Mark Ruffalo Says He's 'Passing the Banner' to She-Hulk's Tatiana Maslany

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Marvel Cinematic Universe veteran Mark Ruffalo seems excited to pass the torch or, more accurately, the "banner" to Tatiana Maslany in Marvel Studios' upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk.

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At the New York premiere of his new Netflix film The Adam Project, Ruffalo discussed what fans can expect from She-Hulk, including lengthy scenes shared by the characters of Bruce Banner/Professor Hulk (Ruffalo) and Jennifer "Jen" Walters/She-Hulk (Maslany).

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"Tatiana Maslany is frickin' legendary as the She-Hulk," he told Access. "I'm passing the banner onto her... There's some really good, funny, cool, long, long scenes between Professor and her. We've never really seen the Hulk interact with people the way he does in that show. It'll be really interesting."

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Ruffalo made his MCU debut as Bruce Banner/Hulk in 2012's The Avengers, taking over for Edward Norton, who played the character in 2008's The Incredible Hulk.

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Endgame debuted Professor Hulk, revealing that Bruce Banner figured out a way to take the Hulk's monstrous form while still maintaining his own personality and intelligence.

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While a de-mutated Bruce later appeared in Shang-Chi, the Professor Hulk persona seems due for a comeback in Disney+'s She-Hulk.

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Mark Ruffalo on passing the banner to She-Hulk's Tatiana Maslany

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Ruffalo's comment about passing "the banner" to Maslany is interesting, as Marvel Studios' Disney+ shows have thus far served as a platform for established MCU heroes to retire and let their successors take the reins moving forward.

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