hulk thor: ragnarok

By now, it’s common knowledge that due to licensing issues with Universal Studios, who produced the poorly-received ‘Hulk’ directed by Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana in the title role, that Marvel Studios can’t really make movies strictly starring The Hulk, now portrayed by Mark Ruffalo, but it seems that Marvel still wants to showcase the green giant.  So far he has appeared in both ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.  As has been widely hyped, he has a major role in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and it appears this is step one in a sort of side-trilogy.

According to Ruffalo:

“So basically, Kevin [Feige] 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.”

So The Hulk’s new journey begins in ‘Ragnarok’ and will continue in ensemble films ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and the untitled fourth ‘Avengers’.

Ruffalo was even able to tease a bit of his character’s journey:

“Hulk speaking is the start to separating of these two individuals, these identities in this split-identity person, and where that’s going to end up going. So it was really interesting to me. He’s like a baby! He’s like a five year old or six year old. So he has the same syntax, he has the same world view, and so it was fun. It’s like Chris [Hemsworth] – we all got to reinvent our characters in this.”

As has been shown, Hemsworth’s Thor cut his famous long locks and appears to have lost command of his powerful hammer Mjolnir in ‘Ragnarok’.  It remains to be seen how the heroes will evolve moving forward.  Luckily, we just have a few weeks to see the next step in this storyline.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ directed by Taika Waititi starring Chris Hemsworth, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jamie Alexander, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, and Mark Ruffalo strikes theaters on November 3, 2017.

Source: Cinema Blend