We last saw Dr. Bruce Banner in Avengers: Endgame as he achieved his final form of “Professor Hulk”, which includes Bruce Banner’s mind in the body of the green giant.
However, Ruffalo says that his alter ego’s post-Endgame future is a bit hazy at the moment:
“There’s nothing completely at a place where it’s a done deal. There’s some talk of having Banner/Hulk show up in [the Disney Plus series] ‘She–Hulk.’ If we come up with something good, that would be really interesting. Right now that’s about it. That’s all there is on the table.”
SOLO HULK FILM?
Ruffalo is excited to headline a solo film, especially since he believes there’s a lot of untapped potential there. “We’ve never really followed him into his life. He’s always kind of off on the side. He’s like the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the Avengers. It’d be interesting to fill in all the blanks about what happened to him in between all these movies.”
Ruffalo read X-Men comic books as a kid. When it was brought up that Disney had purchased Fox, and therefore the X-Men film rights were available to Marvel Studios, he said, “Maybe Hulk and Wolverine could hook up.”
A Wolverine and Hulk onscreen team up would be exciting. However, it would also be a full-circle moment.
WOLVERINE & BANNER HAVE HISTORY
Believe it or not, Wolverine’s first comic appearance was not in an X-Men comic. The Canadian superhero made his debut in The Incredible Hulk #180 and #181. Wolverine was introduced as an antagonist to the Hulk and a super-powered government agent. However, Wolverine didn’t become an icon until he was put on a brand new team of mutants.
The X-Men may be a household name today, but they struggled for success in their beginning years. When Marvel decided to build a new X-Men team, they replaced the “first class” of five American teenagers with a multinational group of adults that included the gruff and determined Wolverine.
Over the years many artists and writers fleshed out the character bit by bit until he became the Logan we know and love: the nearly unkillable mutant with a murky past and an unshakable sense of duty.
Do you think that Bruce Banner should team up with Logan in some capacity, or that Marvel would even try to make Mark Ruffalo’s dreams come true? Let us know in the comments below.