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Starting in Thor: Ragnarok, Hulk can remain calm enough for long enough to carry on semi-intelligent conversation.

Is the voice acting done by Mark Ruffalo? Is it digitally or acoustically altered?

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    How is MCU Hulk voiced? Very carefully. – Paul D. Waite Feb 28 '18 at 17:41
  • @PaulD.Waite: 😂 – Lightness Races in Orbit Feb 28 '18 at 17:46
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    Mark Ruffalo: "Brilliantly, I like to think." – J Doe Mar 1 '18 at 0:08
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    @PaulD.Waite: Yeah, I get the meme, but it really doesn't make sense to me in this context because voicing isn't something you can really do to someone unless you're talking about doing a performance to realize them. And when you're performing them, you're acknowledging it's just a character so it can't take issue with the performance. This isn't the same as if it were,say, "How is the Hulk conversed with?" "Very carefully." Then it makes sense. What am I missing? – ThePopMachine Mar 1 '18 at 17:05
  • @ThePopMachine: I’m using it out of context for vague comedic effect — although I’m sure that Mr Ruffalo, as a professional actor of some repute, does take great care over his vocalisations. – Paul D. Waite Mar 1 '18 at 18:21
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According to Ruffalo, the entire acting piece (voice, facial motion capture and body motion capture) was done by him with no outside assistance.

The Hulk. That's all me that's me and and the animation team all working together but it's all I shot all. That's me acting, that's my voice, that's my face and it's my body moving around

and this video interview with Yahoo goes over much the same ground

“When Hulk is speaking, that’s me,” the actor says. “That’s me on the day, in my motion capture suit, and they’re capturing my voice.”


The key to doing the "hulk voice" is to

pretend your throat is in your navel


You can see him doing some of the mo-cap in these clips

And hear him doing the voice on the red carpet at the film's premiere

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    Word from the actor is better than a third party source +1 :) – TheLethalCarrot Feb 28 '18 at 16:38
  • behindthevoiceactors.com/characters/Hulk/Hulk - Lou Ferrigno and Mark Ruffalo in Avengers, then just Mark Ruffalo in Age of Ultron and Thor Ragnarok. – Valorum Feb 28 '18 at 19:58
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    @Thunderforge - You can him on set here (wearing what looks like an outfit) but he's not in any of these scenes where Loki is dressed like this; sanluisobispo.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/lvlwq6/… – Valorum Feb 28 '18 at 20:09
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    @Thunderforge - I've just looked at the credits and he's not in them. My gut instinct is that he was part of a crowd scene that got trimmed – Valorum Feb 28 '18 at 20:21
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    According to Ruffalo, the entire acting piece (voice, facial motion capture and body motion capture) was done by him with no outside assistance. Yeah, Andy Serkis was rather busy at that time. – Möoz Mar 1 '18 at 0:57
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Mark Ruffalo

According to the following comicbook.com post.

Up until now, every version of MCU Hulk has been voiced by Incredible Hulk '70s TV series icon, Lou Ferrigno; however, Ferrigno wasn't brought back for Thor: Ragnarok. So, who is the new voice Hulk? Marvel fans will be proud to know that it's Bruce Banner himself, actor Mark Ruffalo!
For Thor: Ragnarok, Ruffalo took on all aspects of his character, playing Bruce Banner while doing both the motion-capture and vocal performances as The Hulk. That means Thor: Ragnarok's Hulk is the most complete version of the character we've ever seen, and as stated in our official Thor: Ragnarok review, the difference really shows onscreen!
comicbook.com, 'Thor: Ragnarok' - Who Is Hulk's New Voice?

The IMDB page for the cast of the film only shows Mark for the role of Hulk too for whatever that's worth.

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    Interestingly, Google cites Ferrigno as the voice of the Hulk in Age of Ultron, whereas IMDB gets it right. I've submitted a correction. – Mwr247 Feb 28 '18 at 16:37
  • @Mwr247 I thought Ferrigno was the voice in Ultron? – TheLethalCarrot Feb 28 '18 at 16:42
  • Oops, meant Ragnarok >_< Weird – Mwr247 Feb 28 '18 at 17:00

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