guys who went before were and, recent Academy Award winner, . Neither of their Hulk movies were really terrible, but neither really developed the movie the big guy deserves. But what does the future hold for Bruce Banner? Well, there are rumors the Hulk will get another shot at his own film with either a Planet Hulk, or a World War Hulk movie in Marvel's Phase 3. That's still a long way off, but it's certainly exciting stuff.

What do you think? Does he work well on his own, or you prefer to see him with The Avengers? Let us know below.


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