Until your identify is Terrence Howard or Edward Norton, if you happen to signal on to affix the Marvel Cinematic Universe then the probabilities are excessive that you simply’ll be sticking round for some time. Norton’s notoriously prickly status and fondness for turning into closely concerned within the inventive aspect of his motion pictures meant he was by no means destined to be an integral a part of a franchise the place Kevin Feige is the one and solely individual that calls the pictures.
The Unbelievable Hulk did so-so enterprise on the field workplace, scored middling opinions from critics and was swiftly swept below the rug by no means to be talked about once more. In truth, if it wasn’t for the current return of William Damage’s Thaddeus Ross then you might erase your complete film from continuity and it wouldn’t change a single factor in regards to the complexion of the MCU.
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Mark Ruffalo was formally introduced to be changing Norton as Bruce Banner for The Avengers in July 2010, however regardless of having been part of the franchise for over ten years at this level, the actor admitted that he nonetheless doesn’t really feel like he belongs there, which is a weird notion when you think about that he’s been the Hulk for a decade and has performed the character seven instances.
“Yeah. Each time I’m whining like, ‘God rattling, how lengthy are we ready for the arrange?’. I’m like, ‘Hey, bear in mind you’re not even purported to be right here’. Proper. I simply bear in mind to be grateful as a result of I nonetheless can’t consider it. I nonetheless maintain pondering, ‘They’re going to throw me out of the membership. I by no means belonged right here within the first place they usually’re all going to seek out out’.”
Ought to Ruffalo signal on the dotted line as anticipated to reprise the function as soon as once more in upcoming Disney Plus present She-Hulk, perhaps he’ll lastly have the ability to wrap his head round the truth that not solely does he belong within the MCU, however the Hulk can also be one of many shared universe’s hottest supporting gamers that followers would like to see stick round for so long as potential, even when there’s a authorized and political minefield stopping him from getting a solo film.