Mark Ruffalo Promises A Great Arc For Hulk In Thor & Avengers Movies

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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.”

Modified Cars of Star Wars Perfectly Capture Each Character

Star Wars is great, don’t get me wrong. I grew up on it. But don’t tell me you never once thought, “maybe it’d be a little bit better with some cars in it…” England’s Carwow wondered the same thing, so it gave automotive illustrator Yasid Oozeear a simple prompt: What earthly cars would Star Wars characters choose? And how would they modify them?

Yasid’s answers are awesome. From Han’s Millennium Hellcat (it gets the hole shot), to Wedge Antilles’ Lamborghini A-wing, to the ‘Mater-like Jar-Jar Juke, the artworks cover the sublime and ridiculous.

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Wedge Antilles’ Lamborghini A-wing

 

Sliced Chocolate For Sandwiches Is Now A Reality – Life Will Never Be The Same Again

Bourbon’s online shop offers bulk orders consisting of twelve, five-slice packs for 3,240 yen (US$27). The “nama” chocolate used to make the slices is soft and is more intense in flavor than milk chocolate. And for our Danish readers: yes, we know of your Pålægschokolade, but it’s not soft, is it?

More info: shop.bourbon.jp (h/t: rocketnews24)

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Maserati LevanteMaseratiMaserati revealed the first official photos of its upcoming Levante SUV on Friday.

The Levante will be the first SUV in the history of the century-old Italian brand known mostly for its exotic sports cars.

In recent years, Maserati’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has worked hard to revive the brand that had all but died out in the US. The company made a big splash in 2014 with the introduction if its Ghibli sedan, but the momentum surrounding the brand has tapered off considerably since then.

With the Levante, Maserati hopes to reignite the company’s flagging sales by tapping into the surging luxury SUV market. The Levante will join Maserati’s existing lineup, which includes the Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans along with the GranTurismo and GranCabrio GT models.

Maserati LevanteMaseratiStyling-wise, the Levante carries many of the same design cues as other models in the Maserati lineup. The Maserati grille and aggressive headlights bear a striking resemblance to the Ghibli sedan.

The rear of the SUV features quad-exhausts and a sloping roofline with a partially integrated spoiler.

Maserati has been coy about the mechanical makeup of the Levante, but the company did reveal that it will be available with both diesel and gasoline engines, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and the brand’s “Q4” all-wheel-drive system.

Maserati LevanteMaseratiAccording to Maserati, the first Levantes have already rolled out of the company’s Turin assembly plant. The SUV is expected to launch in Europe this Spring followed by a worldwide launch later this year.

Maserati has yet to reveal pricing and interior contents of the SUV.

The Maserati Levante will make its official world debut in March at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

via The Maserati Levante has arrived