Because Thor: Ragnarok is a gift for all of us who wondered what the two M.I.A. Avengers had been up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War, it’ll be combining two very exciting comic arcs from Thor and the Hulk. Rumors of Planet Hulk have abounded for most of this year, and Marvel seemed to confirm that parts of that storyline would make it into the new Thor movie when they revealed Hulk’s gladiator armor back in July. Now, the director himself confirmed that not only would Thor: Ragnarok reference Planet Hulk, they’ll actually be going there during the movie.
A few months ago, we cautiously reported on some new rumors that had the previously discarded Planet Hulk storyline finding its way into Thor: Ragnarok. According to the rumors, the newest film starring everyone’s favorite God of Thunder would include a scene where Thor and the Hulk both find themselves competing in a galactic arena; they then join forces to seek out a weapon Thor needs to defend Asgard. While we had our doubts — the Hollywood rumor game is a fickle beast — this rumor made enough sense that it seemed like a good time to bring it up.
The Planet Hulk movie rumors have been swirling around the internet for years, but they have been dismissed swiftly by everyone from Avengers director Joss Whedon, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and Marvel president Kevin Feige. It seemed that the rumors would stay as rumors and that a Planet Hulk movie would never happen. But now, just as Avengers 2 is set to hit theaters, star Mark Ruffalo has provided some fuel to the fire that it just may happen one day in some way, shape or form.
The 'Planet Hulk' movie rumors have been going strong since over a year ago, despite almost everyone involved in the Marvel universe - from Joss Whedon to Kevin Feige - categorically denying the existence of such a movie. Well, you can add another denial on the 'Planet Hulk' pile.
We've heard rumors of a 'Planet Hulk' movie since early last year, but everyone from Joss Whedon to Mark Ruffalo have denied those claims. And, here's the thing: they're right (sort of). There won't be a Planet Hulk movie (sort of). But, it's what Whedon, Ruffalo and Marvel aren't telling you about the future of Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that prove there is some truth to the 'Planet Hulk' rumors after all. MAJOR 'AVENGERS 2' SPOILERS AHEAD!
When it comes to Marvel Studios news, a lot of people don't know what they're talking about. Sure, the internet gets excited whenever Stan Lee teases a 'Black Panther' movie, but the truth is that Stan Lee has about as much say as to what goes on at Marvel Studios as we do. He may hear things, but he's not actually making any decisions. The same applies to Lou Ferrigno, so take his claim that a new solo Hulk movie is in the works with a grain of salt.