Thor Ragnarok to Kick Off a 3-Part Story Arc for The Hulk Says Mark Ruffalo

By: Jeff Graham

Since the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, The Incredible Hulk has easily become a fan favorite. Though originally portrayed by Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo has become the definitive version of the character, with two outstanding outings in the first two Avengers films.  

Ruffalo will be playing the green giant for first time since 2015 in the next chapter of the MCU, Thor Ragnarok. With The Hulk set to be playing a big role in the film, Mark Ruffalo spoke to Cinema Blend about the future of Bruce Banner himself.

“So basically, Kevin pulled me aside before this, and said, ‘If you were gonna do a… if we were going to do a standalone Hulk movie, what would it be?’ And I said, ‘I think it should be this, this, this, and this and this, and ends up like this.’ And he’s like, ‘I love that. Why don’t we do that in the next three movies, starting with Thor 3 and then we go into Avengers 3 and 4.’ And I was like, ‘That sounds great!’ And so we are at the beginning of this arc.” 

This is the best possible avenue going forward, as the standalone film rights still remain with Universal Studios, making the odds of a second Hulk movie complicated and unlikely.


Are you excited for what Marvel has in store for The Hulk? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!