James Gunn Denies a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' & Hulk Crossover
Back at the beginning of the month, a rumor swirled that predicted plans for the future of The Incredible Hulk within the Marvel cinematic universe. Obviously, the big guy will be an integral part of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but what about after that? Will Marvel Studios give him another standalone film? Mark Ruffalo believes they're working it out, and then we got word that Hulk might end up crossing over with Guardians of the Galaxy in a sequel that would see the cosmic superhero team encountering the mean green machine. However, director James Gunn has now denied those rumors, but we're not surprised.
If you want to avoid potential spoilers, stop reading, because we're going to recap what led to this rumor to begin with. Supposedly, the end of The Avengers: Age of Ultron sees Hulk being blasted off into space during the final battle Ultron. A Quinjet gets launched into space, and Hulk finds himself stuck on pre-programmed flight that he can't stop. And then wherever Hulk lands, that's where he would come into contact with Guardians of the Galaxy. But it's not clear if Hulk would be a threat for them to deal with, or maybe they would team up. Either way, it sounds like it might not matter.
When Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was asked about the rumor, he told The Playlist, "I can answer that question very easily: it is absolute, 100% bullshit. There's not going to be a Planet Hulk movie, there was never going to be a Planet Hulk movie, there was never a plan for the Hulk to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy – I wouldn't want the Hulk to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy! And it's all a bunch of complete bullshit" Now Gunn could easily be trying to deflect the rumor to avoid ruining the surprise. Or maybe some of the details are wrong about how this happens. But he certainly sounds adamant about this subject, so maybe he's telling the truth. Only time will tell. Thoughts?