If you don’t want to be SPOILED, I highly suggest you look away now.
After watching Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk in The Avengers movie, the public had more interest in the green giant again. Many wondered whether Hulk would have a standalone film, and Ruffalo has said before that he’s down. Some people speculated that a Planet Hulk film could be in the works.
In an interview with MTV, Ruffalo said that there’s not going to be a Planet Hulk movie.
“They launch Bruce Banner into space to try to get rid of him and the Hulk. He ends up freaking out, smashing up the spaceship, and it goes off course and ends up on this planet of gladiator creatures,” Ruffalo summarized. “He falls in love, has a Hulk baby … and then the Avengers nuke the planet.”
It looks like Ruffalo knows a thing or two about the story arc, and he then explains why a Planet Hulk movie wouldn’t be a good thing now.
“I don’t think ['Planet Hulk'] is the way to go yet,” he said. “I think you need more Banner. The whole thing is just him as Hulk, on a planet, fighting other gladiators.”
Now HitFix’s Drew McWeeny, who was on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, chimes in to reveal the fate of the Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron and what his role will be in Avengers 3. Even though Planet Hulk has be debunked by the actor, fans of the Planet Hulk storyline will be happy with Phase Three.
“Bruce Banner continues to play a key role in things in [Avengers: Age of Ultron], and when the final war with Ultron spills onto the battlefield and out of the virtual realm, he has a major part to play. Unfortunately, that ends with him onboard a Quinjet on his way off the planet, with no way to immediately turn things around. He’s going to have to ride out the trip. It’s pre-programmed and he can’t stop it.”
Planet Hulk is the result of the Hulk getting shot into outer space. But that’s where the similarities end. McWeeny thinks that the Quinjet will lead to the Hulk meeting up with the Guardians of the Galaxy. That means we might see him in the Guardians sequel.
“I suspect we’ll see some sequences that very much feel like they’re part of Planet Hulk story,” McWeeny writes, “but the larger story will be about the Guardians finding a way to get Banner home, only to end up going with them.”
That means that we’re likely going to get the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Hulk traveling back to wherever the Avengers and Thanos are going to be at, leading us to Avengers 3. What do you guys think of this?
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015.