The Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue its expansion with Phase Three, which will take us to unknown dimensions and realms. Phase Three will further explore the cosmic side of the MCU with Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Thor:Ragnarok. Let’s put the Sorcerer Supreme and the space misfits aside and talk about the son of Odin.
Thor: Ragnarok will answer many of the questions Thor: The Dark World left and will reunite the God of Thunder with his fellow Avengers team-mate, Hulk. We will finally know where Bruce Banner has been after leaving the team behind and what he has been doing all this time. But what exactly is going to be his role in the story? Certainly, Thor/Hulk is an unusual pair even in the Marvel world.
Geek.com claims to have the answer to that question, but we won’t share it with you without a fair spoiler warning.
It’s a rumour, yes, but just in case there’s truth to it, you’ve been warned.
Remember how a Planet Hulk movie is not possible, mainly due to legal issues? Well, forget that, because according to Geek.com, Marvel is just trying to deceive us and they are doing whatever they want (as they always do).
Their sources say it’s all a plan to somehow sneak the Planet Hulk storyline (or at least some details) in the MCU. Here’s how it will go: Thor arrives to Asgard where Hela (Cate Blanchett) and Loki’s mysterious plot is going down. Hela destroys Mjolnir and banishes Thor from Asgard.
Now, Thor isn’t banished to just any planet: it’s a gladiatorial planet, where his head is shaved (yeah, I know, that should be forbidden everywhere) and he is forced to fight for his life. As it usually happens in these stories, Thor has to get some sort of weapon/object to defeat Hela and Loki (Geek.com suggests it could be the Infinity Gauntlet or an assemblage of the stones but I doubt it), so he has to get out of that planet.
The son of Odin runs through all his opponents in gladiatorial combat – don’t forget he doesn’t have his loyal hammer with him anymore. In order to get out of there, Thor has to face the current champion of the arena, and who is that? Yup: Hulk.
And there goes your dose of Planet Hulk.
Banner somehow managed to avoid going back to his human form and has stayed as Hulk since we last saw him in Age of Ultron. As Hulk is pretty much indestructible, he survived the trip to that planet (Sakaar. The name of the planet is Sakaar. Sounds familiar thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy). Anyway, his Banner-side is starting to meld with his Hulk-side, which means Hulk remembers Thor and his relationship with him.
That, my children, is how Marvel is trying to somehow include Planet Hulk in the MCU.
Now, a moment of raw honesty: Marvel, I love you, and Thor, and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk (I have zero feelings for the character. I’m neutral when it comes to him), but this storyline doesn’t excite me at all. It’s nice having the two major heroes that were left out of Civil War together in a movie, but this plot sounds way too forced (at least to me).
I not so secretly hope that this is merely a rumour.
Share your thoughts! Are you happy they could be including Planet Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok?
Thor: Ragnarok is coming to us on November 3, 2017.
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