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D23: Mark Ruffalo says there’s never going to be a Hulk standalone movie…

July 15th, 2017 by Marc Comments

While we all love Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner/Hulk, we’d love to see him take the reigns on a standalone movie.

And while it looks like he’s going to be a big part of Ragnarok, it looks like his chances of getting a standalone movie are pretty slim.

Speaking at D23 Expo, Ruffalo put the blame on Universal for not wanting to play in the MCU sandpit and making money: “I want to just make one thing perfectly clear today: A standalone ‘Hulk’ movie will never happen.

“Universal has the rights, and for some reason, they don’t know how to play well with Marvel. And, they don’t want to make money.”

The prospect of a Hulk standalone has been on Marvel’s radar for a long time but so far it’s not looked like happening. Universal, it seems, just aren’t budging on this one.

Interestingly, this mirrors recent comments from another star of The Incredible Hulk, Tim Roth, who played Emil Blonsky AKA The Abomination.

On a recent Reddit AMA, the actor said that after nine years he doubts he’ll be back in the MCU:  “I don’t think Marvel will ever use me again, but it would be fun.”

The Abomination HAS been mentioned in Agents of SHIELD – we believe it was a throwaway line about him being secure in his cell – but it’s still something we suppose.

So, what say you all? Would you liked to have seen a Hulk movie or are you happy that he stay as a player in other movies? Let us know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….