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Mark Ruffalo Responds to 'Planet Hulk' Rumors

In early February an epic rumor surrounding the potential future of Mark Ruffalo's role in Marvel Studios' franchise led us to believe that after The Avengers 2 in 2015, the Hulk character would get a chance to smash solo once again. The scoop detailed a plan involved The Avengers 2 teeing up a Planet Hulk movie that would in turn factor into the story of The Avengers 3, taking advantage of Ruffalo's six-picture contract.

The rumors seemed plausible considering the fan support for Ruffalo's Bruce Banner in The Avengers and the promising words from Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige, who said the Planet Hulk (and World War Hulk) storylines were certainly of interest. However, there's been nothing but denials and contradictions to this report since.

That original report came from Latino-Review - who were proven reliable with their Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers exclusives prior - but AICN countered by claiming two of their sources say the Planet Hulk rumors are "1000% inaccurate." The validity of either cannot be proven of course, but the obligatory studio response would be to deny and avoid such claims. Joss Whedon, who's overseeing Phase Two of the Marvel cinematic universe while also writing and directing The Avengers 2 called the rumors "nonsense" not long after explaining why another Hulk film would be very challenging to develop. He does have faith in Ruffalo's take on the character however.

The rumors got fans asking Mark Ruffalo a lot of questions on the topic and last week, and he ended up addressing them.

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Mark Ruffalo Responds to 'Planet Hulk' Rumors