Mark Ruffalo Hints At ‘Avengers’ Sequels & New ‘Hulk’ Movie

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hulk Mark Ruffalo Hints At Avengers Sequels & New Hulk Movie

Yesterday we rekindled the discussion on what plans Marvel Studios has in store for moviegoers post-The Avengers. We’ve listed the possibilities more than once for what Marvel films may enter production next, based on interviews with Marvel Execs and actors, and from official signings of writers and other talent.

What, or who, gave rise to the topic again was Marvel President of Consumer Products for Marvel, Paul Gitter, revealing that Marvel is at work behind the scenes, setting up the schedule of releases for the next few years, which will culminate to an epic conclusion of sorts come 2017. We still have no confirmation on what projects will hit theaters for the years in between, but actor Mark Ruffalo hints that there will be Avengers sequels and a possible new Hulk movie.

Ruffalo chatted with Empire recently in promoting The Kids Are All Right and when asked about taking over the role of Bruce Banner for The Avengers, he revealed what he expects are sequels to the ambitious team-up movie as well as a possible new Hulk solo feature down the road.

“They set up several pictures over a couple of years and possibly there will be a Hulk movie. There’ll probably be a couple more Avengers too, which would be fun.”

Before anyone jumps the gun on assuming this means there’s another Hulk movie coming, this is not the case. There are more properties being talked about behind closed doors at Marvel Studios than you can count on your fingers and toes, so every potential project you and I can think of is or has been mentioned at some point. We’ve seen it with Samuel L. Jackson talking about a SHIELD movie and others talking about Dr. Strange, Black Panther and Heroes for Hire. Talk is cheap.

With both The Avengers and Runaways beginning production early next year, and with Thor and Captain America already deep into production, for release next summer, it may be a while before we see official confirmation on Marvel’s next line-up of blockbuster movies. It really depends on the success of next summer.

mark ruffalo hulk Mark Ruffalo Hints At Avengers Sequels & New Hulk Movie

As for The Avengers, of course there will be sequels. That’s the brand that Marvel is banking on and the reason these actors have lengthy multi-picture contracts (Chris Evans and Sam L signed for 9 movies each…).

I’m not so sure another Hulk movie would be placed before the chance of introducing other properties like Iron Fist or Luke Cage. They’ve tried twice with the big green giant – with two different sets of talent – and the movie performed the same financially each time, despite the solid critical and fan reception to the Louis Leterrier-Ed Norton take. It didn’t perform poorly by any means, but Bruce Banner will have his screen time in The Avengers and that may just have to do for a while.

Either way, we can look forward to Ruffalo giving it his all as both Bruce Banner and the motion-captured Hulk in The Avengers.

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Thor opens May 5, 2011; The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.

Source:  Empire

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  1. i saw nothing wrong with the last hulk movie and the last banner .

  2. Hulk sad, Hulk want Hulk before stupid metal fist…no i kid, i wanna see iron fist lol

  3. i just hope they dont change the hulk to look more like ruffalo i hope they keep the same general idea of the incredible hulk film but add to the quality

  4. positively fecal!!

    • You win my vote for best post.


  5. I am ready to see Grey Hulk. Those were some of my favorite comics.

  6. A Hulk solo project would be a good idea, you can have a cross-over, a hero trying to stop the Hulk, and the Hulk coming to the rescue to an even greater threat.

  7. Yes a lot depends on next summer but here is my take on next summer..This past summer was so bad for movies that it is no suprise that the number one movie was Toy Story(deservedly so) and the number two film was Alice In Wonderland from March..That is an exceedingly rare feet for a film from the spring to finish that high in the yearly box office ranking(I know Harry Potter hasn’t been released yet and it’s hard to say if it will be the biggest money maker of the franchise at this point.)…I think it says more of the poor quality of this summers films..Audiences will be ravenous for quality tent poles next summer and I think next year will be monumental because of the number and quality big budget films coming our way…

    Hangover 2
    POTC : OST
    Kung-Fu Panda 2
    X-Men : First Class
    Fast Five
    Green Lantern
    Cars 2
    Rise of The Apes
    Transformers 3
    Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part II
    Captain AMerica
    Cowboys & Aliens

    That’s quite a list with probably 4 movies with the potential to break 300 million maybe even 400 million and a majority of the rest have legitimate shots at 200 million..That’s a lot of coin..either way it’s good for us..

    • Too bad Deadpool isn’t in that list. :(

      • there are seven movies on that list I will see in theaters..that’s more than I have see in the last 18 months in theaters…hard to find a reliable & trustworthy sitter…I see some huge negotiation with my wife to get out that often alone :)

        • That’s crazy Greenknight lol there are only 5 movies on there I’ll even bother seeing and only 2 I expect to like.

  8. Hulk want to smash box office. Want to see Secret Wars era talking Hulk. That Hulk good, people can relate to talking Hulk.

  9. After Mr. Norton’s brilliant work, I am sorry……but I am still not sold on Ruffalo. Someone help me understand.

    • Actors are paid to do their job. And so Mark Ruffalo. If it doesn’t work for the actor and the Hulk fans, so be it. Give Ruffalo a chance to prove he’s a good choice. Let’s wait and see. Be fair.

      • Take a look at the original banner and see…… Ruffalo by far fits the demeanor and likeness to the Bill Bixby Bruce Banner far more than Norton. Mild mannered BAnner is much more believable by an actor who actually is mild mannered and plays it well, over Ed Norton trying to make you believe he’s mild mannered. Would love to see the studio do a hulk that looked old school and more realistic than the massive Computer generated ridiculous goof. I’m cool with a 8ft. hulk running thru walls and throwing red necks thru windows, just play the piano theme and give me a good story… Ruffalo will take care of the acting. I think this is the right Banner.

    • I watched the avengers and I like mark as Bruce and the hulk. I hope mark keeps the role in the avengers sequels and a few solo hulk films as well.

  10. I’m hoping that the stop motion technology makes a more realistic looking Hulk and less like a character out of a video game.

  11. Give me a ticket. I will go.
    Movie not written yet? Get crackin’. Get smashin’.

    If in doubt, throw in any one of the following in Incredible 2:

    Doc Sampson goes green

    What happened to Sterns (Leader- unless this will be addressed in Avengers)!


    Man- Thing (if Marvel gets the rights back from LGF) !!!

    Rick Jones!!!!

  12. i really hope ruffalo nails the most important line in these movies….”HULK SMASH!!”

  13. After Norton’s excellent work and the horrible way the studio treated him I’ll never bother with another Hulk solo film again. I’ll watch The Avengers, but i’m done with Hulk films.

  14. hulk got solo movie…two of them to be exact, but fans didn’t like them. Now Hulk has to deal with being a co-star.
    I honestly didn’t mind the second Hulk movie, and I wish Norton would have kept the role.

  15. I want the Hulk to be greey in the next Hulk movie and someone else to play the Hulk.