Today the buzz from Latino Review is that a Hulk standalone film is on tap for the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3. The real kicker, they’re doing “Planet Hulk.”
The dirt? At the end of Avengers 2, the Marvel Cinematic version of the Illuminati decides the Hulk is too big a threat, and blasts him off to space – just like in the comics. From there he lands on an alien planet and becomes a gladiator and eventually ruler of that world. Yep, sound familiar?
More details on this breaking rumor can be found here from Latino Review.
How do I feel about it? It certainly makes sense, and “Planet Hulk” is a major storyline from the comics and a turning point in the life of the Hulk. It shows character, provides motivation, and lets the character break loose in a way he could not on Earth. And with the Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as Thanos, opening up Marvel cosmic for the big screen, it could be. This also would make a “World War Hulk” storyline for Avengers 3 a serious possibility.
Is it true? Time will tell. I know I’d be down. What do you folks think?