Hulk smash global warming?
He will if Mark Ruffalo has anything to say about it.
After talking about his film Infinitely Polar Bear at the Sundance Film Festival, the actor shifted gears and began discussing weighty topics like fracking, sustainability and environmental change. He went on to express his conviction that he, as a celebrity, has an obligation to use his fame to make a difference by spreading an eco-friendly message, saying:
“As artists we have an ability to reach a lot of people in a deep way, and we have a responsibility…What we have to do as storytellers is to take science and make it relatable…I think we have to tell the story of the positive and what we’re going to try to do. Give them alternatives but don’t make it a polemic.”
When asked about working such a message into a larger blockbuster like The Avengers, Ruffalo said:
“I think that’s the way to go, and it’s a trend that’ll start to develop. As a culture, when we latch onto a fad, we’re actually working something out in the creative subconscious. The fact that all these doomsday and end-of-times movies are coming out is because we’re actually working that out in the culture….I’m in The Avengers, but if you took my screentime it would come to about ten minutes, along with the 12 other people I’m sharing the screen with, so my input’s kind of limited on that. But if we get to a standalone Hulk movie, I’ll have a much better chance to do that. I’m just learning now how to find my voice and bring it into the studio world.”
So, should a Hulk-centric feature film be made in the near future, expect it to include a friendly reminder (if such a thing can come from a rage monster) to be kind to mother nature. After all, you wouldn’t like her when she’s angry.