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Mark Ruffalo Is Adorable, Wants To Be In Star Wars As Much As The Rest Of Us




Mark Ruffalo is an excellent human for so many reasons, but topping our list today is the fact that he is just as desperate for a role in the new Star Wars films as, well, pretty much everyone else on the planet. On all the planets.

Ruffalo starred in Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson’s 2008 film The Brothers Bloom, but is “desperate” to get in on the space-based franchise. Ruffalo told Collider that he reached out to the director recently about it, and was predictably awesome and adorable and we want to hug him all the time:

My e-mail to Rian after all these years was, “Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, please, anything, please consider considering me to join you.”

Ruffalo went on to say that he would even, timing-dependent, roll onto set for one day just to be there and to hang out with Rian (similar to Nathan Fillion’s recent cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy). He would even be open to taking on a CGI role in the franchise, since he’s been “thrilled” with motion capture while working as the Hulk:

It’s been a journey for me to get there. After this last Avengers and the work we’re doing with that, and the advancement of the technology even since the first Avengers, I’m so excited about where we can go with motion capture. I hope that I’m on the front line of this kind of new frontier of creativity and performance that is completely boundless. Definitely be interested in doing something like that for Star Wars.

Andy Serkis, who will be in Star Wars: Episode VII, helped Ruffalo get his CGI game on for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, so it would be pretty excellent if the two of them got to work together in a future Star Wars film. Jedi bros?

(via /Film, image via Gage Skidmore)

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.