Were you looking for a movie dedicated to The Hulk? Do you think Mark Ruffalo has been an awesome Hulk and that it would make for a stellar movie? Yeah, me too, but Marvel won't be putting out a solo Hulk performance. At least not any time soon.
Due to the fact that The Hulk as a solo product belongs to Universal, Marvel has had to put the brakes on a feature film about The Hulk - especially starring Ruffalo. Here's what the actor had to say about it:
"As far as a Hulk movie, a standalone Hulk movie, Marvel doesn’t really have the rights to that yet. That’s still Universal’s property, so there’s that issue. That’s a big impediment to moving forward with that. Now I don’t think that’s insurmountable, by the way, but I don’t know where it’s going from here for me."
It would likely do huge numbers, but another reason that you will probably have to wait a bit is that Marvel has a pretty big number of movies coming out, all the way through 2019.
The only way to get a Ruffalo Hulk movie would be for a LOT of moves to be made by Universal and Marvel. Obviously, Ruffalo might not even still be in the mix for the role by the time that they get this all figured out.
It could happen soon if they really prioritize it, but they have so many slated blockbusters that it might not happen for a few years - in which case, Ruffalo may realistically age out of consideration.
But, at least for the time being we have another highly important Ruffalo appearance coming with [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) only a couple weeks out. We'll have Hulk and much, much more to look forward to with that.
I can't wait.