Mark Ruffalo Has An Idea For A Hulk Movie He’d Like To See Happen

There has been more talk about solo Hulk movies than for any Avenger, which is funny because he’s the one with the most complicated rights issues. But it speaks to the connection Mark Ruffalo has made with the character, and with fans, that he is always in such high demand. Coming out of Avengers: Endgame, it’s unclear where the newly-merged Bruce Banner is headed, but Ruffalo has an idea he’d like to see happen.

Speaking with Variety, Ruffalo admits there is nothing official going on with the Hulk, although that She-Hulk series on Disney+ looks pretty interesting…

“There’s nothing completely at a place where it’s a done deal. There’s some talk of having Banner/Hulk show up in ‘She–Hulk.’ If we come up with something good, that would be really interesting. Right now that’s about it. That’s all there is on the table.”

That said, Ruffalo has an idea for a Hulk story that he hopes Marvel (and Universal, who own the Hulk rights) will pursue, showing a side to the character we’ve barely seen…

“There’s an idea that I think could be really interesting ,” said Ruffalo. “We’ve never really followed him into his life. He’s always kind of off on the side. He’s like the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the Avengers. It’d be interesting to fill in all the blanks about what happened to him in between all these movies.”

Well, it’s not quite World War Hulk or Planet Hulk, but it’ll do. Presumably, he won’t spend his days handing out tiny tacos and taking selfies, though.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.