New Hulk Movie Possible in 2015

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Posted by gmanfromheck (41925 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avengers has yet to open in the U.S. but there's already a lot of buzz based on the overseas box office. The majority of the comments you'll see are extremely positive. One question many may have (and I'm keeping my mouth shut until my review is posted later this week) is where does Hulk stand with the team?

We've seen two recent releases for the Hulk, with Eric Bana and Ed Norton. In The Avengers, Mark Ruffalo is taking his turn at the character. With all the positive feedback so far, it now appears that Hulk may get a shot at a third solo movie.

In an interview with The Huffington Post (via /Film), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked a couple weeks ago about giving Hulk "another shot" on the big screen.

Well, no. This was the other shot. Right? I mean, this was the third appearance of Hulk and everything that we had and were going for, we put in to Hulk’s appearance in “Avengers.” So, I love that people are saying that and are feeling that way about Hulk, but mission accomplished at this point. And the way we go forward, we’ll see. But it was a long road to get to this point. … But we’ll be very careful about it and deliberate — as we were in how we wanted to bring him back in “Avengers.”
== TEASER ==

Today in Forbes it seems we may have a different story. Paul Gitter, President of Consumer Products for Marvel said the following:

His sales are up in a major way. We repositioned him from where he was always misunderstood to now depicting him in a more heroic and aspirational manner.

Both comic readers and non-comic readers know who the Hulk is. With the positive comments on Hulk's performance in The Avengers, it's likely that audiences do want more Hulk.

There's been talk of a Hulk TV show on ABC in development. That could cause throw a wrench into the works as audiences might not be willing to take two different versions of Hulk at the same time. Then again, we do have an animated Avengers shows currently airing with a slightly different take on the team.

So the big question is, do people want another Hulk movie? Your answer may change after watching The Avengers. (And if you have watched it, don't bring up any spoilers!!)

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#1 Posted by cattlebattle (15320 posts) - - Show Bio

Oddly enough, despite Hulks notoriety, his movies never seem to be as popular as other characters.

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#2 Posted by gmanfromheck (41925 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle: But as Paul Gitter put it, maybe making him a hero could change things enough for audiences.

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#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (44982 posts) - - Show Bio

Your answer may change after watching The Avengers

also Feige talks crap
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#4 Posted by cattlebattle (15320 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man: Possibly, I always like him as anti hero or whatever he is classified as these days, I think the2008 Norton movie conveyed his character extremely well.
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#6 Posted by TheGreyOutcastX (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

It is time for the Leader!

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#7 Posted by Chaos Burn (1898 posts) - - Show Bio

I think we have finally got over that rough hill of Hulks origins and now can move onto a decent Hulk movie!

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#8 Posted by SuperOcelot (21 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk steals The Avengers handily. If they make a Hulk film in line with his role in The Avengers I'll buy all the tickets.

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#9 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (3237 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk is not just a great avenger, but a great superhero. Give me a sequel to his movie. Keep him on the Avengers...He is a superhero...not a monster to be shot and killed. Heroes live on and he needs too be in a new movie all to himself and the next Avengers Film.

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#10 Posted by SuperDoahBoy (148 posts) - - Show Bio

@Chaos Burn: I agree, too many films fall short cause of that "origins hill".

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#11 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (44982 posts) - - Show Bio
@mtrakos said:

bring back Norton, hes worthy every cent.

Mark is better, have you watched the film?
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#12 Posted by kidchipotle (15197 posts) - - Show Bio


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#13 Posted by nandizzle (66 posts) - - Show Bio

When Banner and Hulk are corny and playful it works so much better. If it's the Avengers Hulk I'm in.

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#14 Posted by The Mast (793 posts) - - Show Bio

Comic Vine begging nobody to post spoilers. The irony. Try telling the same to your journalists. I've had so much spoiled for me in main page article titles.

There's no way Mark Ruffalo was better than Norton, though I will say he was amazing.

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#15 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2135 posts) - - Show Bio


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#16 Posted by Outside_85 (15522 posts) - - Show Bio

Avengers is going to mightily annoy some fans around here because of the Hulk doings in it.

Sadly I have to say, despite how happy Marvel might be with Mark, I definitely think his is the weakest Banner we've had yet, it might be the point but he never felt like he was playing into the movie, more like...he was just there as himself. (might of course be because he is playing to squash any chance of the green one appearing).

Also...wasn't the Hulk a hero in the other movies? (It was the military who insisted on going after him after all)

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#17 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest, I'd much rather watch another movie on Hulk rather than another movie on Thor or Captain America.

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#18 Edited by HannibalKing (51 posts) - - Show Bio

Unfortunately for Norton, a majority of the reviews are praising Ruffalo and many think he is a superior Banner.

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#19 Posted by Or35ti (1133 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes! He was one of the best characters in the Avengers! :)

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#20 Posted by MagmaGazer (132 posts) - - Show Bio

Honesty, I'd prefer if marvel spent the time bringing other characters to the big screen. And besides, The Incredible Hulk was the jade guy's best appearance so far. His part in Avengers was... peculiar, but Banner was played a lot better than in previous films. Heheh, "The Other Guy"

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#21 Posted by karrob (4302 posts) - - Show Bio

I love what Norton did with the character. He looks like Banner but I am willing to give Mark Ruffalo the benefit of the doubt. As long as his Banner/Hulk are better than Bana's I am good. Besides NOBODY is better then Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno duo.

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#22 Posted by Skunkstein (644 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes diffently i want a Hulk movie with Mark Ruffalo, he was nerdgasmic awesome in Avengers, just as this incarnation of Hulk was great.

Imagine if we in 10 years time have, 3 Captain America movies, 3 Hulk movies, 3 Thor movies, 3 Iron Man movies and 3 Avengers movies... damn son, that would be the bomb right there.

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#24 Posted by Sammo21 (733 posts) - - Show Bio

@Outside_85: Hulk wasn't a hero in the Ang Lee movie...I wouldn't even say the Hulk is a hero in the second movie...he's reactionary...he fights abomination because Banner puts him in his path.

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#25 Posted by feargalr (1245 posts) - - Show Bio

@mr.obvious said:

To be honest, I'd much rather watch another movie on Hulk rather than another movie on Thor or Captain America.

What drugs are you on and where can I buy them?

I thought Mark Ruffalo did a great job in the movie, so I'm all for it. Also DC/Warner Bros need to get their asses in motion for a justice league movie, like Avengers has already made all of the money and it hasn't even opened in the states yet.

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#26 Posted by Baddamdog (2836 posts) - - Show Bio

Typical, even when fan demand was high for another solo movie they said no....until Hulk related sales went up. Urch.

I wasn't interested in another Hulk film until I saw Mark Ruffalo play the Hulk.

Check out my Avengers review here:

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#27 Posted by KBoyle21 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll not give any details, but The Hulk was, for me anyway, the character that stood out the most in The Avengers. I'll welcome a third Hulk movie, hopefully with Mark Ruffalo keeping his role.

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#28 Posted by KainScion (2991 posts) - - Show Bio

if they do anything close to how he was shown in avenger HELLS YEAH!"!!!!

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#29 Posted by LordRequiem (1351 posts) - - Show Bio

You won't beat Louis Leterrier's 2008 The Incredible Hulk with Edward Norton, the Hulk looked better then in my opinion, and the film is still amazing. That's all I'm going to say.

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#30 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (11027 posts) - - Show Bio

I was not a big fan with the last two, but maybe if we see him shine in Avengers he could do well in his own movie

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#31 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

@feargalr said:

@mr.obvious said:

To be honest, I'd much rather watch another movie on Hulk rather than another movie on Thor or Captain America.

What drugs are you on and where can I buy them?

Nope, not on any drugs, just telling the truth. In my opinion, Thor is overrated and doesn't necessasrily deserve a sequel, same with Cap. Although to be honest, I'd rather watch a Cap sequel over a Thor sequel b/c I prefer Cap much more as a character. Back on Hulk, I still strongly agree that the green goliath deserves a sequel, he's been very much underrated/unloved by most for awhile but due to the positive reception the character's been getting so far in The Avengers, I'd say it's his time to shine again.

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#32 Posted by KainScion (2991 posts) - - Show Bio

@HannibalKing: he was better. much better. he felt right. i was angry as hell they said norton was out but now they are geniuses. plus they made hulk look like ruffalo. norton hulk not at all.

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#33 Posted by Icon (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe third time is the charm.

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#34 Posted by Aeroman (562 posts) - - Show Bio

it could work

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#35 Posted by VanAce (145 posts) - - Show Bio

As the Avengers has been out in Australia almost for a week here I can tell you that that this version of the Hulk is the best I have seen on the big screen. Rufulo made a great Banner and the hulk got into some great action.

If it can be translated into a Hulk solo film then I would totally go see it.

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#36 Posted by Pauldro (214 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk has so many movies, I think other Marvel characters deserve a chance. Same thing with Batman after Rises Batman should get a hiatus so that other DC characters like Wonder Woman get a movie. Based off the Brian Azzarello version would be cool and very welcome in today's box office.

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#37 Posted by pahphoenix (36 posts) - - Show Bio

if not his own movie, then as an avengers exclusive for the team in #2 and #3

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#38 Posted by Smurfboy (480 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, please!! More Hulk movies!

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#39 Posted by sora_thekey (8808 posts) - - Show Bio

I would totally welcome "The Incredible Hulk 2"! Ruffalo did an amazing job at portraying both the monster and the man. One thing I do ask is for Liv Tyler to play Betty Ross again.

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#40 Posted by KRYPTON (2424 posts) - - Show Bio

The 2nd movie of the Hulk was awesome, I'd like a third, with the guy that played Bruce in the incredible hulk film, not the avengers movie, but sadly they are probably going to put the guy who's the hulk in the avengers film in the next incredible hulk film.

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#41 Posted by TheWitchingHour (1350 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd rather not see another Hulk movie come out but I haven't yet seen the Avengers so I'll hold off judgment.

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#42 Posted by Deadcool (6939 posts) - - Show Bio
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#43 Posted by jonnystorm777 (47 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the hulk movies. I think that since he is a big scary monster that doesn't talk much, the average person won't want to see the movies.

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#44 Posted by DanialCarroll (2539 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk stole the show in Avengers. That's all I'm going to say :)

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#45 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

I will withhold judgment on this question until I see Avengers because, obviously 2003 was a train wreck and 2008 was an improvement but not by much. If Hulk's part is superior in this flick, I will say go for a 2015 release date. And if its not so good, then I say just let the Hulk remain in the medium where he is popular at the least.

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#46 Posted by ravisher (732 posts) - - Show Bio

too far away

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#47 Posted by UnosInfinitos (150 posts) - - Show Bio

all this avengers talk is driving me up the fucking wall! Why must we wait till friday?!

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#48 Posted by Namor1987 (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not sitting through a third reboot of Hulk. They should do Leader next or add She-Hulk then do Red Hulk.

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#49 Posted by revbucky (321 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

Oddly enough, despite Hulks notoriety, his movies never seem to be as popular as other characters.

I agree. Although I own all the dvds, I only watch them occasionally.

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#50 Posted by GreenFuse (334 posts) - - Show Bio

I want Doctor Strange!!!!!!!!!! I'd be fine with another Hulk movie, though. I liked all three Hulks and Banners.

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