The Colossal success of The Avengers saw a fading Hulk character brought forth into the spotlight of superheros. Suddenly, the Hulk was one of the most talked about characters with his brutal tactics and blunt yet funny one-liners. The result of such attention has mounted to an escalated rumor that the Hulk may very well be rewarded with his own standalone movie. (Though this probably would not come until after The Avengers 2 has been released)
Producer Kevin Feige sat down with MTV to talk about the future of the Hulk character, and seems confident that the big green monster will be given another chance at a standalone outing.
“Do I think Hulk can carry a movie and be as entertaining as he was in Avengers?” questioned Feige. “I do believe that. I do believe he absolutely could. We certainly are not even going to attempt that until Avengers 2, so there’s a lot of time to think about it.”
“I don’t think there’s a lot that we couldn’t do someday,” continues Feige, “as the cinematic universe continues to grow and expand and get as big as the comic book universe. Planet Hulk is a cool story. World War Hulk is a cool story.”
“I think there’s pitfalls of continuity-overload, and mythology getting so dense that it almost collapses in on itself [with those cosmic projects]. It happens every few decades or so in the comics. Apart from that, I’d say everything is on the table.”
Though all of this sounds exciting, and we are obviously a long way down from such a film, we wonder whether a character like Hulk could hold a movie on his own. He seems to be more of a character that brightly shines in support, but would struggle to hold a lead. Nevertheless, we still wouldn’t mind an attempt. In any case, let’s just take it one step at a time with The Avengers 2 as the next installment to look forward to, (expected open May 2015).