RUFFALO: No HULK Solo Plans, But He's Up For it.
Update March 7: Squashing rumors that the next phase of Marvel’s movie-verse will be Hulk-centric, with at least part of 2015’s Avengers 2 leading to a “Planet Hulk” solo movie, actor Mark (Bruce Banner) Ruffalo wrote on Twitter early Thursday morning, “A lot of folks have been asking about the Next Hulk. The next time you see my Hulk it will be in the Avengers2. No plans for stand alone."
While the “next time you see my Hulk” part doesn’t contradict the earlier rumors (which had a solo Hulk film following Avengers 2), Ruffalo does seem certain no Hulk spin off is so-far planned.
Although he subsequently tweeted (two minutes later) that he wouldn’t mind if Marvel went in that direction. "I am not giving up on another stand alone HULK. But it’s not in the works right now. One never knows what the future will bring."
Avengers director Joss Whedon recently backed up what Ruffalo tweeted, saying in an interview, “Well I’m really not supposed to comment, but no, that’s nonsense," referring to the Hulk-centric rumors.Original story: The latest rumor — and let's stress the word "rumor" — from Latino Review on the Marvel Studios films says that the Hulk will be playing a very big role in the years to come. Specifically, a video podcast from the site's "El Mayimbe" states that at some point towards the end of the Avengers sequel, the Hulk will be "shipped off into space by the Marvel Cinematic version of the Illuminati," much like what happened in the lead-in to comic book storyline "Planet Hulk," written by Greg Pak and illustrated primarily by Carlo Pagulayan and Aaron Lopresti. Marvel Studios "Phase Three," according to Latino Review, will then include a standalone Hulk movie based on "Planet Hulk," which, in folllowing with comic book pattern, will lead to an angry Hulk returning to Earth for revenge in a third Avengers film heavily inspired by "World War Hulk" (another story written by Pak, primarily illustrated by John Romita Jr.) Again, keep in mind that none of this has been confirmed by Marvel or Disney. For whatever it may be worth, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was quoted by MTV last fall as saying, "'Planet Hulk' is a cool story. 'World War Hulk' is a cool story." Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!