Mark Ruffalo is an American actor, filmmaker and activist who made his screen debut in an episode of CBS Summer ‘Playhouse’ in 1989, followed by minor film roles. He was part of the original cast of ‘This Is Our Youth’ in 1996. Following his roles in ’13 Going on 30′ in 2004, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind‘ in 2004, ‘Zodiac‘ in 2007 and ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ in 2008, he became one of the most trusted name in the film industry. In 2010, he starred in the psychological thriller ‘Shutter Island’ and the comedy-drama ‘The Kids Are All Right’. For the latter, he received nominations for the SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also co-starred in the mystery films ‘Now You See Me’ and ‘Now You See Me 2’ as FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes.
He gained international prominence by portraying the Marvel Comics character Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe beginning with ‘The Avengers’ in 2012, ‘Iron Man 3’ in 2013, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in 2015, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ in 2017 and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ in 2018, all movies ranking among the highest grossing films of all-time.
He starred in and was the co-executive producer of the 2014 television dramafilm ‘The Normal Heart’, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie (as a producer) and he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a TV Movie. The same year, he portrayed Dave Schultz in ‘Foxcatcher’, for which he was nominated for awards, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2015, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ and also received BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for his role in the drama ‘Spotlight’.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Mark Ruffalo movie/tv show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Mark Ruffalo films and tv shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Mark Ruffalo movies and tv shows would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Avengers Endgame is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the direct sequel to 2018’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, as well as the sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ and 2015’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and the twenty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by the writing team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast with many actors from previous MCU films.
Among the six Avengers, Hulk enjoys a special credit. He is the only character who has been played by two different actors in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Mark Ruffalo added a sweetness to the green giant who was otherwise a little rude with people. Though Hulk is one of the three Avengers who doesn’t have a standalone film, he is the big darling of the fans. Reports suggest that most of the characters will leave the MCU at the end of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Hulk’s future is uncertain as much as the other Avengers. Whatever be the outcome of ‘Endgame,’ fans will always set aside a place for their beloved giant immortalized by Mark Ruffalo. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ hits theaters worldwide on April 26, 2019.
2. Untitled Todd Haynes Project (2019)
Todd Haynes‘ untitled legal drama has Mark Ruffalo serves as the producer and the lead actor. The movie is based on Nathaniel Rich’s New York Times Magazine’s article ‘The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare.’ Ruffalo plays Robert Bilott, the corporate defense attorney at the center of the legal battle against the environmental catastrophe caused by the chemical company giant DuPont. Todd Haynes directs the movie from a screenplay written by Matthew Carnahan along with Mario Correa. The untitled flick hits theaters in 2019.
3. I Know This Much Is True (2020 – )
‘I Know This Much Is True’ is an HBO limited series based on the 1998 novel of the same name written by Wally Lamb. Mark Ruffalo stars and executive produces the six-episode series. The other cast members include Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, Juliette Lewis, and Kathryn Hahn. Ruffalo plays the twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, with one of them suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. The series will be aired by HBO in 2020.
4. Newsflash (2019)
‘Newsflash’ follows the iconic CBS newsman Walter Cronkite’s day on November 22, 1963, when President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Texas. Seth Rogen plays Cronkite in the movie which is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by Ben Jacoby. The movie depicts the events of the single day, November 22, 1963, and shows how Cronkite became the most trusted TV anchor of the U.S. on that day. Mark Ruffalo plays Don Hewitt, Cronkite’s producer. Other cast members include Bryan Cranston who plays Jim Aubrey, Cronkite and Hewitt’s boss. Logan Lerman reportedly portrays Dan Rather in the movie. The plot follows Cronkite and his team trying to figure out what happened to Kennedy in Dallas. They penetrate through rumors, misinformation and chaos to dig out the truth of the story.
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