Mark Ruffalo is Joss Whedon’s HULK

Mark Ruffalo has been confirmed to portray both the character of Bruce Banner and his alter ego, The Incredible Hulk in Joss Whedon’s upcoming Avengers.

Accoring to Bleeding Cool, Whedon plans to use a technique similar to that used by James Cameron to create the alien Na’vi race in Avatar:

“I’m really excited, no one’s ever played the Hulk exactly – they’ve always done CGI,” Ruffalo said. “They’re going to do the Avatar stop-action, stop-motion capture.”

Ruffalo went on to hinted that his take on the character will draw more from the original TV series The Incredible Hulk.

The Avengers is due to be released in 2012.