“The Hulk has come to Asgard.” Words muttered by a wearer Thor in the animated feature Hulk vs. Thor. Now it seems like it may finally enter the realm of possibility for the live-0action version if the recent rumor is to be believe.
According to JoBlo Mark Ruffalo’s The Incredible Hulk will indeed be featured in Thor: Ragnarok. They go onto reveal t “he’s absolutely part of the supporting cast and will feature prominently.” They also add the film will not be on just Asgard or Earth (something many Thor fans will rejoice about).
This is actually the third film The Hulk has been rumored for first being Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 which was denied by director James Gunn. Then he was in the original script for Captain America: Civil War but then was written out later on.
Having Hulk in the film and in Asgard really isn’t out of place, because of his connections to the original Defenders team (not the Netflix version) saw him on a few occasions in Asgard and the other nine realms.
More importantly his direct connections to fellow Defender and Asgardian warrior Valkyrie, who almost made it into the Thor: The Dark World via concept art from production below. It might be a safe bet to assume she’ll be involved in the film in some way.
There is also actually a chance that Red Hulk will appear in Civil War, as William Hurt is reprising the role of Thunderbolt Ross. A general of the military, who just happens to becomes a Hulk himself, and eventual member of the modern Thunderbolts team. We’ve been getting quite the amount of hints that some sort of project involving the Thunderbolts could be coming soon from Marvel.
At the moment the film doesn’t have an official director, but New Zealander Taika Waititi (Eagle Vs Shark, Boy, What We Do In The Shadows) has been named as being in talks with Marvel for the job. If hired it could be a great excuse to shoot in New Zealand and more importantly with the help Weta, taking advantage of the Middle-Earth team who could use a project like this. There is some hope Taika’s comedic edge could revamp the franchise, similar to how The Russo Brothers and James Gunn have greatly contributed to the MCU.
It’s funny that the trailer for his film Boy, actually name drops The Incredible Hulk.
The film’s script was written by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle.
Thor: Ragnarok hits November 2017