Mark Ruffalo Reveals When We’ll see The Hulk Again – Plus No Stand Alone Movie in the Works
Those of you who were hoping and wishing for a standalone film for Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk might be a little disappointed. In a recent group of tweets sent out by Ruffalo, he informed fans that the earliest we’ll be seeing the Green Goliath is the next time we’ll see the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes team up again for Avengers 2. Rumors had been swirling recently suggesting plot details for a standalone Hulk film that would follow Avengers 2, but director Joss Whedon tried to put that rumor to bed. What does this mean for the state of Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner? Hit the jump to take a look.
Late last night, Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter to address many of the questions that fans were asking in regards to a solo outing for The Hulk. Ruffalo reiterated Whedon’s statement that there are currently no plans for a standalone:
A lot of folks have been asking about the Next Hulk. The next time you see my Hulk it will be in the Avengers 2. No plans for stand alone.
Ruffalo went on to retweet responses from fans both for and against the proposition, and he went on to note that he isn’t giving up hope on a solo shot just yet:
I am not giving up on another stand alone HULK. But it’s not in the works right now. One never knows what the future will bring.
For those of you who are unfamiliar about the recent rumors, El Mayimbe over at Latino-Review dropped a scoop that suggested The Hulk’s standalone feature after Avengers 2 would be centered upon comic book writer Greg Pak’s Planet Hulk. In Planet Hulk, Hulk is shipped off to space by the Marvel Illuminati – a secret group of superhero leaders – after being considered a potential risk to Earth to live on a planet uninhabited by intelligent life. Hulk inadvertently lands on the planet Sakaar, where he goes from enslavement to become the leader of a rebel group known as the “Warbound.”
That’s not all. It was also rumored that The Hulk’s involvement in Avengers 3 would center on his return to Earth with the Warbound, which would follow Pak’s World War Hulk story arc. It is in World War Hulk that The Hulk is pitted against every superhero and team of heroes on Earth.
With all of that being said, this doesn’t necessarily debunk the potential for a standalone Hulk feature after Avengers 2, but it does put the prospect in doubt. It doesn’t come as a surprise that the studio or Joss Whedon would be reluctant to reveal details on something that’s more than two years down the road. I for one saw Ruffalo’s Hulk as the most intriguing and exciting character in the Avengers last year, so I’m enamored by the possibility of a Planet Hulk film. Stay tuned for more details as they unfold, only time will tell.