Mark Ruffalo came to us in the form of the big green angry hero back in 2012, and although some doubted him, he became a fan favorite winning our hearts since minute one and with people asking for more Hulk standalone films starring him.
Sadly, both Ruffalo and Kevin Feige -head of Marvel Studios and responsible for the MCU- have stated time after time that a Hulk solo movie is nowhere near us, as characters rights make it a tad difficult, as he can only appear in feature films where he’s not a titular character.
However, there IS a story arc for the big man, as according to Ruffalo -in an interview with Cinemablend– Feige and him have talked about a trilogy for the Hulk inserted in Thor Ragnarok, Avengers Infinity War and Avengers 4 -who remains untitled at the moment-.
“So basically, Kevin [Feige] pulled me aside before this, and said, ‘If you were gonna do a… if we were going to do a standalone Hulk movie, what would it be?’ And I said, ‘I think it should be this, this, this, and this and this, and ends up like this.’ And he’s like, ‘I love that. Why don’t we do that in the next three movies, starting with Thor 3 and then we go into Avengers 3 and 4.’ And I was like, ‘That sounds great!’ And so we are at the beginning of this arc.”
The last time we saw the Incredible Hulk was in 2015, with Avengers Age of Ultron, right when he was leaving in a shuttle, as he consider himself too much of a threat.
Recently, he has been hanging out with Thor in the promotional art, trailers and posters for Thor Raganarok, teasing what looks like a bit of Planet Hulk; and a noticeable change, apart from his appearance, is the fact that he’s talking, structured sentences and everything.
In that same interview with Cinemablend, Ruffalo explained that Hulk talking is the starting point of his trilogy arc, the start of the changes he goes through those three movies mentioned above.
“Hulk speaking is the start to separating of these two individuals, these identities in this split-identity person, and where that’s going to end up going. So it was really interesting to me. He’s like a baby! He’s like a five year old or six year old. So he has the same syntax, he has the same world view, and so it was fun. It’s like Chris [Hemsworth] – we all got to reinvent our characters in this.”
In here, you can check Mark Ruffalo discussing the trilogy plan in video.
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If you can’t wait to see The Hulk in action, remember Thor Ragnarok is premiering in every theatre near you on November 3 this year.