Mark Ruffalo Says ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Will Pit Banner vs The Hulk

By June 10, 2016

Mark Ruffalo’s inclusion in next year’s Thor: Ragnarok as Bruce Banner/The Hulk is not only something that’s interesting when it comes to how his presence will affect Thor’s world, but also what it means for Banner himself. Last we saw him in Age of Ultron, he was flying into nowhere by himself, going off the radar once again, and to pick back up with him in the cosmic universe, means not only exciting things for Planet Hulk possibilities, but also opens the door for possibilities that may not have been possible if he were to remain on Earth.

Already dubbed a galactic roadtrip comedy between Banner and Hulk as well, it seems like a majority of the film’s creative team is excited by the character’s inclusion in the film, with Tom Hiddleston even recently teasing how Loki might react to The Hulk when they cross paths again in the film.

When speaking with Collider recently about the film as well, Ruffalo teased what he’s most excited about when it comes to Bruce’s overall arc in the MCU, and where Ragnarok will pick back up with him:

“I think the arc that he’s ultimately making is in his relationship with The Hulk and how that’s gonna resolve itself. That’s really where it is. No one’s really gone in that place, I mean he’s always running from him or trying to deny it, but they’re coming for a collision course with each other and I think that could be pretty exciting if we could figure out a way to do it multi-dimensionally. Hulk vs Banner!”

Now, this stays in line with some of our theories about Hulk’s possible arc in the movie as well as some of Ruffalo’s previous comments about his dream scene to do with the character, but for him to say that Ragnarok will be when Bruce and The Hulk finally, totally collide with each other, should mean exciting things for the Avengers’ most powerful player. After their absence in Civil War though, if we’re being honest, we’re just excited to see him and the God of Thunder return to the big screen again.

Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit theatres on November 3rd, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable