While there will be no standalone Hulk movie because the rights are not owned by Marvel Studios, Mark Ruffalo eases fans concerns as the actor lets it be known the Hulk will have an epic role to come in Thor: Ragnarok as well as The Avengers: Infinity War movies.
Ruffalo tells Yahoo the three films will actually make it seem as if the Hulk has a standalone film (which must mean the Green Goliath is featured rather prominently).
“I’d love to do a Hulk movie, but that’s beyond my control,” he said. “It’s controlled by Universal. Marvel doesn’t even hold the rights to it. So, it’s not on the horizon. And I don’t know if it will be.”
But we’ve worked a really interesting arc into ‘Thor 3′, ‘Avengers 3′ and ‘4′ for Banner that I think will – when it’s all added up – will feel like a Hulk movie, a standalone movie.
On Thor 3:
“Taika Waititi’s coming in and I love him. That’s a surprise and it fits part of this Marvel doing the unexpected, casting the unexpected, and now bringing in the unexpected for writer and director. I’m really interested in where that’s going.
“They’re writing the script now. I am thinking about it, I’m doing script meetings and stuff so we’re starting to prep it.”
The most recent rumors surrounding Thor: Ragnarok indicate some sort of adaptation of the Planet Hulk comic book. Is it possible following Thor 3 that Marvel Studios adapts the World War Hulk storyline as well?
“Thor: Ragnarok” as a November 3, 2017 release directed by Taika Waititi also starring Chris Hemsworth and films in Australia.