It's brought up that one possibility to deal with the hulk is completly destroying the Green Goliath; however, Ruffalo seems to think - at least for now - the best option is to manage the anger.
"The essential struggle that he’s having is that he does have this destructive side of him. You know that’s never going to go away. That power is really destructive. I think it’s a matter of management control at this point, rather than just shutting him down completely."
Ruffalo continues with hints as to Banner and Hulk's portrayal.
"But now I feel like he has the idea that maybe he is a part of something and feels more comfortable. He has a fantasy that he could actually be a part of something. I still think it’s a struggle for him and I never think that he quite has it under control. But I think in this version, he’s as close to having a normal life as he possibly could, which might include…some romance. Is that ever possible for Banner is really the question."
The article also reveals that Banner has an apartment in Stark Tower in The Avengers 2.
Banner’s working on a lot of stuff and Tony’s working on his own stuff and they complement each other. You could tell that, in this film, they’ve been working together. They’ve gotten a short-hand together, but also don’t really know how to work well together. So that’s been built out quite a lot and it’s fun. It’s cool. [laughs]"
While the Hulk seems to have potentially calmed down and as stated is somewhat manageable, Ruffalo still hints the beast could be unleashed.
"We left with this idea that I’m always angry and therefore I have some control over it. But anger, when you think you have control over it, you absolutely don’t. There’s still a wrangling going on. There’s a confrontation brewing between the Hulk's consciousness and Banner's consciousness that I think we’re starting to head into right now."
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
"The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" hits May 1, 2015 directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Paul Bettany as Vision, with James Spader as Ultron.
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