Buckle up, Hulk fans. She-Hulk isn’t the only Hulk-related content coming in the next few years!
The GWW has learned that a Hulk movie is on the way and it is currently being called, World War Hulk. Yes, we are finally have a new “solo” Hulk film in active development at Marvel Studios and we were told it is currently slated to start production in late 2022, likely following the events of the upcoming She-Hulk series on Disney +.
While She-Hulk plans to further expand on the Hulk mythos and cast of characters via streaming, this movie news might be confusing to some readers due to the rumored status of Hulk’s film rights. The reason why Hulk only has one movie so far is because his film rights formerly belonged to Universal Pictures. However, if our source is accurate (which luckily they have been) a new Hulk film means Marvel/Disney have regained the rights and World War Hulk may only be the first in a series of Hulk films to come.
I also hope we have all learned by now that this won’t be a full blown adaptation of the comic, but will likely play on the idea of a world ruled by Hulks or even a war between them. (purely speculation)
Hulk’s Film Rights
However, according to a rumor from early 2020, Hulk’s rights have been reverted back to Marvel Studios. This means that now Marvel Studios is now allowed to develop solo projects focusing on the character. These are pretty exciting news, since the first (and only) MCU Hulk movie, The Incredible Hulk, came out in 2008, 13 years ago. It was the only Phase 1 movie to not have a sequel, but that is about to change.
What we know so far
While do not know much about the movie, we can confirm that it will likely start production later in 2022. As for when it’ll come out, based on production dates, my guess would be either late 2023 or early-mid 2024.
As always these dates can changes especially with the ever changing state of Hollywood. But regardless Hulk will be leading his own big screen film once again, very soon.
World War Hulk is a popular comic book storyline published from May to November 2007. It serves as a sequel to another popular Hulk story, Planet Hulk, partially adapted in the 2017 film Thor: Ragnarok. The story focuses on Hulk coming back to Earth looking for revenge, after being banished by the Illuminati; who are also rumored to be making an appearance in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel. It is currently unknown if this movie will tie into Marvel’s Illuminati; who are rumored to appear in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. All we know, as mentioned above, is the film will follow the events of She-Hulk. It is a natural move, considering that it will be the next time we’ll see Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk.
The World War Hulk movie is another piece in the puzzle that sets up a future film project we hope to reveal later.
She-Hulk will premiere in 2022. Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jameela Jamil, Ginger Gonzaga, Anais Almonte and Josh Segarra star. The half-hour legal comedy will consist of 10 episodes.