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]