Mark Ruffalo Describes ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ as a “Universal Road Movie”



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The third Thor-focused picture is on the horizon, and it’s looking like a Thor and Hulk space road movie.

Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner/Hulk in the MCU, has described Thor: Ragnarok to the folks at Empire, citing ’88 action-comedy Midnight Run as a comparison point.

“There’s a little bit of Midnight Run, with [Charles] Grodin and [Robert] De Niro. I feel like that’s kind of where we’re heading with this relationship between Thor and Banner,” Ruffalo said.



When asked if he would call the film a “road movie,” Ruffalo didn’t beat around the bush.

“It is a universal road movie – that’s where we’re heading. It’s not where you’d think it will be, so it’s not your classic road movie but it has that structure, I think.”

Thor and Hulk taking on bad guys and developing their relationship across the Nine Realms? Sounds good to us. What sounds even better is Ruffalo’s confirmation that the “smart-comedic” evolution between the two will most definitely be a focus, and, when asked if Hulk was heading to Asgard…”Hells, yeah.”

To be clear, Ruffalo hasn’t read the screenplay yet, but he says this is the direction discussions have been heading.

The actor also revealed that the picture will be shooting in Sydney, Australia.

Thor: Ragnarok, to be directed by New-Zealander filmmaker Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows), is currently lined up for U.S. release on November 3, 2017.