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Weíre not saying that Marvel couldnít make changes to accommodate films based around these characters at some point. But now that Phase Three has been mapped out, and all of those choice release dates claimed, here are the 10 characters who lost big once all of the Marvel dust had settled.
This past summer I had the pleasure of joining a small group of other journalists to visit the set of Joss Whedonís The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and speaking with Mark Ruffalo behind the scenes we discovered some fascinating info about what Hulk has been up to since 2012 and what he will be doing in the upcoming blockbuster. The actor revealed a ton of great, surprising and fun stuff, so read on to learn what you can expect in the future from Hulk!
Thanks to his gamma radiation-caused ďcondition,Ē Bruce Banner a.k.a. The Hulk has a bit of a hard time maintaining romantic relationships. But he isnít a character entirely without love. He got to rekindle some romance with Betty Ross (Liv Tyler) in Louis Leterrierís The Incredible Hulk, and it seems that he will get a new lady love in Joss Whedonís The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Mark Ruffalo himself revealed this interesting conundrum while chatting with myself and a small group of other journalists between set ups, discussing just how much weíll be getting to hear The Hulk speak in the upcoming sequel. Though the production was months into filming by the time we got there, the actor revealed that he, Joss Whedon and the folks at Marvel were still working out exactly how much and when the gamma radiated beast would be talking.
The Hulk reached new levels of popularity after the release of Joss Whedonís The Avengers back in 2012, but once again it has been revealed that a new standalone movie about the green goliath isnít coming in the near future. So what exactly is going on? We got the answer from Marvel Studios Kevin Feige himself.
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 come so far from the earliest days, when television producers slapped green makeup on actor Lou Ferrigno and asked him to run around in pre-shredded shirts and shorts. And every time the green giant returns to the screen, his look improves.
There is now a massive threat looming over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No, Iím not talking about Thanos, Iím talking about Civil War. Last night it was revealed that the massively popular 2006 comic book crossover will soon be coming to the big screen in the form of the MCUís Phase Three. We expect the consequences of the events to be tremendous, with at least some casualties. But who will be biting the bullet?
In a conversation with BAFTA officials, the Oscar-nominated scripter James Schamus revealed that he had ďa really cool ideaĒ 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 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 fansí 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 doesnít 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 isnít happening. His words could be a smoke screen. They could be the truth. Weíll 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.
Question: what happens when the Internet is given free reign to ask Clark Gregg anything they want? Answer: Pretty much everything you'd expect, but much more fun.
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 hasnít necessarily been shortchanged in the cinematic Marvel universe, but it has taken the studio Ė and numerous directors Ė 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 donít 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 theyíve both been met with lukewarm enthusiasm.
Sometimes a character with decades of history simply gets left behind after one big-screen adventure. Usually it's because the movie is something like Steel or The Spirit, a joke that no one really gets. But sometimes, a direct continuation is the carrot dangled in front of fans, the one they could never grab, because no one saw the first movie, or because the creative people in charge never saw the potential in future installments.
Comic book fans were stunned yesterday when the brand new Iron Man 3 trailer arrived online and finished with a shot of Tony Stark's Hulkbuster armor crashing through a wall. Comic book fans recognize the suit as one designed to fight and control the Hulk
It's hard to know which rumors we're seeing more of these days: Star Wars or Marvel movies. Both are massive, multi-film properties over at Disney, and both have a ton of pre-existing characters who fans want to see come to life on the screen. Plus, with both franchises still in very early stages, there's enough room to speculate on just about anything