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12:30 PM on 02.24.2015

Joss Whedon discusses why Ant-Man won't show up in Age of Ultron

Comic book fans can be a protective lot, especially when it comes to their favorite properties and characters. It was no surprise, then, that some were upset when Joss Whedon announced a while back that the Avengers' longtime...

Matt Liparota

2:00 PM on 02.17.2015

Mark Ruffalo says some things about a stand alone Hulk film

It's been tough going for the Hulk when he's not in an Avengers film, but Mark Ruffalo has made everyone want a stand alone Hulk movie once again. The chances of that happening any time soon aren't to good though. We know tha...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 02.04.2013

Details on upcoming Hulk related movie action

Hulk was easily the biggest surprise coming out of The Avengers. After the multiple false starts he suffered the studio didn't think he was movie material, but he blew audiences away in the film. So when is Hulk's movie comin...

Matthew Razak

Kevin Feige confirms no Hulk films until after Avengers 2 photo
Kevin Feige confirms no Hulk films until after Avengers 2
by Nick Valdez

So unfortunately with every Thanostastic piece of Marvel movie news, there's some bad news to follow. One of my favorite Marvel film characters (he was especially awesome in The Avengers), and comic book universe in general, is The Hulk. He's a big green guy that hits things real hard because why not. I've always loved the nonsensical idea that Hulk could stub his toe one day and just rampage because he finds out that toe injuries aren't covered by his HMO. So I'm sad, angry even, that Marvel has no plans for more individual Hulk films until after UMAS: 2015. According to Kevin Feige in an interview with MTV,

"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."

Look, I understand that maybe some people are exasperated with the character since we got two different versions of the same origin story and one awesome version of the character, but I want more Hulk. Thankfully, I may get that and more further down the pipeline. Feige admits that Planet Hulk arc of the comics is a "cool story," in which Hulk gets shot into space by the Illuminati and becomes a slave gladiator but eventually rebels because he is too awesome for slavery, and it could be possible given the new "galactic" scope of the films. The only problem there is that the scope may be too grand to include World War Hulk as well (that's when gladiator Hulk comes back to Earth and wrecks stuff).

"I think there's pitfalls of continuity-overload, and mythology getting so dense that it almost collapses in on itself...It happens every few decades or so in the comics. Apart from that, I'd say everything is on the table."

I may be a little sad that the only Hulk I'll get in the future is in Avengers 2 (unless he cameos, please all the gods let him cameo!), but I can forgive Marvel because they are planning their stuff very meticulously. So I'm sure when more Hulk smash comes, it'll be good Hulk smash.  

[via MTV]

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1:00 PM on 06.07.2012

Avengers featurette shows how to make Mark Ruffalo angry

I've already explained my qualms with CG, so I won't get into that here. I will say, though, that The Avengers has easily some of the best CGI I've ever seen. It's definitely not perfect, especially when Jeremy Renner a...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

9:00 AM on 05.18.2012

Official timeline released for Marvel Cinematic Universe

This probably would have been better to release before The Avengers came out, but better late than never: Marvel has created this nice infographic that lays out the official timeline for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It cove...

Bob Muir

Review: The Avengers photo
Review: The Avengers
by Xander Markham

The first of 2012's behemoth blockbusters arrives with the weight of four years' build-up on its shoulders and rabid fan expectations to live up to. Despite none of the movies leading up to this point being particularly special - Robert Downey Jr's revelatory performance brought the first Iron Man closest - Avengers shows Marvel capable of rising to the occasion when it really matters. Many of the same problems from previous movies persist, but the excitement of seeing these characters share a screen is enough to reduce such concerns to minor footnotes.

Despite my dread after apparently being the only person on the planet to not have enjoyed Cabin In The Woods, Joss Whedon's script does a superb job with the challenging task of not only giving all the heroes something relevant to do, but finding something approaching a human heart at the centre of this fantastical escapade.

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7:00 PM on 04.05.2012

Captain America 2 coming in 2014

What's this you say? Captain America is getting a SEQUEL? Who ever could have predicted these events?! I am simply floored by this announcement, Disney/Marvel/EA/whatever-the-hell-you-are-these-days. Yeah, and apparently it's...

Jamie R Stone