Saturday, October 26, 2013

More From Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige on The Hulk

Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner/Hulk was arguably one of the most entertaining aspects of Joss Whedon's The Avengers.  While almost every fan loved watching Hulk smash the hell out of Loki, Ruffalo's performance as Banner was extraordinary and has given new hope to those of us who hope to see more of the Hulk, whether in future Avengers films or given another chance at a third solo outing.  Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige touched on just that topic, and more, in an interview with French site

Feige, who has to be on the verge of a mental breakdown from having to repeat answers to the same question day after day while pimping Thor: The Dark World, was asked about the potential for Ruffalo to headline a solo Hulk film in Phase 3.  While Feige didn't say yes or no, he did say the following:

"[W]e wanted people to come out of Avengers saying The Hulk was their favorite character or at least on [sic] of their favorite. The fact that it did happen, was awesome. So, you know, all of the effort related to Hulk right now is going to Age of Ultron. It's exciting, because [Ruffalo] hasn't been in any other film, so you can expect to have a lot of Bruce Banner and Hulk in Age of Ultron."
This is not the first time Feige has given word that The Hulk will play a prominent role in the Avengers sequel. In an interview with Empire Magazine back in August, assured fans that The Hulk would have a "significant role" in Age of Ultron. Feige also had this to say about the future of the Green Goliath in the MCU, "I think we have something special with our Mark Ruffalo Banner, and we'd love to see where we could take his stories."  Marvel clearly believe that Ruffalo as Bruce Banner is going to be a good one for them and it's only a matter of time before they find the right story to develop into a solo Hulk film.  I've said for some time now that their current Marvel NOW! title, The Indestructible Hulk, is a step in the right direction.  It finds Banner as an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., trading the services of The Hulk for a place to work as a scientist and redeem himself in the world.  It's an entirely new take as we no longer see Banner running from who he is, but using it to allow both parts of him to help the world.

What are your thoughts on Marvel Studios' trying another Hulk film?  Have any of you read Mark Waid's The Indestructible Hulk?  I've been reading it and I think it's a wonderful book and THE way to go if they are going to make another Hulk film. Thoughts, comments, connections?