A Mark Ruffalo Hulk Solo Film Is Now More Likely Than Before


In the mind of this writer anyway, Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner was the standout character in the first Avengers movie. Maybe it was because we already knew what we were getting with the men and women playing the other heroes, but there was something just so … refreshing about Ruffalo in that role. It was like he was making Banner his own in much the same way that Robert Downey Jr. had done with Tony Stark in the Iron Man films.

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And yet it’s easy to see why Marvel wouldn’t be rushing to give him a Hulk solo flick. We’ve been down that road before, twice, and neither installment really knocked the socks off anyone in terms of quality or box office. One wonders if that would have been the case with Ruffalo in the role from the beginning, but that’s a moot point now.

We can keep hoping though, and maybe, just maybe, Marvel is starting to warm up to the idea. That’s what Ruffalo thinks, as he had this to say to Digital Spy:

"I think they are, for the first time, entertaining the idea of it. When we did The Avengers it was basically ‘No!’, and now there is some consideration for it."

On the other hand, Ruffalo isn’t suggesting it’s going to happen soon, or that there’s even an idea for a story. The positive thing is that other than Ant-Man, Captain America 3 and perhaps Doctor Strange, nothing for Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set. Here’s a polite request Marvel: if you’ve got a writer you trust, please let hm or her work on a Hulk movie for Ruffalo. We’ll go see it, I promise.

(via Comic Book Resources)


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