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So Marvel's future plans for the Hulk may not include Planet Hulk or World War Hulk?

Feb. 28, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

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Latino-Review had a big spoiler scoop around the Super Bowl about Marvel's plans for the Hulk in Phase 2 and 3 in their cinematic universe. It was rumored that the next phases might cover the Planet Hulk and World War Hulk comics and most of us were pretty psyched about the idea.

Well it turns out it just may not be true. AintItCool contacted one of their very reliable sources after the story broke and asked him if any of it was true. According to them it's "1,000% inaccurate." The main thing that is brought up is that Mark Ruffalo is signed to a six-picture deal with Marvel but Bruce Banner isn't in Planet Hulk at all. Marvel is very happy with how people have responded to Mark Ruffalo as Banner, and wouldn't want to reduce his role. He could still be motion-captured for the big green guy, but Marvel wants to keep the Banner element. AintItCool checked with another source who also confirmed Marvel does not have any plans to do either storyline at this time. Marvel, of course, has said nothing.

These things happen sometimes. All of these movie sites (JoBlo included) try to provide you with fast and accurate news and if there's a hot scoop, you run with it. If you've got a source telling you something, you report it if the information sounds right. And hell maybe AintItCool is wrong with their sources, I mean we are speculating on movies that are years away. Things can always change. That's why you got take take all of these rumors with a grain of salt.

Lets see how long it is before the next hot rumor starts to circulate.

Extra Tidbit: How do you want to see the Hulk utilized in a solo movie? Lots of "Hulk smash" or more of a "Banner on the run" feel?
Source: AintItCool

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9:49PM on 02/28/2013

no more Banner on the run deal

I'd love to see the super smart Grey hulk Mr Fix-it come in... and Banner has to learn how to relly control the rage like in Avengers.... I think any less would be like sliding backwards, there was some major character development between The incredible Hulk and The Avengers with Banner's ability to control his Rage issues, it's almost a non-issie of when he can change at will, Marvel needs to continue to build on making Banner more in control of The hulk and perhaps another dose of Gamma
I'd love to see the super smart Grey hulk Mr Fix-it come in... and Banner has to learn how to relly control the rage like in Avengers.... I think any less would be like sliding backwards, there was some major character development between The incredible Hulk and The Avengers with Banner's ability to control his Rage issues, it's almost a non-issie of when he can change at will, Marvel needs to continue to build on making Banner more in control of The hulk and perhaps another dose of Gamma Radiation might mix things up a bit....
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8:01PM on 02/28/2013

Understandble

We will continue to see a raging Hulk on occasion and maybe see a good Iron Man / Hulk fight one day but a whole movie (or two) with Hulk as the villain would just be depressing.

Actually, there is one way to do the World War Hulk storyline without the Hulk and that is to use the Leader and the Abomination. If the Leader can bring back the Abomination and make him even stronger so that the Hulk cannot defeat him alone then we could have Avenger after Avenger face the Abomination one on one
We will continue to see a raging Hulk on occasion and maybe see a good Iron Man / Hulk fight one day but a whole movie (or two) with Hulk as the villain would just be depressing.

Actually, there is one way to do the World War Hulk storyline without the Hulk and that is to use the Leader and the Abomination. If the Leader can bring back the Abomination and make him even stronger so that the Hulk cannot defeat him alone then we could have Avenger after Avenger face the Abomination one on one only to have them come together and defeat both the Leader and the Abomination in the final act. Seriously, that's probably the only Hulk movie I want to see: the whole fugitive story has been played out already in the TV series and the first two movies.

Oh and I've just thought of a way they could do Planet Hulk as well: Banner feels he is a danger to humanity and exiles himself to another Planet. This could work as an episode of the SHIELD TV series: they need to find a way to contact the Hulk and convince him that he is less of a danger than people like the Leader, Loki or Thanos and that the world is safer with him than without him.
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7:34PM on 02/28/2013

Thank God

Couldn't be more happier of this is true. Hulk is not the superhero its Bruce Banner, there is no Hulk movie without Bruce. The ratio should always be about 75 percent Bruce 25 percent Hulk. And any movie that is all Hulk, let alone Hulk talking in complete sentences would be ridiculous. It may work in the comics but it won't translate to the big screen.
Could you imagine the Hulk sitting down to have coffee with his love interest. LOL

When hes not raging hes Banner. Okay so lets say when
Couldn't be more happier of this is true. Hulk is not the superhero its Bruce Banner, there is no Hulk movie without Bruce. The ratio should always be about 75 percent Bruce 25 percent Hulk. And any movie that is all Hulk, let alone Hulk talking in complete sentences would be ridiculous. It may work in the comics but it won't translate to the big screen.
Could you imagine the Hulk sitting down to have coffee with his love interest. LOL

When hes not raging hes Banner. Okay so lets say when hes not letting the rage out hes Banner.

The Avengers was the perfect mix of Hulk/Banner. Ruffalo was completely mesmerizing as Banner and could easily hold up a solo project.
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4:24PM on 02/28/2013
Hulk Smash!!!
Hulk Smash!!!
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3:23PM on 02/28/2013

Couldn't be happier

Honestly I really enjoyed the Planet Hulk and World War Hulk arc, but I couldn't agree more with this. The Banner/Hulk dichotomy is the core of the character and to lose that would be a shame, as it would also almost certainly be a shame to lose Ruffalo for 95% of the films.
Honestly I really enjoyed the Planet Hulk and World War Hulk arc, but I couldn't agree more with this. The Banner/Hulk dichotomy is the core of the character and to lose that would be a shame, as it would also almost certainly be a shame to lose Ruffalo for 95% of the films.
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2:28PM on 02/28/2013

Couldn't be happier

Honestly I really enjoyed the Planet Hulk and World War Hulk arc, but I couldn't agree more with this. The Banner/Hulk dichotomy is the core of the character and to lose that would be a shame, as it would also almost certainly be a shame to lose Ruffalo for 95% of the films.
Honestly I really enjoyed the Planet Hulk and World War Hulk arc, but I couldn't agree more with this. The Banner/Hulk dichotomy is the core of the character and to lose that would be a shame, as it would also almost certainly be a shame to lose Ruffalo for 95% of the films.
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12:58PM on 02/28/2013

No

AICN is the worst place to get movie news. That's why I come to Joblo. You confirm your stuff first. :)
AICN is the worst place to get movie news. That's why I come to Joblo. You confirm your stuff first. :)
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7:09AM on 03/01/2013
I'm with you on this. Not to mention that JoBlo is laid back while AICN comes with an arrogance that is unpalatable.
I'm with you on this. Not to mention that JoBlo is laid back while AICN comes with an arrogance that is unpalatable.
12:58PM on 03/01/2013
I agree with both the comment and the reply.
I agree with both the comment and the reply.
12:42PM on 02/28/2013
I wouldn't mind it later on in life, but so soon feels wrong especially just after he proved himself a hero in Avengers. Stark's talk to Banner on the Helicarrier was one of my favorite moments. Not only did that scene bond Stark and Banner so nicely but Stark also semi-humanized Hulk as protecting Banner. It would be a shame to exile Hulk/Banner so soon especially if Ironman is part of the ones whom exile Hulk.
I wouldn't mind it later on in life, but so soon feels wrong especially just after he proved himself a hero in Avengers. Stark's talk to Banner on the Helicarrier was one of my favorite moments. Not only did that scene bond Stark and Banner so nicely but Stark also semi-humanized Hulk as protecting Banner. It would be a shame to exile Hulk/Banner so soon especially if Ironman is part of the ones whom exile Hulk.
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1:04PM on 02/28/2013
Very true. That conversation was great between Stark and Banner. Everything you wrote is spot on.
Very true. That conversation was great between Stark and Banner. Everything you wrote is spot on.
12:02PM on 02/28/2013
I would be very excited if Marvel did do the Planet Hulk storyline, but I can also see why they would be hesitant with the storyline too. It might just be too far out there for the average movie going fan.

I would be happy with just a regular sequel to The Incredible Hulk with the same tone.
I would be very excited if Marvel did do the Planet Hulk storyline, but I can also see why they would be hesitant with the storyline too. It might just be too far out there for the average movie going fan.

I would be happy with just a regular sequel to The Incredible Hulk with the same tone.
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11:20AM on 02/28/2013

Good News!

Thank goodness indeed. That's simply too wild of a storyline and too much like John Carter. Keep the plots a bit more grounded. Keep the action with things like Ultron and the Masters of Evil but get more depth and development Whedon style from here on out.
Thank goodness indeed. That's simply too wild of a storyline and too much like John Carter. Keep the plots a bit more grounded. Keep the action with things like Ultron and the Masters of Evil but get more depth and development Whedon style from here on out.
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11:08AM on 02/28/2013

Too bad

If they could find a way to pull it off (like how were used to say if they could find a way to pull off the Avengers) it would have been an excellent story thread to follow. Too bad. what surprises me is Ruffalo is signed on for 6 movies!? I hope that includes things like cameos in the other hero's movies as i can't imagine there actually being 6 Hulk/Avengers movies without doing something like Planet/World War Hulk eventually.

P.S. Banner is in World War Hulk but only briefly. He reverts
If they could find a way to pull it off (like how were used to say if they could find a way to pull off the Avengers) it would have been an excellent story thread to follow. Too bad. what surprises me is Ruffalo is signed on for 6 movies!? I hope that includes things like cameos in the other hero's movies as i can't imagine there actually being 6 Hulk/Avengers movies without doing something like Planet/World War Hulk eventually.

P.S. Banner is in World War Hulk but only briefly. He reverts back to Banner on the Astral Plane when Dr Strange is trying to talk him down. But its all a ploy by the Hulk to allow him to get close enough to Dr Strange to strike.
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11:05AM on 02/28/2013
We don't really have a well-established sense of Banner's world on Earth. I don't think we should turn it upside down until we see it right side up.
We don't really have a well-established sense of Banner's world on Earth. I don't think we should turn it upside down until we see it right side up.
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11:01AM on 02/28/2013

Latino-Review vs. Aint it Cool news

Battle of the unconfirmed source news, clamoring for external links and pageviews. As far as their ability to predict the future - It's like pitting The Farmer's Almanac against Nostradamus.
Battle of the unconfirmed source news, clamoring for external links and pageviews. As far as their ability to predict the future - It's like pitting The Farmer's Almanac against Nostradamus.
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7:10AM on 03/01/2013
Awesome analogy!
Awesome analogy!
10:42AM on 02/28/2013
I was disappointed when they announced World War Hulk. It just didn't fit into the established marvel movie universe. Planet Hulk could still work, but not by using the Illuminati angle to set things off. One fight with the hulk where he goes AWOL wouldn't be enough for them to exile him from earth. Especially taking into account how he started off the first Avengers movie almost killing everyone on the helicarrier. I always imagined it being initiated during the fight with Thanos. At one
I was disappointed when they announced World War Hulk. It just didn't fit into the established marvel movie universe. Planet Hulk could still work, but not by using the Illuminati angle to set things off. One fight with the hulk where he goes AWOL wouldn't be enough for them to exile him from earth. Especially taking into account how he started off the first Avengers movie almost killing everyone on the helicarrier. I always imagined it being initiated during the fight with Thanos. At one point he's being wailed on by Thor and Hulk only to launch Hulk into a rift ala Loki at the end of Thor 1. The heroes are shaken after losing one of their big guns and Hulk ends up having to make his own multi world journey home.
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8:22PM on 02/28/2013
There are limitations as to what you can do in movies as opposed to TV or comics: you can't have the Hulk sent to another dimension in one movie and then start another movie with the Hulk in another dimension; movies have to be self-contained stories because you can't assume that a person watching a Hulk movie has seen the most recent Avengers movie or any Avengers movie for that matter. This is why it is easier to adapt novels into movies rather than comics or TV shows because novels and
There are limitations as to what you can do in movies as opposed to TV or comics: you can't have the Hulk sent to another dimension in one movie and then start another movie with the Hulk in another dimension; movies have to be self-contained stories because you can't assume that a person watching a Hulk movie has seen the most recent Avengers movie or any Avengers movie for that matter. This is why it is easier to adapt novels into movies rather than comics or TV shows because novels and movies follow the same basic three act format whereas comics and TV shows nowadays tend to be serialized.
7:59PM on 03/03/2013
The avengers relied on people seeing each of the self-contained hero movies. I don't see how this would be any different.
The avengers relied on people seeing each of the self-contained hero movies. I don't see how this would be any different.
9:57AM on 02/28/2013

Disappointed

I get what most people are saying about making him a villain and stuff, but it would have been cool to see planet hulk and world war hulk on the big screen, but now with antman already scheduled, maybe we will get ultron for avengers 3
I get what most people are saying about making him a villain and stuff, but it would have been cool to see planet hulk and world war hulk on the big screen, but now with antman already scheduled, maybe we will get ultron for avengers 3
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9:50AM on 02/28/2013

Hulk like

Makes sense, I mean the Hulk was really a ton of peoples favourite in The Avengers. But I hope they explain it in the sequel how Banner is able to control his rage now.
Makes sense, I mean the Hulk was really a ton of peoples favourite in The Avengers. But I hope they explain it in the sequel how Banner is able to control his rage now.
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11:49AM on 02/28/2013
He doesn't control it.. He never has.. He holds it in.. He's always trying to keep it from coming out.. That's why he meditates.. There's three ways the HULK can emerge 1- You make banner angry (obvious) 2- You try to kill Banner (which is mentioned in the movie) and 3- He simply stops trying to hold him back and unleashes him
He doesn't control it.. He never has.. He holds it in.. He's always trying to keep it from coming out.. That's why he meditates.. There's three ways the HULK can emerge 1- You make banner angry (obvious) 2- You try to kill Banner (which is mentioned in the movie) and 3- He simply stops trying to hold him back and unleashes him
8:33PM on 02/28/2013
As others have pointed out, he was also able to control his rage at the end of The Incredible Hulk. I think the key is having something to focus on (the Abomination,the Chitari...)
As others have pointed out, he was also able to control his rage at the end of The Incredible Hulk. I think the key is having something to focus on (the Abomination,the Chitari...)
9:46AM on 02/28/2013
Thank goodness.
Thank goodness.
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9:33AM on 02/28/2013
Surely, after Avengers Assemble established that Banner controls/directs Hulk's rage...it wouldn't have made sense for Hulk to be sent off anywhere on the count of him not being a force of destruction for no good reason. That's unless Hulk's given a good reason to go ape sh*t on everything (perhaps mind control)...making all realise that it is perhaps not wise to keep him on this planet..despite his potential to be on the side of good. The animated Avengers movie did this brilliantly. It had
Surely, after Avengers Assemble established that Banner controls/directs Hulk's rage...it wouldn't have made sense for Hulk to be sent off anywhere on the count of him not being a force of destruction for no good reason. That's unless Hulk's given a good reason to go ape sh*t on everything (perhaps mind control)...making all realise that it is perhaps not wise to keep him on this planet..despite his potential to be on the side of good. The animated Avengers movie did this brilliantly. It had the Avengers, greatly assisted by the Hulk, defeat the Chitari...and when they were defeated, Cap America went to congratulate /thank /calm him down...the Hulk went all ape sh*t on them...and we got a very tense but fun filled battle...where the rest, with many thanks to Betty, were just able to take him down...showing that while he can be used to fight the good fight...he's too much of a risk to keep around.
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9:23AM on 02/28/2013
Thank goodness.
Thank goodness.
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