The Hulk hasn’t exactly had the best of luck in Hollywood. The first movie Hulk, received some pretty bad reviews. The second movie, Incredible Hulk was an improvement, but was still no four star masterpiece. Many believe that 2012’s The Avengers was the best “Hulk” movie ever made. Looks like there’s some news that could give Hulk fans the movie they have always wanted.
In a recent interview, Marvel’s President of Production, Kevin Feige discusses what his plans for hulk might be post Avengers 2. He goes on to mention the popular Planet Hulk as a possibility, or even World War Hulk (which you kind of need Planet Hulk for first to make sense). Either way, a new Hulk movie is at least 3 years out now since Marvel’s Phase 2 of movies is under way. (Source: Ain’t It Cool News)
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I’m guessing most fans acknowledge at this point that Marvel’s “Avengers” is the easily the best Hulk movie to date, but the question remains: Can a great movie be made in which The Hulk is more than a supporting character?
Marvel movie chief Kevin Feige tells MTV that the studio is looking at some of the more popular print Hulk adventures, and not necessarily just the ones Stan Lee penned.
When asked by MTV if Planet Hulk is on the table, Feige replied, “Planet Hulk is a cool story. World War Hulk is a cool story.”
That Feige is even contemplating the adaptation of these stories is spectacular news, I say.
The Planet Hulk storyline, written by Greg Pak and launched in 2006, is about what happens when Marvel’s other heroes decide Hulk is too dangerous to remain on Earth, so they maroon him on a distant planet where he is enslaved and forced to battle other monsters in gladiatorial combat.
The World War Hulk storyline could make an even better movie, as it depicts Hulk escaping back to Earth and seeking revenge against the heroes who ditched him.
There’s kind of a “Wrath of Khan” element here, since the heroes intended to situate Hulk on an idyllic planet, but a pesky wormhole redirects him toward Planet Sakaar, a place of horror and violence.
Feige confirms no Hulk movie will make its way to cinemas until after the release of Joss Whedon’s “Avengers 2” three years hence.