No Planet Hulk Film Deliberate, Says Marvel Studio Head Kevin Feige
Rumors of a Planet Hulk movie have been circulating just about because the credits rolled on the first Avengers — and rightfully so. Not only was Mark Ruffalo’s jade giant arguably the standout character of that film, however Planet Hulk can also be one of the best Hulk storylines out there. Extra recently, speculation of a “Hulk in space” film has surfaced, leading some followers to conclude that Planet Hulk is imminent. The question is, would Marvel actually make a complete movie featuring simply Hulk, sans Bruce Banner (and, by extension, Ruffalo)
Earlier this week, IGN’s own Roth Cornet spoke with Marvel head Kevin Feige upfront of the release of Guardians of the Galaxy and talked about the persistence of the rumors, asking if it could be a problem to adapt that storyline — if the studio ever did — given that many fans are responding to Ruffalo’s Banner, who doctor who comic book t shirt would not be utilized in a Planet Hulk doctor who comic book t shirt film. “Nicely that’s why there are no plans for Planet Hulk anytime soon,” Feige laughed.
“I think what’s cool about the Planet Hulk story doctor who comic book t shirt is it is all Hulk,” he said. “He is a gladiator, he’s combating all these creatures on another world. Yes, some of these creatures show up in [Guardians of the Galaxy], which makes folks think, ‘Oh, possibly it may exist.’ And maybe it might exist, someday. I do not think that is the first place we’d go though for the very reason that you stated, which is, if we were ever in a position to do a standalone Hulk movie, 60 % of the fun can be seeing Mark Ruffalo leading a Marvel movie — and that’s what we would do if we ever went down that highway.”
It is worth noting that, whereas Feige mentioned there were no immediate plans to tackle Planet Hulk, he did not solely rule out the thought of “Hulk in house” or a Banner/Hulk-led movie, meaning that should still be on the desk in some style.
Feige continued, “After the primary Avengers, Iron Man had his personal movie, Thor had his personal movie, Captain America had his personal movie, and Widow and Fury were within the Winter Soldier. So it was actually about, frankly, saving somebody so that the one place you could possibly get Hulk between Avengers motion pictures is the following Avengers film, so [director Joss Whedon] may continue to play with that in [The Avengers: Age Marvel_Comics of Ultron]. Where we go after that, we’ll see.”
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