The Hulk was thrust into the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008 when Tony Stark made a cameo appearance at the end of The Incredible Hulk. By that time we were slowly learning that Marvel was building up to The Avengers. However, since the film’s release we have yet to hear news on a solo Hulk film. We’ve heard many rumors throughout the since the release of The Avengers, one of the biggest ones being that the “Planet Hulk” storyline would be the premise of the film. And now we are finally learning why we haven’t seen a solo Hulk film despite the success of the MCU and fan requests.
Simply enough, the film rights are still over at Universal. This perhaps may explain a few things like why Betty Ross’s name is never mentioned in the first and (minor spoiler) second Avengers. Hit the jump for more.
Though Marvel Studios has built a successful product by creating a cinematic universe that will literally go to galaxies far, far away, it still has a lot of room to grow. Part of that growth was bringing the individual heroes together for The Avengers, and with Avengers: Age of Ultron in the process of shooting, there’s likely to be a lot of speculation on the future of each of the characters.
One rumor has the Hulk doing something so bad during Age of Ultron, that the rest of the Avengers come to the decision to send him off to space in order to keep the earth safe, where he would eventually meet up with the Guardians of the Galaxy for a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel/Planet Hulk film. With Marvel Studios having mapped out their plans until 2028, this sounded like it was going to happen.
But Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn have put a stop to these rumors by confirming that Hulk will not be in the sequel, nor will there be a Planet Hulk film. Hit the jump to learn more.
A solo Incredible Hulk film has been one of the toughest nuts to crack. The first two solo films didn’t help establish the green beast as a franchise hero, but once played by Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers, audiences were clamoring for a new Hulk solo film to happen. At times we’ve heard nothing about a Hulk solo film, other times we would hear there would be none.
Consider this latest bit to fall in neither category, just don’t get too optimistic about it. Ruffalo has confirmed that there are talks of churning out at least one Hulk solo film in the near future. Hit the jump for more and to see a video of the chat with Ruffalo.
Some new infographics have been created that compare the costs of being a superhero, looking at how much things cost way back when they were first introduced and how much things might cost them today. The infographics look at multiple legendary comic book characters, including Batman, Superman, Wolverine, Spider-Man, and the Incredible Hulk.
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Each and every week “Just a City Boy” MK2Fac3 and “Born and Raised in South Detroit” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of August 15, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
MK2FAC3 has been called away to be a special counselor at Wrestling Camp, so it’ll just be the Hench flying solo this week. He’s got fantasy, horror, aliens, and a Hulk to keep you entertained. You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, The GoD List!