Ruffalo: MARVEL considering a solo HULK movie
Marvel’s maybe reversing their “No Way, Jose” stance on the Hulk getting a solo movie. How do you guys feel about a Hulk flick? On one hand, I’m like. Cyeah, bro. Smash shit. Be angry. For ninety minutes. On the other hand, perhaps the Hulk rules when he’s sparingly on the screen. The transformation is still special, the destruction still noteworthy.
It would seem the tide is shifting on Marvel‘s feelings about making a new, standalone Hulk movie. The character — one they’ve tried twice before to make into a viable standalone franchise — has perhaps never been more popular thanks to Mark Ruffalo‘s portrayal of the green monster in “The Avengers.” And while that led to a flurry of fanboys begging for a new Hulk movie, as of last year Ruffalo revealed that Marvel had “no plans” to make that happen. And even Marvel’s guru Joss Whedon said it’s “the most difficult Marvel property.” But the character is a popular one, stopping by recently (and randomly) in a World Cup ad for Nike, so perhaps Marvel is changing their stance regarding Bruce Banner?
It would appear so. Chatting with Digital Spy, Ruffalo revealed that Marvel are toying with the notion at least of giving Hulk his own movie. “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,” he said. “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.” [Play List]