Don’t expect another Hulk solo film

When The Avengers finally hits it will mark the third time we’ve seen The Hulk on the big screen in 9 years (Ang Lee’s Hulk was released in 2003). While the solo Hulk movies haven’t been as financially successful as the outings of Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, The Avengers will give the green man an opportunity to be seen by a wider audience, and there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding his role in the film.

Mark Ruffalo has previously said he’d be interested in making The Hulk 3 if Marvel were to move forward with another film, but in a recent interview Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige said it was “mission accomplished” in regards to The Hulk’s on-screen adventures. For now, anyway.

From The Huffington Post:

Is there any part of you thinking, Maybe we can give another Hulk movie a shot?

Well, no. This was the other shot. Right? I mean, this was the third appearance of Hulk and everything that we had and were going for, we put in to Hulk’s appearance in “Avengers.” So, I love that people are saying that and are feeling that way about Hulk, but mission accomplished at this point. And the way we go forward, we’ll see.

But it was a long road to get to this point. Although, I will say, after the screening, I heard various arguments over who was their favorite. Which is my favorite thing: Arguing what was the favorite moment or character. And the fact that so many of them are saying Hulk feels very, very good. Where we go next, we’ll see. But we’ll be very careful about it and deliberate — as we were in how we wanted to bring him back in “Avengers.”

I guess we’ll have to see The Avengers before talking about where The Hulk could potentially go from here (he’ll probably turn up in an Avengers sequel if there is one). The Hulk films have always focused on the battle between Bruce and Hulk for dominance in their mind, so I can’t see a third solo film being any different or offering something we haven’t seen before, but maybe now that the universe has expanded with aliens and Gods and such a director with a unique vision could make something worth seeing.

Would you like to see The Hulk headline his own film again, or should his future on-screen adventures be with The Avengers?

  • ShaynBintheplacetoB

    I always thought The Incredible Hulk was a stand alone film but if the next film would be called Hulk 3, I stand corrected

    • Liam

      Well that’s just the name i’ve given it. It would be the third Hulk film.

  • Abc

    I’ve always been a huge comics fan, but I never liked the Hulk as a standalone hero. I think he would be a great complementary character like he will be in Avengers, but I’m just not interested in him as the main character.

  • Guesty

    One thing to keep note of is that Marvel is trying to get a Hulk TV show off the ground.  Guillermo Del Toro is or was involved with show. That might be why they are shying away from doing another movie.

    • arun279

       yes. probably. but it doesn’t look like the TV thing is taking off. also, they will need huge budgets if they want to make a credible looking Hulk series. I don’t see anyone but HBO having that kind of money.

  • UofMSpoon2

    No.  No more sequels. It’s bad enough that there is a 0% chance Black Widow, Iron Man, Captain America, Nick Fury, Thor, and Loki die in this upcoming movie because they all have contracts.  So where is the drama when you know that in a precarious position that your favorite Avenger isn’t going to die? The only ones who can are Hulk and Hawkeye, and frankly Hawkeye has had 5 minutes (if that) of screen time and Hulk was the one everyone saw the least and everyone loved Edward Norton.  Joss Whedon has his work cut out for this one.


    Well I don’t c y we get to c iron man 3 times in 10 years and not to mention his solo coming after this avenger plus that other red guy we know as spider-man we can see him a million times so I guess it’s okay ‘not’ spider-man is going dull I know the amazing spider-man will do good regardless mostly by huge fans which isn’t me i’ll go when I’m bored this will b his fourth in like x amount of years

  • Andrew

    Solo hulk before avengers 2 battling the leader!

    • Avery Haqq

      it is essential they make a solo hulk film, because they need a story arc to tie in to the avengers 2. or, really there is absolutely no point in putting him in the movie, you might as well include some other superhero.

  • Lloydy2644

    Well after seeing the Avengers, for me the Hulk was one of my favourite characters. For me he is more exciting to watch as the Hulk is less predictable than the others.
    With that in mind Iron man, Thor and Captain America were all fantastic. Especially Iron man and Thor.

  • Avery Haqq

    well when they make an avengers 2, they need a solo film for him to tie in to the story like all the other films. or else there is no point putting him in the film