Monday, June 30, 2014

What's Going On With Another Solo HULK Movie? Mark Ruffalo Debunks PLANET HULK Movie Rumor


One of the Incredible Hulk's most acclaimed and popular comic book story arcs of the past decade is definitely the Planet Hulk story line; closely followed by the World War Hulk event.

In Planet Hulk, Earth's hero leaders decide the planet is safer without the Hulk. So they piss him off by forcefully sending him into space. To make a long story short, Hulk then crashes onto an alien world, fights in a gladiator-style arena of combat, wins over the citizens and plots his return to Earth. (His arrival back to Earth is the World War Hulk story.) The Planet Hulk story is all-Hulk, all the time and Bruce Banner takes a back seat to the monster. Oh, one more thing... Hulk procreates and has a son named Skaar.

Planet Hulk was such a huge comic book seller that Marvel produced an animated movie adaptation which was released in 2010. Click here to see it over on Amazon.com.

Meanwhile, a rumor has been around since last year that a Planet Hulk movie might be set up to happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Daily SuperHero also heard and reported on a tip saying Marvel Studios might be looking at certain concepts in the comic title Indestructible Hulk for cannon in another Hulk solo outing.

The fan base is divided on whether or not a Planet Hulk movie should be live action or if it should never happen. At Marvel, studio president Kevin Feige is on record saying a Planet Hulk movie is tough to make, mainly due to a lack of the Bruce Banner character in the story.

Which brings us around to Banner and Hulk himself, actor Mark Ruffalo. Having acted out both roles in The Avengers (Hulk was Ruffalo in a motion capture suit), Ruffalo has been filming more Banner/Hulk for next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron. An increased role for Ruffalo in the sequel means more potential set-up for an eagerly anticipated Hulk solo movie.

Now, Ruffalo has chimed in about a Planet Hulk movie and he's in agreement with Feige.

"'Planet Hulk?' I don't think that's the way to go yet," Ruffalo said via MTV News. "I think you need more Banner. The whole thing is just him as Hulk, on a planet, fighting other gladiators."

Can we finally put all this Planet Hulk movie talk behind us now? Both Ruffalo and Feige are now on record shooting it down.

Unless they are both lying to the media. (GASP!)




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