Mark Ruffalo: Marvel considering a Hulk movie again

News Simon Brew 18 Jun 2014 - 06:46

That new standalone Hulk movie from Marvel? It looks like it might be edging closer...

One of the very first self-financed films from Marvel Studios, back when it started to put together its movies itself, was Louis Leterrier's film of The Incredible Hulk. It was not an easy production, with Edward Norton reportedly not best pleased behind the scenes. The film opted not to follow Ang Lee's Hulk and instead restarted the Hulk story, and it would be fair to say that while The Incredible Hulk has merits, it's not Marvel's most successful production by any real measure. Edward Norton was not invited back for The Avengers.

However, one of the highlights of Joss Whedon's original The Avengers movie was Mark Ruffalo's take on the character, to the point where the clamour fairly quickly began for another standalone Hulk film. To this point, Marvel has resisted, although Ruffalo's role in next summer's Avengers: Age Of Ultron is likely to be reflective of the character's popularity.

But could the tide be changing? In a new interview, Ruffalo has now revealed though that plans might just be afoot for a new Hulk movie. "I think they are, for the first time, entertaining the idea of it", he said. "When we did The Avengers it was basically no, and now there is some consideration for it".

Ruffalo did caution that "there's still nothing definitive, not even a skeletal version of what it would be". But there is renewed optimism here. Until we hear more, Avengers: Age Of Ultron will be released next summer.

Digital Spy.

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