If there is one group of Marvel fans who are shouting from the rooftops for a possible standalone superhero movie, it’s The Hulk fans (Black Widow fans ain’t demanding but she deserves it). In the past, there have been two independent movies, in the first one Eric Bana played the green monster while in the second one Edward Norton was “The Hulk”. Finally, He was re-introduced into the MCU and Mark Ruffalo is our near perfect Bruce Banner.
For years fans have been demanding a solo movie since the franchise was left midway without proper closure.
Given the massive fan following of the character, he should get a solo movie tied to MCU storyline. His next outing will be in Thor: Ragnarok and then in two Infinity war movies.
At D23, Mark Ruffalo discussed the prospects of standalone Hulk movie in the future with Variety, and he said it’s never going to happen so don’t hold your breath. He blamed Universal for this as it doesn’t want to play ball with Marvel. He said:
“I just want to make one thing perfectly clear today that a standalone Hulk movie will never happen. Because Universal has the rights to the standalone Hulk movie and for some reason they don’t know how to play well with Marvel, and they don’t want to make money.”
In the event, Don Cheadle aka War Machine teased Mark when he was asked this question, he said:
“And with you as the new Hulk it would probably be terrible. So that’s really probably it. We know that these corporations would work it out if they thought they’d make enough money.”
Mark Ruffalo finally said “I figure I’ve got two or three more years left before I’m too old to play “the Hulk”.”
Please, Marvel….make it happen.