We’ve heard Hulk grunt and pant and do all the things big guys do when they’re Hulk-smashing their foes, but we’ve yet to hear the giant Avenger speak. That may change in Thor: Ragnarok, as Mark Ruffalo previously hinted that we’ll finally see Bruce Banner and the Hulk interact — something that’s already happened in the comics. Lending credence to that idea is Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, who has a few things to say regarding whether or not Hulk will have a few things to say.
Let’s get this out of the way first: no, a Hulk standalone/spinoff movie is never happening any time in the near future. The rights are all mucked up with Universal and Marvel and creatively it just doesn’t seem like something Marvel is willing to take the risk on right now. But. BUT! Mark Ruffalo has said that you’re about to get the next best thing to a Hulk movie in Hulk’s storyline that plays out over Thor: Ragnarok and the two-part Avengers: Infinity War finale.
We are still about a year and a half away from the release of Thor: Ragnarok, but the rumors just keep pouring in. In addition to last week’s report on Cate Blanchett’s potential villainous role, another report has surfaced, this time suggesting how Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk may enter the picture, and it sounds just crazy enough to be true.
Earlier this month, Mark Ruffalo may have accidentally let slip that Cate Blanchett is playing a “baddie” in Thor: Ragnarok, and although the actress has yet to be officially confirmed for the sequel, we may have some new intel on just which baddie she’ll be playing. A new report suggests the identity of Blanchett’s character — and it’s one that has potential to play a huge part in the future of the MCU.
Mark Ruffalo loves to talk about Thor: Ragnarok.
He’s previously called it a “buddy picture” between his character, Bruce Banner, and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. And he’s also previously said in the wake of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Banner is “removing himself from humanity altogether” to keep society safe from the Hulk. Now he’s chatting the movie up again, this time with the folks over at Empire, where he sort of expounds on the whole “buddy picture” concept by getting even more specific about the film’s look and feel.
And in other Marvel news… Although Cate Blanchett has not yet been confirmed for Thor: Ragnarok, that isn’t keeping one of her potential co-stars from gushing over her role in the upcoming sequel. Mark Ruffalo has maybe-possibly spilled the beans on Blanchett’s part in the film, revealing that she’s in talks to play the “baddie.”
Mark Ruffalo previously dropped a hint about what we might see happen with Bruce Banner and the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok — namely, that we might see them sharing the screen at some point, which could be pretty neat. The actor is out doing press following his recent Golden Globe nomination, and as expected, he’s answering even more questions about Thor and Hulk, though he always seems quite happy to do so.
Just a couple of days after he shared his hopes for an on-screen meeting between Bruce Banner and his alter-ego the Hulk, Mark Ruffalo is talking about Thor: Ragnarok again, this time hinting that it’s a buddy team-up movie and that we’ll probably see those buddies fighting — again.
Although plans to include the big green guy in Captain America: Civil War were nixed, we recently learned that Mark Ruffalo will next reprise the role of Bruce Banner / Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok. Not only will we see the Asgardian hero team up with one half of our favorite Science Bro team, but we might also get to see another very interesting on-screen pairing — if Ruffalo gets his way.
One of the biggest mysteries following Avengers: Age of Ultron is the whereabouts of The Hulk. After taking part in the climactic battle in Sokovia and helping the Avengers to defeat Ultron, Hulk takes off in a Quinjet for parts unknown. Even Black Widow and Nick Fury have no idea where he went. Well, you won’t have to wait that much longer to find out. A new report says that The Hulk will actually co-star in Thor: Ragnarok and will be teaming up with the Norse God to save the day.