Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Hulk Is a Major Player in Next Two Avengers Movies

Hulk Is a Major Player in Next Two Avengers Movies

Universal owned the rights to The Hulk in a licensing agreement with Marvel that predated Marvel making their own production company to make their own movies. Cheadle, however, was quick to point out that if the corporations wanted to work something out, they could find a way, so it must be Ruffalo that they have an issue with.

Ruffalo will next appear as the character in Thor: Ragnarok due out this November 3.

Mark Ruffalo is undoubtedly a fan favourite member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bringing a sense of realism and relatability to his role as Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk.

"I want to just make one thing perfectly clear today: A standalone Hulk movie will never happen", said Ruffalo. The Zodiac and Shutter Island actor is now 49, in contrast, Edward Norton was in his late 30s when he played Bruce Banner in 2008's kinda crummy The Incredible Hulk, while Eric Bana was in his early 30s when he starred in 2003's exceptionally crummy Hulk. Ruffalo addressed the subject after the extended trailer reel for Avengers: Infinity War debuted at this weekend's D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California. As Ruffalo told Variety, The Incredible Hulk was distributed by Universal Pictures, and that was the last time we saw a solo Hulk film (the first time being Eric Bana's turn in Ang Lee's Hulk in 2003).

Fellow Avengers: Infinity War star Don Cheadle had another theory.

"With you as the new Hulk, it would be awful", joked Don Cheadle, who plays War Machine, standing next to Ruffalo during the interview. Marvel doesn't even hold the rights to it.

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