'Thor: Ragnarok' Release Date, Spoilers, Cast News & Update: Will Fans see a More Intelligent Hulk?
With "Captain America: Civil War" coming this 2016 and "Thor: Ragnarok" the following year, it's fun to see the Avengers doing their own thing in their own movies and seeing characters crossover and further emphasize teamwork (except probably in "Civil War," as Captain America and Iron Man will be going up against each other).
Mark Ruffalo's The Hulk is absent from all the action and emotional roller coasters that "Civil War" is set to provide viewers, but interestingly, he will be in 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok." In fact, Cinema Blend reports that according to the 48 year old actor, fans may see a more "human" Hulk.
According to Ruffalo, "It's very subtle, but the Banner/Hulk consciousness is beginning to meld a little bit. Who decided to leave? Was it Banner or Hulk? It's not really in the (cinematic) mythology of Hulk up until that moment to be that conscious and pro-active. It's interesting, right?"
In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," viewers saw a quite different Hulk who heroically defeated a robot antagonist and opted to stay in the aircraft to protect Black Widow and the rest of the Avengers. The Quinjet was later found to have crashed, leaving a question about where exactly Bruce Banner had gone and how it ties up to his appearance in "Thor: Ragnarok."
Those details, unfortunately, are still kept secret, as Ruffalo told Yahoo! Movies that Marvel has been very secretive about the upcoming films.
"They definitely don’t want people to know what was going on for a while," Ruffalo admitted. "I’ve been sworn to secrecy, to the point where they don’t even tell me. And they keep an eye on you. You might get a call...they make sure to tell you what you’re allowed to say and what you’re not."
The Screen Actors Guild Award winning actor also spoke about the possibility of a solo Hulk movie, of which he is highly doubtful. While Marvel and Sony came to agreement to borrow Spider-Man for "Civil-War," Marvel and Universal aren't anywhere near an agreement to let Hulk have the spotlight.
Ruffalo explained, "Marvel and Universal famously don’t get along very well, and so that’s working against us, definitely. But I know for a fact that everyone is holding out hope that one day we can do it."
He added, "But the nature of the relationship right now, it’s a little prohibitive. And I hope that that changes, that changes with regimes, it changes over the course of time. But right now it doesn’t look particularly promising."
That means fans will have to wait to see the Hulk again once "Thor: Ragnarok" arrives on Nov. 3, 2017.