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?