Published On: Mon, Feb 4th, 2013

New Hulk movie may follow ‘Avengers 2’ with Planet Hulk and World War Hulk stories rumored

Mark Ruffalo as Hulk in last summer’s “Avengers” was certainly a bright spot and Marvel Studios appears to be primed to get the Hulk another solo film.

Sequels to Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers are set for release over the next two years (Marvel’s Phase Two) as well as new properties Guardians of the GalaxyDoctor Strange and Ant-Man.

Now  Latino Review reports that Hulk may also get his due. Here’s what they say:

  • Don’t expect to see the Hulk until 2015′sThe Avengers 2, as per Feige.  However, DO expect to see a third act or post-credits scene of the sequel that sets up Hulk’s next standalone picture.
  • Apparently, after being deemed a serious threat to the Earth by Marvel’s Illuminati (a secret organization of powerful heroes that includes Tony Stark/Iron Man, the soon to be introduced Doctor Strange and others), the Hulk is shipped off into space.
  • Once spacebound, the report states that Hulk’s next film will be centered around comic writer Greg Pak’s Planet Hulk.  The idea is that Hulk has already spent a lot of time smashing puny humans and puny Gods, so let’s take his story to an alien planet where he can extraterrestrials to his hearts content.
  • The arc of Planet Hulk centers on the Hulk as he becomes enslaved on the planet Sakaar, is forced to participate in gladiatorial games and eventually becomes a hero of the rebellion  against the Red King.

The story doesn’t end here however, with another spoiler alert if you don’t want to know about Hulk’s possible involvement in The Avengers 3.

  •  At the end of Planet Hulk, some events transpire that get the Hulk pretty pissed off.  The only thing worse than an enraged Hulk is one with an army of loyal followers.  The theory goes that Hulk and his warbound fighters will return to Earth in The Avengers 3 to follow Pak’s World War Hulk story arc.
  • The story of World War Hulk is pretty crazy but basically involves the Hulk and his warriors beating the shit out of every hero and heroic team on Earth, eventually pitting them against each other in the Hulk’s own version of gladiatorial combat.
  • One thing that makes the standalone Hulk movie more probable is the fact that Mark Ruffalo has signed on for a six-picture deal with Marvel and it is doubtful that he’ll be happy to just appear in post-credits or cameos for the rest of his career.

These rumors are huge for Hulk fans and the popular Planet Hulk story.


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