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When The Avengers debuted in May the only character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that people wanted to talk about was Hulk. Joss Whedon utilized both the man and the beast perfectly in the superhero team up movie, and audiences absolutely fell in love with Mark Ruffalo's take on the character. Since then, the Marvel conversation has changed a bit, though. Both Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World have entered production in preparation for their respective 2013 releases, and the big announcement out of Comic Con was that Guardians of the Galaxy would be the final "solo" movie before The Avengers 2 comes out in 2015. But we haven't forgotten about our favorite enormous green rage monster, and now the conversation has started up again.
With The Avengers due out on Blu-ray on Tuesday, MTV had the chance to catch up with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and took the opportunity to ask him about the future of Hulk on the big screen, and apparently the exec doesn't think there are too many obstacles standing in the way of that happening. "I don't think there's a lot that we couldn't do someday, as the cinematic universe continues to grow and expand and get as big as the comic book universe," Feige said when asked if there was a chance we would ever get to see a live-action version of the well-known Planet Hulk storyline. "Planet Hulk is a cool story. World War Hulk is a cool story."
In Planet Hulk the Marvel heroes make the decision that Banner's monster is simply to dangerous to stay on Earth, so he is put on a ship and rocketed to a distant planet where he is forced to fight as a gladiator. World War Hulk takes place after that story and sees the character return to Earth for revenge.
While Feige seems to have complete confidence in the future of the Hulk, he does have some reservations about how those storylines would play in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. "I think there's pitfalls of continuity-overload, and mythology getting so dense that it almost collapses in on itself," Feige said. "It happens every few decades or so in the comics. Apart from that, I'd say everything is on the table." That said, apparently we won't be seeing the character play out any stories before it's time for The Avengers 2. "Do I think Hulk can carry a movie and be as entertaining as he was in 'Avengers'? I do believe that. I do believe he absolutely could. We certainly are not even going to attempt that until Avengers 2. So there's a lot of time to think about it."
The Avengers 2 will be released on May 1, 2015. While Hulk story would you like to see play out in a potential solo film that follows? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.