Is this Marvel's plan for The Hulk?
Is Marvel set to position The Avengers 2 and 3 to set up a big Hulk adventure?
Potential spoilers for Avengers 2 and 3 lie within.
It's a widely held belief that the Hulk was one of the best things about The Avengers, but with Mark Ruffalo being the third man to play the Hulk/Bruce Banner in a decade it was up in the air as to whether the character(s) would receive a standalone movie. Marvel's Kevin Feige had hinted that if one were to come, it would be after the release of The Avengers 2 meaning that it would form part of Marvel's phase three.
Well, the good people over at Latino Review have been some digging, as they have a habit of doing, and have uncovered some rather tasty pieces of information regarding Marvel's potential plans for the the Hulk. Here's what they've found:
"We won't see the Hulk until 2015's The Avengers 2 but we can expect to see an appearance either in the final act of one of the planned movies or post credit scenes that would set up the next standalone Hulk movie. This is likely to take shape with the Hulk being deemed a serious threat by Marvel's Illuminati made up of Tony Stark and Doctor Strange amongst others which leads to Hulk being shipped off to space which would indicate that the basis for the Hulk movie would be Greg Pak's Planet Hulk which would see Hulk enslaved and forced into Gladiatorial combat until he leads a rebellion against the Red King."
The scoop doesn't end there however, as according to Latino Review, the above ties in with Marvel's plans for The Avengers 3, which would follow Pak's World War Hulk storyline, seeing the Hulk taking out his frustrations on Earth's mightiest heroes.
The fact that Rufallo is signed up to a six picture deal certainly lends weight to the above, as it's somewhat unlikely that they would want to waste his contract by simply having him appear in a series of cameos or post credits scenes.
It's certainly an ambitious plan and would be great to see on screen. We'll wait and see if it all comes true...
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