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.
MTV today revealed the nominees for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed,Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton are nominated for “Movie of the Year,” and Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned the most nominations with 11 in total. The nominees were announced via MTV’s Snapchat Discover channel.
Fans can vote for “Movie of the Year” by typing “MTV Vote” into the google search bar. Other categories can be voted on by visiting the MTV Movie Awards website. Voting closes on March 21.
“What has always been so cool about the ‘MTV Movie Awards’ is that it’s about blockbuster movies that audiences line up to see; comedies, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, action,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer. “This show is about fandom and the stars come out to celebrate that. The nominees and the content are naturally diverse and eclectic because we’re a true reflection of real movie-going audience.”
This year the MTV Movie Awards are also introducing two new – “True Story” and “Documentary.”
The 2016 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, airs Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV
A full list of nominees follows.
MOVIE OF THE YEAR
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Creed (Warner Bros.)
Deadpool (20th Century Fox)
Jurassic World (Universal Pictures)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)
Concussion (Columbia Pictures)
Joy (20th Century Fox)
Steve Jobs (Universal Pictures)
Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)
The Big Short (Paramount Pictures)
The Revenant (20th Century Fox)
Cartel Land (The Orchard)
He Named Me Malala (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
The Hunting Ground (RADiUS-TWC)
The Wolfpack (Magnolia Pictures)
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix)
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BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina (A24)
Anna Kendrick – Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures)
Buzzfeed held a Captain America: Civil War themed Q&A with the cast, and one of the questions asked by user flumenveritatis was “Would you be interested in making a Young Avengers movie? Miss America Chavez could probably give some GREAT fight scenes.
Joe Russo’s response seconded that stance, as he responded “Damn. That’s actually a really good idea… And you’re right she would kick ass! – JR
The Young Avengers lineup has fluctuated a bit over the years, but the most recent Marvel Now lineup featured Kid Loki, Wiccan, Hulkling, Kate Bishop, Noh-Varr, and Ms.America. Being that none of those characters really interfere with other studios licenses, I would love to see that squad hit the big screen, and yeah, seeing Ms. America throwdown would definitely kick all kinds of ass.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, David Tennant talked extensively about transitioning from being a fan-favorite hero to being the terrifying villain of Jessica Jones. As Kilgrave, who is better known in the pages of Marvel Comics as Purple Man, Tennant transforms into a dark, manipulative character who wants what he wants, and takes it.
“I think there’s something rather chilling about him. He’s not particularly interested in world domination, or accruing vast amounts of wealth, or destroying the Fantastic Four, or whatever it might be,” he said of his character. “He’s just out to get what he can and he has the extraordinary ability which means that he has a certain indestructibility, really.”
Oddly, Tennant says, there’s a “horribly appealing” sense to Kilgrave’s powers. “Of course, that’s something that we all slightly, perhaps at times, start to fantasize about. Maybe that’s why he’s particularly terrifying to people.”
As for his future in other Marvel TV series or Marvel Studios films, Tennant evoked the ever-present “Marvel marksmen trained on us all the time” that every actor in these projects seems to joke about – to the point that it’s almost believable. Of course, he would certainly enjoy doing more, even making the leap to the big screen, and these are projects where “#ItsAllConnected.”
“There’s an acceptance that we are in the same world as the Avengers and Spider-Man, but you can’t quite imagine it happening,” he said. “Having said that, I’d be very happy to be in an Avengers movie. Any of them.”
He won’t “allude to anything,” including any appearances in Luke Cage or any of the other Defendersseries, but “it’s always more fun to keep these enigmas, isn’t it?”
If you grew up in the ’90s it may be best to take a seat.
According to Deadline, Nickelodeon and Paramount are moving forward with an Avengers-style team-up movie called Nicktoons thatwill bring back some of their most beloved characters.
We’re talking Tommy Pickles teaming up with Rocko, Norbert Beaver, and Eliza Thornberry in a completely original story we’re sure will get ’90s kids packing out cinemas.
The big toons like Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Aaahh! Real Monsters, and The Angry Beavers are all expected to feature. But Nickelodeon has an absolutely vast character library spanning a quarter of a decade to choose from so we’re expecting at least cameos from more obscure characters – personally I’ve got my fingers crossed for Invader Zim.
The film’s reportedly being directed by Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess, and encouragingly he’s compared the project to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which makes us wonder if the project’s going to be a mix of live action and toon or just all traditional animation.
Jared Hess will also write the film with his wife and writing partner Jarusha Hess. It’ll be produced by Mary Parent, who’s rather eclectic career includes The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Godzilla, The Revenant, Pacific Rim and Noah.
No word of a release date yet but we’re excited to see what the film will be like, just imagine the gross-out humour of Ren & Stimpy meeting the homespun charm of something like Doug – it sounds like a glorious disaster.
It’s going to be some time before we see a standalone Hulk movie. The rights to a solo film for big green rage monster remain at Universal but the Incredible one is still allowed to appear alongside his fellow Avengers in Marvel Studios productions.
“It’s not on the horizon,” Ruffalo tells Yahoo! about a solo Hulk film. “And I don’t know if it will be,” he concludes – but that’s okay. The big guy will be popping up in the next Thor movie come 2017, followed by culminating Avengers: Infinity War films in 2018 and 2019.
“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,” Ruffalo says.
Thor: Ragnarok will be the first time Ruffalo portrays Bruce Banner under the direction of anyone other than Joss Whedon (unless you count his brief post-credits cameo in Iron Man 3). Taika Waititi is stepping in for the third Thor and the Russo Brothers will be at the helm of theInfinity War’s.
“He basically told me it was and I was like ‘goddamn it, you dragged me in to this world and now you’re abandoning me here!’ But they’re doing fine,” Ruffalo says of Joss Whedon’s departure from the franchise. “Joss’ll do fine. I just miss him, and I will miss him. He cracked this character, he obviously cracked the Avengers which was nearly impossible. It was a miracle and he did it so beautifully.
“I think the Russo brothers are great and I think they’re well positioned to take it on, and I’m happy to be doing it with them, but I’m friends with Joss. He had a hard time making the first one and he had a hard time making this one. I think it’s partially the nature of that beast.”
It’s the next step Ruffalo is very much looking forward to, though. His cosmic adventure at the hands of Waititi sounds very promising. “Taika Waititi’s coming in and I love him,” Ruffalo says. “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.”