Reports have been circulating for some time that Mark Ruffalo is in talks to reprise his role as Hulk in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok. Now, it looks like Ruffalo confirms those reports -- and pitches a surprise hero versus hero batttle that's not Thor vs. the Hulk.
"I am excited to keep coming back to this role," Ruffalo told the Huffington Post. "I see a lot of space for it to grow. I feel like there’s a lot of cool stuff to explore still, especially the relationship between Banner and Hulk. Hopefully, we’ll see the two of them in a scene together. That would be cool!"
If Banner and Hulk did appear in a scene together, that would be a strange development for Marvel's film universe, but not one that is unprecedented in comic books. Hulk and Banner have been separated several times, though they have always come back together in the end.
There is no indication whether Ruffalo's comments reflect the actual plot of any upcoming Marvel film, or where Hulk will officially appear next.
Thor: Ragnarok is slated to hit theaters on November 3, 2017.