As far as Mark Ruffalo knows, everyone is back on for The Avengers 2
Last week there was an industry rumor that some of THE AVENGERS cast may not be back for the second installment. This all starting with Robert Downey Jr.'s musings about retiring the character of Iron Man. Maybe it's all just silly Hollywood fear mongering. When Moviefone spoke with Mark Ruffalo about the situation, the actor has no knowledge of it:
Moviefone: Are you back for "Avengers 2?" There's been a lot of talk about the salary negotiations.
Mark Ruffalo: I assume so. I haven't been let go yet.
MF: Are you definitely signed on for it?
MR: Oh, yeah. I'm signed for -- oh my gosh -- six movies altogether. Five now [after "The Avengers"].
MF: So, all this speculation about recasting Thor and The Hulk is just that, speculation?
MR: That I know of. I haven't caught wind of any of that. I was surprised to hear it, because I don't even think anyone's really started negotiating yet.
MF: So there's no reason to panic?
MR: No. [Laughs] Maybe people should panic, but I don't see a reason to panic.
MF: As far as you know, everyone is back?
MR: Yeah, as far as I know. But sometimes actors are the last people to know what's going on.
MF: Would you come back if some of the other roles were recast?
MR: I think so. I'd be really sad if they did. I can't imagine that. That would be bad. "That would not be good," as Joss Whedon would say
MF: A lot of people would be very upset if you don't come back as The Hulk.
MR: I'd love to come back as The Hulk. I don't foresee not coming back as The Hulk.
I think, or hope that they would get everyone back on for the second installment. They only role I fear that would get re-cast is Ruffalo's due to all the problems with the Hulk in the past, but those were all there own separate issues. I see no reason why anyone wouldn't come back.
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