Planet Hulk

In an interview published yesterday, Mark Ruffalo denied rumours that he will star in a Planet Hulk movie after returning as the Green Goliath in Avengers: Age of Ultron. There has been talk of another solo outing for the Hulk since Avengers Assemble was released in 2012, with this story most often mentioned.

For those of you not familiar with Planet Hulk, it featured the Avengers sending the Hulk into outer space after deciding that he poses simply too much risk to the Earth. The Hulk lands on a barbaric planet in which he is forced to compete in a gladiatorial arena, and when he does eventually return to Earth, it’s for revenge!

However, both stories feature very little way of Bruce Banner, hence why both Ruffalo and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige have said that they have no intention of adapting the fan favourite story arc.

In a new report over at HitFix though, they claim to have heard that at some point in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the titular villain will send the Hulk into outer space in one of the Avengers’ Quinjets. There’s no way to turn it around because the robotic bad guy has preprogrammed it to take the Hulk far way from Earth.

They then go on to speculate (and this is a very good theory) that the Hulk will return not in his own solo movie, but as part of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel in a loose Planet Hulk adaptation. He could then come back to Earth with his new Guardians allies in time for Thanos’ battle with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in a third Avengers movie which would see them team-up with Rocket Raccoon and company.

In related news, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis told Variety that he has been working closely with Mark Ruffalo on Avengers: Age of Ultron, and as the actor managed perfectly fine with motion capture in the first movie, it’s worth wondering whether Serkis could have a role in the sequel!

What do you think about these new details regarding The Hulk? And who could Andy Serkis possible end up playing, if anyone at all? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.