Mark Waid is currently working on the Marvel NOW! title Indestructible Hulk and he sat down with Newsarama to discuss the Hulk comics and the possibility of a new film. How did run, title Hulk, Agent of T.I.M.E., come about? … Continue reading

Mark Waid Talks About a Hulk Movie

hulk_the_avengersMark Waid is currently working on the Marvel NOW! title Indestructible Hulk and he sat down with Newsarama to discuss the Hulk comics and the possibility of a new film.

How did run, title Hulk, Agent of T.I.M.E., come about?

“[Hulk, Agent of T.I.M.E.] came up during the last writers’ retreat. Brian Michael Bendis was explaining how time was broken in the aftermath of Age of Ultron, and someone at the table started joking that Marvel needed a ‘time policeman’ to control the chaos and protect the timestream. As a joke, I volunteered Hulk–the least likely candidate for precision missions–but we all liked it!”

Does Waid think Hulk would make a viable leading man if Marvel decides to make another solo film featuring the big green guy?

“Oh, please, yes! He’s tailor made for a film adventure,” Waid gushes. “Wasn’t he the breakaway star of Avengers? He was in my theater, I’ll tell you that!

“[Ruffalo is] spot-on. I love how he’s more driven than tormented and the Bruce Banner/Tony Stark bromance is positively inspirational.”

What does Waid think of people who scoff at Hulk holding his own in a solo flick?

“Hulk smash puny preconceptions.”

What do you think? Are you ready for another Hulk adventure?

SOURCE: Newsarama

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  • The Usual Suspect

    I think we’re all ready.

  • Darth Kaos

    Ruffalo is the best Banner/Hulk, and it would be a crime if they don’t give him a chance to carry a Hulk movie.

  • oxman212

    I don’t understand why a Planet Hulk movie can’t work because “it’s all mo-cap hulk and no Banner”. Look at how much they changed in the other movies?

    I’m sure if they included Banner in the Planet Hulk storyline, people would accept a lot better than Trevor Slattery… and even having Ultron perceive him as too much of a threat and jettison him out to space, it would be a perfect phase 3 film!

    Then in Avengers 3, when things are looking bad and Thanos is beating the hell out of all of them, the big green guy comes back and kicks ass.

  • myclawismypenis

    hmmm….yeah, I agree. I also think that it took Joss to come in and bring us a hulk that we all loved

  • myclawismypenis

    ALL MO CAP(sorry) means MO money.

  • Chris Groves

    I was quite let-down when the 2nd 2014 movie was announced as Guardians of the Galaxy instead of a Hulk sequel. But I lived with it, Guardians seems all kinds of awesome.

    That being said, my most inner fanboy might cry if we don’t get a new Hulk film in Phase 3. I hope it is announced as the May 2016 movie, to be honest.

  • Chris Groves

    My sort of dream version of this playing out would be.
    Phase 3
    Hulk sequel – Featuring The Leader and Red Hulk as the villains.

    The Avengers 3 – Near the end, Banner/Hulk gets sent into space. Whether it is by Thanos because Hulk is a threat, or by his comrades because he loses control and goes too far with his rage/destruction.

    Phase 4
    Planet Hulk – Adjusted to include a lot more Banner in the plot. By now, Hulk himself is more sentient, and is a talking character of his own. It’s not about Banner controlling anger anymore, but about literal dueling personalities/characters of Banner/Hulk, Hulk appears to win out.

    Avengers 4/World War Hulk – I couldn’t imagine a more epic storyline. Obviously the plot would be adjusted a bit, maybe to include a built-in redemption for Banner/Hulk at the end, so in the last act he can cease being a ‘villain’ and become an ally again.

  • The Usual Suspect

    I give the slight edge to Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, but in regards to the Hulk Norton’s looked so much more mean, ripped, gritty, and intense when compared to the Avengers version.

    Something small that made a big difference to me was the hair believe it or not, the longer hair is much better looking.

  • The Usual Suspect

    Word.

  • Dyce Raptor

    I’m ok with a Hulk-centered movie. But if they overlook the very reason he worked so well in Avengers, the movie will be received lukewarm. That reason is that Banner/Hulk played well with the presence of other heroes. When he’s Banner, he had great presence on screen with Stark. When he was Hulk, he had great presence with Thor. If anything, do it as a team up movie of some kind. Use Planet Hulk as inspiration, but tell an original story of Banner being made to fight in an arena. Intertwine it with one of the other realms, and have Thor be a supporting character. They’re imprisoned together to fight in the arena.

  • oxman212

    That’s awesome :D

    But I know I’m just another one of the many hopeful people who are still somehow holding onto a possible Civil War movie. I know 2 movies a year is a lot from one franchise, but I wish they would introduce more and more titles and characters for a big event crossover before all the original actors get too old :(

  • CDog

    I’m thinking that he’ll have a more prominent role in the next Avengers movie. Sure, would love to see Planet Hulk/World War Hulk, but that seems like a daunting task to bring to the screen.

  • The Usual Suspect

    Surely it can’t be that much more daunting/as daunting as the Infinity Gauntlet/Thanos story arc we seem to be headed towards.

    Random thought; if they don’t go the WWH route, they should do the Age of Apocalypse arc (but that’s hoping the people at FOX have any kind of brains, which is a stretch).

  • MIXTER

    I strongly dissagree. The first two Hulks were very ugly designs. Avengers Hulk design was spot on. I did like Nortons Banner and the tone of that film though. But Hulk is the star of the show, and in both films he was only a fraction better executed than CGI Jabba IMO.

  • venvariants

    Just get a fan of Hulk to write it and direct it. Anytime they bring in people who don’t know the source material, it sucks. Avengers worked well with Hulk because they were fans first.

  • ballisticJoe

    Honestly the indestructible hulk comic was good for the first 7 issues then slowly turned to shit, and hence why it is now called hulk agent of time. Stop fucking with hulk and let him smash shit and be the tortured soul we have all come to love

  • The Usual Suspect

    http://www.swiftfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ENbaE.jpg

    I’ll take the middle one! He looks the meanest and he’s not even yelling/showing his teeth.

  • TotesMagotes

    The middle one doesn’t even look like Norton, it just looks like something from a video game. The design for Ruffalo’s Hulk was created using his own facial features, so he actually looks like he could be a real person.

  • MIXTER

    Not in that photo, but when he is…..

    http://mygeekblasphemy.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/incrediblehulk1.jpg

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSWFQTV-4EdW1_LbIHjOXQdqs5HXnWto6bh-WFcMvbpd77Bx_MJ4A

    though admittedly, all 3 Hulks have good and bad shots. But Nortons Hulk was too rippled. anatomy seemed way off.

  • Notgive_A_Fuck

    im ready

  • Geoff Breedwell

    I’m ready if Hulk can say more than two words the entire time. Give Hulk some credit, he’s got a good mind on him from time to time.

  • The Usual Suspect

    I love that movie (Incredible Hulk).

  • Grey_Pilgrim

    Joss said they wanted Hulk to have a wrestler’s build. I loved the design, he looked like a bruiser.

  • BoomTube77

    I for one would like to see a Hulk film where he is the meanest, nastiest, ass stomping bad guy! How dope would it be if the hulk lost control and was the villain?! All hail evil hulk!!

  • The Usual Suspect

    Indeed he did, he was definitely the beefiest of the builds, but I just like the shredded version we had in the Norton film. Hulk REALLY needs his own film, but I know it’ll be a while.