Gabriel Luna Pays Tribute To Mark Ruffalo With Look At Terminator: Dark Fate Mo-Cap Pajamas

Gabriel Luna in Terminator: Dark Fate
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Who knew Mark Ruffalo’s mocap pajamas would become trendsetting? The actor known best for donning the comfiest suit in the MCU has rubbed off on Terminator: Dark Fate’s Gabriel Luna who got in on posting a selfie of himself in the motion capture gear, clearly with Hulk in mind. Check it out:

This will probably be the cutest and wholesome we’ll ever see Luna, considering he’ll be the Terminator hunting down Natalia Reyes’ Dani Ramos, Makenzie Davis’ Grace, and the return of Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Conner as they team up to protect each other and the future. Luna’s Twitter post was in tribute to this one from Mark Ruffalo posted the very same day. Take a look:

Adorable! They’re mocap buds! Since Gabriel Luna has starred in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Robbie Reyes a.k.a. Ghost Rider, they technically have prominent characters together in the Marvel universe. The actor is set to star in his own live-action series for Hulu about Ghost Rider in 2020. Perhaps he’ll be using motion capture technology to portray the flaming skull as well?

Over the years playing Hulk, Mark Ruffalo has been able to witness the advancement of this technology. He used to have to act in another room for 2012’s Avengers but now he can take his mocap pajamas to set and work alongside the other actors in the same room. This method will be now used in the newest Terminator for Gabriel Luna’s character as well!

After years of disappointing films from the franchise, James Cameron has come back on board as producer for the first time since T2 to revitalize his series. Dark Fate will ignore Rise of the Machines, Salvation and Genisys and continue the storylines of Sarah and John Connor (though it’s unclear if he’s alive).

Luna’s Terminator has a cool new ability this time around: he can duplicate himself. This should prove to be a challenge for the protagonists. The actor said when he nabbed the role he didn’t have a script yet, so he spent a lot of time in front of the mirror trying to figure out how the character does things. Since Arnold Schwartznegger is also returning to the series for Dark Fate, he also received some mentorship from the original Terminator too!

Dark Fate is directed by Deadpool director Tim Miller, with a script penned by Dark Knight trilogy writer David S. Goyer, Hunger Games’ Billy Ray and Justin Rhodes. The film will come out on November 1 alongside Tom Harper’s adventure flick, Aeronauts, starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne.

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