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“The future feels more precarious”: Mark Ruffalo Might Have Hinted a Sinister Turn From Smart Hulk to Maestro in the Future

Have you ever imagined what an older version of the green mean-looking Hulk would be like? To start, one might assume that Bruce Banner’s old age would bring him more wisdom and lesser strength, that assumption would not be wrong. But we also have to keep in mind that an alternate universe exists, especially the one where Hulk isn’t the good guy anymore.

If you haven’t kept up with the comics from Marvel, there is an alternate timeline Hulk, where he isn’t the calm green giant you see in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Maestro, as he has been named, is a combination of Banner’s intelligence with the green giant’s strength, and Mark Ruffalo implies that he might play Maestro in the future.

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Mark Ruffalo as Hulk in the MCU

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Mark Ruffalo’s Calm Persona As Maestro? It’s Still Possible

In an interview with Variety, Ruffalo answered a string of questions regarding his character in the MCU. One such question came up asking him when his time playing Bruce Banner would come to an end, to which he gave an answer open to interpretation.

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Mark Ruffalo posing for a photo

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The 54-year-old actor’s reaction to that question was one of surprise as he jokingly states that he’s “always surprised that [he’s] still here.”  He said-

“I mean, me and Ed Norton joke that the Hulk is like our generation’s Hamlet — we’re all going to get a shot at it. I keep waiting for the next version of it. I mean, I’ll probably do it as long as [Marvel Studios will] have me, if people are interested, and I can bring something that’s interesting to me to it, and interesting to the fans. But I have no idea.”

Mark Ruffalo is currently 54, and as he gets older it’s obvious his face won’t match that of a young or middle-aged Bruce Banner, but the evil Maestro (who is old, important to note) might be an obvious choice if Marvel keeps Ruffalo around to do the giant fighting.

This will definitely be a fresh experience for Ruffalo as well as Marvel fans, as Maestro has never gotten a live-action adaptation, leading us to believe that it’s all the more a possibility that the Begin Again star gets the role.

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What Exactly, Or Who, Is This Maestro?

While Bruce Banner’s big green form was originally an uncontrollable giant with no control over himself, it didn’t necessarily mean that he was the bad guy. Maestro, on the other hand, is basically what you get if you fuse Banner’s intelligence with Hulk’s strength plus the side of him where he’s just pure evil.

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An illustration of Maestro

Maestro first made his debut in the comic in The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #401. Subsequently, he was promoted to the main villain role in The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1–2.

Mark Ruffalo Calls Out IMDb’s Ratings System Following The Review Bombing Of She-Hulk On The Website

It seems like Mark Ruffalo was not a big fan of the massive amounts of trolls review-bombing Jessica Gao’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on IMDb, and he’s voiced his criticism against the website through an article by Screen Rant, which he shared on his Twitter account.

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Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk

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Screen Rant’s De’vion Hinton wrote a piece titled “She-Hulk’s Review Bombing Proves IMDB’s Biggest Ratings Problem”, an opinion article to which Ruffalo took a liking to. He shared an excerpt from the article on Twitter-

What do you guys think about this take? Tell us in the comments.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is currently streaming on Disney+.

Source: Comic Book Resources

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is working as a content writer for FandomWire. He has written over 100 articles for the entertainment website by reporting on the latest news in the pop culture industry- whether it be on the latest Marvel flick or a groundbreaking DC update. He has previously worked for LeftOye as a content writer too, working on over 150 articles. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University