Mark Ruffalo Reveals His Contract Length With Marvel

Earlier today I ran my interview with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. During the interview, I asked Feige what the status on the next Hulk movie is, and one of the key things he said was that Marvel has "many, many options" with Mark Ruffalo, who plays the character for the first time in The Avengers (which comes out this Friday). But what exactly is the contract that Ruffalo has with the studio? Apparently Collider has received that information.

While speaking with the site, Mark Ruffalo said that he has signed a six-picture deal that will see him playing the character many more times. This is a deal similar to what Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Samuel L. Jackson made when they signed on to play Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Nick Fury, respectively. Just yesterday there was much speculation about a sequel to 2008's The Incredible Hulk, as the character has been earning a great deal of word-of-mouth in foreign markets where The Avengers has already been released. It is still unknown if the Hulk will be getting his own solo movie again before The Avengers 2.

While it may seem silly, the number of movies that the actor is signed on for is important. The reason Jackson was able to appear in almost every Marvel movie thus far is that he initially signed a nine movie deal. Chris Evans, on the other hand, signed on for six movies, which will likely translate to three Avengers movies and three Captain America movies. But considering that Ruffalo has yet to play Bruce Banner/Hulk in his own solo movie, does that mean the character could cameo in Iron Man 3, Thor 2 or Captain America 2? I certainly wouldn't be against it.

Eric Eisenberg
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