Few would argue that a major highlight of Marvel’s billion-dollar hit The Avengers was Mark Ruffalo‘s turn as the Hulk. The character popped off the screen with incredible action and provided some of the best moments of the film. But at the end of the movie, he drives away with Tony Stark and, if we’re to believe the release slate, he won’t return for some time. Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy are all scheduled before The Avengers 2. There’s nary a Hulk mention in there. Seems odd that the entire story would ignore the unlikely star of The Avengers.
It seems that’s because the Hulk will be a major player moving ahead from there. As I speculated a few months back, it seems the Hulk will return in The Avengers 2, and start a storyline that’ll push forward through the hypothetical end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3: The Avengers 3. If true, this rumor contains major spoilers so proceed with caution. Read More »
After two semi-successful attempts at bringing Bruce Banner’s The Hulk to the big screen, most everyone agreed Joss Whedon finally got it right in The Avengers. However, the argument was maybe it worked this time because Hulk was a supporting character instead of the star. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige didn’t agree with that and threw around the idea of possibly making another standalone Hulk movie in the future, this one starring Mark Ruffalo who is under a multi-picture contract with Marvel.
The questions are when would that happen and what story would it tell? In a new interview with MTV, Feige said he’s still interested in doing a Hulk movie but that it would likely be after The Avengers 2, making it part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three. He also said popular comic book storylines such as Planet Hulk and World War Hulk were definitely possibilites. After the jump, read his exact quotes and how these stories could lead into The Avengers 3. Read More »
Earlier today I posted about a comment that director Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) made during an interview with the Los Angeles Times, while on the England set of his latest film Clash of the Titans. There were also a few other interesting tidbits have emerged from the interview concerning Leterrier’s future with Marvel, The Incredible Hulk 2, The Avengers and his thoughts on the early designs for The First Avenger: Captain America. Read the full interview over at LATimes, or check out the highlights below:
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Hollywood loves sequels, and the readers of movie blogs love to hear the early talk of them (even if it never develops into anything). So lets take a look at the recent sequel gossip going around the interwebs.
Seth Rogen and James Franco are already talking about the possibility of the first comedy sequel produced by Judd Apatow – Pineapple Express 2?
“Yeah, I’m waiting for the sequel,” Franco revealed to MTV at Sunday’s Movie Awards. Rogen added, “Yep, we’ve talked about it.”
When asked who will play the villain in the next Incredible Hulk movie (if the demand warrants a sequel), director Louis Leterrier says that Samuel Sterns (played by Tim Blake Nelson) is introduced in his film and of course, will eventually become The Leader. [comics2film]
At the 2008 MTV Movie Awards, Will Smith told Hollyscoop that he has an idea for Bad Boys 3.
“We need Bad Boys 3, but Michael is too expensive now, he’s way too expensive.”
Even series director Michael Bay admitted that it might never happen even though they’ve talked about doing another one.
“I don’t know,” said Bay. “We talk about it, but we all make too much money.”
Meanwhile The Daily Mail claims that the producers of Sex and the City are “exercising the sequel option in all of the stars’ contracts. They want it to be a franchise and think they can stretch it over at least a trilogy.” But can you really believe the British tabloid paper’s sources?
Thanks to /Film reader Marcus for contributing.