Mark Ruffalo Says Marvel Considering New Standalone Hulk Movie
by Ethan Anderton
June 17, 2014
Back towards the beginning of the summer blockbuster season, word came from "Incredible Hulk" TV series star Lou Ferrigno that Marvel was planning to do a standalone Hulk movie sometime after The Avengers: Age of Ultron. But despite the fact that Ferrigno is involved with doing some voice work to bring the big green guy to life, he's likely not within the circle of trust who knows the future plans of Marvel Studios, even if it's specifically with the character he helps bring to life. However, Mark Ruffalo just recently spoke with Digital Spy, and he also thinks that Marvel is keen on another standalone Hulk movie.
When asked whether he would get his own movie as The Hulk, Ruffalo said:
"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. But there's still nothing definitive, not even a skeletal version of what it would be. I look forward to going down that road, if we could crack that nut."
It doesn't sound like that's a definitive or even solid plan, especially after next year's reassembly of The Avengers, but at least Marvel is thinking about the prospects. After all, Ruffalo's version of The Hulk does seems to be the fans' favorite iteration. But at the same time, Marvel knows that two different big screen versions of the monstrous hero weren't among the better comic book efforts. This seems to be because Hulk works better in small doses, and Marvel hasn't been able to figure out how to make the character appealing for an entire feature film focusing on that character. Perhaps they'll figure it out at some point, but don't count it happening in the next two years. We'll keep you posted.