Marvel figured out how to make “Fetch” happen. After two dud ‘Hulk’ movies– Universal‘s Ang Lee’s artsy 2003 ‘Hulk’ starring Eric Bana and Marvel Studio’s own ‘The Incredible Hulk’ in 2008 with Edward Norton in the title role– it was indie king Mark Ruffalo’s take in ‘Avengers’ that finally made moviegoers care about Marvel’s Green Giant. AND it made them interested enough to possibly want to see the Hulk in a solo movie again. Third time’s the charm, right?
Sadly, that doesn’t appear to be happening anytime soon. It turns out that even after Universal failed to produce a second Hulk movie, they still hold the rights to the property to an extent. Marvel, it seems, can include the character in their movies, but should they want to make a solo Hulk movie, that’s where things get complicated.
Unfortunately, the relationship between Universal and Marvel Studios isn’t exactly great right now. Ruffalo’s Hulk is due to appear in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ but beyond that, his fate is unknown.
Ruffalo earned a Golden Globe nomination for his film ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ and had also received acclaim for his role in ‘Spotlight’. While promoting those films, he took a moment to address the reason why a new Marvel-produced ‘Hulk’ hasn’t materialized:
“I think they’ve been working on it. Marvel and Universal famously don’t get along very well, and so that’s working against us, definitely. But I know for a fact that everyone is holding out hope that one day we can do it. But the nature of the relationship right now, it’s a little prohibitive. And I hope that that changes, that changes with regimes, it changes over the course of time. But right now it doesn’t look particularly promising.
Yeah, I think ultimately that’s what they’re after, it working out for both sides. But like I said, Marvel and Universal are just not having a good time together right now.”
Are you bummed that The Hulk won’t be starring in a solo movie anytime soon? Or do you think he works better in the company of other heroes?
Source: Yahoo! Movies