Marvel Studios Boss Kevin Feige Teases Planet Hulk Movie
Just from Mark Ruffalo's depiction of the Hulk in last summer's The Avengers, it's clear that the fans have faith in another solo run from Marvel's Meanest, Greenest Giant. Now, it seems that Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige agrees with that sentiment, and recently teased the possibility of rolling the dice a third time with The Avengers' Hulk.
"I don't think there's a lot that we couldn't do someday, as the cinematic universe continues to grow and expand and get as big as the comic book universe," Feige told MTV in a recent interview. "Planet Hulk is a cool story. World War Hulk is a cool story."
Penned by Greg Pak in 2006, Planet Hulk told the story of Hulk getting banished to an alien planet, battling monsters as a gladiator, working his way up in the ranks and planning a vengeance-fueled quest back to Earth.
"I think there's pitfalls of continuity-overload, and mythology getting so dense that it almost collapses in on itself," Feige continued. "It happens every few decades or so in the comics. Apart from that, I'd say everything is on the table. Do I think Hulk can carry a movie and be as entertaining as he was in Avengers? I do believe that. I do believe he absolutely could. We certainly are not even going to attempt that until Avengers 2. So there's a lot of time to think about it."
As for why Ruffalo and Whedon's Hulk clicked so well with audiences, Feige noted that context is everything. "Part of what's fun about the way we played him in Avengers is the ensemble quality of it," he said. "I think the pathos and humor, most importantly, that Mark and Joss brought to it showcased a different element of Hulk that's there in the comics, and was always inherent in his character. But when he was so brooding in his other two films, he didn't get to have that wry sense of humor that Mark did such an amazing job performing."