UPDATED: Is The Hulk Set To Make His Big Screen Return In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’?

By October 12, 2015

(UPDATE: Variety has confirmed that Mark Ruffalo will return as The Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok. Original story below.)

When last we saw The Hulk in Age Of Ultron, he was flying off in the quinjet to parts unknown. The quinjet was later found crashed in the ocean, with no sign of either the big guy or Bruce Banner. With his whereabouts up in the air, and Marvel being mum on the whole thing, it’s hard to know when and where he’s going to pop up next. Mark Ruffalo has stated that, while he was initially supposed to be in next year’s Civil War, his character has subsequently been cut because “the reason is too great to be revealed in this movie.” Kind of cryptic, but it sure gets the rumor mill hopping.

Now, a new rumor suggests when and where the Green Goliath could make his next appearance.

JoBlo.com is reporting that The Hulk is set to join Thor in his next solo adventure, as they try to stop the apocalypse. No, not that one, (because as you know, that’s a rights issue!). We’re talking the Norse one, Ragnarok. According to the report, Ruffalo is set to join Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Jaimie Alexander in the upcoming third Thor film. Sources say that the film will involve a ‘third planet, that is neither Earth nor Asgard,” which instantly leads one to think Planet Hulk. (Come on, I know that’s exactly the first place your thoughts went, too!).

While the studio has denied they’re developing a Planet Hulk film, they didn’t say anything about the story line being woven into another film in the universe. Of course, this is all just speculation and rumors right now, so take everything with a big old grain of salt, at least until we get a confirmation or denial from the studio.

If this is true, it makes sense. The MCU is way past truly solo ventures, and it seems to make sense that the characters would interact and need assistance outside of the big team up films. Civil War is set to open the floodgates on this whole team-up idea, and with the announcement of Ant-Man And The Wasp, it seems that no one will go it alone, at least on their second (or third, or fourth) outing. Which I am perfectly okay with. The more I get of these characters, the better. At least until everyone’s contract is up!

Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit theatres on July 28, 2017.

Make sure to check back for updates — right here on Geek Nation.

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Erin Parisien
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