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Mark Ruffalo Doesn't Think 'Planet Hulk' is the Way to Go at Marvel

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June 30, 2014
Source: MTV

Planet Hulk

Just earlier this month, word came from The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo himself that Marvel was definitely thinking about making another standalone movie for The Incredible Hulk to smash stuff again. Of course, the comic book studio is certainly being cautious after two films featuring the big guy didn't work out as well as the more recent efforts from Marvel Studios. But with discussions likely happening behind the scenes, fans are wondering what they might get from a film focusing on just Bruce Banner and The Hulk. Rumors in 2013 had pegged a possible Planet Hulk adaptation, but it doesn't sound like that's the case.

First of all, that rumor was squashed in the same month the report first surfaced. Now it's not out of the ordinary for Marvel to deny rumors, even if they happen to be true, but Ruffalo also doesn't seem to think that Planet Hulk will happen. Speaking with MTV, he was asked about that specific storyline and he said:

"Planet Hulk? I don't think that's the way to go yet. I think you need more Banner. The whole thing is just him as Hulk, on a planet, fighting other gladiators."

The ties that Planet Hulk had to the Marvel universe as a whole sounded interesting, but they don't fit as well knowing what's coming in the future. Though Ruffalo is right about how the film doesn't have much meat as far as the story goes. Either way, a new standalone Hulk film is so early in development that there's probably no way of knowing what Marvel might have in store. But we'll probably have a better idea of where the character could head after we see what happens in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Expect a huge presence at Comic-Con next month, and we'll keep you posted on all things Marvel. Thoughts?

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  • RudieObias
    PLANET HULK is all meat!! Watch the animated feature on Netflix. http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70129195
    • The Walking Cuban
      I like it, marvel's best animated movie.
  • http://colormebacon.com/ Nick Sears
    Yeah, but what happens when he comes back ... World War Hulk. I doubt this will go down.
  • Stephen Ritchie
    Planet Hulk would obviously require a much bigger budget than anything they have done before. It would be way too early for it too happen.
  • Cliffyskogs
    Man, that's the way to go. During Avengers 2 and 3 and maybe even some in between movies they can lose control of the hulk a few times and have to explain their and his actions to the world. Then maybe thanos uses the gems to totally make him lose control and destroy a lot of stuff so at the end they have no choice but to send him into the sun. He then gets his stand alone film of planet hulk while Phase 4 happens, and then at Avengers 4 he comes back to earth and that's when World War Hulk happens. I would say it writes itself, but this has already been written for them...
  • JBrotsis
    I'd like to see a Hulk vs. Red Hulk movie! We've already been introduced to General Ross who we know has had enough of an impact within the universe to know and talk to Stark and has been mentioned in the One Shot during the conversation between Colson and Sitwell. Plus he could be a great reoccurring villain IF any villains were to team up in the future.
    • The Walking Cuban
      Agreed
  • Kyle
    Hulk hasn't become the destructive liability in MCU yet for the Planet Hulk/WWH stories to make sense –especially when you have the Illuminati pulling the trigger on his exile. Ruffalo's right. Its not the way to go with Hulk –yet. Emphasis on the yet. Its a great story, but its built on a long history of Banner hulking out and leaving massive collateral damage. We've yet to see that collateral damage on screen.
    • The Walking Cuban
      Yes def emphasis on the yet.
  • rolyjimenez
    What if I told you that there's more to film than Marvel movies
    • The Walking Cuban
      Say whaaaaaaaaaat?
  • BenBoom
    I would love to see Planet Hulk but i agree we might have to wait until the story can be setup. I feel Dr Strange and Ant Man will need to be established before planet hulk could happen not for the movie it's self but for WWH. Since he fights so many superheros when he comes back to earth marvel needs to have some heavy hitters lined up for him to fight. If they were to make it now he would only have iron and thor in his way lol wouldn't be much of a movie.
  • DAVIDPD
    I respectfully disagree. Give us full immersion. I think Ruffalo's ego maybe at play. If The Hulk was the main star, Ruffalo himself really wouldn't be needed except for some VO work.
    • VAharleywitch
      Not quite accurate. He mo-caps a good bit of Hulk's performance.
  • batsupe
    I agree with Ruffalo. You need to have Banner as much as the Hulk in these movies. Those dual identities are what makes these movies likable and believable. Planet Hulk should stay in the comics where it belongs, it's a story that makes no sense and would make a terrible movie. Sorry fan boys but it's the truth.
  • mooreworthy
    Puny Banner.

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