Incredible Hulk Actor Lou Ferrigno Can’t Take MCU’s Mark Ruffalo Seriously

Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno loves Mark Ruffalo, but he also can’t take the Avengers: Endgame star seriously.

“Mark is a wonderful actor,” Ferrigno said at Montreal Comiccon, according to “But we’ve had three different actors — we’ve had Eric Bana, Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo. I like Bill Bixby the best, I like Edward Norton. But Ruffalo — I think he’s a wonderful actor, he blends in with the Marvel aspect of the Avengers — but I can’t take him seriously enough.”

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“Bill has that intensity, and you knew that when he was in danger, you could feel that intensity. But because of Marvel and Disney, they’ve taken a different direction. You can’t take it as seriously as the original series.”

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Ferrigno went on to explain that intensity is the reason many loved the CBS series. “I’ve got so many fans come up to me, they tell me when they were young, they were fighting to watch it. They’d get behind the couch, but when they see me as the Hulk — they want to see the Hulk because of that attraction, because it’s a build-up, the adrenaline, that’s what makes the show.”

Ferrigno played the giant green hero from 1977 to 1982 on CBS’ The Incredible Hulk television series. The bodybuilder has reprised the role on many occasions throughout the years. Bill Bixby played Dr. David Bruce Banner on the series.

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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is set for release on Digital HD on July 30 and Blu-ray and 4K UHD on August 13.

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