A rather awesome tidbit of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ news has hit the web, as Mark Ruffalo has revealed on his Twitter account that Andy Serkis has been helping him perfect his motion capture performance as the Hulk. Asked by a fan if he could reveal something about the Hulk in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ Ruffalo replied, “Well, I have been working with the great @AndySerkis on the big green boy and he is going to be even better”. Serkis also consulted on the upcoming ‘Godzilla’ movie.

Andy Serkis, who was recently cast in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ is perhaps best known for his iconic performance capture roles as Gollum in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, Caesar in ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and the upcoming ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ and Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Adventures of Tintin.’ He’s also earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of serial killer Ian Brady in the British television film ‘Longford’; and he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for his portrayal of New Wave and punk musician Ian Dury in the biopic ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.’ Plus, he’s set to direct Warner Bros. Pictures’ live-action take on ‘The Jungle Book’ and a new motion capture adaptation of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm,’ which is set up at his digital studio The Imaginarium Studios.

The cast list for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, James Spader as Ultron, and Paul Bettany as The Vision.

The international production schedule for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ includes locations in London, United Kingdom, where the production will be based, as well as Johannesburg, South Africa; South Korea; and Aosta Valley, Italy, with additional locations to be announced. The film opens on April 24th, 2015 in the UK and Ireland and May 1st, 2015 in the US. Source: CBM.