Mark Ruffalo's Hulk could carry his own his movie, says Marvel President Kevin Feige
The Hulk could star in his own movie after The Avengers 2, Marvel President Kevin Feige has suggested.
Mark Ruffalo took on the role of Bruce Banner, a scientist who transforms into a muscle-bound superhero called the Hulk every time his temper is tested, in this year’s Marvel ensemble piece The Avengers. The part had previously been played on screen by Edward Norton in a 2008 movie called The Incredible Hulk and Eric Bana in a 2003 film simply titled Hulk.
Marvel is now making new movies featuring each of the Hulk’s comrades from The Avengers – Iron Man, Thor and Captain America – but currently has no plans to build a similar franchise around Ruffalo’s Hulk.
When asked whether this could change in the future, Feige told MTV News: “Do I think Hulk can carry a movie and be as entertaining as he was in Avengers? I do believe that. I do believe he absolutely could. We certainly are not even going to attempt that until Avengers. So there’s a lot of time to think about it.”
Explaining why Ruffalo’s Hulk had proved more popular than previous screen incarnations, Feige added: “I think the pathos and humour, most importantly, that Mark and Joss [Whedon] brought to it showcased a different element of Hulk that’s there in the comics, and was always inherent in his character. But when he was so brooding in his other two films, he didn’t get to have that wry sense of humour that Mark did such an amazing job performing.”
The Avengers 2 is scheduled for release in May 2015. Joss Whedon, writer-director of The Avengers, was initially hesitant to helm a second film, but his return was confirmed last month (August 2012) when he signed an exclusive deal with Marvel.