Let’s be real here, the Hulk has never really gotten a fair shake in the solo film department.
From the 2003 bizarre to watch Hulk to the 2008 meh The Incredible Hulk, the character was never fully realized until 2012 The Avengers when Mark Ruffalo took over the role as Bruce Banner and his angry counterpart. Many fans have been begging for a solo film that would have Ruffalo squarely center stage, but it’s not happening.
That doesn’t mean he’s not getting his own story, though. Ruffalo will be in Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers 4. That’s enough time to cobble together some sort of storyline for one of the most famous Jekyll and Hyde cases in comics, right?
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Ruffalo had this to say.
“So basically, Kevin [Feige] pulled me aside before this, and said, ‘If you were gonna do a… if we were going to do a standalone Hulk movie, what would it be?’ And I said, ‘I think it should be this, this, this, and this and this, and ends up like this.’ And he’s like, ‘I love that. Why don’t we do that in the next three movies, starting with Thor 3 and then we go into Avengers 3 and 4.’ And I was like, ‘That sounds great!’ And so we are at the beginning of this arc.”
Now Hulk has several iconic storylines over the years, but the one that we’re starting in on Ragnarok is the classic Planet Hulk. It’s hard to say what to expect from Infinity War, due to the fact that well we have Thanos to deal with. Ultimately, it will probably end with both Banner and the Hulk maybe getting to a some sort of accord?
Thor: Ragnarok will hit Australia on October 24th, the UK on October 25th, and the US on November 3rd.