Martin Scorsese caused something of an uproar last year when he suggested that Marvel movies are "not cinema." It prompted some angry and disappointed responses from fans and those who have worked on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and yet the legendary director didn't back down. In an appearance at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Mark Ruffalo joked that Scorsese might actually have a solid MCU flick in him just yet.
When taking audience questions, Ruffalo was asked which director he'd like to work with on an MCU movie. "That a good one, that’s really hard," he said, per ComicBook. "That hasn't done any Marvel movies? Martin Scorsese? I have worked with him, but I think he would make an amazing Marvel movie. It would be so dark. It would look a lot like Joker. That’s a great question, I need to put more time into that."
While Scorsese would likely do something great if he was hired for such a gig, it's unlikely to happen due to his apparent disinterest. When asked about the MCU last year, he compared the films to "theme parks," adding that "it isn't cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being."
During the panel at the expo, Ruffalo also talked briefly about his own future in the MCU. Last time he spoke about the role on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he admitted he doesn't know if he will play the character again any time soon. MovieWeb reports that Ruffalo told the audience he was in "preliminary talks" to reprise the Hulk in the Disney+ She-Hulk series. He didn't give away much else about the show, remaining uncharacteristically tight-lipped.
He did address the reports that he was in talks to play one of the leads in HBO's Parasite TV series, however. "We've met. I love him [Bong Joon-ho], I love that movie," Ruffalo said. "I might be playing the father in Parasite on a television show. I would love to do it. We're sort of waiting on the script and all that, but yeah, that's pretty much true and in the works."
Adapted from the Academy Award Best Picture-winning movie of the same name, it was reported earlier this month that HBO was interested in getting Ruffalo to play the lead.