April 2012 Update: Don’t expect another Hulk solo movie
At the moment The Avengers is the main overall priority for Marvel as they have been working towards it with the Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Hulk movies. The company has other projects in the pipeline such as The Runaways, Luke Cage, Dr. Strange and Iron Fist, but in terms of The Avengers world nothing has been announced beyond 2012.
In the long run Marvel will be hoping Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger succeed next summer in order to warrant sequels, and according to Bruce Banner 3.0 Mark Ruffalo we may see another Hulk movie.
“They set up several pictures over a couple of years and possibly there will be a Hulk movie. There’ll probably be a couple more Avengers too, which would be fun.”
“The way I see it, Edward Norton has bequeathed this role to me. I reckon the part is my generation’s Hamlet, and there’s still some room for interpreting who The Hulk is.”
I enjoyed The Incredible Hulk but we don’t really need another Hulk movie. Not anytime soon anyway.
Lou Ferrigno, who played the original Incredible Hulk and provided the voice for the green one in the 2008 film, confirmed to Collider that he will be returning to voice The Hulk in The Avengers and he gave his thoughts on why the character is providing difficult to connect with audiences.
What do you think about Mark Ruffalo (being cast) as The Hulk?
I think he’s a great actor. I think he’s a great choice. My only problem is that they keep changing (the actor playing The Hulk’s alter-ego) David Banner. I don’t know the situation with Eric Bana because maybe he had a one-picture deal, but I think Mark (Ruffalo) is a wonderful actor and I think he’ll be, he’ll be a great David Banner.
What did you think of Eric (Bana) and Edward Norton (in the previous incarnations of The Hulk)?
They were good. I mean, Edward Norton, I loved because he was, he’s close to (TV’s original David Banner) Bill Bixby. Eric Bana was the first one that came with the first film (directed by Ang Lee) and he, and he’s a fine actor, too. They’re all different and it’ll be interesting to see how Mark pulls it off, because Mark is deep. You know, like he did Shutter Island? He’s got a deep quality about him. He’s got a sensitive side and I think that’s gonna come out of him.
Why do you think the first two didn’t work as successfully as people had hoped?
Because it’s not human and you can’t connect with the Hulk because it’s CGI. It needs to be more emotional. It’s very hard with CGI.
Do you want to see another solo Hulk movie post-The Avengers, or should he just appear in future Avengers sequels?