A while back it was rumored that The Avengers: Age of Ultron would be building up to a Planet Hulk type movie, and now there’s more gas on that fire as current Hulk Mark Ruffalo has recently suggested Marvel is now open to a third Hulk stand-alone adventure.
Ruffalo told Digital Spy “I think they are, for the first time, entertaining the idea of it. When we did The Avengers it was basically ‘No!’, and now there is some consideration for it.” He then notes that it’s not fully fleshed out to his knowledge, and there is no script at the moment. Though he’s only suggesting it’s a possibility, we know Marvel is starting to think about outer space as a new field to play in as Guardians of the Galaxy takes place in worlds beyond, and going galactic is something they hinted at in the first Avengers film, so we wouldn’t be surprised if they do go full Planet Hulk.
The biggest obstacle is that the character has been a loser when he’s tasked with a solo adventure. Previously Ang Lee and Louis Leterrier brought the big green guy — as played by Eric Bana and Edward Norton — to the big screen, and both ended up being box office disappointments. But both were also origin stories, and if the latest big screen adventure builds on Hulk’s Avengers adventures, it could be a different story. But there’s still that concern the character is better as a side dish than a meal. We shall see.
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