Two stars of the upcoming Marvel superhero movie The Avengers were in attendance at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Not only were they at the ceremony, but they were both nominated, and in the same category! We’re talking about Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner who both lost the Best Supporting Actor Oscar to Christian Bale. The actors weren’t too sad because their careers are still flourishing with the impending Avengers project. Over at MTV, they opened up about their alter egos Bruce Banner and Clint Barton aka The Incredible Hulk and Hawkeye…

Ruffalo on The Hulk’s appearance in The Avengers:

“There’s some great Bruce Banner stuff [in 'Avengers'], kind of a slant on him that we haven’t seen before,” said Ruffalo. “He’s introduced in a really great way.”  “All the great Hulk stuff, which I’ll be doing too,” he said. “I’ll be the first actor to do them both.”

Renner on the other hand was less forthcoming about his appearance in the film:

“Yes, I have [read the 'Avengers' script],” Renner said. “It’s tremendous. I can’t tell you anything about it.”

He also teased at his [possible] cameo in this summer’s Thor.”I might [have a cameo in 'Thor'],” he teased. “Go see it. Check it out.”

On an interesting side note, Renner revealed that he has yet to see his Hawkeye costume, which means his appearance in Thor may be as a civilian prior to his induction into S.H.I.E.L.D. Who knows?!

Are you excited to see their takes on Hawkeye and Hulk in The Avengers?