This story shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise. The rumor about Marvel’s Phase 2 and 3 plans leading up to a Planet Hulk/World War Hulk movie has been debunked. Latino Review hyped the rumors in a video they dropped after the Super Bowl saying that Avengers 2 would end with Hulk being shot into space by a different version of The Illuminati, then we’d get a Planet Hulk movie resulting in Avengers 3 being a World War Hulk adaptation. Ain’t It Cool News has said that the rumors are completely false.
According to AICN, they ran the rumors past a “well-connected” source who claimed the scoop was “1,000% inaccurate.” They then ran it by another source who assured them Planet Hulk is not happening. While the site couldn’t get any hints at what’s actually going to happen, they said that Mark Ruffalo will be an integral part of any plans. With Ruffalo signed up for 6 films, Marvel doesn’t want to waste one of those options on what would amount to a cameo in a Planet Hulk film. Banner only shows up but for a brief moment in the story, and with Ruffalo getting such a warm reception from fans in The Avengers they want to use him for all he’s worth.
Keep in mind with all of this, no matter who turns out to be correct none of this would happen for 5 or 10 years. Marvel will barely comment on movies happening in the next five months, let alone what’s in store for the future. I actually trust AICN on this one. There are seemingly backed up by a recent comment from a panel Joss Whedon recently attended where he said (via Geek Chocolate) a solo Hulk film would be very hard to do:
Hulk is a tricky son of a bitch. He’s the Claudio of superheroes. Because the problem is it’s a very popular character, but it’s not a superhero. Half of it’s a superhero, half of it’s a werewolf. And you can’t structure it like a superhero movie, you can’t light it like a superhero movie. How do you develop that? It would be extremely difficult. The one thing you would have in your favour would be Mark Ruffalo. But right now I don’t know if they have plans to do that or not, because he works so well as part of a greater whole, but by himself, it’s tough. I don’t envy the guys who went before.
What do you think though? Whose side are you on?
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