With the Red Hulk turned into a “perfect weapon” by the Leader last episode, the Avengers, without their own Hulk, have to stop the bigger, badder, and hotter Rulk by themselves. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the latest episode of Avengers: Ultron Revolution – “World War Hulk!”
I find it very refreshing (sarcasm mode on) that after a rather mediocre episode last week, we get back to basics with the “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” series. Basics of course being having the Avengers face villains not traditionally their usual foes. I can’t help wondering if I’ll have to wait for a new X-Men cartoon to see folks like Kang, Ultron, and the Masters of Evil. Anyway, meet me after the jump as the Avengers (or more specifically the Hulk and Hawkeye) fight another old X-Men villain in “Mojo World.”
Coming to Disney XD this Sunday is the newest of the new Marvel Universe animated series – “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” Now I don’t know what S.M.A.S.H. stands for, but I did get a chance to see the first episode, the first part of a story called “Doorway to Destruction” which airs on Disney XD this Sunday. Check out my review, right after the jump.
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?