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Mark Ruffalo Calls ‘Avengers 2’ Script “Darker” but “Witty”


It’s no question that one of the most anticipated upcoming films is Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Since its official announcement back at Comic Con 2013, there have been questions about casting, plot and the script.

Recently, Scarlett Johansson, who will reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in the sequel, said that the script for Age of Ultron is “dark” and “cerebral”.  This weekend at Sundance Film Festival, her co-star Mark Ruffalo, who will return as Bruce Banner/Hulk, also talked about his thoughts on the script.  And apparently he agrees with the “dark” edge to it, but also acknowledges its necessary amount of humor.  Here’s what he told MTV:

“I would say that it’s better, it’s cooler, it’s more awesomer. It’s a little bit darker, but also really has Joss Whedon’s incredibly, witty and sly sense of humor.”

What a lot of people have to realize is that, while two of the main cast members have called the script “darker” than the first film so far, doesn’t mean it will be a completely serious, dramatic film.  If it’s one thing Marvel’s Cinematic Universe balances, it’s humor and seriousness.  The story is unfolding, characters are adapting, and naturally things may turn a little darker when the team faces an imminent threat.

I’m beyond excited for Age of Ultron, and have complete faith in Whedon’s work.  As we move forward in 2014, we will keep getting more news on plot and casting.  So keep checking back here for all the latest on the Avengers sequel!

Written by Josh Sazin on January 20th, 2014, with a link to


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