The fans have been asking for it, but Marvel hasn’t been quick to pull the trigger on a solo Hulk movie, and with their slate more or less defined through 2019, it’s likely not happening anytime soon. But according to Mark Ruffalo, “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” may plant the seeds, should that standalone movie start to develop.
“There’s a battle going on between these two opposing egos that live inside him,” the actor told Empire about Bruce Banner in ‘Ultron.’ “He’s definitely worried that the day is going to come when the Hulk gets the best of him, and maybe won’t release him, maybe won’t give him back. The Hulk knows this too. There’s a moment in here where he, begrudgingly, decides to go back to Banner. Who knows where these things will go, but as Bruce is able to impress his will on the Hulk, going into The Hulk and being inside the Hulk when he’s raging, The Hulk’s will is also growing and able to impress upon Bruce. That makes for some wild things.”
“We’re laying the groundwork for that here. It’ll be interesting to see if that ends up being what would be the next Hulk movie,” Ruffalo teases.
But the actor admits that no one has talked to him and getting it right seems to be the first priority. “It’s a tough nut to crack. Traditionally you’re watching a guy who doesn’t want to do the very thing that you want him to do. It’s hard to take for two hours. I don’t know how many times you can use that same framing for it, but now he’s maturing and there’s a cool dynamic growing between Banner and The Hulk,” he says.
At any rate, you’ll get lots of Hulk in ‘Ultron’ with a new character poster landing today for the green skinned hero. See you on May 1st.