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In a conversation with BAFTA officials, the Oscar-nominated scripter James Schamus revealed that he had “a really cool idea” for the sequel, which never materialized.
Actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno teased Marvel's true believers with some updates involving The Incredible Hulk's film and television future this weekend while attending Wizard World Comic Con. Get the lowdown on the latest rumors here.
The Avengers 2 is being titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The sequel will add new superheroes to the returning group of Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. Find out who those new superheroes are, and more, right here.
The Hulk has had two shots at the big screen so far, and while both films have their fans, neither is exactly beloved. By the time Mark Ruffalo suited up to play Bruce Banner in The Avengers, fans had already become divided on the issue of who the Hulk and his human alter ego really are.
Gunn does explain where the confusion comes from: in Guardians Of The Galaxy, Gunn features the Sakaaran, an alien race that figures prominently in the Planet Hulk story. But Gunn claims they're only meant to substitute for the Badoon, a race of aliens in the Marvel universe that belong to another studio (Fox, most likely).
Marvel, above all other studios, knows how to do Hall H right. Their panel, year after year, is the one that leaves fans’ jaws on floors. And they blew the roof off of Hall H last year with the simple reveal that the title of The Avengers 2 would be Age of Ultron.
As successful as Marvel Studios has become building their own huge big screen franchise with heroes like Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, the future of the Hulk remains a big question mark. Released in 2008, The Incredible Hulk has, to date, been the biggest box office disappointment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as a result is the only movie thus far that doesn’t have either an existing sequel or in active production.
One of the big questions that has been hanging around the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its first year of existence has been, "What do we do with Hulk?" The Incredible Hulk was viewed as an under-performer compared to other heroes in the Marvel stable, and while the character was certainly a standout in Joss Whedon's The Avengers, there was no substantial role for him found in Phase Two.
It is a massive storyline to try and bring to the big screen, and Mark Ruffalo poking holes in the theory does suggest that it isn’t happening. His words could be a smoke screen. They could be the truth. We’ll know more for certain when Marvel holds its annual Comic-Con panel in July.
From what we are hearing, Hulk is a major part of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ruffalo was quick to sprinkle cold water on the conversation, but not before he added just enough fuel to get the fires of a solo Hulk movie rumor roaring yet again.
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Mark Ruffalo, who is currently in production on Avengers: Age of Ultron, shared a few details about what Hulk fans can anticipate in the sequel.
Hulk hasn’t necessarily been shortchanged in the cinematic Marvel universe, but it has taken the studio – and numerous directors – multiple attempts to get him right. Joss Whedon has come the closest, after interesting takes by Ang Lee and Louis Leterrier. If The Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to define Hulk as a cinematic hero audiences are clamoring for, then a solo Hulk film would be in order.
In 2003's Hulk, the still-primitive motion-capture was performed by director Ang Lee. His approach was to create a clumsier, more childlike Hulk, one who didn't know his own strength. By the time Marvel made 2008's The Incredible Hulk, they wanted a more polished hero, and it was Edward Norton working with District B-13 star Cyril Raffaelli to capture the behemoth's now-steroidal physique and attitude.
Not only has Mr. Feige been conscious of the decision to not make a Hulk sequel yet, he also wants to make sure the fans don’t forget that Hulk is still around. This might sound like as cruel as Joss Whedon bumping off another beloved character, but it's actually a really smart move. After all, audiences have had two Hulk films, and they’ve both been met with lukewarm enthusiasm.