The Unimaginable Hulk arrived in theaters simply six weeks after Iron Man formally marked the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however the studio would favor in case you didn’t acknowledge the film’s existence. Whereas it nonetheless technically stays canon, references to something involving Edward Norton’s Bruce Banner appear to have been a no-go ever since he was changed by Mark Ruffalo, though William Damage’s Thaddeus Ross has been making one thing of a comeback in recent times.
Common nonetheless maintain the rights to distribute solo Hulk motion pictures, and so they don’t appear too eager on the identical form of character-sharing settlement that noticed Sony cede inventive management of Spider-Man to Kevin Feige and his group, that means that the massive man can solely be featured as a supporting participant. That clearly limits what they will do with him from a narrative perspective, and in a latest interview, Ruffalo admitted that he’d need the Hulk’s subsequent look to delve into his private life, one thing we haven’t actually seen throughout his time within the purple shorts.
“There’s an concept that I believe might be actually fascinating. We’ve by no means actually adopted him into his life. He’s all the time form of off on the aspect. He’s just like the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the Avengers. It’d be fascinating to fill in all of the blanks about what occurred to him in between all of those motion pictures.”
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Most individuals expect Ruffalo to point out up for both a cameo or in a recurring function as a part of Disney Plus’ She-Hulk, and whereas the actor admitted that there’s been discussions about it, he hasn’t formally signed on the dotted line simply but.
“There’s nothing fully at a spot the place it’s a carried out deal. There’s some speak of getting Banner/Hulk present up in She-Hulk. If we provide you with one thing good, that might be actually fascinating. Proper now that’s about it. That’s all there’s on the desk.”
Wanting on the lineup of films for Part 4 and past, there doesn’t actually appear to be any apparent candidates for the place the Hulk might slot in, making She-Hulk his most probably vacation spot nearly by default. Banner’s cousin Jennifer Walters is the star of the present, in any case, and their origin tales are carefully linked. To not point out that having one of many elder statesmen of the MCU present up for a couple of episodes offers the collection an on the spot enhance in star energy and enchantment to extra informal followers of the franchise.